There are 7 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Upper West Side by train, subway, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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AirTrain, train, line 1 subway  •  49 min

  1. Take the AirTrain from Terminal 4 to Jamaica, NY
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station
  3. Take the line 1 subway from 34 St - Penn Station to 86 St 1 / ...

$10 - $12

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Subway  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Take the subway from Howard Beach - JFK Airport to 81 St - Museum of Natural History A

$6

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Taxi  •  24 min

  1. Take a taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Upper West Side 18.9 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  24 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Upper West Side 18.9 miles

$1 - $3

Shuttle  •  24 min

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

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  24 min

  1. Take a town car from New York JFK Airport to Upper West Side 18.9 miles

$16 - $180

Uber  •  24 min

  1. Take an Uber from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Upper West Side 18.9 miles

$45 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Upper West Side is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Upper West Side is to taxi which costs $100 - $130 and takes 24 min.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Upper West Side is 14 miles. The road distance is 18.9 miles.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Upper West Side without a car is to AirTrain and train and line 1 subway which takes 49 min and costs $9 - $12.

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It takes approximately 49 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Upper West Side, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Upper West Side is 19 miles. It takes approximately 24 min to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Upper West Side.

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There are 1780+ hotels available in Upper West Side. Prices start at $115 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Upper West Side.
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  • Distance: 14.2 miles
  • Duration: 49 min

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

There is no direct connection from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Upper West Side. However, you can take the AirTrain to Jamaica, NY, take the walk to Jamaica, take the train to Penn Station, take the walk to 34 St - Penn Station, then take the line 1 subway to 86 St. Alternatively, New York City Transit (MTA) operates a vehicle from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Upper West Side every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 58 min.

Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
New York City Transit (MTA)
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.com
Towncar from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Upper West Side
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$45 - $60
UberX
$50 - $65
Car Seat
$60 - $75
UberXL
$75 - $95
Black
$95 - $120
Black SUV
$120 - $150
Taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Upper West Side
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from New York JFK Airport to Upper West Side
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from New York JFK Airport to Upper West Side
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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