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



I'm arriving at terminal 8, and I have a 4 hour lay-over before my next flight, also at T8. When I get there, can I go to the shops at terminal 4 by AirTrain? What track is it, and how far is it?

Will arrive at terminal 8 at 12:35am and have to go to Manhattan. Want to know what is the last time of the Jamaica Station air train since I would like to take the Penn Station train. Txs

Hey I'll arrive at terminal 4 and need to go to Brooklyn with a big luggage. I just read that the B15 bus departure isn't anymore at terminal 4 but it changed to T5. Is it a walking distance or what other options could you give me to get to Franklin Ave... The luggage is 7ft*3ft*1,5ft...

Take the air train to Howard Beach and transfer to a Manhattan bound A train get off at Franklin Ave.

Coming to JFK with a National rental car & flying from T-4.
Whats my best bet? Return car with wife & daughter, then take the AirTrain together to T-4 or drop them off at T-4 with baggage then drop off car myself & return to T-4 via AirTrain.

That would be a good idea.

I am wanting to get from JFK to Amsterdam and 92nd in Manhattan. What is the subways/ routes that I take? I have never been to New York. Thanks!

do we choose jamaica station or howard beach and which subway after there,we are traevlling from terminal 7 to 77th street NY 10075

I want to take a train from Princeton Junction to JFK Terminal 1. How to take the train and Air train? Thanks for your help?

Hello, I am travelling on June 1st arriving on terminal 7 and need to go to terminal 1 for my international flight. Can I get there by airline terminal route train?

Yes on track 1.

From T7 to T1 - only on track 2.

Transfer between terminal 3 and 4. If I take airtrain, it will go through all other terminals(as it goes clockwise, till it arrives at Terminal 4, correct? How much time will be enough for such transfer. I also must clear customs and immigration. Thx.

Yes it will still arrive at T4. It should be 2 minutes between the flights.Immigration and Customs may take you up to one hour.


My wife and kid would arrive at Terminal 5 via Jet blue and they have 2 hour transit to catch the emirates international flight from Terminal 4.

Please let us know how do they travel from Terminal 5 to Terminal 4 on AirTrain. Is there a particular track or direction they need to use to catch the train.

Generally how long would it take to travel from Terminal 5 to 4


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