Rideshare, Shuttles, Public transit, Drive
|Public Transit$5 | 48min||Rideshare$15 | 25min||Public Transit3 lb of CO2|
It's 13 miles between JFK to New York City. On a typical day, it might take between 19min and 20min from JFK to New York City under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 21min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to New York City by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.
We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $2.
Rideshares are always on demand but are subject to surge pricing. Book when you need them!
Heading to New York City? There is usually no need to book these sort of trips from JFK to New York City in advance. Rideshares should be available on demand all hours of the day. Public transportation prices do not fluctuate like flights. Instead, they're either flat rate or priced by distance traveled. If possible, you can book your tickets via an app or alternatively at the station upon arrival. You're in luck because Lyft or Uber are available at JFK. They are usually available on demand and should be available within 15 minutes of ordering. Since public transportation is available, you might be able to take this mode instead. This should help remediate any issues related to traffic and will be cheaper. Shuttle service may be available as well. If you're traveling with a large group, you should probably take a shuttle as it will reduce the price per person. With this option, you'll want to book as soon as possible to allow the shuttle service enough time to coordinate your pickup and dropoff. Our advice is once you pickup your bags, order your rideshare then. While you walk to the pickup point at JFK, John F Kennedy Intl, New York, United States, your rideshare will be meeting you there, bumping you up in the queue. If you're arriving at peak rideshare hours (during commute hours or weekend evenings), you may experience surge pricing.