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JFK to Grand Central

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Hi, did the bus shuttle stop running from JFK to Grand Central?

If so what is best way to get from JFK to Grand Central with a plane arriving at 8PM on a Friday night? Thank you!

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from JFK u can take airtram to jamaica,

then LIRR to penn station,

lastly subway from penn station to grand central station

or of course taxi, thru nyc traffic, which can be unpredictable

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Or best way to get from JFK Airport to the Metro North Train going to Beacon? Thanks again

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Thank you!

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You can take public transit https://www.jfkairport.com/to-from-airport/public-transportation

Air train to Jamaica > E train (subway) to Jackson Heights where you make a free transfer > to the 7 train which goes to GCT. Subway map https://new.mta.info/map/5256

Elevators available at all 3 stations

OR

A fixed rate Yellow cab (~$70-75 after tip & possible tolls) https://www.jfkairport.com/to-from-airport/taxi-car-and-van-service

Metro North is the best way to Beacon (Buy your ticket before boarding to avoid an on-board surcharge)

Edited: 22 August 2021, 04:37
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Thank you!

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You could also consider taking a taxi from JFK to the Metro North 125th st stop and catching the train to Beacon there (which should be 5-10 mins after it leaves GCT).

I don't know what the status of the shuttle bus is. Before the lockdown they had drastically cut back service hours and switched to a smaller minibus. Then I think they stopped altogether, at least in early days of pandemic. I don't know if service has resumed. Did the JFK website say anything?

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