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



Take the Air Train to Jamicia Center and hop on the E train. Take it all the way to 42nd St. Walk over one block to 9th Ave and down a block to 41st!

arrive 8am 22 September 07 at jfk need transport direct to new haven or north haven bus or train - please advise.

I am arriving at JFK at 08h00 on 1/10/07 and flying only
at 18h00 to SA. I would like to go to Manhattan please could you give me the easiest and cheapest way of getting there. Or is there any other tour I could do as this will be my first time in New York. Also is there anywhere I could store my suitcase at the airport. Thanks

I am flying in to JFK for the first time and travelling to Penn Station. I have to be at Penn station at 9.30AM and was wondering what time I would need to land at JFK so that I could comfortable get to Penn station on time?

get there no later than 7:30am

i'm arriving from brussels and i need which terminal to take a plane to Austin (texas) and want to know the simple way to get the airtrain.
thanks in advance

I am coming into Grand Central Thursday 8/30 AM. I know I have to take the A train to Howard Beach to transfer over to the Airtran, is there a direct A train from Grand Cenrtral, or do I have to transfer?


Hello. I was wondering if anyone could tell me the best way to get from JFK to Philadelphia? Is there possibly a link between JFK and the New York train station?

Take teh subway to NY PEN station (34th Street) and take amtrak from NY to Philli

Is there an aeroplane shuttle service from JFK to Boston?

Hi, we are reaching JFK on the 9th Oct & we need to go to NEWARK . What is the cheapest & the best way to get there . I am coming for the frist time to JFK & i am travelling with a 3 year old child.

Ok, to get to Newark, you would want to take Airtrain to Howard Beach, transfer there for the A going into Manhattan, get of at Broadway-Nassau Street in Manhattan, make sure you actually follow the exit signs to Fulton Street and make a left on Fulton, walk past Nassau and Broadway, and you will come to Ground Zero(unfortuantely).

Then take the PATH to Newark Penn Station


Take the air-train to Jamaica station and then take the Long Island RR to Penn Station. At Penn station you can get a NJ Transit train directly to Newark Liberty Station instead of Newark Penn. Newark Liberty Station is at Newark Airport and connects directly with the Airtrain. With a small child and baggage you will be much more comfortable on the trains rather than the subway. The cost is about the same.

Hey! From JFK, take the JFK AirTrain ($5) to Jamaica or Archer Avenue subway stop, where you pick up the E Train ($2) to Manhattan. This runs express. Follow the E all the way to the last stop, at World Trade Center. There, take the PATH ($1.50) to Newark Penn, no transfers. If going to the Newark Airport, take the first NJ Transit commuter train to Newark Airport Stop ($7) and then Newark AirTrain ($5) into the airport. Total trip is $20.50 and between 90-120 minutes depending on transfers. For about $15 more, you can cut the trip time in half by bypassing the NYC Subway and PATH, and instead taking the LIRR from Jamaica stop to NY Penn Station, and the NJ Transit commuter train from NY Penn Station to Newark Airport stop.

With two suitcases on a baggage trolly what is the best way to go from terminal 4 Emirates Airline arrival to Comair Terminal 3 departure, and approximately how long will it take?


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