|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|
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