JFK International Airport

  Delays by Destination:
No destination-specific delays are being reported
  General Departure Delays:
Traffic is experiencing gate hold and taxi delays lasting 15 minutes or less.
  General Arrival Delays:
Arrival traffic is experiencing airborne delays of 15 minutes or less
Update time: Thu Jun 20 18:08:43 2013 GMT
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JFK Airport Parking - You can use two types of parking: JFK Long Term Parking or Daily Parking in the Central Terminal Area more

JFK Car Rental - Each terminal have rental car counter or courtesy telephones. Car rental companies that operate at airport are: Avis, Budget, Dollar Rent A Car, Enterprise, Hertz more

Kennedy Airport Terminals - There are 8 operating terminals ...

Airtrain , Directions, Hotels


Anonymous (not verified)

more than likely,no by thetime you get your luggage and grab a taxi your talking at least 20min. minumum to nyc from jfk. 40min.hardly enough time to realy take in the sites.

Elizabeth29

Hello, I'm arriving to JFK (terminal 4) this Saturday at 7.35am from Southamerica, my final destination is Logan Airport in Boston so once I arrive I have to go to terminal 8 and take another flight at 11.25am. I guess my questions are: will I have enough time to change terminals from 4 to 8? How many people are at customs at that hour of the day? is there too much crowd? and How much time will take me to move from terminal 4 to 8?
Thanks in advance

BG (not verified)

You should have enough time. Wait time/traffic at customs can vary so allow at least 45 minutes. When you exit customs go the the third floor of T4 to AirTrain and take any train on track 1 to T8, only takes a few minutes.

DennyJ

DennyJ

My wife has a 0700 flight on Virgin America Tuesday 12/7...is there a short term parking nearby that I can help her get into the terminal etc..we have never been to JFK before - first time for everything. Thank you.

BG (not verified)

Virgin America is terminal 4, use Blue parking for short term.

adlette

I will be arriving from Paris to JFK and heading towards Orlando? Do I have to check my luggage in JFK even though it was sent to Orlando?
what is the time needed to go from term 1 to 3 and the best vehicle?
How far is Orlando airport from Orange county convention center?

BG (not verified)

You will need to collect your luggage when you arrive to clear customs, then take it to the connecting flights counter after you exit customs. Take AirTrain on track 1 from T1 to T3. Convention Center is about a 30 minute drive from Orlando airport.

Anonymous (not verified)

Hi

I arrive jfk at 1145 am on 5th Januay. Please let me know if there are buses from jfk to college park, pa.

thanks

BG (not verified)

You would have to go to Greyhound at Port Authority Bus Terminal; take NYAS express bus from terminal or AirTrain from terminal to Jamaica Station and E subway to 42nd St/Port Authority. Check www.greyhound.com for schedules and fares.

Anonymous (not verified)

Is it possible to have a sightseeing tour through manhattan in the time of a 7:00 h stop in the airport, coming from London (Terminal 8) going to Peru (terminal 4)? Is it possible to leave the airport in meantime?
Do I need to pay any taxes when passing inmigration again?
What do you suggest to do with the hand luggage? Do I have enough time to take my luggage to storage in Terminal 4 considering that I'm arriving at Terminal 8?
How far is Terminal 8 from Terminal 4?
What is the cheapest way to go to Manhattan and how long does it take from the airport?

carolko

My daughter will be arriving at JFK on Cathay Pacific CX0888 on Dec 20 @ 06.10 (Terminal 7). She has a connecting flight on Delta Airlines 699 to Port Au Prince, Haiti departing 8.25am. As these two flight sectors are on separate tickets, can you advise as to what she has to do when she arrives in JFK so that she doesn't miss her flight to Haiti. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Anonymous (not verified)

My daughter will be arriving at JFK on Cathay Pacific CX0888 on Dec 20 @ 06.10 (Terminal 7). She has a connecting flight on Delta Airlines 699 to Port Au Prince, Haiti departing 8.25am. As these two flight sectors are on separate tickets, can you advise as to what she has to do when she arrives in JFK so that she doesn't miss her flight to Haiti. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Anonymous (not verified)

i arrive at JFK at 7:20 am from DBX. next flight to ORD 14:20. will i have time to meet someone?

