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  •  36 min

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

$7 - $9

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Bus  •  1 h 33 min

  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  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the line 159 bus from Bergenline Ave At 45Th St to Port Authority Bus Terminal 159
  2. Take the subway from 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Howard Beach - JFK Airport A

$6 - $8

Taxi  •  25 min

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

$110 - $140

Drive  •  25 min

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

$2 - $3

Towncar  •  25 min

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

$16 - $180

Questions & Answers

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

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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 25 min.

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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 1 h 33 min.

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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 36 min.

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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 36 min and costs $7 - $9.

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It takes approximately 36 min 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 New York City Transit (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 36 min and costs $7 - $9. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $4 - $14 and takes 1 h 33 min.

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  • Distance: 15.8 miles
  • Duration: 36 min

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 36 min. 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 1 h 33 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
New York City Transit (MTA)
Website
mta.info
Bus from Madison Av/E 54 St to Queens Bl/78 Av
Ave. Duration
47 min
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
42 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Other operators
Taxi from Union City to New York JFK Airport (JFK)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
Lime Car Service & Taxi
Phone
+1 201-461-9999
Website
limetaxicab.com
Scotty's Taxi
Phone
+1 210-943-1234
Website
scottystaxicab.com
Babes Taxi
Phone
+1 201-944-6800
Website
babestaxi.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Union City to New York JFK Airport
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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Union City to New York JFK Airport (JFK) bus services, operated by New York City Transit (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 PATH, 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 25 min to drive from Union City to New York JFK Airport (JFK).

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