There are 6 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Union City by train, bus, subway, taxi, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Train  •  35 min

  1. AirTrain
  2. Long Beach / ...

$9 - $11

Cheapest option

Subway, line 159 bus  •  1 h 32 min

  1. A
  2. 159 / ...

$7 - $10

4 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 10 min

$9 - $13

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. 21.6 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  26 min

  1. 21.6 miles

$2 - $3

Towncar  •  26 min

  1. 21.6 miles

$16 - $180

What companies run services between New York JFK Airport (JFK), USA and Union City, NJ, USA?

You can take a train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Union City via Jamaica AirTrain and Jamaica in around 35 min. Alternatively, Trans-bridge Lines operates a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Union City 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 International Airport to Jamaica AirTrain
Ave. Duration
10 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
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
Bus operators
Trans-bridge Lines
Other operators
Taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Union City
Ave. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Terminal 4 to Union City
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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Questions & Answers

The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Union City is 25 km. The road distance is 34 km.

The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Union City is to drive which costs $2 - $3 and takes 26 min.

The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Union City is to taxi which takes 26 min and costs $110 - $140.

No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Union City. However, there are services departing from JFK International Airport and arriving at Penn Station via Jamaica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 min.

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.

It takes approximately 35 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Union City, including transfers.