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

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Train  •  21 min

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

$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 via Main St/Horace Harding Ey N  •  41 min

  1. Take the bus from NYC 3 Av & 42 St to Queens, NY-LIE/Rt 405, Exit 23 North Bound: Ronkonkoma-Cornell / ...
  2. Take the bus from Main St/Horace Harding Ey N to Archer Av/158 St Q44-Sbs / ...

$17 - $54

Bus  •  1h 3m

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

$2 - $7

Taxi  •  20 min

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

$75 - $90

Drive  •  20 min

  1. Drive from New York to Jamaica 13.8 miles

$1 - $2

New York to Jamaica by train

The train journey time between New York and Jamaica is around 20 min and covers a distance of around 11 miles. The fastest train normally takes 17 min. Operated by Long Island Rail Road, the New York to Jamaica train service departs from New York Penn Station and arrives in Jamaica. Typically 975 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York to Jamaica train schedules

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Jamaica is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Jamaica is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Jamaica is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 12 May 2021
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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 taxi which costs $75 - $90 and takes 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madison Av/E 33 St and arriving at Queens Bl/Main St. Services depart every two hours, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 1h 3m.

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

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It is 10 miles from New York to Jamaica. It is approximately 13.8 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from New York to Jamaica without a car is to train which takes 21 min and costs $5 - $8.

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

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New York to Jamaica bus services, operated by North Fork Express, depart from NYC 3 Av & 42 St station.

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

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The best way to get from New York to Jamaica is to train which takes 21 min and costs $5 - $8. Alternatively, you can bus via Main St/Horace Harding Ey N, which costs $17 - $55 and takes 41 min.

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  • Distance: 10.5 miles
  • Duration: 21 min

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

Long Island Rail Road operates a train from New York Penn Station to Jamaica every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New York to Jamaica via Main St/Horace Harding Ey N in around 41 min.

Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from New York Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 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 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Bus operators
North Fork Express
Phone
1-631-588-7433
Website
northforkexpress.com
Bus from NYC 3 Av & 42 St to Queens, NY-LIE/Rt 405, Exit 23
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$15 - $50
Schedules at
northforkexpress.com
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northforkexpress.com
Commuter fares
$15
North Fork fares
$30 - $50
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 Main St/Horace Harding Ey N to Archer Av/158 St
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Bus from Madison Av/E 33 St to Queens Bl/Main St
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Other operators
Taxi from New York to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
20 min
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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New York to Jamaica bus services, operated by MTA, arrive at Archer Av/158 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 20 min to drive from New York to Jamaica.

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There are 979+ hotels available in Jamaica. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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