The Best Way to Get from Boston to JFK Airport in New York

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At Wanderu, we want to make your trip from Boston to JFK International Airport in New York as easy as possible by providing you step-by-step instructions the entire way. Here’s what you need to do:

Step 1: Travel from Boston to New York

You can find and book a great deal on a bus or train from Boston to NYC for as little as $1. There are multiple companies conducting numerous trips on that route throughout the day, so you have a huge pool of options to choose from. When you’re planning your trip, remember to allow additional time between your scheduled bus or train arrival time and flight time to account for any unforeseen delays you might experience along the way.

Once you get to New York, you proceed to step two of your journey.

Step 2: Get from Manhattan to JFK Airport

In New York, connect with an NYC Airporter shuttle to JFK International Airport. Making the Boston to JFK bus connection with NYC Airporter is easy because it departs right at Grand Central Terminal.

Previously, it served several other stops, but the carrier has reduced its service to this one route. So, if you previously used the Airporter and boarded at other stops, be warned! Grand Central Terminal is the only place to board if you’re headed towards JFK after connecting between Boston and New York.

NYC Airporter stops at Grand Central Terminal and runs from 11am to 7pm. The ticket price as of June 2018 is $18 one way.

Book your transfer to JFK Airport now!

Wanderu Tip: For the shortest transfer between the bus and the airport shuttle, choose Greyhound, GoBuses, Peter Pan, or Amtrak. You don’t want to be forced to take a cab or else walk a long distance with luggage!

Take the NYC Airporter shuttle all the way to JFK International Airport located in Jamaica, Queens.

NYC Airporter

NYC Airporter is a shuttle service to and from Manhattan and JFK & LaGuardia Airports which are both located significantly outside the city. The NYC Airporter runs seven days a week from 11am to 7pm, with shuttles departing approximately every 20-30 min. If you have children under 3 years old, they ride for free!

JFK International Airport

JFK is a major international airport located about 12 miles (19 km) southeast of Lower Manhattan, the largest city in the United States. The airport is a hub for travelers flying out or coming in from Europe, Asia, Africa, and more, and is the busiest international air passenger gateway in the United States.

Boston, MA

Boston is a city filled with modern skyscrapers, lavish hotels, tourist shops, restaurants, and it’s peppered with old buildings from the 1700′s. Shop on Newbury Street, paddle in swan boats in the Public Garden, walk the freedom trail through Faneuil Hall, or pass by Boston’s North End for a taste of authentic Italian cuisine.

New York City

New York City is the most populous city in the United States and has been described as the cultural capital of the world. Nicknamed ‘the city that never sleeps,’ New York is well known for the fast-paced and high-energy lifestyles of its inhabitants.

If you’re not in a mad rush to get to JFK, consider a short stay to take in the sights and sounds of the city. If you’ve never been to NYC before, you’ll be missing out if you don’t stop to take a look around.

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Jill Schwartz

Jill Schwartz

Jillian has lived in Massachusetts her whole life, but that doesn’t stop her from traveling to other parts of the world. While her most exciting memories have been in France and Belize, her favorite place to go is anywhere with a beach!
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