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There are 6 ways to get from Union City to New York JFK Airport (JFK) by train, bus, subway, taxi, car or towncar

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Train, AirTrain  •  36m

  1. Take the train from Penn Station to Jamaica Port Jefferson / ...
  2. Take the AirTrain from Jamaica, NY to Terminal 4 Jamaica

$9 - $11

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Bus  •  1h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Madison Av/E 54 St to Queens Bl/78 Av X63 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kew Gardens Rd /80 Rd to JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION Q10

$5 - $14

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Line 159 bus, subway  •  1h 32m

  1. Take the line 159 bus from Bergenline Ave At 49Th St to Port Authority Bus Terminal 159 / ...
  2. Take the subway from 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Howard Beach - JFK Airport A

$8 - $10

Taxi  •  25m

  1. Take a taxi from Union City to New York JFK Airport (JFK) 21.3 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  25m

  1. Drive from Union City to New York JFK Airport (JFK) 21.3 miles

$2 - $3

Towncar  •  25m

  1. Take a town car from Union City to New York JFK Airport 21.3 miles

$16 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Union City to New York JFK Airport (JFK) is to drive which costs $2 - $3 and takes 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Union City to New York JFK Airport (JFK) is to taxi which costs $110 - $140 and takes 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Union City to New York JFK Airport (JFK) station. However, there are services departing from Madison Av/E 54 St and arriving at JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION via Kew Gardens Rd /80 Rd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 33m.

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No, there is no direct train from Union City station to New York JFK Airport (JFK). However, there are services departing from Penn Station and arriving at Terminal 4 via Jamaica, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36m.

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The distance between Union City and New York JFK Airport (JFK) is 16 miles. The road distance is 21.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Union City to New York JFK Airport (JFK) without a car is to train and AirTrain which takes 36m and costs $9 - $11.

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It takes approximately 36m to get from Union City to New York JFK Airport (JFK), including transfers.

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Union City to New York JFK Airport (JFK) bus services, operated by MTA, depart from Madison Av/E 54 St station.

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Union City to New York JFK Airport (JFK) train services, operated by Long Island Rail Road, arrive at Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Union City to New York JFK Airport (JFK) is to train and AirTrain which takes 36m and costs $9 - $11. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $4 - $14 and takes 1h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Union City to New York JFK Airport (JFK).
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  • Distance: 15.8 miles
  • Duration: 36m

What companies run services between Union City, NJ, USA and New York JFK Airport (JFK), USA?

You can take a train from Union City to New York JFK Airport (JFK) via Jamaica and Jamaica, NY in around 36m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Union City to New York JFK Airport (JFK) via Queens Bl/78 Av and Kew Gardens Rd /80 Rd in around 1h 33m.

Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
JFK Airtrain
Phone
(212) 435-7000
Website
panynj.gov
Train from Jamaica, NY to Terminal 4
Ave. Duration
10m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
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Bus operators
MTA
Website
mta.info
Bus from Madison Av/E 54 St to Queens Bl/78 Av
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Bus from Kew Gardens Rd /80 Rd to JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Other operators
Private Transfers
Towncar from Union City to New York JFK Airport
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$16 - $180
Taxi from Union City to New York JFK Airport (JFK)
Ave. Duration
25m
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Scotty's Taxi
Phone
+1 210-943-1234
Website
scottystaxicab.com
Lime Car Service & Taxi
Phone
+1 201-461-9999
Website
limetaxicab.com
Babes Taxi
Phone
+1 201-944-6800
Website
babestaxi.com

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Union City to New York JFK Airport (JFK) bus services, operated by MTA, arrive at JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Union City to New York JFK Airport (JFK) is 21 miles. It takes approximately 25m to drive from Union City to New York JFK Airport (JFK).

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