Anonymous (not verified)

BA JFK - London
My son is coming back from working on a cruise ship for 6 months - flight later today and its his birthday can he get an upgrade

John Smith (not verified)

I am going to leave for Moscow on Friday 26, 2010 and I heard about flights departure delay because of long check up of the luggage. Is it true? I am afraid not to be on time for next domestic flight on the territory of Russia. Thanks.

joan f.a. (not verified)

yes we expect up to 6hr delays for international

Clariss Chua

hi, we will be arriving from qatar airways at 2.15 pm at terminal 4. we are thinking of taking another flight from jetblue at 5.08 pm.
1)do we have enough time ?
2)which terminal is jetblue located?
3) How do we get from terminal 4 to jetblue terminal? any charges for the transport to terminal?
Thank u for ur assistance

BG (not verified)

1) Three hours should be enough time to clear customs and transfer terminals.
2) Jet Blue is T5
3) Take any Airtrain on track 1 (located on 3rd floor of T4)one stop to T5, free.

LNSharkey (not verified)

Hi

On Saturday the 18th of December I have a stop off in JFK airport (from San Francisco to Dublin, Ireland). This stop off is from 7am until about 7pm and I was wondering can I get confirmation please if it is possible to leave JFK airport to do some sightseeing. Will this cause any issues with customs to exit the airport and re-enter later that same day? I will have my ESTA completed but just do not want to book the flights if I cannot leave the airport or if it will cause issues. I am an Irish citizen.
Thanking you in advance for your help in relation to this.
Kindest Regards L

BG (not verified)

You should be able to leave the airport for sightseeing and return for your flight to Dublin. Your flight from SF to JFK is domestic so no need for customs on arrival. Your departure is international so be sure to arrive back at JFK approx. 3 hours before departure for check-in and security.

Kalle W. (not verified)

Hello, We have a flight 16 th of december from Helsinki to New York. We`d like to move right away to our destination Naples, Florida. Do I have to book national flights from some other airport or what? How is the transportation to these airports arranged? Any suggestions? Thank you very much for your assistance!

BG (not verified)

The closest airport to Naples with regular passenger service is Ft. Myers, about 45 minutes by car/taxi; Jet Blue has non-stop flights from JFK to Ft. Myers. American Airlines and Delta Airlines fly from JFK to Ft. Myers connecting in Miami or Atlanta respectively. You should book online with these airlines or through your travel agent. You will arrive at JFK, clear customs and proceed to the terminal for the airline you select to get you to Ft. Myers. JFK AirTrain provides free transportation between terminals. You will need to arrange for transportation from Ft. Myers to Naples.

Remus

Hi,

I will be arriving 12pm to Jfk on the 24th Nov from Boston, and I will have a long lay-off of 9-hours before continuing my international leg to Singapore.

I am thinking of heading to NYC during that lay-off period, using the Airtrain-LIRR(Penn Station) route.

However, as it is the eve of Thanks-giving holiday,:
- I would like to know if heading back airport, will Penn Station be overly crowded on that day or delay as such?
- What time do you advice coming back from Penn Station to Jfk airport (to have time for security clearance and departing my flight at 9pm)?

Thanks in advance!

BG (not verified)

The Amtrak area of Penn Station should be very crowded with holiday travelers. LIRR shouldn't be too bad as most of the commuters will be off or going home early. I'd still get back to JFK at least two hours (maybe more depending on how messed up the "opt outs" make the security lines) prior to departure so if you leave Penn Station around 6pm you should be to your terminal by 7pm or even earlier.

Anonymous (not verified)

What would be the taxi fare from JFK to Brancgburg NJ?

BG (not verified)

Branchburg is in western NJ and would be a pretty expensive taxi ride, well over $100. There is no direct public transit to Branchburg however the NJ Transit-Raritan Valley line train stops in Somerville, about 10 miles east of Branchburg. From JFK go to Penn Station by NYAS express bus or LIRR from Jamaica Station via AirTrain. Go to www.njtransit.com and use their handy trip planner using Penn Station as the origin station and Somerville as the destination for schedules and fares. Trains require a transfer at Newark.

Anonymous (not verified)

Security Wait Times on Thursday, November 26th
I will be in New York for the day leaving New York back to Buffalo at 10:40 p.m. flight. What time should I head for the JFK to get the flight back?

BG (not verified)

Thursday is the 25th, Friday is the 26th. Generally Thanksgiving Day after 12noon and the day after are not too bad. I'd still get to the airport two hours before departure just in case.

Anonymous (not verified)

What is the latest news on a passenger jet with a reported fire on one wing lands safely at New York's John F Kennedy airport?

Anonymous (not verified)

good day
how can i get from JFK airport to mount pocono, PA by train?
thank you

JS

BG (not verified)

You can't by train, only by Martz Trailways bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal. You can check schedules and purchase tickets online at martztrailways.com. NYAS express bus offers service to Port Authority from all terminals ($15) or AirTrain from terminal to Jamaica Station and then E subway to 42nd St/Port Authority.

