Your Express Ride to New York City

Port Authority to JFK Airport | JFK to Port Authority

jfk to port authority

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 bus service to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan and JFK Airport. It’s the best way to get to JFK from the Port Authority or the Port Authority to JFK Airport!

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 05:45-23:30 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 Bus at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan:

  • Port Authority Bus Terminal (42nd Street between 8th and 9th Avenues)

Our Port Authority bus stop is on 42nd street between 8th & 9th avenue. Look for our NYC Airporter agents or our buses near the bus stop sign. The bus stop is right in front of the Port Authority Bus Terminal entrance on 42nd street.


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 all airport terminals at JFK Airport.

Daily hours of service at the Port Authority are

  • 05:45 – 22:45 See schedule below
  • The first bus departs the Port Authority to JFK at 05:45
  • The last bus departs JFK 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.

JFK Airport to Port Authority Bus Terminal

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, 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 pickup 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.

JFK to Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT) / Port Authority Bus Terminal to JFK 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 6:35 6:15 6:00
6:30 7:35 7:15 6:30
7:00 8:35 8:15 7:00
7:30 9:35 9:15 7:30
8:00 10:35 10:15 8:00
8:30 11:35 11:15 8:30
9:00 12:35 12:15 9:00
9:30 13:35 13:15 9:30
10:00 14:35 14:15 10:00
10:30 15:35 15:15 10:30
11:00 16:15 16:15 11:00
11:30 17:45 17:15 11:30
12:00 18:15 18:15 12:00
12:30 19:45 19:15 12:30
13:00 20:15 20:15 13:00
13:30 21:35 21:15 13:30
14:00 22:35 22:15 14:00
14:30 14:30
15:00 15:00
15:30 15:30
16:00 16:00
16:30 16:30
17:00 17:00
17:30 17:30
18:00 18:00
18:30 18:30
19:00 19:00
19:30 19:30
20:00 20:00
20:30 20:30
21:00 21:00
21:30 21:30
22:00 22:00
22:30 22:30
23:00 23:00

Fast. Frequent, runs every 20-30min. 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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  • 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.

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

Delta – First Class/ Medallion/ Business Elite.
Delta, Delta Connection and US Helicopters.
CaribbeanaJetBlueSouth Africa

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

JetBlue and Hawaiian Airlines.
Aer Lingus

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

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

AAir Berlin Jet Airways Qatar Airways
American Lan Chile Royal Jordanian
American Eagle Lan Ecuador
Finnair Lan Peru

Look for our uniformed agents at the Ground Transportation Welcome Centers.You may reach us by dialing 46 from the Welcome Center Phone Boards.