There are 8 operating airline terminals At JFK Airport, Terminals 1 to 8. Terminals are located around the central terminal area (CTA). The terminals and parking lots in the central terminal area are divided into five areas.

Telephone numbers:

Police/Emergency Services
(718) 244-4333

Lost and Found
(718) 244-4225
(718) 244-4226

Medical Services
(718) 656-5344
Building 198

Airport Information
(718) 244-4444



Need to get from T1 (Flying with Air France) to Jamaica Station as quick as possible.. is the airtrain 1 way?
Ive seen replies of getting on at track 2 to get to T8, would that be quicker than going via all the terminals? Or is there a train to Jamaica station as T1 is also the first (or last) station on the map.
Please advise quickest route, thanks. Adam.

Is there a usual gate from which Finnair flight 6 departs or is it random?

Hi we flew from JFK TERMINAL 8 on 23rd May and have lost our new camera somewhere in TERMINAL or gate 38. It is in a large blue carry case with charger and 2 tickets to New York attraction. Please help if you have found it, it was our wedding gift with honeymoon memories on . Please contact emily14689@gmail.com if you can help.

Hello, I will arrive from Moscow on Aeroflot March 24 at JFK Terminal 1 at 18:10 .I will coming on a K-1( fiance) visa. Next my flight to Denver from Terminal 4 at 20:20.Is this enough time to clear customs, immigration, check my 2 bags and not miss my next flight please?
Thx in advance

In my experience no. Without baggage, just your carry-on, it is easier.

Hello, please could you tell me how long it takes to travel between terminals 7 and 8? I am flying from the UK to JFK, then need to catch a connecting flight to Austin, TX. How long does it usually take to get through immigration and passport control?
Many thanks for your help

I'm flying AA on October 4th to JFK from GIG (Rio de Janeiro - Brazil) and I will arrive at T8 at 6:45 am. My next flight Delta is at 11:15 am at T4 to MCO, enough time to get though immigration and custums. The question is: My luggage should be clipped in GIG STRAIGHT to final destination (MCO) despite begin different airline companies ?

Hi There,

I will be flying from LAS to JFK Landing at JFK at 5:49 if no delays.
My flight back to Johannesburg on Virgin leaves at 7:40.

Will there be enough time at JFK to get into Terminals, check in luggage and get onto 7:40 plane without rushing myself to death?


I arrive on a sunday at 6:40 pm at JFK from an international flight and would like to go on to Boston the same day. I will have to go international tax visa etc... and am concerned how long this might take. there are several offers for connecting flights to Boston, starting at 20:25 ... 21:00, till 22:55 pm... (the latest would probably be ok but of course it would be great not to arrive at Boston at midnight) how much time should I allow for to go through customs formalities, two security checks, transfer to other terminals etc... which connecting flight should I chose?

Would really appreciate knowing how long it will take to get from terminal 7 to 4? I have one hour... I called JFK, but I can't get a live person. \very much appreciated it you can get back to via email or post the details.

Hey all.
My wife and I left two fairly large packages outside the delta check in at terminal 4. The contents were our wedding gifts from our American family. They were two wooden fold out chairs in one package and a metal container with 3 vintage air vents for a boat. I have called lost and found and they weren't handed in. We are guessing that someone took them. We are willing to pay a reward for them, my cousin lives in NYC and can collect from whoever found them. They mean a great deal to us. Any information please contact joewbacon@gmail.com
Many thanks. Joe

My uncle is flying from Helsinki to OH, how can he get from terminal 8 to terminal 2,how long it takes and is 3 hours enough time

I am landing on JFK Terminal 4 by American Airline Flight No AA6006 and have flight from JFK to Toronto by American Airline Flight no AA3332 from Terminal 8. I am from India and going to toronto. do not have visa of US. Please advice is there requirement of any transit visa at JFK airpot. also advice my lay over time between flight at JFK is 4 hours, whether this is enough time.

My unaccompanied teenage nieces are flying from Europe arriving at 19:50 on Lufthansa airlines, T1, I believe. They have to catch a flight with JetBlue at 21:25 in T5. This gives them 1 hour and 35 minutes to connect. Do you have advice on how they can get through customs quickly in order to make it to their next flight. We aren't sure if we can check their luggage all the way through due to the two different airlines. They are US citizens and this will be their first time through customs, etc... Thanks.

My mom is flying in from Moscow with Aeroflot into terminal #1, she has to get to the Terminal #5 for her connecting flight with Jet Blue. What is the easiest way for her to connect to Terminal 5, SHE DOESN'T SPEAK ANY ENGLISH. (Can you please give detailed directions - which floor to go to, how to get to transfer mode of transportation, etc...) Thank you!

I have a flight(delta) from miami to jfk terminal 4 arrive 10.10am and i must caught my international flight 12.55pm(turkish)to terminal 1..do i have enough time? I will tranfer my luggage with me or will tranfer with airlines...do i pass passport control again?

Hi, im travelling from italy (im italian)to LA and i have a connection flight at JFK...i will have around 3 hours and i have to go from terminal 1 to 4? is it enough time? which air bus should i take to get there? thank you!

Good day

I am travaling by JFK furst time and do not speak English, but Russian only. I will travel Tampa-JFK-Moscow at Aug, 2-nd. Will come to JFK at 14:46 flight DL1167. My I have assistance to get my next flight to Moscow at 16:10 flight DL 0030?

