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



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.

Are the trains from Jamaica to Penn running on a regular schedule? Is the airtrain running on a regular schedule?

I will have a transfer between T5 and T3.
Which air train track should be taken to reach T5 from T3 ? And how many minutes ?

What is the flooding status of the JFK long-term parking lot at Lefferts Blvd due to hurricane Sandy? Since the runways are flooded, are the parking lots flooded also? If so, with how many feet of water? Are the cars still in place or have they been moved and been damaged because of the flooding?

Was the long term parking lot flooded? Wondering if I'm coming back to a damaged car


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