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



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.

i will be arriving into terminal 3 and will be looking to go to the bronx. how do i go about getting there the cheapiest way?

Cheapest is by Airtrain to subway ($7.25); take Airtrain on track 1 from terminal to Jamaica Station, transfer to E subway into Manhattan and transfer to whichever Bronx-bound Subway line will take you closest to your destination as multiple lines serve the Bronx. Check the MTA subway map for Bronx stations.

I arrive @ terminal 7 where do i go to catch the air train that will take me to Jamaica Station?


i would like to take the airtrain from terminals 3 and im heading to richmond hill... can u explain to where and how can i go about getting the air train after im done with immigration?


I will be staying in an Hotel located at Queens Boulevard 65-09, Queens.

What would be the easiest way to get there via public transportation from Terminal 7 of JFK airport?

Thanks in advance,

I arrive from Phoenix at 14 55 at terminal 3 and depart for Bermuda from terminal 8 at 17 .30. will I have sufficient time, allowing for luggage and customs etc to make this connection on sky train?


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