JFK Airport - Ground Transportation

JFK airport transportion can get you from New York to JFK in an easy and fast way. We have done the homework for you and provided detailed directions to get to Manhattan.
Popular Destinations
  • Lower Manhattan
    Lower Manhattan
  • Midtown Manhattan
    Midtown Manhattan
  • Upper Manhattan
    Upper Manhattan

How to get there from JFK?


The AirTrain is located outside every terminal. Take AirTrain to the Howard Beach station to take the A train (runs 24 hours a day). Get off at the Fulton Street stop for Lower Manhattan and for other MTA subway connections (2/3,4/5/6, J/Z, C/E).

Car Service

Make arrangements with the car service.


Taxis are located on the Arrivals level of each terminal.


Shuttles are located on the Arrivals level of each terminal. Make arrangements with shuttle company.

Best Transportation Options

Transportation Cost & Time

AirTrain/Subway $8 70 minutes
Car Service $48-$55 60 minutes
Taxi $55 60 minutes
Shuttle Variable Variable
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All bus stops are on street corners and are demarcated by a tall sign with a bus emblem and a route number. Most stops display a "Guide-A-Ride," a rectangular box that displays the route map and the bus schedule. Bus fare is $2.25, payable with MetroCard or exact change (no dollar bills). Single-ride tickets sold at ticket vending machines are $2.50.


The New York City subway system consists of 468 stations serving 24 subway lines, serving Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Routes can be identified by letters or numbers.

Long Island Rail Road

The Long Island Rail Road is a commuter railroad consisting of 11 different branches, running from Montauk -- on the eastern coast of Long Island -- to Penn Station in midtown Manhattan. LIRR has 735 daily trains and serves 124 stations, including stops in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Unfortunately, yellow taxis in the New York area cannot be reserved in advance. Not to worry! There are plenty of taxis (day or night) at the taxi stands outside of each terminal.
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