To & From JFK

A photo of passengers in an AirTrain station.

Getting to and from JFK on AirTrain is fast and easy. You can travel to Manhattan's Penn Station on the Long Island Rail Road in about 35 minutes and to most parts of New York City on the subway in about an hour. AirTrain JFK runs twenty-four hours a day, every day.

On-airport Travel

Three AirTrain JFK lines stop at every terminal:

  • All Terminals Train
  • Jamaica Station Line
  • Howard Beach Line

The All Terminals Train arrives approximately every ten minutes, taking about two minutes between stops.

Jamaica Station Train

Trains on this line stop at Federal Circle Station.

  • Jamaica Station
    • Long Island Rail Road
    • NYC Transit Subway: E, J and Z at Sutphin Boulevard-Archer Avenue Station
    • NYC Bus: Q6, Q8, Q9, Q20, Q24, Q25, Q30, Q31, Q34, Q40, Q41, Q43, Q44, Q54, Q56, Q60, Q65
  • All JFK Airport Terminals
  • Federal Circle Station
    • Rental cars
    • Hotel shuttles and reservations
    • Transfer point for Howard Beach Station train
  • All JFK Airport Terminals

Howard Beach Train

On this line, trains stop at Lefferts Boulevard and Federal Circle Station.

  • Howard Beach Station
    • Long-Term Parking C*
  • Lefferts Blvd. Station
    • Long-Term Parking A and B*
    • Employee Parking*
    • Kiss & Fly
  • Federal Circle Station
    • Rental cars
    • Hotel shuttles and reservations
    • Transfer point for Jamaica Station train
  • All JFK Airport Terminals

*Penauille Servisair provides free shuttle service for these parking lots. For further details, call (718) 656-6402.

Parking Locations

Short-term parking garages are located adjacent to the terminals:

  • Green Parking: Terminal 1, Terminal 2
  • Blue Parking: Terminal 4
  • Yellow Parking: Terminal 5
  • Orange Parking: Terminal 7
  • Red Parking: Terminal 8

Traveling from Kennedy International

Jamaica Station Train

Connect to NYC Transit E train and the LIRR for travel to midtown and upper Manhattan.

The following connections are also available:

NYC: J and Z trains at Sutphin Boulevard-Archer Avenue Station NYC Bus: Q6, Q8, Q9, Q20, Q24, Q25, Q30, Q31, Q34, Q40, Q41, Q43, Q44, Q54, Q56, Q60, Q65

Howard Beach Train

Connect to NYC A train for travel to Manhattan below W. 14 St.

The following connection is also available at Howard Beach: NYC Bus: Q11

The following connection is available at Lefferts Boulevard Station: NYC Bus: B15, Q10 Ltd.

Traveling to Kennedy International

From the west side of lower Manhattan or the Financial District, board an A train in the NYC Transit subway system for travel to Howard Beach Station at JFK. The A train stops at Howard Beach every 5 to 10 minutes during rush hours and every 15 to 20 minutes evenings and weekends. Be sure to take the train marked "Far Rockaway."

If you're leaving from midtown Manhattan, take an E train for cheaper travel to Jamaica Station. The trains run every 5 to 10 minutes during rush hours and 8 to 12 minutes evenings and weekends. E trains stop at the Sutphin Boulevard station where you connect to the AirTrain Jamaica stop. For faster travel, take the LIRR from NY Penn Station at W. 34 Street and disembark at Jamaica Station.

From 125 Street and other locations in upper Manhattan, travel by subway to midtown and board an E train for cheaper travel. For faster travel, take the LIRR from NY Penn Station at W. 34 Street and disembark at Jamaica Station.

Detailed information on NYC Transit subway and bus service is available at www.mta.info.



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