NEW YORK (OCN) — Visiting New York City and is arriving at JFK Airport? If Grand Central Terminal will be your main starting out point, here is how to get there from JFK Airport.
Step 1: Take the Airtrain from the terminal to Jamaica Station. Make sure you listen for the announcement “Station D: Jamaica Station. The fare for the Airtrain is $5, which you pay when exit the Airtrain system at Jamaica Station.
Step 2: At Jamaica Station, transfer to the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). Take any eastbound train from Jamaica Station to Penn Station. The fare is $7.25 one way peak/$5.25 one way off peak. If you’re taking the LIRR on the weekends, the fare is $3.25 one way.
Step 3: At Penn Station, transfer to the New York City Subway. Take the uptown (northbound) #1, 2 or 3 subway lines (Red Line on the subway map) from Penn Station to Times Square.
Step 4: At Times Square, transfer upstairs to the 42nd Street Shuttle (Black Line). Take the Shuttle from Times Square to Grand Central.
Step 5: At Grand Central, exit the subway into the Grand Central Terminal.
The fare on the subway is $2 one way, with free transfer between subway lines. If you are in town for 3 days or more, we recommend purchasing a 7-day unlimited ride MetroCard for $25, which will give unlimited ride on the New York City subway and bus system.
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