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



Can anyone tell me what airtrain to take to go to Jamaica Station from Terminal 3?.....Or can I just take any airtrain? thank U

Take taxi or public transit to Penn Station, transfer to NJ Transit-Montclair/Boonton line train and get off at Boonton or Mountain Lakes, closest stations to Parsippany.

I will have a transfer between T4 and T3.
Which air train track should be taken to reach T3 from T4? How much minutes?
Vice versa
Which air train track should be taken to reach T4 from T3? How much minutes?
Thank you

Take track 2 from T4 to T3, and track 1 vice versa. Less than two minutes between terminals.

We are traveling from St. Louis to Rome through JFK in March. Our inbound flight lands in term 3 and outbount in term 1. We will be checking out bags all the way. Will we need to claim our bags for customs? Is AirTrain inside security or will we need to re-enter security when we get to term 1?

You will not deal with customs until you reach Rome. If you're flying the same airline or codeshare partner from STL to Rome your bags should be checked through, but best to ask at check in. If not you will claim your bags and re-check at T1. AirTrain is outside security so take the train on track 2 from T3 to T1 and you will check in/clear security.

Simple question:

What's the best, fastest and cheapest way to get to the Hilton Times Square from JFK?

Airtrain to Jamaica Ave. Transfer to E train to 42nd Street. Cost $7.50 PP

I would like to know the best possible route from JFK to the cancer hospital.Train schedule as well

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.



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