JFK International Airport AirTrain

AirTrain JFK is the train service that operates between JFK
International Airport, Long Island Rail Road trains and New York City Subway.
It also serves as an on-airport service connecting the airline terminals, rental
car facilities, hotel shuttles, and airport parking lots.

Air Train JFK has
3 routes:

  • Howard Beach route

The Howard Beach route ends at the Howard Beach-JFK subway station. It stops
at Lefferts Boulevard (connecting transit services - B15 bus) for shuttle buses
to long term parking lots A and B and to airport employee parking.

Connecting transit services: A subway train, Q11 bus

  • Jamaica Station route

The Jamaica route ends at Jamaica Station on the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
next to the Sutphin Boulevard/Archer Avenue-JFK subway station (to Brooklyn
and Manhattan or Queens).

Connecting transit services: E, J and Z subway
trains, Q6, Q8, Q9, Q20A, Q20B, Q25/Q34, Q30, Q31, Q40, Q43, Q44, Q60  and
Q65 buses

Both routes make a counterclockwise loop through the airport and stop at each

  • Airline Terminal route

The Airline Terminal route connects 6 terminal stations (Terminal 1, 2-3,
4, 5-6, 7 and 8-9). Route operates in the opposite direction, making a clockwise
All JFK AirTrain stations are wheelchair accessible. Howard Beach subway and
Jamaica Long Island Railroad stations are wheelchair accessible too.

AirTrain Fare Information

  • Fare of 5$ at Howard Beach or Jamaica Station
  • Rides between all other JFK AirTrain stations are free



Easiest is by NYC taxi, around $40. Cheapest is by public transportation, $7.25: take AirTrain from terminal on track 1 to Jamaica Station ($5), transfer to inbound E subway ($2.25), at Roosevelt Ave/Jackson Hgts transfer to the inbound #7 subway and go three stops to 52nd St, walk down 52nd St one block to Queens Blvd and turn left, hotel is about a block and a half.


Is it possible to get the airtrain from JFK to near the queensboro hotel in long island city?


Yes but you will have a long walk from the subway to the hotel, here are directions: take AirTrain from terminal on track 1 to Jamaica Station, transfer to inbound E subway, at Roosevelt Ave/Jackson Hgts transfer to the inbound #7 subway to 40th St, walk two blocks east on Queens Blvd to 39th St, turn left and then four long blocks to the hotel at 39th and Hunters Point Ave.

Hi, I am flying in from JFK at 17:35 on 2/2/12. I need to get to 350 W. 42nd Street.. What would be the easiest and cheapest way to get there from JFK International Airport?

I wish to use the Air train from JFK airport to PORT AUTHORITY 625 8TH AVE New York From where do I purchase the ticket and how do i get there. Thanks Peter

I am flying out of terminal 8 with AB at 5.30pm Wednesday. I will be coming down from Hudson with Amtrak, but my times for that are flexible. How long should I allow to get to the airport (LIRR+AirTrain), and when should I latest be at terminal 8?

When it snows, how can you get your car out of long term parking? Are there people you can hire with shovels to help?

I will arrive to T4 01/15/2012. How I route to National Rental Car building?

Hi, I am flying in from JFK at 2:15 on 1/13/12. I need to get to Penn Station. What would be the easiest and cheapest way to get there from the airport?

I will be arriving jfk terminal 4 from heathro london @ 17:50 hours on 19 Jan 2012 .Do I have enough time to catch my Delta flight from terminal 3 @ 20:00 hours departing to Boston ?

If you arrive on time from London you should be ok. After you clear customs in T4 go to the 3rd floor and take AirTrain on track 2 one stop to T3.

is it possible with a bysicle in the train ?


My husband will be coming in tomorrow in Terminal 1 from Casablanca at 3:45pm. And has a flight in terminal 5 at 5:15pm. Is that cutting it close & will he have to go through customs again?

Hi I already posted this but alas received no reply, so to show my sincerity I have become a member.
So I am staying at the Waldorf next year. Have I this correct?
Airtrain direct to Jamaica, then E train direct to 53rd and Lexington?
Any help in this matter would be gratefully received,

My main concern is the Airtrain and as to whether it travels directly to Jamaica or do you transfer?
Also it appears that I pay my Airtrain fare on exit from Airtrain at Jamaica.

I apologise if my questions seem stupid, but I just want confirmation.

God Bless.


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