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



Dear Sirs, please advise which station I should get off if I want to go to Sheraton Manhattan At Times Square at 790 7th avenue 51st Street, New York 10019 and the fares. Thanks. Irene


I would truly appreciate any advise on how to get to McKibben Street in Brooklyn wednesday evening/night!!!
I'm flying in to JFK and I'm considering getting a cab ... does anyone have any idea of the cost for getting a cab to McKibben Street? I've heard approximately $ 35-40 ... does that sound lika a fair deal? Also, I'm considering shuttles or the airtrain as well ... how does that work and how much would it cost?

Once again ... thanks a lot for your advise!!!

Cheers / Henrik

Catch the Air Train to Port Auhtority and then take the Long Island Railroad at Jamaica Station to Penn Station...takes about 25 minutes, excluding waiting time for railroad.

I´m colombian citizien and i arriving 23 june at 5:50 am i´m going to Montreal by train and i need to go at -NY penn station. would i take the subway from JFK to Penn?
let me now how and how long ´cause my train leave at 8 am

I was wondering if someone could let me know the best way to get to Port Authority from JFK and about how long does it take to get there? Thanks

i am arriving in jfk 6th june at 14:30 and need to go to the greyhound bus terminal for bus to missouri. can i get any assistance to my destination please? thanks

We will be arriving into JFK and would like to check out Rockefeller Plaza, Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. Is this all possible in one day? Would it be best to buy an all day transit pass? Do you know if that includes both bus and subway service? Any suggestions would be great! Thanks!


I'm coming from Europe,to JFK airport in June. I need to go to New Jersey ( Point Pleasant ). I absolutely don´t know how to get there, maybe someone do...

Take a taxi to Penn Station in Manhattan. (You could also take the Air Train to the subway to Penn Station, but it's easy to get lost and you'll have to schlep all your luggage around too). Once at Penn Station, take the North Jersey Coast Line (railroad) directly to Point Pleasant. It's about a 2 hour ride.

Have fun! Point Pleasant is a great place--beautiful beach and boardwalk.

thank u very much!

Hi can anyone telle me what the best to do, as i understand its only to Manhattan that there are a fixed rate $45(60) we are going just across the Hudson river at the Sheraton Suites in Weehawken, are there a huge price difference or what can you recomend??
Or are there any cheaper way to make the transfer


Henrik from Denmark

I need to get from the airport to 69th Street (corner of Park Ave). The closest city subway stop is 68th Street, Hunter College. Could anyone give me directions on how to take the train from the airport to find the correct subway to get to 68th Street/Hunter College?

Take the A train from Howawrd Beach (the airport) to Fulton Street (1st stop in Manhattan) Tranfer to the 4 train which is express to 59th St. Tranfer at 59th St to the 6 train one stop to east 68th St

We are staying near Rockefeller Center and flying into JFK. Should we take a taxi to the hotel? Our flight gets in at 1 p.m. Suggestions?


I'm coming from Europe (Lithuania) to JFK airport in June 14 at 9 pm. It my fist time in America. I need to go to Atlantic City. Maybe someone could help me, i would be very thankful.



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