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



Any advice on the JFK to Grand Central stretch of the journey?

Hi. Your best bet would be an airport shuttle to the Grand Hyatt hotel, which is right next to Grand Central. I don't know the cost, but it shouldn't be more than $25.00. Good luck.

Do you know how long it takes to get from terminal 4 to 8 by the airbus.


I am reaching JFK NYC on Monday morning at 6:45 AM by Delta Airlines. I need to go Stamford, CT. What are the alternate ways to go there? How much will it cost?


On Friday the 30th of November, I am going to arrive at JFK T8 at 8.10pm (American Airlines flight) and need to to go to JFK T1 for taking the 11pm flight to Paris. How long does it take to go from T8 to T1 ? Will I have enough time to take my international flight at JFK T1 ? I have the possibility to take a plane for Paris on Saturday.
Many thanks.

Guillaume Deschamps

T Elkins

Give yourself about an hour to get from T8/9 to T1. It's a long walk from your gate in T8 to the train that takes you around to the different terminals. The train makes a loop and takes you to long term parking and then comes back to the terminals. 8/9 are the last stops. T1 is the first stop after long term parking.

Safe trip.

We arrive on 11/24/07 at around 19:00 (VIRGIN AIRLINES) and want to use the Train - Subway- Bus to the hotel can anyone please give directions and which to use and if at all possible the cost.

We also want to get a 7 day metro card can you use this for all forms of transport can we purchase it within the airport and again the cost.

Many thanks to anyone who may take the time to reply.

A 7 day unlimited pass costs $24 per person, and works on all subway/bus.

For subway/bus/walking directions anywhere in the city go to go to www.hopstop.com

Can you please let me know how can I travel between JFK to Somerset.


We need to go from Verona NJ to JFK Can anyne tell us the best way to get there? Our flight is early we were thinking hotel in the area, car service, bus, train combo of both. Would liketo not spend a ton to get there thanks

Is there an easy,inexpensive way to get from JFK to LGA? Thank you.

I will be travelling from London into JFK and was wondering how to get to Atlantic Ave in Brooklyn, well which airtrain route to use!


first time to new york soon, can anyone tell me the easist route from JFK to 700 8th avenue please?! thanks!

You can use Hopstop.com to navigate all around NYC subways.

What's the best transportation route to get from Sacred Heart Univ. Fairfield, Connecticut to the JFK Airport - how long will it take? Train, shuttle, bus????? I'm a freshmen at Sacred Heart University and its my first time traveling home to CAlifornia - HELP!!! Also from JFK to Faifield, CT



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