There are 6 ways to get from New York to Jamaica by train, subway, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  19 min

  1. Take the train from Penn Station to Jamaica Long Beach / ...

$5 - $8

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Subway  •  41 min

  1. Take the subway from W 4 St - Wash Sq to Sutphin Blvd - Archer Av - JFK Airport E

$3

4 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Madison Av/E 33 St to Queens Bl/Van Wych Exp X68 / ...

$2 - $7

Taxi  •  20 min

  1. Take a taxi from New York to Jamaica 13.9 miles

$75 - $90

Drive  •  20 min

  1. Drive from New York to Jamaica 13.9 miles

$1 - $2

Uber  •  20 min

  1. Take an Uber from New York to Jamaica 13.9 miles

$45 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from New York to Jamaica is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Jamaica is to train which costs $5 - $8 and takes 19 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madison Av/E 33 St and arriving at Queens Bl/Van Wych Exp. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Penn Station station and arriving at Jamaica. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 19 min.

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The distance between New York and Jamaica is 10 miles. The road distance is 13.9 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Jamaica without a car is to train which takes 19 min and costs $5 - $8.

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The train from Penn Station to Jamaica takes 19 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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New York to Jamaica bus services, operated by MTA, depart from Madison Av/E 33 St station.

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New York to Jamaica train services, operated by Long Island Rail Road, depart from Penn Station.

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The best way to get from New York to Jamaica is to train which takes 19 min and costs $5 - $8. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $2 - $7 and takes 1h 10m.

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  • Distance: 10.5 miles
  • Duration: 19 min

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Jamaica, NY, USA?

Long Island Rail Road operates a train from Penn Station to Jamaica every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 19 min. Alternatively, MTA operates a bus from Madison Av/E 33 St to Queens Bl/Van Wych Exp hourly. Tickets cost $2 - $7 and the journey takes 1h 10m.

Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$5 - $8
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from W 4 St - Wash Sq to Sutphin Blvd - Archer Av - JFK Airport
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Bus operators
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Bus from Madison Av/E 33 St to Queens Bl/Van Wych Exp
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from New York to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $55
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uber.com
UberPool
$45 - $55
Car Seat
$60 - $70
UberX
$50 - $60
UberXL
$65 - $80
Black
$85 - $100
Black SUV
$120 - $150
Taxi from New York to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
20 min
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov

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New York to Jamaica bus services, operated by MTA, arrive at Queens Bl/Van Wych Exp station.

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New York to Jamaica train services, operated by Long Island Rail Road, arrive at Jamaica station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Jamaica is 14 miles. It takes approximately 20 min to drive from New York to Jamaica.

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There are 2309+ hotels available in Jamaica. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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