There are 7 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Upper West Side by train, subway, 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, line 1 subway  •  49 min

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

$12 - $14

Cheapest option

Subway  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Take the subway from Howard Beach - JFK Airport to 86 St A

$6 - $8

5 alternative options

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 takes 24 min and costs $100 - $130.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Upper West Side is 23 km. The road distance is 30 km.

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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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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 train to Jamaica AirTrain, 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 1 h.

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
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
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POOL
$45 - $60
uberX
$50 - $65
uberX + Car Seat
$55 - $75
uberXL
$75 - $95
UberBLACK
$95 - $120
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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