By Rail: AirTrain JFK
AirTrain JFK connects JFK with the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and MTA subways and buses at Jamaica Station as well as with the MTA's A Train at Howard Beach Station.. The fare for AirTrain JFK is $5 each way (in addition to any LIRR and NYC Transit fares) when connecting between the airport and public transit. At the airport, AirTrain JFK provides fast, free connections between terminals, rental car facilities, hotel shuttle areas, and parking lots. Additional information on AirTrain JFK can be found here and a AirTrain JFK map can be found here.
By Public Bus
JFK is also served by the MTA's B15, Q3, and Q10 bus lines amongst others. More information on using public buses to travel to and from JFK can be found here or at the MTA’s website at www.mta.info.
There are NYC taxi stands and dispatchers located just outside the arrivals areas of each terminal at JFK. In addition, numerous authorized private car and shared-ride companies serve JFK's customers. More information on taxis, private car and shared-ride services at JFK can be found here.
By Rental Car
We highly recommend reserving a car BEFORE arriving at JFK. However, if a guest has not reserved a car in advance of arriving at the airport, he or she may use the self-service telephones at our Welcome Centers (located in the arrivals area of each terminal) to contact the many car rental companies that serve the airport. More information on car rental at JFK can be found here.
There are two major access roads to/from JFK: the Van Wyck Expressway, which connects to the Grand Central Parkway and Long Island Expressway, and the JFK Expressway, which connects to the Belt Parkway.
Information on parking at JFK, including reserved parking in our short-term garages, can be found here.
For guests seeking to simply pick up or drop off passengers, JFK has two options: our Cell Phone Lot and our Kiss and Fly drop-off area. Both options provide a convenient, free way to pick up, drop off or wait for passengers.
For assistance, please visit one of our Welcome Centers (located in the arrivals area of each terminal) or see a red-jacketed Customer Care Representative.
Charter Bus and Mini-Coach Guidelines
During the week of Super Bowl XLVIII, charter buses and mini-coaches are directed to follow the procedure below to quickly serve their customers and avoid terminal roadway congestion:
DROP-OFFS: Charter buses and mini-coaches may drop off their groups at the Kiss and Fly, where the groups can take the free AirTrain to their respective terminals.
Limousine and Livery Car Staging
Limousines and livery vehicles will be staged at the Cell Phone Lot. This lot has 373 spaces and is located five minutes from the terminal area. This lot is located just off the inbound Van Wyck Expressway at the entrance to JFK. A downloadable map showing directions to and from the Cell Phone Lot can be found here.