Your Express Ride to New York City

Grand Central to JFK | JFK to Grand Central


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 from 06:00-23:30 with the online confirmation

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 Bryant Park 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: Penn Station, Port Authority or Grand Central. We DO NOT pick up from hotels or from Bryant Park. PLEASE read for more information.

Please keep in mind that our complimentary hotel van service is optional, passengers have the option to use our complimentary vans to your hotel or you can take a cab after arriving at Bryant Park. Please keep in mind that many hotels are within walking distance from our bus stops. Please google your hotel and choose either Penn Station, Port Authority, Bryant Park or Grand Central terminal for directions from. Please take New York City traffic into consideration, we are not responsible for long waiting times for our complimentary vans. 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 at Grand Central

  • 06:00 – 23:30 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
  • The Express Bus runs every 30 minutes depending on traffic, (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.

Our buses drop off at 42nd street & Vanderbilt 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.

PENN= Penn Station
PABT= Port Authority Bus Terminal
GCT = Grand Central Terminal

JFK to NYC From PENN to JFK From PABT to JFK From GCT to JFK
6:00 6:15 5:45 6:00
6:30 6:45 6:15 6:30
7:00 7:15 6:45 7:00
7:30 7:45 7:15 7:30
8:00 8:15 7:45 8:00
8:30 8:45 8:15 8:30
9:00 9:15 8:45 9:00
9:30 9:45 9:15 9:30
10:00 10:15 9:45 10:00
10:30 10:45 10:15 10:30
11:00 11:15 10:45 11:00
11:30 11:45 11:15 11:30
12:00 12:15 11:45 12:00
12:30 12:45 12:15 12:30
13:00 13:15 12:45 13:00
13:30 13:45 13:15 13:30
14:00 14:15 13:45 14:00
14:30 14:45 14:15 14:30
15:00 15:15 14:45 15:00
15:30 15:45 15:15 15:30
16:00 16:15 15:45 16:00
16:30 16:45 16:15 16:30
17:00 17:15 16:45 17:00
17:30 17:45 17:15 17:30
18:00 18:15 17:45 18:00
18:30 18:45 18:15 18:30
19:00 19:15 18:45 19:00
19:30 19:45 19:15 19:30
20:00 20:15 19:45 20:00
20:30 20:45 20:15 20:30
21:00 21:15 20:45 21:00
21:30 21:45 21:15 21:30
22:00 22:15 21:45 22:00
22:30 22:45 22:15 22:30
23:00 22:45 23:00


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


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    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.

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Air France China Eastern Lufthansa Norwegian Air
Alitalia Eva Airways Meridiana
Delta – First Class/ Medallion/ Business Elite.
Delta, Delta Connection and US Helicopters.
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Air Canada ANA British Airways Cathay Pacific Iberia
Iceland Air Qantas United United Express US Airways
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.