Transportation From JFK to Manhattan / Manhattan to JFK

If you’d rather not pay the $45 taxi fare each way, here are your best bets for transportation to and from JFK airport.

Bus Lines

NYC Airporter
Depart: Grand Central, Port Authority, Penn Station, LGA Airport, Newark Airport, & midtown hotels.  Runs every 30 minutes from 5:00am-11:30pm
Arrive: JFK Airport.
Duration: From 1 hour to 1.5 hours.
Cost: $16 one-way, $32 round-trip.
Notes: Make a reservation online at or call 718.777.5111.   Free Wifi with power plugs on their hybrid coach buses!

Go to Bus
Grand Central, Penn Station and Port Authority every hour 5am-10pm.
Arrive: JFK Airport, all terminals.
Duration: about 40 minutes.
Cost: $15
Notes: Purchase tickets at Free Wifi with power plugs!


Long Island Railroad & Air Train
Depart: Penn Station
Arrive: Jamaica, Queens.  Take AirTrain to JFK.
Duration: 35 minutes in total.
Cost: $8 Peak. $5.75 off-peak for LIRR. $5 for AirTrain.


Go Airlink Shuttle
Depart: Anywhere between Battery Park and 125th St.
Arrive: All terminals.
Duration: 1-1.5 hours.
Cost: Starts at $18 for 1 person, $64 for 3, $79 for 6 and $133 for 11.
Notes: Call 877.599.8200 24 hours in advance, go to or visit the Ground Transportation desk near baggage. Runs 24/7.