There are 8 operating airline terminals At JFK Airport, Terminals 1 to 8. Terminals are located around the central terminal area (CTA). The terminals and parking lots in the central terminal area are divided into five areas.

Telephone numbers:

Police/Emergency Services
(718) 244-4333

Lost and Found
(718) 244-4225
(718) 244-4226

Medical Services
(718) 656-5344
Building 198

Airport Information
(718) 244-4444



No showers at JFK airport.

We are planning a US holiday in early September and will be flying in from Manchester UK.
We intend to catch a domestic flight to Washington DC.
How much time should we allow between flights to allow for the change?
How far away are the terminals?
If we do miss the domestic flight will they put us on the next one?
Any dates, days od the week to avoid in early September?

Many Thanks

1. Give it 2 or 3 hours.
2. They are about 2 minutes between each other on an air train.
3.Make sure you ask your airlines for that regarding ticket refund policy.

My elder parents are traveling from India (AI 101) and will arrive to JFK in terminal 4. They are coming for the first time and they have another connecting flight for mexico. How may I get confirmation my parents will get immigration properly her taken another person and language (communication) help during luggage pick and immigration etc. Is there any number I can contact in terminal 4 for help? Thanks,

There is no way for you to know as those officials dont provide any information. My guess is that you will know when they get to your final destination.

We are arriving on US 374 at JFK at 3 pm and catching SQ 25 at 8.35 pm on June 5th, 2012. Based on my research, US Air uses Terminal 7 and SQ uses Terminal 4. I have 5 hours and 35 minutes between flights. Do we have enough time to go to Jet Blue Terminal 5 for food (apparently the best food is there) and are we "allowed" to do it after checking in at SQ counter first? Sorry for all the questions. We don't fly much.

Yes you have plenty of time to do all that.

Thank you

I am scheduled to land at Terminal 4 from Johannesburg at 6:40am and then leave on JetBlue at 7:55am. I know Jetblue leaves out of Terminal 5. Is that enough time to clear customs, recheck in my luggage and get to terminal 5?
Thank You!

It might not be enough. All those may take u up to one hour.

if taking a flight from jfk to rome, with connection in germany....does luggage get checked all the way thru to rome?

It should be checked all the way if you have one ticket. Make sure you ask at JFK just to be triple sure.

I will be landing to terminal 1 at 11.20 and my AA flight departs from terminal 8 at 14.55. I wonder how long it takes to process through the custom and reach there.

Like I mentioned in a previous response to somebody else about an hour or so.

Hi, just wondering, returning to the US from Japan, are the people who pick you up at the airport allowed to go with you through customs? Or is it just the people who went on the flight that are allowed to wait in that line? Thanks!


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