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There are 7 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Washington Heights by train, subway, bus, taxi, car, towncar or shuttle

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Recommended option

Train, subway  •  1 h

  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

Bus  •  1 h 29 min

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

$7 - $12

5 alternative options

Subway  •  1 h 26 min

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

$8

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

Towncar  •  24 min

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

$16 - $180

Shuttle  •  24 min

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

$16 - $75

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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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Washington Heights without a car is to train and subway which takes 1 h and costs $12 - $14.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Washington Heights is 21 miles. It takes approximately 24 min to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Washington Heights.

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There are 1781+ hotels available in Washington Heights. Prices start at $113 USD per night.

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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

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

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
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
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
Towncar from New York JFK Airport to Washington Heights
Estimated price
$16 - $180
Shuttle from New York JFK Airport to Washington Heights
Estimated price
$16 - $75

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