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 JFK AirTrain from JetBlue (T5) to
Terminal 1(T1) for $5. Twenty to 30-minutes the most.

Or, hop into a NYC Taxi outside Terminal 1 and give the driver $8-10.

I would like to Know if there is the option for the Airtrain from JFK to Newark or La Guardia and the time for wich trip

Sorry but there is not an AirTrain that connects the three airports (JFK, Newark or LaGuardia)
Please vist this site: http://www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk-airport-connections.html
to find out the best way to travel between the various airports. Thanks!

What is the best way to get from T5 (JetBlue) that arrives at 11:30am to get to T7 (Cathay Pacific) that leaves at 2pm? Which tram should I use?

Good morning. I am spanish and I have a doubt. I will travel from Mexico D.F to Madrid with scale in JFK. I'll be arrived around 4:15pm to the terminal 1 and I need to go the terminal 3 because my second flight will departure around 7:40pm. I'll be in transit. What do I have to do?. Is it necessary to catch my baggage in the terminal 1 or the airline entemprisse will give my baggage to the terminal 3?. And will I have time for this connecting flight?. Thanks for your help.

Hi my boyfriend and are are traveling on the same day around the same time however, my departing flight is with JetBlue (terminal 5) and his is US Airways (terminal 7). We are both going to get out at terminal 5 but he will still need to go to terminal 7 to catch his flight. How can he do that? Thank you


My parents are stuck in traffic in Lincoln tunnel and they have flight from lufthansa from terminal 1 at 5: 40 pm, My parents are going for really urgent work, and they must take this flight. Is there a way to tell the lufthansa counter at terminal 1 if they could allow my parents to check in. My parents will reach there before 5:40 pm but airlines usually close check in before. My parents do not have any luggage to check in. Is there any way that my parents don't miss this flight. Can somebody help me with this. The ticket is non-refundable.

I'll be grateful.


Hello, I arrive at 12.20 from Moscow at JFK , term 1 and have to catch my flight to St Luis at term 3 at 15.30, is it enough time to use the air train to change terminals, and do all customs clearence? Thank you in advance

Absolutely yes.

Arrive from MCO on AA1768 at 9:20 pm T8; depart on Emitates 202 T4 at 11:00 pm. How do I get from T8 to T4 and approximately how long does it take?

Take it on track 2 and it takes about 2 minutes.

is the air train running if you get off the E train at the last stop?


Does the AirTrain run 24 hours? If so, how often does it arrive at JFK to take people to the long-term parking area?

Every 10 to 15 minutes.


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