There are 9 ways to get from New York to New York JFK Airport (JFK) by train, subway, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Train  •  31 min

  1. Take the train from Penn Station to Jamaica Long Beach / ...
  2. Take the train from Jamaica AirTrain to JFK Terminal 4

$13 - $15

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Subway  •  51 min

  1. Take the subway from W 4 St - Wash Sq to Howard Beach - JFK Airport A

$3

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Subway, AirTrain  •  57 min

  1. Take the subway from W 4 St - Wash Sq to Howard Beach - JFK Airport A
  2. Take the AirTrain from Howard Beach, NY to Terminal 4 Howard Beach

$8 - $11

Bus  •  1h 30m

  1. Take the bus from New York Lexington Av/E 41 St to New York JFK International Airport NYC - JFK Airport

$19 - $26

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from New York to New York JFK Airport (JFK) 15.8 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from New York to New York JFK Airport (JFK) 15.8 miles

$1 - $3

Shuttle  •  23 min

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

$24 - $35

Towncar  •  23 min

  1. Take a town car from New York to New York JFK Airport 15.8 miles

$70 - $110

Uber  •  23 min

  1. Take an Uber from New York to New York JFK Airport (JFK) 15.8 miles

$50 - $65

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New York to New York JFK Airport (JFK) is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York to New York JFK Airport (JFK) is to taxi which costs $85 - $110 and takes 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York Lexington Av/E 41 St and arriving at New York JFK International Airport. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from New York station to New York JFK Airport (JFK). However, there are services departing from Penn Station and arriving at JFK Terminal 4 via Jamaica AirTrain. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 min.

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The distance between New York and New York JFK Airport (JFK) is 13 miles. The road distance is 15.8 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to New York JFK Airport (JFK) without a car is to train which takes 31 min and costs $13 - $16.

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It takes approximately 31 min to get from New York to New York JFK Airport (JFK), including transfers.

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New York to New York JFK Airport (JFK) bus services, operated by NYC Express Bus (Golden Touch Transportation), depart from New York Lexington Av/E 41 St station.

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New York to New York JFK Airport (JFK) 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 New York JFK Airport (JFK) is to train which takes 31 min and costs $13 - $16. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $19 - $26 and takes 1h 30m.

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  • Distance: 12.8 miles
  • Duration: 31 min

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

You can take a train from New York to New York JFK Airport (JFK) via Jamaica and Jamaica AirTrain in around 31 min. Alternatively, NYC Express Bus (Golden Touch Transportation) operates a bus from New York Lexington Av/E 41 St to New York JFK International Airport hourly. Tickets cost $19 - $26 and the journey takes 1h 30m.

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
JFK Airtrain
Phone
(212) 435-7000
Website
new.mta.info
Train from Jamaica AirTrain to JFK Terminal 4
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$8
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Train from Howard Beach, NY to Terminal 4
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
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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 Howard Beach - JFK Airport
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Bus operators
Shuttles by Jayride

Jayride is an online booking service for pick up or drop off at airports, using a pre-pay, fixed-price model. You’ll be provided with a choice of transfer companies, from luxury limos to maxi taxis, private cars to shuttle buses, depending on your journey, along with passenger reviews and star ratings. On booking, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the contact details of your transfer company and meeting instructions for your trip.

Contact Details
Shuttle from New York to New York JFK Airport
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Shuttle
$24 - $35
Other operators
Jayride Private Transfers

Jayride is an online booking service for pick up or drop off at airports, using a pre-pay, fixed-price model. You’ll be provided with a choice of transfer companies, from luxury limos to maxi taxis, private cars to shuttle buses, depending on your journey, along with passenger reviews and star ratings. On booking, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the contact details of your transfer company and meeting instructions for your trip.

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Towncar from New York to New York JFK Airport
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Private
$70 - $110
Uber New York City
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from New York to New York JFK Airport (JFK)
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$50 - $65
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UberPool
$50 - $65
Car Seat
$65 - $80
UberX
$55 - $65
UberXL
$75 - $85
Black
$95 - $110
Black SUV
$140 - $160
Taxi from New York to New York JFK Airport (JFK)
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov

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New York to New York JFK Airport (JFK) bus services, operated by NYC Express Bus (Golden Touch Transportation), arrive at New York JFK International Airport station.

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New York to New York JFK Airport (JFK) train services, operated by JFK Airtrain, arrive at JFK Terminal 4 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to New York JFK Airport (JFK) is 16 miles. It takes approximately 23 min to drive from New York to New York JFK Airport (JFK).

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There are 1904+ hotels available in New York JFK Airport (JFK). Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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