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, I'm getting to JFK from Chile at 8am through LAN airlines and the next flight is a domestic one, through United Airlines, 2 hours later. My question is, am I gonna be alright with 2 hours, or should I buy new tickets.
Extra info:
-I'm not a US citizen. I have Argentine citizenship.
-I scheduled that transition myself.
-I am 20 years old

If you happen to have experience and 2 minutes, please answer my question. Thanks.

you need more time. Customs can take as long as 1 hour (sometimes more) for foreign travellers. Also you should arrive to check in at a flight at least 2 hours before it departs. you need therefore 3-4 hours really.

How often do the trains run?

how to get from jfk to grand central train station

Hi everyone! I want to learn how to go to JFK from Port Authority. Can someone help me?

Hello I will be flying into JFK from Miami andneed to get to Long Island with international luggage. Which way would be the best and safest for two elderly ladies please.

Long Island is pretty big so tell me what town and i can help you

How can I get from JFK airport to South Orange,NJ in the quickest way by train?

Coming into JFK, need to get to Grand Central Station
Help !?

What is the best & safest method to travel between terminals 3 and 4?

How I can go from Princeton university to J.F.Kin Terminal 8?
I want to use train and subway.

is it possible to go from Long Island airport (ISP) to JFK?

I have to travel from Atlanta to New York. Can someone suggest the most convienient mode of transport from any New York airport by metro or subway to east meadow, long island N.Y.

Take the air train to Jamacia train station. Get on the Lng Island Railroad east bound either the Ronkonkoma brandch or the south shore branch. Check with information at Jamaica when you buy your ticket.
Good luck

We're arriving into JFK and need to get to the YMCA West Side of Central Park. Can someone please give me the best station to get off at if we take the air train?
Many thanks and very much looking forward to visiting NY.


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