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There are 5 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Union City by train, subway, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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AirTrain, train  •  28 min

  1. Take the AirTrain from Terminal 8 to Jamaica, NY Jamaica
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station Long Beach / ...

$9 - $11

4 alternative options

Subway, line 159 bus  •  1 h 33 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 New York Ave At 46Th St 156 / ...

$9 - $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

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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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No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Union City station. However, there are services departing from Terminal 8 and arriving at Penn Station via Jamaica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 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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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Union City without a car is to AirTrain and train which takes 28 min and costs $9 - $11.

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It takes approximately 28 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Union City, including transfers.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Union City train services, operated by JFK Airtrain, depart from Terminal 8 station.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Union City train services, operated by Long Island Rail Road, arrive at Penn Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Union City is 22 miles. It takes approximately 26 min to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Union City.

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There are 1821+ hotels available in Union City. Prices start at $110 USD per night.

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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: 28 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, NY and Jamaica in around 28 min.

Train operators
JFK Airtrain
Phone
(212) 435-7000
Website
panynj.gov
Train from Terminal 8 to Jamaica, NY
Ave. Duration
4 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
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Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
Bus operators
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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