There are 8 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Times Square – 42nd Street / Port Authority Bus Terminal by train, subway, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Train  •  45 min

  1. Take the train from JFK Terminal 4 to Jamaica AirTrain
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station Babylon / ...

$9 - $11

Cheapest option

Subway  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take the subway from Howard Beach - JFK Airport to 34 St - Penn Station A

$6 - $8

6 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from JKF Terminal 4 to New York

$9 - $13

Taxi  •  21 min

  1. Take a taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Times Square – 42nd Street / Port Authority Bus Terminal 17.5 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  21 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Times Square – 42nd Street / Port Authority Bus Terminal 17.5 miles

$1 - $3

Shuttle  •  21 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from New York JFK Airport to Times Square – 42nd Street / Port Authority Bus Terminal

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  21 min

  1. Take a town car from New York JFK Airport to Times Square – 42nd Street / Port Authority Bus Terminal 17.5 miles

$16 - $180

Uber  •  21 min

  1. Take an Uber from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Times Square – 42nd Street / Port Authority Bus Terminal 17.5 miles

$40 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Times Square – 42nd Street / Port Authority Bus Terminal is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Times Square – 42nd Street / Port Authority Bus Terminal is to taxi which costs $95 - $120 and takes 21 min.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Times Square – 42nd Street / Port Authority Bus Terminal is 13 miles. The road distance is 17.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 45 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Times Square – 42nd Street / Port Authority Bus Terminal, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from JKF Terminal 4 and arriving at New York. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Times Square – 42nd Street / Port Authority Bus Terminal station. However, there are services departing from JFK Terminal 4 and arriving at Penn Station via Jamaica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45 min.

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What companies run services between New York JFK Airport (JFK), USA and Times Square – 42nd Street / Port Authority Bus Terminal, NY, USA?

You can take a train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Times Square – 42nd Street / Port Authority Bus Terminal via Jamaica AirTrain, Jamaica, and Penn Station in around 45 min. Alternatively, Trans-bridge Lines operates a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Times Square – 42nd Street / Port Authority Bus Terminal every 4 hours. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 1 h 10 min.

Train operators
JFK Airtrain
Phone
(212) 435-7000
Website
panynj.gov
Train from JFK Terminal 4 to Jamaica AirTrain
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
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Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
Bus operators
Trans-bridge Lines
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.com
Towncar from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Times Square – 42nd Street / Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$40 - $60
uberX
$45 - $60
uberX + Car Seat
$55 - $70
uberXL
$70 - $90
UberBLACK
$90 - $120
SUV
$110 - $140
Taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Times Square – 42nd Street / Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
21 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from New York JFK Airport to Times Square – 42nd Street / Port Authority Bus Terminal
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from New York JFK Airport to Times Square – 42nd Street / Port Authority Bus Terminal
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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