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

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Train, bus  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Jamaica to Rockville Centre Babylon
  2. Take the bus from Rockville Centre LIRR to Woodfield Rd + Cedar St n15

$10 - $12

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Bus  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION to Hillside Av/179 St Subway Q3
  2. Take the bus from Hillside Ave & 178 St. to Hempstead Tpke & Maplewod St n6

$6 - $10

5 alternative options

AirTrain, train  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take the AirTrain from Terminal 4 to Jamaica, NY Jamaica
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to West Hempstead West Hempstead

$7 - $9

Taxi  •  14 min

  1. Take a taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to West Hempstead 11.8 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  14 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to West Hempstead 11.8 miles

$1 - $2

Shuttle  •  14 min

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

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  14 min

  1. Take a town car from New York JFK Airport to West Hempstead 11.8 miles

$16 - $180

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No, there is no direct bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) station to West Hempstead. However, there are services departing from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION and arriving at Hempstead Tpke & Maplewod St via Hillside Ave & 178 St.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to West Hempstead. However, there are services departing from Terminal 4 and arriving at West Hempstead via Jamaica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 36 min.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and West Hempstead is 8 miles. The road distance is 11.8 miles.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to West Hempstead without a car is to train and bus which takes 1 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 17 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to West Hempstead, including transfers.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to West Hempstead bus services, operated by New York City Transit (MTA), arrive at JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to West Hempstead train services, operated by PATH, depart from Terminal 4 station.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to West Hempstead is to bus which takes 1 h 25 min and costs . Alternatively, you can AirTrain and train, which costs and takes 1 h 36 min.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to West Hempstead bus services, operated by Nassau Inter-County Express, arrive at Hempstead Tpke & Maplewod St station.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to West Hempstead train services, operated by Long Island Rail Road, arrive at West Hempstead station.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to West Hempstead.
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  • Distance: 8.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 17 min

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

You can take a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to West Hempstead via Hillside Av/179 St Subway and Hillside Ave & 178 St. in around 1 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to West Hempstead via Jamaica, NY and Jamaica in around 1 h 36 min.

Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Rockville Centre
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to West Hempstead
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
Bus operators
Nassau Inter-County Express
Phone
+1 516 336-6600
Website
nicebus.com
Bus from Rockville Centre LIRR to Woodfield Rd + Cedar St
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
nicebus.com
Bus from Hillside Ave & 178 St. to Hempstead Tpke & Maplewod St
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
nicebus.com
New York City Transit (MTA)
Website
mta.info
Bus from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION to Hillside Av/179 St Subway
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Other operators
Taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to West Hempstead
Ave. Duration
14 min
Estimated price
$65 - $80
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from New York JFK Airport to West Hempstead
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from New York JFK Airport to West Hempstead
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to West Hempstead is 12 miles. It takes approximately 14 min to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to West Hempstead.

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