What Are Some Options to Get From Penn Station to JFK International Airport?


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Options for traveling from Pennsylvania Station in New York to JFK International Airport include taxicabs or private car services, and airport shuttle buses. Other options are the subway or Long Island Railroad service from the station to the Air Train that travels to the airport at frequent intervals.

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Taxicabs in New York City charge a flat fare of $52 from anywhere in Manhattan to JFK International Airport, as of September 2015. Private car and limousine services charge higher rates and require advance reservations. Another option is shuttle bus service by NYCAirporter or GoAirport. Travelers can arrange for pickup at Pennsylvania Station or travel 10 blocks north to the Port Authority Bus Terminal where shuttles leave every half-hour between 8 a.m. and midnight. These services cost between $15 and $20, but the length of the trip depends on traffic and the number of pickups.

Travelers can also take the A or E subway or a Long Island Railroad train from Pennsylvania Station to the Air Train connection in Jamaica, Queens. The Air Train is available 24 hours a day and stops at every terminal. These options cost from $10 to $15 and take between 35 to 60 minutes.

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