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 AirTrain on track 1 from terminal to Jamaica Station, transfer to either E subway or LIRR to Penn Station, transfer to NJ Transit-NE Corridor train to Princeton.

Please help. I need exact directions from JFK Delta Airlines to Airtrain to LIRR to take to Ronkonkoma Station on Long Island.

Follow signs in terminal to Airtrain. Take Airtrain on track 1 marked "Jamaica Station". At Jamaica Station transfer to LIRR to Ronkonkoma. When you exit AirTrain you can purchase both Airtrain and LIRR fare on one ticket from the self-service machines. There are nice people there to assist you.

My husband and I are flying Jetblue and need some help in getting to 124 Columbia Heights in Brooklyn. Which is the best way to get there?

Taxi is fastest and most direct, will cost around $50 for both of you. You can take the Airtrain/LIRR ($11.75/$13.25 peak each) but will require a few transfers and some walking, here are directions: take AirTrain on track 1 from terminal to Jamaica Station, transfer to LIRR to Atlantic Terminal-Brooklyn, transfer to the Bronx-bound #2 or #3 subway four stops to Clark St, walk three blocks towards the river on Clark to Columbia Heights, turn right and go 1-1/2 blocks.

I will be arriving quite early on Friday morning and am wondering the best route to get from JFK to Prospect Pk SW & 10th avenue? Thanks so much!

Taxi would be most direct, fare is on the meter about $50. By subway: take AirTrain on track 1 from terminal to Howard Beach Station ($5), transfer to inbound A subway to Jay St/Metro Tech, transfer to the Coney Island-bound F subway to 15th St/Prospect Park ($2.25).

Minor correction to my prior post: At Hoyt-Schermerhorn, you want to board a "G" train bound for Church *Avenue*, not Church *Street*.

(Note to website administrator: If you can correct my prior post, feel free to delete this one.)

AirTrain to Howard Beach station; then, Manhattan-bound "A" train to Hoyt-Schermerhorn station. At Hoyt-Schermerhorn, transfer to a Church Street-bound "G" train to 15th Street-Prospect Park station. Your destination should be less than a five-minute walk from there. Allow about one hour for the trip.


How do I get from JFK to the Hilton on w27th at 7th? Thanks so much.

I need to go from JFK to Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn. Thanks

One end of Greenpoint Avenue is served by the Greenpoint Avenue station on the "G" line; the other end is served by the 46th Street station on the #7 line. On weekdays, the B24 bus runs along Greenpoint Avenue, connecting one end to the other.

From JFK, take the AirTrain to Jamaica, and then take a Manhattan-bound "E" train to Roosevelt Avenue/Jackson Heights station for the transfer to the #7; or take the "E" to Court Square/23rd Street station for the transfer to the "G". If you use a Metrocard to enter the subway at Jamaica, you will automatically get a free transfer to the B24 bus, if needed.

Is it possible to meet my friend who is arriving at at terminal 4 JFK?. I was hoping to get off the airtrain and wait for her at the T4 station

Yes, it's possible, but you would probably be more comfortable waiting inside the terminal itself. Perhaps you could agree to meet at the Travelers Aid desk -- or some other landmark -- inside Terminal 4.

I want to go from JFK to W 63rd St/Brodway near Columbus Circle. What connection is the best and how long will it take me to get there?


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