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



I am arriving at Terminal 7 by Cathay Pacific and I have a fly going to Orlando by Delta, does it means I have to get from terminal 7 to terminal 3? Where can I get to the Airtrain at T7 and how long does it takes to go from T7 to T3? thanks for reply!

Is there a direct train from Howard Beach to Colombus Circle with out any train transfer?

Hello, we will arrive at JFK at 5 pm. (Delta Air). We would leave our bags to the store. Where is it? Then we would like to get on the 7 th with the 43rd. Tell me in detail the way, Thanks

Hi, need transportation from JFK to Club Quarters Midtown, between 5 & 6 Ave, NY ? help ? rate ? thanks

I am arriving on BA ( T-7) to JFK for 3 days and back to London. I am planning to stay at Marriot Marquis (1535 Broadway New York, New York 10036 on 46th and 7th avenue). I am thinking to use the following and pls help to comment if you agree:
- Take the AirTrain to Jamaica Station. Then take the LIRR. But where does the LIRR stop? is it Penn station? if so how can I get to the Marriott? walking?

yes, the western terminus of the LIRR is NY's Penn Sta.
Penn is between 7th & 8th Ave and 34th to 33rd Street.

You could walk straight up 7th to get to the Marriot Marquis.

Or you could stay underground in Penn Sta and walk to the NE corner of Penn to get to the Broadway - Seventh Ave subway line. Either the 1, 2, or 3 train will take you uptown to Times Square-42nd St.
If you take the 1, which is the local, it can also drop you off at 50th St and Brodway, which would will be a shorter walk to the hotel.


Terminal 8 to Terminal 2 the fastest route as my layover is very short. What is the fastest way to get between these terminals. Thank you.

Take the first train arrived. (Yellow, Green or Red). they are all free and the rid is short any way.

does the Terminals loop train travel clockwise only and the Jamaica train travel counter-clockwise only?

i am coming via Jamaica Station and departing from T5 but need to store my lugguage before that. how to proceed?

We are meeting then taking a taxi into the city. Flying on different airlines.

I am flying to JFK on Delta and my friend is flying on Jet Blue. Will I be able to ride the airtrain from my terminal to Jet Blue terminal without reentering security? I want to meet her there before going to the taxi area.

Take any Airtrain on track 1 from Delta T3 to Jet Blue T5, you can meet her in the arrivals/baggage claim area.

need to park for six days and are flying jet blue. Where should I park my car? I have hadi-cap person traveling as well.

Terminal 5 parking lot.


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