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

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Train, AirTrain  •  30 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Jamaica Port Jefferson Branch / ...
  2. Take the AirTrain from Jamaica, NY to Terminal 8 Jamaica

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Subway  •  51 min

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

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Train, tram  •  32 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Jamaica Port Jefferson Branch / ...
  2. Take the tram from Jamaica Station-Station D to Terminal 4 Jamaica

Taxi  •  24 min

  1. Take a taxi from New York to New York JFK Airport (JFK) 17.9 miles

Drive  •  24 min

  1. Drive from New York to New York JFK Airport (JFK) 17.9 miles

Shuttle  •  24 min

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

Towncar  •  24 min

  1. Take a town car from New York to New York JFK Airport 17.9 miles
New York → New York JFK Airport (JFK)
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The most affordable way to get from New York to New York JFK Airport (JFK) is to drive, which costs $1 - $3 and takes 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York to New York JFK Airport (JFK) is to taxi which costs $95 - $120 and takes 24 min.

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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 New York Penn Station and arriving at Terminal 8 via Jamaica, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 min.

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The distance between New York and New York JFK Airport (JFK) is 13 miles. The road distance is 17.9 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 and AirTrain which takes 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 30 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) train services, operated by Long Island Rail Road, depart from New York Penn Station.

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New York to New York JFK Airport (JFK) train services, operated by JFK Airtrain, arrive at Terminal 8 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to New York JFK Airport (JFK) is 18 miles. It takes approximately 24 min to drive from New York to New York JFK Airport (JFK).

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  • Distance: 12.8 miles
  • Duration: 30 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, NY in around 30 min.

Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Website
new.mta.info
Train from New York Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Schedules at
new.mta.info
JFK Airtrain
Phone
+1 (212) 435-7000
Website
new.mta.info
Train from Jamaica, NY to Terminal 8
Ave. Duration
4 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
More information at
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Tram from Jamaica Station-Station D to Terminal 4
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$8
More information at
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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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
mta.info
Seniors 65+ and Concession
$2
Standard
$3
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
24 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$85 - $95
Shuttle
$85 - $95
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.

Contact Details
Towncar from New York to New York JFK Airport
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Private
$80 - $120
Taxi from New York to New York JFK Airport (JFK)
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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