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Buses from JFK International Airport with Bus Routes and Times

John F. Kennedy International Airport Buses are initiated by the Port Authority to provide additional convenience to its customers. Those who are travelling alone and have light luggage may consider this form of transportation more economical, especially if they do not have a very tight schedule to meet. There are many bus companies that are offering their services like the New York Airport Express Service Bus and the MTA buses. You just need to be aware of their schedule trips and fares for you to prepare in advance.

Passengers who will be coming from JFK Airport and wish to go to areas near Kew Gardens and vice versa may take the Q10 Bus. It has limited stop over including Kew Gardens 80 Rd, the Ozone Park Lefferts Blvd., or 101 Av., S Ozone Park Lefferts Blvd., or Rockaway Blvd., S Ozone Park 130 St. or 150 Av., and Terminal 5 of the JFK Airport. The local bus fare is $2.75 and a discounted price of only $1.00 for senior citizens and the handicapped; however, those who wish to ride on an Express Bus will be charged $5.00 and $2.50 for the senior citizens and the disabled. Those who wish to save more are advised to purchase a 7-Day or 30-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard and this will be accepted in all MTA Buses except for the express buses. Those who do not wish to consider this option are still free to choose the exact coin fare system and ride the scheduled buses servicing JFK and New York City.

Passenger coming from JFK Airport but wish to go to Jamaica may take the Q3 Bus. It regularly makes stops over at The Jamaica 165 St. Bus Terminal, the Jamaica 179 St., Subway Station, the Linden Blvd., or the St. Albans Farmers Blvd., Springfield Gardens, and Terminal 5 of the JFK Airport. It follows the same payment scheme and similar discounted fare for those who are aged 65 years and above or those with qualifying disabilities. You will be granted these privileges including the Reduced-Fare Metro Card or the Medicare Card, except during the peak-hour express of the buses. Make sure you show your identification cards to be granted this privilege. It is also providing free transfer to other buses as long as you ask for a free magnetic strip transfer because this will be used on your ride to another local bus. Some also considers buying the Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard because it gives them one free transfer if the transfer was completed within two hours after it has been paid. These are additional add-ons that is very beneficial for travelers who wish to save more on their transportation expense during their stay in the city.

Passengers who will be coming from the Bedford-Stuyvesant area and going to JFK Airport may take the B15 Bus. It will make its stop over at the Bedford-Stuyvesant Broadway, The Spring Creek Brooklyn General Mail Facility, the Ocean Hill St. Johns Pl, the Brownsville Hegeman Av., the E New York New Lots Avenue, and the Terminal 4 of JFK Airport. The same rules will be applied on these buses as all is regulated by one particular department of the city. In any case, passengers may also wish to take ride on the New York Airport Express Service Bus for faster ride towards the airport; however, the fare that must be paid is $15.00. It makes stops only at the JFK Airport, the Grand Central, The Port Authority, and the Penn Station. This bus service is preferred by many because it gives them better assurance that they will not be delayed with the JFK Flight scheduled. Moreover, it is cheaper than the taxicab rate. It is ideal for someone travelling with a light luggage because even if you need to take a few minutes of walk, it would not be that inconvenient.

There are other bus companies that are offering their services in New York City. They may not directly lead you the JFK Terminal 4 Area, but it helps to know the locations and the fare they will request from you in case you consider them as your form of transportation. The Appex Bus, Today's Bus, and Eastern Travel are all traveling from F to E. Broadway, a regular destination for those traveling from NYC to Washington D.C. and vice versa. All three bus companies share similar rates of $20.00 for one-way tickets and $35.00 for round trip tickets. Those who wish to go to A or E to 34th St. may choose Premium Bus, Vamoose Bus, and Bolt Bus. The rate is similar to the ones mentioned above.

Passengers who will be traveling from Philadelphia, PA to NYC and vice versa may take the Apex Bus, Universe, or Today's Bus and pay a $12.00 fee for one-way ticket and $20.00 for round trip tickets. Megabus, Vamoose, and Bolt Bus will be requesting a fee of $12.00 for each way and drop them off at A or E to 34th St. Those who will be coming from Boston may take Fung wah Bus and pay a $15.00 fee each way and they will be dropped at 139 Canal Street. Those who wish to be dropped off at Penn Station may ride the Megabus and pay $17.00 while those who wish to be dropped off at 34th St. may ride the BoltBus and pay $17.50 bus fare.

