How To Get From JFK to Manhattan (Step-by-Step VIDEO)

There are several ways to get from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Manhattan, including by subway, bus, taxi, or ridesharing services such as Uber or Lyft. Here is a step-by-step guide for one possible option, taking the subway:

  1. Once you have collected your luggage and cleared customs, head to the AirTrain terminal. The AirTrain is a monorail system that connects JFK’s terminals with the subway and Long Island Rail Road.
  2. Take the AirTrain to the “Sutphin Boulevard-Archer Avenue-JFK Airport” station. This will be the last stop on the AirTrain.
  3. At the Sutphin Boulevard station, transfer to the E train heading towards Manhattan.
  4. Ride the E train for approximately 20 minutes to the last stop “World Trade Center”.
  5. From World Trade Center Station, you can choose to walk or take the subway to your desired location within Manhattan.

Note: if you want to go to Upper Manhattan, you need to change to the 1,2,3, A, C, or E subway line.

Alternatively, you can take a taxi, Uber, or Lyft, but keep in mind that traffic can be heavy, and the ride can take longer. Also, If you want to save money, you can take the M60 Bus that goes from JFK Airport to the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

It’s always a good idea to keep an eye on the official transport website or app for any updates or schedule changes, as well as for pricing, real-time traffic, or service updates to make the best decision for your situation.

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