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New York - How to get from JFK Kennedy Airport to Manhattan

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Shared Shuttle in New York

In youtrip to New Yorkwhen you arrive at Kennedy airport You have several alternatives to go to the city center on the island ofManhattan, area that is about 25 kilometers.

Depending on the number of people traveling, the level of comfort you are looking for and, of course, your budget, you can choose one or the other alternative.

I detail below how to get from JFK Kennedy Airport to New York, with the main characteristics of each alternative.


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Air Train - Metro

When flying to JFK airport you should know that in the same airport you have the service called Air train, a monorail train that connects all terminals for free.

This train must be used if you have hired a rental car to get to the central building ofcar rental to pick it up.

But this train also links with the New York subway. You must take one line or another depending on the area of ​​Manhattan where you want to move.

Thus, to reach the middle zone (Midtown) or to the high zone (Upper) from Manhattan you must take the subway line E at the station Jamaica.

And to reach the lower zone (Lower) of Manhattan you must use the branch Howard Beach of the Air train, which will connect you to the Metro line Aspecifically with the station Howard Beach.

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The price you must pay for get to Manhattan using the Air Train It is $ 7.75 ($ 5 the train ticket and $ 2.75 the subway ticket)

Now, it can be quite uncomfortable, and depending on where you have the hotel, it may take up to two hours.

See map of the New York Metro

Yellow taxi

The typical New York yellow cabs They are an alternative that offer us more comfort because you will not always have the hotel reserved near a subway station, and the taxi will leave you with your luggage at the door of the hotel.


New York taxis

But, what does a taxi cost from JFK airport to Manhattan?

The yellow taxi fare is 52 dollars, with a surcharge of $ 4.50 at rush hour between 4 and 8 in the afternoon.

To this rate you have to add the possible payment of tolls as well as the tip, and depending on the traffic and the place where you have the hotel it will take between 45 minutes and an hour.

Shuttle minibus

At the airport there is a minibus service, called Shuttle, which allows grouping up to eight passengers so that the driver is distributing them in their different hotels in Manhattan.

This type of service is also common in Europe, and even at the airports of Madrid and Barcelona.

Upon arrival at the airport, you can go directly to find one of these services Shuttle, although you may have to wait up to 20 minutes for the vehicle to fill, so it is advisable to do the online booking service Shuttle.


Private limousine transfers in New York

He Shuttle price It varies a lot, since it goes from $ 15 to $ 25 per person.

Private transfer

The most comfortable option will undoubtedly be that of private transfer, because it is an exclusive service for you, door to door, and with a good level of comfort.

Here you have information aboutJFK airport transfers and New York.

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