The New York subway is one of the oldest and largest undergrounds in the world. It opened in 1904 and has nowadays 26 subway lines, 468 subway stations and transport more than 7 million passengers on an average weekday.
Subway tickets are sold at vending machines. If you ride the subway (or local bus) fewer than 13 rides per week than the best option is to buy Pay-Per-Ride. One dollar fee applies to each purchase of a new MetroCard. This fee does not apply to card refills or reduced fare tickets.
Unlimited Ride MetroCard
7-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard: fare is $31
7-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard: reduced fare is $15.50
30-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard: fare is $116
Express Bus 7-Day: $57.25
Subway to JFK Airport
There is not a direct rail service from JFK Airport to New York City. Passengers can take first the airport train (AirTrain) which connects JFK Airport with Howard Beach Station and Jamaica Station. Jamaica is a neighborhood in the borough of Queens in New York City.
– Subway line A connect Howard Beach Station with Manhattan.
– Subway lines E, J and Z connect Sutphin Boulevard station in Jamaica with Manhattan.
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Line A goes through the Lower-, Middle- and Upper Manhattan. Line J and Z is driving through the Lower Manhattan. The J runs at all times, while the Z only operates during rush hours in the peak direction. Fare of the AirTrain is $5 + $2.75 for the MTA subway.