Best regards

Hi ill be flying from Dublin to JFK T4 onto las Vegas from T4. When will I need to reclaim my luggage? At JFK? Also-what happens when I arrive at JFK? How will I know where to re-check my luggage? And go through customs again?

My teenage daughter is flying to JFK on direct flight from Madrid Spain (Flight 5679 American Airlines). Does she have to check her bags through customs? If so, what is the process and how long does it take?

My flight arrives at JFK at 17.05, and I have to go to T1 to take a flight that leaves at 19.15.
Is there enough time? How long does it take to go from T4 to T1?


Take the air train it is easy about 15 mins once cleared customs

I am arriving at JFK on flight QF107 terminal 7 my flight leaves from Sydney stops at LAX then continues to JFK do I clear imm/customs at LAX or JFK? How do I get from terminal 7 to terminal 2?
Thank you Marcia

JFK as it is your first point of entry into the U.S. On air train on track 2 from T7 to T2.

In about 10 days (on a Sunday Morning), I'll be flying in to Terminal 4, arriving at 0625 (on DL). My connecting flight is in Terminal 8 (on AA) departing at 0750.


How do I get from Terminal 4 to Terminal 8?

Do I have to go through security (both domestic flights)?

Is an hour and 25 minutes enough time?

I will be arriving in Terminal 4 (via Delta) at 0625 and need to catch my connection in Terminal 8 (via American) at 0750.

I have an hour an 25 minutes. Is that enough time to get from T4 to T8?

Will I have to clear security again?

How do I actually get from T4 to T8? I've never flown through JFK before.

Thank you!

i am returning from a trip to morocco in august and have 4 1/2 hours from when i arrive to when my connecting flight leaves. is that enough time to clear customs and make it to my next flight? arrive in terminal 1 and leave from terminal 5.

I have Finnair flight AY006 to Helsinki at 17:40.
Do I have time enought to catch the flight if i arrive from Las Vegas with American Airlines AA264 at 16:07

My son will be arriving alone at JFK terminal 5 and needs to get to terminal 4. What directions should I give him? How long will it take? Thanks.

Take an air train on track 2 from T5 to T4. It only takes about 2 minutes.

Can any one please help me ???
i have a flight from Abu Dhabi to Boston through AA airline and there is a layover of 2 n half hour in JFK airport.
As i am entering in US for very first time after getting US immigration visa approved , so there will be immigration procedure in which i have to give them a seal envelop of my case file , so that they can enter in there systems.
My worries is that will i be able to get enough time to board next flight to Boston in 2 n half hour hour from other terminal and my second question is that do i have to collect my luggage from JFK airport or it will be automatically transfer to my other flight and i can collect it from Boston airport.

I am arriving from dubai to JFK by Emirates on may 11/2013 at 2.25 and have a connection flight to Fort Lardale-FLL by Jet Blue at 5.30 with my family. Do I have enough time to process through customs and connect to terminal 5? How can we go from T 4 to T 5?

Yes you have plenty of time to connect. Go on an air train from T4 to T5 on track 2.

We are arriving at JFK (terminal 3) on delta at 2:41 pm, leaving JFK (terminal 4) at 11:00 pm to Dubai on Etihad airways. Can we store our baggage in Terminal 4 at arrival until time of check in? we'd like a few hours in NYC.


I fly into JFK by CA981 on May 26, ETA 1420hrs, connect to B6024 from JFK to Syracuse, ETD 1700hrs. I need to clear customs first, then go to Terminal 5 to check in my B6 flight, is the connection time okay for me to catch my B6 flight?


I have my daughter flying into jfk from charlotte on jetblue. She has 2 hrs 20 minutes to catch a flight to Istanbul on Turkish airlines. How do they get from terminal 5 to terminal 1 and is this enough time. Thier baggage will be checked from originating airport to final destination. Thank you!

She has enough time to connect. From T 5 take any train on track 2 to T 1.

I arrive into JFK Terminal 1 from Las Vegas at 16:07 on Sat June 29 and have a Air Berlin Flight to Düsseldorf at 17:15 from Terminal 8. This will be a connection flight. Do i have to clear customs, collect luggage and check-in for my flight or is there another handling ? Thanks.

No your bags should be checked to your final destination. You only have to do that if you enter the U.S but thats not the case with you.

no customs clearance from JFK--you clear customs when u enter the country not when u leave the usa.

Will I have enough time using the shuttle to get from a domestc flight arriving at terminal 4 to go to terminal one, go through customs and board my flight on air france in 2 hours?

You should be good to go in 2 hours but you dont clear customs when you leave the U.S Air France flight to Paris France.

you go thru security but not customs if your leaving the USA


Can you tell me.?
My Delta fit from Orlando will arrive gate 3 at 2:50 pm, and me Delta Flt to Amsterdam will depart at 4:10 pm. That leaves 1hr 20 mins later from gate4. Is that enough time?


I will arrive by Lan Peru, Terminal 5 right? At 7:50 am. I need to connect with Delta to ROC at 9:30 (Flight 3661 operated by Pinnacle). Which terminal should I get to? Can I do connection with such short time?

You have plenty of time to connect. Delta operates out of T 2/3 and T 4 but in your case it will probably be T 2/3.


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