Hot to Get from JFK Airport to Manhattan

  Time Cost Best For
Subway 60–90 minutes from $10.50 Traveling on a budget
Commuter Train 35 minutes from $15.50 Arriving in a rush
Taxi 45 minutes from $52 (plus tolls and tip) Stress-free commuting
Airport Shuttle 90 minutes from $19 Balancing cost and convenience

By Subway

New Yorkers both love their subway and love to complain about their subway, and while it may not be the cleanest or most punctual metro system in the world, it’s surprisingly easy to use for getting from JFK Airport into Manhattan and undoubtedly your cheapest option. The total travel time depends heavily on where in Manhattan you want to get to, but before you get on the subway, you need to use the AirTrain to get out of the airport.

The AirTrain is a tram that circles all of the terminals at JFK and connects to two different transit stations outside of the airport

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