You will never worry about your ground transportation to and from JFK International Airport. The administration is very well aware of the increasing demand for these. It is making sure their customers are experiencing very little inconvenience in terms of these services. They have posted numerous signs that will guide passengers arriving at the airport on where the bus terminals are located. In case they happen to feel at lost, they can easily request assistance from the personnel of the airport. They are sure to be well taken care of by the JFK Airport to guarantee that their stay will be as comfortable as possible.

6 Transfer Route(s) to and from JFK Airport

JFK Airport is the main airport serving New York City. With nearly 62 million passengers passing through the airport in 2018, it is the sixth-busiest airport in the United States. The airport is 30 kilometres south-east of Manhattan and is situated in the borough of Queens. Bus connections operating from JFK Airport link travellers to Manhattan and Brooklyn, as well as to the other airports in the region and nearby cities such as Philadelphia.

JFK Airport to Brooklyn by Bus - MTA B15

Description of the route

A direct bus service that runs from JFK Airport to various parts of the borough of Brooklyn. The service calls at Terminal 5, where the AirTrain Station is situated. The journey is around an hour from the Airport to central Brooklyn, but this is can vary depending on traffic.

Time from Airport to Destination

MTA B15 bus runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with a bus every 12 minutes.

Time From Destination to Airport

MTA B15 bus runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with a bus every 12 minutes.

Price

Single ticket price is 2.75 USD, Cash coins or MetroCard. MTA buses permit 3 children under 44inches to travel free with a full fare paying Adult. Adults over 65 years are eligible to a reduced fare.

Contact Information

To find more information about the B15 route, look on the MTA website, or B15 timetable here. An concise map of all the 75 stop and B15 bus time schedule can be found on Moovitapp.com 

JFK Airport to Jamaica Queens by Bus - MTA Q3

Description of the route

A direct bus service that runs from JFK Airport to various parts of the borough of Queens. via Farmers Bl/ Henderson Ave. Full list of bus stops & route here.

Time from Airport to Destination

MTA Q3 bus operates 24 hours, 7 days a week. Travel time: approx 50 minutes to/from Jamaica station.

Time From Destination to Airport

MTA Q3 bus operates 24 hours, 7 days a week. Travel time: approx 50 minutes to/from Jamaica station.

Price

Single ticket price is 2.75 USD, Cash coins or MetroCard. MTA buses permit 3 children under 44inches to travel free with a full fare paying Adult. Adults over 65 years are eligible to a reduced fare.

Contact Information

To find more information about the MTA Q3 route, look on the MTA website, or Q3 Jamaica timetable here

All MTA buses and select bus service coin collector machines only accept payment in exact coins. No dollar bills, 1/2 dollar and pennies accepted.

JFK Airport to Manhattan by Bus - Golden Touch

Description of the route

A bus transfer from JFK Airport to Grand Central Station. The service calls at all terminals at the airport, and drops and picks up at Grand Central at the corner of 41st Street & Lexington Ave. (by 140 east 41st street, look for their agents/ signage).

Time from Airport to Destination

JFK Airport First Departure: 11:00am – Last Departure: 19:00pm. Buses run every 30 minutes. Bus picks up at JFK terminal 1, 4, 7 & 8. For all other terminals use the free monorail linking terminals.

Time From Destination to Airport

Grand Central Station First Departure: 11:00am  – Last Departure: 19:00pm. Buses run every 30 minutes. Bus drops you off at all terminals of JFK Airport on return route.

Price

Ticket price: Single to Manhattan from JFK 19.00 USD. Grand Central Station to JFK 18.00 USD. Return ticket 35.00 USD. Tickets available online of in Arrivals Hall. The benefit of booking online is you can Skip the line as preferred passengers board first.

Contact Information

To find more information on Golden Touch, look on the website. Bookings are best hereGolden Touch Transportation is a recipient of the prestigious 2017 International Five Star Diamond Award and has been for 17 consecutive years.

