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Best way to get from Brooklyn NY to JFK

Find the best ways to travel from Brooklyn NY to JFK. You can also request a ride directly in the app at the tap of a button.

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Explore a seamless journey with a variety of transportation options to suit your needs from Brooklyn to JFK Aiport. From convenient rideshare services to efficient public transportation, discover the best ways to reach your destination hassle-free. Request a ride with Uber, hop on a bus, or explore other land-based options to ensure a smooth and timely arrival at JFK Airport.

Subway: For an economical commute, take the subway from Brooklyn to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). The subway ride costs approximately $2 and takes about 14 minutes.

Public bus: Ride the bus on the Hegeman Ave/Rockaway Ave to CTA/Terminal 8 via Lefferts Blvd/Airtrain Station route. The bus ride takes approximately 48 minutes.

Train and tram: You can also use a combination of train and tram services to commute from Brooklyn to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). This option takes about 20 minutes and costs between $12 and $20.

Uber: Request a ride with Uber for a more personalized commute. The ride takes about 42 minutes, costs around $62, and covers a distance of approximately 16 miles.

Note: The travel times and costs are approximate and subject to change depending on traffic conditions and other factors. Updated October 1, 2023.

Reserve a ride in advance to JFK

Complete your plans today by reserving a ride with Uber to get from Brooklyn NY to JFK. Request a ride up to 90 days before your trip, at any time and on any day of the year.

Reserve may not be available for your pickup location.

Getting from Brooklyn NY to JFK

When you ride with Uber on your next trip from Brooklyn NY to JFK, you’ve got choices. Whether you’re traveling alone or with others, find a ride option that fits your needs and budget. If you like to plan ahead, consider scheduling a ride to JFK in advance. Or you can request a ride on demand from Brooklyn NY in the Uber app.

The route your driver takes might depend on the time of day and other factors, like traffic and how many other riders are making requests. You can have a stress-free ride knowing that the Uber app will suggest the most efficient route to your driver.

Average Travel Time

43 minutes

Average Route Price


Average Route Distance

16 miles

How to get from Brooklyn NY to JFK

Compare ride options getting from Brooklyn NY to JFK. Check the Uber app for current prices and travel options available.



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Sample rider prices are estimates only and do not reflect variations due to geography, traffic delays, promotions, or other factors. Flat rates and minimum fees may apply. Actual prices for rides and scheduled rides may vary.

Frequently asked questions

  • The Uber app gives you the power to request a ride from Brooklyn NY anytime, 24/7.

  • The average price for this trip is $66. Open the Uber app and input JFK in the “Where to?” box. The price estimate for each ride option will appear; scroll to see what’s available. Prices will vary based on time of day and how many riders are making requests.

  • The most affordable ride choice from Brooklyn NY to JFK is UberX.

  • The average duration for this ride is 43 minutes. Before a trip starts, your app gives an estimated time of arrival (ETA) for when your driver is likely to arrive at Brooklyn NY. After your trip starts, your app provides an ETA for when you are likely to arrive at JFK. Please note: ETAs are not guaranteed; various factors like heavy traffic or road construction could affect travel time.

  • The average trip from Brooklyn NY to JFK using the Uber app is about 16 miles.

  • If Uber Reserve is an option in the Uber app at Brooklyn NY, you can request a ride from Brooklyn NY anywhere from 2 hours to 90 days in advance, at any time and on any day of the year. Uber’s ride-scheduling technology and Uber Reserve can help you be on time.

  • Check in the Uber app to see if car rentals are available at Brooklyn NY. If you see the Rent icon, you can complete your reservation using the Uber app. Then you can rent a car and drive yourself to JFK. To get more details, go to

The data presented on this page represents historical average prices, durations, and distances for routes. Actual prices, durations, and distances may vary based on factors such as location, traffic conditions, and other variables. Information provided here is for reference purposes only and should not be considered as binding.