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 any train on track 1 to Howard Beach. It is absolutely secure.

I'm coming to JFK at 6:05 pm. When is the airtrain going to jamaica station ? and what terminal ?

Every 5 minutes and take it on track 1 to Jamaica Station.

Will be flying in on Qantas flight from Australia. Our final destination will be in Harlem. What transport would be the most appropriate. We have been advised not to takethe shuttle. Is the train to Penn station okay and then pick up a connection to Harlem.
Many thanks

Take taxi from JFK for around 45$ and tips and tolls.

We are coming in at 1am to JFk and need to get to Glen Cove LI can we take a train? What is the best plan? Thank you for your help!!

Yes air train is available 24 7 but not all the terminals the only open terminal is terminal 4.

Hi,there , i arrive to JFK airport at 15.30 from chicago terminal 5 and I wante to go a terminal 1 ,how i can do this ,i catch the airtrain ,and i have flight to paris at 18.00 ,is the time enough ,thank you

Take any train on track 2 from t5 to t1.

Is it quickest to walk from terminal 5 to terminal 4?

Quickest is by an air train on track 2 from t5 to t4.

Hi,there! If I'll transfer to Penn Station from JFK Airport with two big suitcases. Is there any convenient way to get there directly? Except taxi,please! And how much does it cost? Thank you!

Inquire at GTD for a venn if you dont want taxi!

How can I move from terminal 3 to terminal 8? And do I have enough time if i have 1,5 hour between flights?

If your first flight arrives on time then yes. Take any train on track 2 from t3 to t8.


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