JFK Airport to Newark Airport by Bus - Golden Touch

Description of the route

A two-stage bus transfer from JFK Airport to Newark Airport, which is located in the neighbouring state of New Jersey. The service first involves a transfer to Grand Central Station, as outlined above. Then, there is a second transfer from Grand Central to Newark Airport. The details for this second leg are below. Altogether, the journey takes 3.5 hours, but is largely traffic dependent.

Time from Airport to Destination

Grand Central Station First Departure: 04:45am – Last Departure: 02:00pm. Buses run every 60 minutes. The Newark Airport Express Bus departs from (41st Street between Park & Lexington Avenues). Just up the block from the NYC Express bus drop off.

Time From Destination to Airport

Newark Airport First Departure: 04:15am – Last Departure: 02:20pm. Buses times are as follows: Every 30 minutes from 04:15am - 09:00am, every 20 minutes from 09:00am-23:00pm & every 30 minutes from 23:00pm-02:20am.

Price

Single tickets cost 29.00 USD, and this ticket includes travel on both legs of the journey.

Contact Information

To find more information on Golden Touch, look on the website. Bookings are best hereGolden Touch Transportation is the official operator for “New York City DOT” and “The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.

JFK Airport to LaGuardia Airport by Bus - Golden Touch

Description of the route

A direct bus transfer from JFK Airport to LaGuardia Airport. The service calls at all terminals of both JFK and LaGuardia airports. The journey is around an hour, but this is largely traffic dependent and therefore can vary.

Time from Airport to Destination

First Departure: 11:00am – Last Departure: 19:00pm. Buses run every 60 minutes.

Time From Destination to Airport

First Departure: 11:00am – Last Departure: 19:00pm. Buses run every 60 minutes.

Price

Tickets cost 17.00 USD for a one-way journey, and tickets cost the same in both directions. For a return journey, travellers will need to purchase tickets for the two single journeys.

Contact Information

To find more information on Golden Touch, look on the website. Bookings are best here

JFK Airport to Philadelphia by Bus - Peter Pan Bus Lines

Description of the route

A direct bus service that runs from Manhattan to Philadelphia. The bus leaves New York from the Port Authority Bus Terminal; a combination of the route to Grand Central outlined above, and a 20-minute walk or an 8-minute journey on the No. 8 Bus will take you there. A two-hour journey then takes you to Philadelphia bus terminal. The details for the Port Authority to Philadelphia journey are below:

Time from Airport to Destination

First Departure: 06:30am – Last Departure: 21:30pm. Buses run every 30-90 minutes.

Time From Destination to Airport

First Departure: 06:30am – Last Departure: 21:30pm. Buses run every 30-90 minutes.

Price

Tickets cost 12.00 USD for a one-way journey in either direction. Book online via their ‘Plan a Trip’ feature on the website.

Contact Information

For additional information, please visit https://peterpanbus.com/ or call us at (800) 343-9999, send a message to them via the customer care pages on their website.

Which Bus services/routes have stops at JFK Airport?

Jamaica - JFK Airport

Bus Service Operated By MTA New York City Transit

Jamaica - Sutphin Blvd - Jfk Cargo Area

Bus Service Operated By MTA Bus Company

Where are the Bus Stops at JFK Airport?

Bus Stop Name Latitude Longitude View on Map
EASTERN RD/BLDG 77 HALMAR 40.652639 -73.76537 View
N BOUNDARY RD/BLDG 250 POST OFFICE 40.656477 -73.770794 View
N BOUNDARY RD/FARMERS BL 40.658737 -73.774433 View
N BOUNDARY RD/OLD ROCKAWAY BL 40.657251 -73.771957 View
N BOUNDRY R/CHINA CARGO AIRLINE 40.659403 -73.775152 View
N BOUNDRY R/FEDERAL EXPRESS 40.662902 -73.784883 View
N BOUNDRY R/HALMAR CO 40.660667 -73.778684 View
N BOUNDRY R/KOREAN AIRLINE 40.661641 -73.790128 View
N BOUNDRY R/N HANGER RD 40.66037 -73.778685 View
S VAN WYCK SERVICE RD/BLDG 14 40.652513 -73.806958 View
S VAN WYCK SERVICE RD/BLDG 23 40.64943 -73.804762 View
S VAN WYCK SERVICE RD/BLDG 90 40.644892 -73.799723 View
Map of Bus Stops at JFK Airport