Jamaica is an expansive neighborhood located in eastern Queens. Historically consisting of predominantly black communities, Jamaica now is home to an extremely diverse array of peoples and cultures.

Get in

By plane

Jamaica is the closest neighborhood to JFK Airport. To get to Jamaica, either take AirTrain JFK directly to Jamaica Station, a $5 fare, or as a cheaper alternative, an MTA Q10 bus going from the airport, which charges a regular $2.25 fare (Note that this leaves you on the western edge of Jamaica. You can take the J or Z trains from there one stop to Sutphin Boulevard or two stops to Jamaica Center) The Q3 bus goes to Hillside Avenue in northern Jamaica.

By Long Island Rail Road

Jamaica Station, at 93-02 Sutphin Blvd., is a major transportation hub for the Long Island Rail Road and is one of the busiest train stations in the country. It is served by every LIRR line except for the Port Washington Branch.

By subway

Jamaica is served by the E, F, J, and Z trains on the New York City Subway.







Stay safe

There is a lot of drug use in the area (crack, heroin, etc.), so be careful. Pimps and prostitutes galore, too.

Go next

Routes through Jamaica

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