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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


You will exit terminal and go to the building accross and take an elevator to the 3rd floor and then the air train.

Is the airtran working on May 10 from the Jamaica Station during the hours of 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.

Yes it is.

I am coming to Jamaica from the LIRR. I need to get to JFK Jet Blue Terminal. How much will this cost and how long will it take to get to JFK from Jamaica?

Around 5$.

Hi, So I am going to arrive at terminal 4 and to take the air train to long term parking A I get of at Lefferts Blvd. Does it cost 5$ to get of at Lefferts Blvd or Federal Circle?
Also is the bus service between parking lots free?

AirTrain is free within the airport including Lefferts Blvd and Federal Circle, you only pay when you exit at either Howard Beach or Jamaica terminals. There is no bus service in long term parking, wear comfy shoes.

does it cost anything from terminal 4 till Howard beach station?


Hi, I'm travelling in September to NYC with 3 relatives (and a total of 4 large pieces of luggage). Our flight arrives at Terminal 4 and we need to get to Long Island City. Nearby our hotel are the subway stations Queensboro Plaza and Queensbridge (Queens Plaza is a tiny bit farther away, but it's still near). My question is: which is the best way to get there? I understand the AirTrain could help us somehow, but we need guidance in terms of how to get from Terminal 4 to where we need to go (step by step, please! We are a bunch of NYC first timers). Also, how much will this cost vs a taxi fare to the same place? Thank you so much in advance!

Take a taxi, fare is around $45. You can split the fare between the four of you and you won't have to schlep your bags on the subways which would require multiple transfers, Airtrain/subway would cost $7.75 per person.

I need to know how to get from JFK to a train that will take me up to Rhinebeck/Rhinecliff. If you know aprox how long this travel would take that would be helpful also.

Amtrak's Empire train from Penn Station stops at Rhinecliff. Take Airtrain from terminal to Jamaica Station and either E subway or LIRR to Penn Station. See Amtrak for schedules and fares; travel from airport to Penn Station is 45 mintues/1 hour and travel time to Rhinecliff is about 90 minutes.

My daughter (17) is flying alone for the first time, will arrive from Stockholm with Delta to terminal 3. Is it difficult to find the airtrain when changing terminal? Is the way well-signed?

Just follow the signs to Airtrain. Track 2 is the terminal-only loop, track 1 trains go to the Howard Beach or Jamaica terminals.


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