Travel from New York City to JFK

Rideshare
$15
25min
5 lb of CO2

New York City airport rideshare

Rideshare is available at JFK John F Kennedy Intl. Lyft and Uber will pick you up at New York City and take you all the way to JFK. There are multiple options available. Unlike a shuttle at New York City, these rideshares generally have a lower price per traveler and some airports have additional airport fees.
Shuttle
$29
25min
5 lb of CO2
Public Transit
$3
43min
4 lb of CO2

Public Transit from New York City airport

It's very common to take public transportation from New York City to JFK. 4 public transportation providers, including Metropolitan Transportation Authority, AirTrain JFK, can help take you to your destination.

Starting at New York City, you can hop on at City Hall (R), Chambers Street (JZ) and ride all the way to Terminal 4.

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Drive
$2
19min
4 lb of CO2

Drive from New York City airport

It's 13 miles between New York City to JFK. On a typical day, it might take between 19min and 20min from New York City to JFK 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 JFK 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.

What is the best way to travel from New York City to JFK?

The are 5 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from New York City to JFK. Rideshares are always on demand but are subject to surge pricing. Book when you need them!

When to book trip from New York City to JFK?

Need help getting to the airport from New York City? There is usually no need to book these sort of trips from New York City to JFK 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.

What's the cheapest way from New York City to JFK?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from New York City to JFK is by public transit. The public transit costs $3 roughly and will take 45 minutes.

Does the AirTrain JFK go to JFK New York?

Yes or you can take AirTrain JFK to the airport. The AirTrain JFK picks up at City Hall (R) and drops off at Terminal 4. The Subway takes 45 minutes and costs $15. You can take the train to the JFK New York.

How long does it take from New York City to JFK by car?

The total distance between New York City and JFK is 13 miles and will take you about 19 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $2.

New York City to JFK Travel Information

Cheapest Way Public Transit — $3
Fastest Way Rideshare — 25min
Eco-Friendly Way Public Transit — 3 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — rideshare, shuttle, public transit and by car
Distance 13 miles
Travel Companies Metropolitan Transportation Authority, AirTrain JFK, Lyft, Uber

Travel companies on this route

Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Subway
24128 routes
AirTrain JFK
Subway
90 routes
Lyft
Rideshare
321 cities
Uber
Rideshare
271 cities