There are 8 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Upper East Side by train, subway, bus, taxi, car, shuttle 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.

Recommended option

Train, subway  •  1 h

  1. Take the train from JFK Terminal 4 to Jamaica AirTrain
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station
  3. Take the subway from 34 St - Herald Sq to 86 St Q / ...

$12 - $14

Cheapest option

Bus, line 4 subway  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION to New Lots Av/Ashford St B15
  2. Take the line 4 subway from New Lots Av to 86 St 4 / ...

$6 - $10

6 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Sutphin Bl/Jamaica Av to Main St/60 Av Q44-Sbs
  2. Take the bus from JFK Airport Connection to 3 Av & E 86 St Montauk-Westbound / ...

$23 - $32

Taxi  •  22 min

  1. Take a taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Upper East Side 19.3 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  22 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Upper East Side 19.3 miles

$1 - $3

Shuttle  •  22 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from New York JFK Airport to Upper East Side

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  22 min

  1. Take a town car from New York JFK Airport to Upper East Side 19.3 miles

$16 - $180

Uber  •  22 min

  1. Take an Uber from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Upper East Side 19.3 miles

$45 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Upper East Side is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Upper East Side is to taxi which costs $100 - $130 and takes 22 min.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Upper East Side is 13 miles. The road distance is 19.3 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 1 h to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Upper East Side, including transfers.

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What companies run services between New York JFK Airport (JFK), USA and Upper East Side, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Upper East Side via Jamaica AirTrain, Sutphin Bl/Jamaica Av, Main St/60 Av, and JFK Airport Connection in around 1 h 38 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
New York City Transit (MTA)
Website
mta.info
Bus from Sutphin Bl/Jamaica Av to Main St/60 Av
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Bus from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION to New Lots Av/Ashford St
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Hampton Jitney Inc.
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.com
Towncar from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Upper East Side
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$45 - $60
uberX
$50 - $65
uberX + Car Seat
$60 - $75
uberXL
$75 - $95
UberBLACK
$95 - $130
SUV
$120 - $160
Taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Upper East Side
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from New York JFK Airport to Upper East Side
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from New York JFK Airport to Upper East Side
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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