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!
BOOK NOW on our website, to avoid lines at the bus stop or airport. There are no times when you book online, you can take any bus on the day of travel with the online confirmation.
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 at Grand Central
- See schedule below.
- The first bus departs Grand Central to JFK at 06:00
- The last bus departs JFK to Grand Central at 23:30
- 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
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 of every terminal. 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.
NYC Airporter offers passengers staying at a hotel between 23rd & 63rd streets, a free transfer to our hotel vans to your hotel. Just get off at our Grand Central Bus stop and transfer to our complimentary hotel vans that will take you to all Times Square and Midtown Manhattan Hotels. For your return trip back to the airport, you MUST go to one of our bus stops: Port Authority or Grand Central. We DO NOT pick up from hotels. PLEASE read for more information.
Our buses drop off at 41st. Street and Lexington Ave.
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.
PABT= Port Authority Bus Terminal
GCT = Grand Central Terminal
|JFK to NYC
||From PABT to JFK
||From GCT to JFK
Fast. Frequent. 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 from LGA, JFK, 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
Look for our uniformed agents at the Ground Transportation Welcome Centers.You may reach us by dialing 46 from the Welcome Center Phone Boards.