Wolfgang Raupach (not verified)

Is it possible to have a seightseeing tour through manhatten in the time of a 7:30 h stop in the airport, coming from Miami going to Germany? Is it possible to leave the airport in meantime?

Nancy King (not verified)

Yes, the ride from the airport is about an hour either by train or taxi(depending on traffic) It would be tight but you could see Times Square or Rockefeller Center & Fifth Avenue stores - and then go back to the airport. Here's the link for the train to NYC.

http://www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk-airtrain.html

Anonymous (not verified)

I am arriving in jfk from Toronto at 8:27am on delta airlines and was wondering what terminal I have to go through to board my next flight to miami on delta at 10:45am. I have never done this before so I would like some help plz. And would I have to get my luggage? And if u can also answer this question, after I arrive in Miami I will be leaving on AA so would I have to get my luggage? And would I have enough time?

MS (not verified)

Check the airport monitors for the gate to MIA - most likely it would be the same terminal. Ask Delta if they checked your luggage through(which they will I believe).
You have enough time to transfer.

Slim

Thx u soo much

Anonymous (not verified)

I am flying from a US city to JFK, arriving at terminal 8 and departing to India at terminal 4 two hours later. I would like to know: 1) Do we clear customs at JFK? 2) Is two hours sufficient time to get from terminal 8 to terminal 4 and clear customs?

MS (not verified)

1. Mo meed to clear customs when you leave USA.
2. Yes.

Anonymous (not verified)

If I have to clear customs when I leave the USA, then I will need to clear customs at JFK, so question 2 still stands, is 2 hours enough time to get to the terminal AND clear customs?

BG (not verified)

You will NOT need to clear customs at JFK if arriving on a domestic flight and then departing on an international flight. When you arrive at T8 follow signs to AirTrain and take train on track 2 to T4. Two hours should be enough time to make your connection.

MS (not verified)

Sorry, for the typographical error - I meant "No need..". Thanks BG, for clarifying the answer.

Anonymous (not verified)

hi..
i order some clothes from china..
2010-11-13 16:53:00 QINGPU Posting
  2010-11-13 17:49:00 QINGPU Despatch from Sorting Center
  2010-11-14 14:32:26 SHANGHAI Arrival at Sorting Center
  2010-11-14 18:55:05 SHANGHAI Despatch from Sorting Center
  2010-11-15 21:54:00 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA USJFKA Arrival at Sorting Center
  2010-11-15 21:55:00 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA USJFKA Handed over to Customs

i dont know where my package at since nov 15
is my package still airport??
i want to know what's going on..
when you going to release that??

BG (not verified)

You will need to contact the shipping company handling the package.

billywhizz

hi, we are coming to new york on the 3 dec 2010. landing at jfk at 13.05 what is the cheapest way to get to hotel st james,109 W. 45TH ST.
New York, NY 10036. we are departing jfk on 6 dec @ 23.10. what time will we have to leave hotel for airport. thanks

LennyM (not verified)

Hi,
first: take AirTrain (dont have to leave arrival terminal, look for the sign "airtrain"--it is all over the place) to Howard Beach stop. get off.
second: on the same platform get on an A train. it will take you right to 42nd street/bus terminal/port authority station. get off, go upstairs--you are on 42nd street. go three blocks up (north)--it will be 45th street. make a right and look for your hotel.

going back to JFK--same way backward, but it will take you a little less time to get there--off rush hours.

my guess, one way trip will take you about 1 hour 15 min, no more then that

billywhizz

hi, thank you for your very helpful advice. much appreciated.

Anonymous (not verified)

Good morning,

I have a problem because i have to book lunch for 46 persons in the JFK airport and it looks like impossible to contact any little restaurants in the terminal 5 travelling with fly blue.
It will be for Thursday the 25th of November, so please help me with an advice or a number to call.
Thank you.

Best regards

Benoit Crinon

Craig G (not verified)

my son is flying in from paris on AirFrance arriving 3:40pm. He can get a 6:45 to Seattle on Delta. Does this give him enough time? The AF flight is typically an hour late.... so if it arrives at 4:40, can he make it thru customs and to the terminal that would get him to Seattle?

MS (not verified)

Generally 2 hours is enough to transfer . Delta to Seattle usually flies out of T2, which is next door.

Peter connett

Are body scanners installed in terminal 1 at JFK?