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



Take whichever AirTrain arrives first, regardless of direction. The trip from T4 to T8 will take about six minutes no matter which train you take.

Hi,, am coming on Dec. 19 from Saudi Arabia T1 and have 3 hours to catch my flight by AA T8.. Is there a direct route from T1 to T8 without passing 2,3,4,5,6 & 7?


Yes; the "All Terminals" AirTrain -- which usually operates on Track 2 -- goes directly from T1 to T8 without making any intermediate stops. Travel time is about two minutes.

I am traveling UA to JFK T7 arriving at 2:28pm and need to connect to Lufthansa T1 for Frankfurt at 5:50 pm. What are the odds I'll make the connection? Is AirTrain 1 or 2 best?
We're taking carry-on only. Thanks.

You should have no trouble making that connection. Take the "All Terminals" AirTrain which *usually* operates on Track 2. Do NOT take any AirTrain going to "Howard Beach" or "Jamaica."

oops. the LH connection is 3:50 not 5:50. Is 1h 20 min enough time?

Can you please help me with advice on how to use the airtrain from JFK airport to Brooklyn 1322 East 14 th St? How long does it take and the cost.
Thanking you

Can you please direct me from JFK airport by AirTrain to Brooklyn (1322 East 14th street Brooklyn NY)
How much will it cost for 2 adults and how long does the journey takes?
Thanking you
Kind regards

Will you be traveling on a weekday, or on the weekend? (It makes a difference in terms of which subways will be operating.)

Hello, I am arriving at T4 at 12.30pm and need to meet my friends at T8 as soon as I arrive. How do I do this please? Thank you.

Hi, I'm going out of Rio de Janeiro to Las Angeles and make a connection at JFK in New York, time between flights is 2:20, I landed at Terminal 4 and my flight leaves at terminal 7, which will give time ? and the train is actually going the opposite direction so I have to take the train to Terminal 3, 2, 1, 8 and then get off at 7?

Take any Airtrain on track 1 from T4 to T7, this is much faster than taking the terminal loop on track 2. You should have just enough time to clear customs and transfer terminals.

What is the best train route from JFK to Jersey City (Newport)?

AirTrain on track 1 from terminal to Howard Beach Station, take inbound A subway to Chambers St, exit to Church St and walk 3 blocks south to the PATH Transit Center, take the PATH Green line train to Newport. Alternate: take AirTrain to Jamaica Station and take either LIRR or E subway to Penn Station, exit 7th Ave and walk one block east on 33rd St to PATH station at 6th Ave, take Yellow line train to Newport.

Hi, I will be ariving at terminal 7 at 17:25 and will be departing from terminal 1 at 19:05. Please let me know if I have enough time and which train/bus is the best to take.

Many thanks in advance!



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