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Bus from Grand Central to JFK | JFK to Grand Central 

Grand Central to JFK 

NYC Airporter is the official bus operator of the DOT & The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. We provide affordable and on time, express shuttle bus service to and from Grand Central and JFK Airport via our Grand Central Express Bus. It's the best way to get from Grand Central to JFK or from JFK to Grand Central!

NYC Airporter offers passengers, complimentary shuttle van transfers to all Times Square and Midtown Manhattan Hotels located between 23rd and 63rd Streets from our stop at Bryant Park (hotel shuttles depart from 42nd st. btwn 5th & 6th ave - closer to 5th ave, across the street from the park, in front of Chipotle). For your return trip back to the airport, you MUST go to one of our bus stops: Penn Station, Port Authority or Grand Central. We DO NOT pick up from hotels. PLEASE read here for more information.

*IMPORTANT: Please keep in mind that our complimentary shuttle service is purely optional, passengers have the option to use our complimentary shuttles to your hotel or you can take a cab after arriving at Bryant Park. Please take New York City traffic into consideration, we are not responsible for long waiting times for our complimentary shuttles. We will however provide the most professional and efficient service possible to get you to your hotel.  

On your trip to JFK Airport customers may board a NYC Airporter Express Shuttle Bus at Grand Central Terminal in Midtown Manhattan:

  • Grand Central Terminal pick up ( Corner of 41st Street & Lexington Ave)

Please bring your web confirmation to our NYC Airporter agents to redeem for bus tickets. Our agents will direct you to our Grand Central bus stop line, located just off  the corner of 41st between Lexington ave. Look for our agents standing nearby for instructions and information on the next bus arrival.  

When catching a flight, always allow extra travel time in the event of traffic, vehicle breakdowns, construction delays and Holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas). NYC Airporter is not responsible for missed flights. On average the travel time is 90 minutes. Buses stop at every terminal at JFK airport.

Daily hours of service are

  • 5:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
  • The first bus departs Grand Central to JFK at 5:00am
  • The last bus departs JFK to Grand Central at 11:30pm
  • The Express Bus runs every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour (Please take NYC traffic into consideration when traveling to the airport. Consider arriving at the airport at least 2 hours before your flight departure, especially for international flights)
  • 7 days a Week.
  • You can also visit our office at 369 Lexington Ave (41st Street), around the corner from the bus stop.

JFK Airport to Grand Central

NYC Airporter's Customer Care Contact Detail

When you land - Please look for the NYC Airporter's Uniformed Sales Agents wearing GREEN blazers or coats (winter) or white shirts (summer) at our desk located in the Ground Transportation Welcome Center and also outside of the baggage claim area. You may also reach us by dialing 718-777-5111 or Dial 46 from the Welcome Center Phone Boards.

NYC Airporter Express Shuttle Buses stop just outside of the baggage pick up area at each JFK Airport terminal. Travel times will vary depending on the time of day and day of week, as well as, events and activities impacting the traveled routes. On average the travel time is 90 minutes to Manhattan.

Our buses drop off at 42nd street & Vanderbilt Ave. 

Grand Central to JFK

JFK to Grand Central Terminal (GCT) / Grand Central Terminal to JFK Schedule Schedule

Important: Schedule is contingent on peak and off peak hours and depending on NYC traffic.

grand central to jfk schedule

Fast. Frequent, runs every 2-30min. Free WiFi.

Ride in comfort! All of our JFK airport buses are all brand NEW, ADA accessible, white in color, hybrid coach buses each containing a seating capacity of 31 passengers. Get comfortable on leather reclining seats, an overhead storage compartment, and reading lights.

Free Wi-Fi on board! Buses are equipped with free Wi-Fi, power outlets, video monitors, and overhead temperature controls for your comfort.

Frequent Service all day long! Our buses depart approximately every 30 minutes from LGA, JFK, Penn Station, Grand Central Terminal and the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

FREE! After a comfortable ride from JFK to Manhattan, directly board our complimentary van transfer that is available to all Midtown Manhattan Hotels located between 23rd and 63rd Streets. An up to date list of our hotel stops and more information can be viewed by clicking here.

JFK Airport Transportation

NYC Airporter JFK Airport Terminal Map

JFK Airport Transportation
is available to and from
all terminals.

Look out for our FREE courtesy phones in every terminal located at the baggage claim area. Just dial 46 to contact our contact center.

JFK Airport Terminals – Airlines

Terminal 1

  • Aeroflot
  • Aeromexico
  • Air China
  • Air France
  • Alitalia
  • Austrian
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Cayman Airways
  • China Eastern
  • Eva Airways
  • Hellenic Imperial
  • Japan
  • Korean
  • Lufthansa
  • Meridiana
  • Royal Air Maroc
  • Saudi Arabian
  • Turkish
  • Norwegian Air

Terminal 2

  • Delta - First Class/ Medallion/ Business Elite.

Terminal 3

  • Delta, Delta Connection and US Helicopters.

Terminal 4

  • Aerolineas Argentinas
  • Aerosvit Ukranian
  • Air Europa
  • Air India
  • Air Jamaica
  • Arik Air
  • Asian
  • Avianca
  • Caribbean
  • China Airlines
  • COPA
  • Czech
  • Delta
  • Egypt Air
  • El Al
  • Emirates
  • Etihad
  • JetBlue
  • KLM
  • Kuwait
  • LOT
  • Miami Air
  • North America
  • Pakistan
  • Royal Jordanian
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Sun Country
  • Swiss International
  • Taca International
  • TAM
  • Transaero
  • Uzbekistan
  • Virgin America
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • XL Airways

Terminal 5

  • JetBlue and Hawaiian Airlines.
  • Aer Lingus

Terminal 6

  • Air Canada
  • ANA
  • British Airways
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Iberia
  • Iceland Air
  • Qantas
  • United
  • United Express
  • US Airways

Terminal 7

  • Air Canada
  • ANA (All Nippon)
  • British Airways
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Iberia
  • Iceland Air
  • Qantas
  • US Airways

Terminal 8

  • Air Berlin
  • American
  • American Eagle
  • Finnair
  • Jet Airways
  • Lan Chile
  • Lan Ecuador
  • Lan Peru
  • Qatar Airways
  • Royal Jordanian
Look for our uniformed agents at the Ground Transportation Welcome Centers.You may reach
us by dialing 46 from the Welcome Center Phone Boards.