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
terminal.

  • 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
loop.
All JFK AirTrain stations are wheelchair accessible. Howard Beach subway and
Jamaica Long Island Railroad stations are wheelchair accessible too.

JFK
AirTrain Fare Information

  • Fare of 5$ at Howard Beach or Jamaica Station
  • Rides between all other JFK AirTrain stations are free

Comments

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I arrive on terminal 8 by AA at 9.30pm(domestic flt) and depart at 12/30am on terminal 7 (cathy pacific international flt)
can i walk across with baggage from terminal 8 to 7 or to I have to take the air train?
thank you

You will need to take an air train on track 2 to ride it from T8 to T7.
JFK_Specialist

Take any train on track 2 from T8 to T7.

Can I take the airtrain from Long Term Parking?

Yes on track 1 only.
JFK_Specialist

I'll be arriving on an international Delta flight at terminal 3 JFK and need to get to the AirTrain. I hear that this is tricky. How exactly do I find the AirTrain after I get my luggage?

From terminal 3 arrivals hall go outside to the next building take an elevator to the 3rd floor and follow the signs for the air train. It is very simple and not tricky.
JFK_Specialist

What do you mean exactly by the "next building"?

Building in front of Delta Terminal 3. In that building there are elevators as well as free air train.
JFK_Specialist

Building in front of Delta Terminal 3. In that building there are elevators as well as free air train.
JFK_Specialist

The tricky part is getting to that "building". (I think you mean the structure with the elevator, not really a buliding). You have to walk a long ways with your bags down a narrow winding sidewalk, sometimes being forced into the street by pedestrians. That's what is tricky, and what I wanted to avoid!

On April the 2nd i'll arrive from Italy at T3 with Delta at 12,30. I have to take another flight to Chicago at T8 (American Airlines)at 5,15 p.m. Do you think I have enough time? Should I take Air Train (airline terminal route) on track 2? How will I find the rail station? Thank you

You have loads of time. Take it on track 2 from T3 to T8. Just follow the signs for the air train. At terminal 3 go outside to the next building take an elevator to the 3rd floor and follow the signs.
JFK_Specialist

arriving terminal 5 jet blue..how do i get to airtrain to jamaica station to go to massapequa park on the lirr?

Hello!
We are arriving with Icelandair in terminal 7 at 7:00 pm, and have departure at 9:55 pm with Jet Blue in terminal 5. Is that enough time and what is the best way to travel from terminal 7 to terminal 5?

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