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Cheaper Transport from JFK to NYC

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Cheaper Transport from JFK Airport to New York City

Introduction

This is a travel tip to get from almost anywhere in New York City to JFK airport for no more than $4.

How to get from JFK to New York City Cheaply

I always find myself annoyed when being nickled and dimed for petty services while traveling. The $5 fee to get from the Howard Beach or Jamaica subway stations to JFK airport via the Airtrain has always severely annoyed me. One time, I tried to walk from Howard Beach to the airport – it did not work – and every time I go in or out of the USA through JFK I mutter to myself about wasting $5 to travel a very short distance.
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Wade from Vagabond Journey.com
in Brooklyn, New York City- December 14, 2008
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But I have now found a way to beat this little Airtrain gimmick, and I found it by accident:

I was riding the A subway train towards the JFK airport when I realized that I was on the fork that went to Lefferts Blvd instead. When I got off of the train I saw a sign for a bus that went from the station to JFK. The bus was the Q10 and I got on it and rode to the airport while saving a little money. I also found that it is easy to access the Q10 train from JFK’s terminal four to get back to the city. Though I suggest telling the bus driver to let you know when you get to Lefferts Blvd if you are not familiar with the area.

Maximum cost for the journey:

$4 if you do not have an all-day transport metro card. If you do have a metro card then the subway to bus connection will not cost any extra money.

Money saved:

$5 if you have an all-day, monthly, weekly metro card for MTA public transport. $3 if you have to buy a new ticket for each ride on the bus or subway.

Images

Sign from JFK airpoort’s terminal four pointing to the Q10 bus to the Lefferts Blvd subway stop, from which you can get to the A train to Brooklyn or Manhattan.

Map of the New York City subway system. Just take the Q10 bus from JFK airport to the NYC subway at Lefferts Blvd.

Photo of JFK airport’s Airtrain. Airtrain photo from Subway Website

Photo of the Airtrain that goes from the Jamaica and Howard Beach subway stations to JFK airport. Airtrain photo from Subway Website

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Cheaper Transport from JFK Airport to New York City

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About the Author:

Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 76 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to Forbes, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3048 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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