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There are 7 ways to get from New York to Jamaica by train, subway, bus, taxi, car, towncar or foot

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Train  •  21m

  1. Take the train from Penn Station to Jamaica Port Jefferson / ...

$4 - $6

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Subway  •  41m

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

$3

5 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Madison Av/ E 27 St to Linden Bl/ 142 St Qm21

$2 - $7

Taxi  •  20m

  1. Take a taxi from New York to Jamaica 13.8 miles

$75 - $90

Drive  •  20m

  1. Drive from New York to Jamaica 13.8 miles

$1 - $2

Uber  •  20m

  1. Take an Uber from New York to Jamaica 13.8 miles

$30 - $40

Walk  •  4h 5m

  1. Walk from New York to Jamaica 12.8 miles

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

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The quickest way to get from New York to Jamaica is to taxi which costs $75 - $90 and takes 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madison Av/ E 27 St and arriving at Linden Bl/ 142 St. Services depart every four hours, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 1h 11m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Penn Station station and arriving at Jamaica. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 21m.

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The distance between New York and Jamaica is 10 miles. The road distance is 13.8 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Jamaica without a car is to train which takes 21m and costs $4 - $6.

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The train from Penn Station to Jamaica takes 21m including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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New York to Jamaica bus services, operated by MTA, depart from Madison Av/ E 27 St station.

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

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The best way to get from New York to Jamaica is to train which takes 21m and costs $4 - $6. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $2 - $7 and takes 1h 11m.

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Map of how to get from New York to Jamaica.
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  • Distance: 10.5 miles
  • Duration: 21m

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

Long Island Rail Road operates a train from New York to Jamaica every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $4 - $6 and the journey takes 21m. Alternatively, MTA operates a bus from New York to Jamaica every 4 hours. Tickets cost $2 - $7 and the journey takes 1h 11m.

Train operators
Bus operators
MTA
Website
mta.info
Bus from Madison Av/ E 27 St to Linden Bl/ 142 St
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.com
Towncar from New York to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Signup at
uber.com
Car Seat
$40 - $55
UberX
$35 - $45
UberPool
$30 - $40
UberXL
$50 - $65
Black
$65 - $90
Black SUV
$85 - $110
Taxi from New York to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
20m
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 Linden Bl/ 142 St 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 20m to drive from New York to Jamaica.

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There are 1945+ hotels available in Jamaica. Prices start at $101 USD per night.

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