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



HELLO again,
is there somebody to tell me, what's the best / cheapest way to get from jfk to get to a hotel close to 106 st / central park north west? Shall we take a shuttle (maybe you've an idea for a serious transport (www...??)), the train or a cab??

Depends how many of you are needing transport.

yellow cab is a flat $50 (including tip)

other option is to get the super shuttle, whereby you share the ride with others arriving. It costs $20 per person. Would probably work out cheaper if you are travelling in a large group. http://www.supershuttle.com

Cheapest is the train, but it takes a long time!

i am surprising my best friend of seven years, so she cant really tell me how to get around. So I need help on how to get to LONG ISLAND ( shirley) from JFk?

Shirley,LI isapproximately 50 milesfrom JFK. Shirley is on the south shore of LI in mid suffolk county. Leastexpensive way is using mass transit. You would take the airtrain monorail to the Jamaica Long Island Railroad Station, and from there treansferto a train going to Shirley. Will probably take at least 2 hours total time and about $20.00 US. Only otheroption would be to pre arrange a carservice to pick u up, probably cost at least 75 to 100 dollars. Any other questions please just ask. Good Luck . HG

Does anyone know which train to take from 34th and 5th to connect to Air Tran to JFK?

what is the best rout to take to get from JFK airport to Penn Station



Quickest route JFK-Penn Station, Airtrain to Jamaica Station, transfer to the LIRR to Penn Station. Total travelling time less than 30 Minutes. HG

Take the airtran from JFK to Jamaica LIRR Station, take that to Penn Station.. Look up train schedules at LIRR.org

you can pick up the LIRR at the Jamaica station

what is the best way to get to 57th street from jfk airport by train and the cost


What is the best way to get from JFK to Degraw St, Brooklyn, Kings?


I am from Brazil and I will arrive at JFK tomorrow in the morning. How can I get on Avis rent a car?

What is the best way to get from JFK to Penn Station, NY ?

Take AirTran to Jamaica LIRR Station take that to Penn Station, you can look up train schedules at lirr.org.

How long does it take approximately to get from Terminal 4 to terminal 7?


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