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Getting to JFK Airport From Anywhere Around NYC

Getting to JFK Airport From Anywhere Around NYC


Complete guide to getting to JFK, John F Kennedy International Airport in NYC, from anywhere in and around the New York City metropolitan area.

Updated: 2017-03-01.

Getting to JFK From Northern New Jersey

From northern New Jersey, there are numerous options of getting to JFK, and they all involve making it over the bridges or tunnels into Manhattan first. NJ Transit buses and trains service the entire region, and most of them have the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City’s Midtown-West as a terminus. The PATH train serves many of the larger cities in the region, such as Hoboken, Jersey City, and Newark, and has termini near the World Trade Center downtown as well as near Penn Station. From these points, or from the PABT, follow the Manhattan › JFK instructions.

Getting to JFK From Southern New Jersey

Get to northern New Jersey or Manhattan by either NJ Transit bus or train, or by Amtrak, then follow either the NJ (north) › JFK instructions or the Manhattan › JFK instructions.

Getting to JFK From Connecticut

From CT, there are several options of getting to JFK, especially from the larger cities, like Hartford and New Haven. There are airport shuttle buses from many of these bigger cities, and this is often the fastest option, though traffic can play a considerable role in increasing the time. The Metro North train that feeds commuters daily into the city is another good option, but it is a long ride as well.

Getting to JFK From Westchester County (Yonkers, White Plains, etc.)

Get to the Bronx, then follow the Bronx › JFK instructions. If near a Metro North station, take Metro North all the way to one of the central stations near Midtown Manhattan, then follow the Manhattan › JFK instructions.

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Updated: 2017-03-01
Reason: Migration of site from the old, long URL (www.dauntlessjaunter.com) to this long-overdue shorter one 🙂 (we may have updated some typos or metadata while we were at it)

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  • Thank younso much for this info. We will be in
    NY. And staying in Brooklyn. So this will be very helpfull to get us to the things we want too see.

    • Ana, I’m glad if this information was helpful to you! If you need anything, send me a private message by email or through the website’s contact form, and I’ll do my best to help you. Have a great time in New York City!

  • That isn’t a picture of terminal 5 in JFK. It is the old TWA building. Terminal 5 currently houses JetBlue and Hawaiian Airlines. Soon they’ll be adding Aer Lingus.

    • Anj, yes, I used that photo because I thought this one was easily-recognizable as JFK. Though JetBlue took over T5, I think they will convert this landmarked building soon to a hotel or something, no? Anyway, after you said that, I realized it was not as relevant, so I’ve changed it 🙂

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