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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  37 min

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

$9 - $11

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from S Cargo Rd/Cargo Plz to Cross Bay Bl/Liberty Av Q7
  2. Take the bus from Cross Bay Bl /Rockaway Bl to W 34 St/5 Av Qm15

$5 - $14

4 alternative options

Subway, line 159 bus  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Take the subway from Howard Beach - JFK Airport to 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal A
  2. Take the line 159 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Bergenline Ave At 49Th St 159 / ...

$7 - $10

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Union City 21.6 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Union City 21.6 miles

$2 - $3

Towncar  •  26 min

  1. Take a town car from New York JFK Airport to Union City 21.6 miles

$16 - $180

Questions & Answers

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.

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

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Union City is 16 miles. The road distance is 21.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 37 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Union City, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Union City. However, there are services departing from S Cargo Rd/Cargo Plz and arriving at W 34 St/5 Av via Cross Bay Bl /Rockaway Bl. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Union City station. However, there are services departing from JFK Terminal 4 and arriving at Penn Station via Jamaica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 min.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Union City.
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  • Distance: 15.8 miles
  • Duration: 37 min

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 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Union City via Cross Bay Bl/Liberty Av and Cross Bay Bl /Rockaway Bl in around 1 h 35 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
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
Bus operators
New York City Transit (MTA)
Website
mta.info
Bus from S Cargo Rd/Cargo Plz to Cross Bay Bl/Liberty Av
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Bus from Cross Bay Bl /Rockaway Bl to W 34 St/5 Av
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
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 New York JFK Airport to Union City
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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