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



Hi! I'll be landing at JFK on August the 18th coming from Paris... does anyone know whether I should take a cab from the airport or air train + subway as I'm going at 40th St-Lowery St QUEENS???

Taxi will not cost you much, but your best bet will be to look up the directions so you can tell them which way to go.

40th St./Lowery is easily accessed by mass transit. See my caveat after the directions:

Air Train to Jamaica Station; switch for subway on other side of Long Island Railroad station: take the E train TOWARD MANHATTAN. E travels express in Queens; it's maybe a half-doze stops to ROOSEVELT AVE/74TH ST. where you will transfer UPSTAIRS to the #7 TRAIN bound for MANHATTAN. A few quick stops to 40TH ST/LOWERY.

CAVEAT: there have been rail work service changes of late. If they are happening while you travel you will have to take the #7 to QUEENSBORO PLAZA where the train will terminate (having run only express stations through Queens, bypassing 40th St./Lowery) and then returning through Queens as a local. You will need to take the 7 Local BACK to 40th St.

what is the best way to get from JFK to 226 west 50th street? we'll arrive at JFK at 18: hours

Hi! I will be in JFK on 21 June.
I have to get to Rehoboth Beach (Dellaware)...
Can anyone help me....what is the best way to do it? thanx

Get yourself to Pennstation:
1. Airtrain to Jamiaca LIRR to Penn Station
Take Amtrak Acela to Baltimore
Greyhound Bus to Rehoboth

Or you can take Greyhound Bus directly from NYC (Port Authority) to Rehoboth

Coming into JFK from Boston, I need to get to Terminal 8 from terminal 3. My luggages are not checked in. I have to check into International flight at terminal 8. What is the best way to get there?

I need to get to the Marriott long island in uniondale from JFK

please anyone tell me how can i go to fairfly inn hotel in laugardia airport from jfk

Hi - I am arriving on AA at Terminal 8 and need to get to Station C to catch the hotel shuttle. Please tell me exactly how I do this and what the cost is. Thank you

Take Air Train to Jamaica, then LIRR to Penn Station...the 1,2,3, A, C and E trains will take you from there to 42nd Street, Times Square, one stop!
Total time: about 40-45 minutes.

Hi, I arrive at JFK from Beijing via Air China. I need to get to Times Square from there. Any ideas on how to navigate the ladybrinth AirTram and public transport routes?

Vamos a ver, chavales que habláis español, yo tengo la misma pregunta que se hacen los que aquí postean. Tengo 1 hora y 45 minutos para ir desde la terminal 4 a la Terminal 7. Creo que me dará tiempo, no?

Venga, saluditos a todos. Y el que no me entienda, lo siento por él.

Hello I have an hour and 40 mins transit time at JFK and need to get from T4 to T6. Is it walkable? as the trains are going in the opposite direction. Thanks.

Hi, I am coming from Boston by Chinatown bus (will arrive at Chinatown in New York). I need to go to the JFK International Airport. How can I go from NY Chinatown to the JFK International Airport? Where can I take the AirTrain? Which subway line should I take from the NY Chinatown station?
Many Thanks!


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