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



Is there a Airtain schedule and how long does it take from Jamacia station to Jet blue termerinal.

On average, how long does it take to get from terminal 9 to terminal 4 (later afternoon). Thanks.

I will arrive at JFK at 8:00 a.m. on a Thursday morning and would like to know how I connect to the CT trains to Darien. Thanks for the info!

Get on the Airtrain to Jamaica, pay $7 (5+2) to get on the NYC Subway. Catch the E train to Manhattan. Transfer to the Lexington/53rd stop and transfer to the Lexington local (6) downtown to Grand Central Station where you can pick up Metro North trains to Connecticut. Check the schedules online. Plan to catch a train between 10 and 11am if arriving at 8am.

best way fro isp to jfk? how long does it take? Thanks

arriving in long island airport from southwest arilines at 2:15pm, i have to make a connection to JFK at 5:55pm, what is the best way to get there on time? Sinc eit is an international flight, I'd like to get there by 3:30, or 4pm at the latest. Thanks

Can anyone advise the best way to travel from JFK to Fairfield, CT? Arriving from midwest @ 10 am.

The Connecticut Limo (a van) goes from JFK to Bridgeport, the city next to Fairfield. You can call the Fairfield Taxi from the limo terminal in Bridgeport.

I'm flying into JFK on Delta on Saturday. It appears that I can take Air Train to the Subway Stop at Jamaica - get on E, which will take me to the subway stop at 53rd and Lexington. My hotel is at 51st and Lexington. I've used the E at 53rd to get to the theater district before, but not to come in from JFK. Does this appear to be a quick and correct way? Thanks!

Yes you should take the Airtran route going to Jamaica Get off at the stop and you'll see signs for the E-take that toward Manhattan and get off at the 53rd stop. That's the cheapest way to get to the east side, outside of getting a cab if you need to go to the hotel directly.

How do I get from terminal 3 Delta to terminal 7 US AIRWAYS. I am arriving from VCE to JFK

AirTrain -
Between terminals transfer

does the air train works 24 hours 7 days?


Hi, Does the air train run 24 hrs a day and ho long approx would it take to get form upper manhatten to jfk terminal i have a very eary mornig flight


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