There are 7 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Washington Heights 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 3 min

  1. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station Long Beach / ...
  2. Take the subway from 34 St - Penn Station to 181 St A

$12 - $14

Cheapest option

Subway  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Take the subway from Howard Beach - JFK Airport to 181 St A

$6 - $8

5 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Sutphin Bl/Jamaica Av to E 180 St/Devoe Av Q44-Sbs

$7 - $12

Taxi  •  24 min

  1. Take a taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Washington Heights 20.8 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  24 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Washington Heights 20.8 miles

$2 - $3

Shuttle  •  24 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from New York JFK Airport to Washington Heights

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  24 min

  1. Take a town car from New York JFK Airport to Washington Heights 20.8 miles

$16 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Washington Heights is to drive which costs $2 - $3 and takes 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Washington Heights is to taxi which costs $110 - $140 and takes 24 min.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Washington Heights is 16 miles. The road distance is 20.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 3 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Washington Heights, including transfers.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Washington Heights.
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  • Distance: 16.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 3 min

What companies run services between New York JFK Airport (JFK), USA and Washington Heights, NY, USA?

New York City Transit (MTA) operates a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Washington Heights every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $7 and the journey takes 1 h 14 min.

Train operators
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 Sutphin Bl/Jamaica Av to E 180 St/Devoe Av
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Other operators
Taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Washington Heights
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
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 Washington Heights
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from New York JFK Airport to Washington Heights
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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