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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


Sir, I will arrived JKF through T8/RJ - hour I can get a Airtrain to go to Jamaica Station and them pass to Queens Subway.

Call Queens Subway authority officials please.

Hi, Can I get Airtrain from T8 to Jamaica Station directly

Yes on track 1 only straight to Jamaica Station :)

I just want to know how I get from JFK airtrain to Howard Beach station, because I need to take the A subway to the West Central Park. Thank you.

Take any train on track 1 to Howard Beach Station.

Hello,My first flight will arrive in T5 in 8:40pm,and my second flight will take off in T7 in 1:30am,how can I go to T7 from T5?

Take all terminals air train on track 2 from T5 to T7. It takes about 2 minutes.


I am travelling with two small children from LHR to MCO via JFK

We arrive at 12:35 into T7. We have to collect our luggage and get over the T8 for a flight departing at 14:50 to MCO.

Do we have time?

Both children have entry visa's as their Englsih father is working in Orlando ... but I don't .... hoping immigration will process me with the children as gardian.

You should have enough time with 2 hour time window.

Hi, I would like to know what's better to go to Harlem: jamaica station or Howard beach station? and what time does it take with subway trains? tanks a lot. vincenzo

I will be arriving in JFK on 3/18, at 07.55 AM by Emirates (EK-203). If my connecting flight to Bangor (US Airways) is scheduled at 12.30 PM, do I have enough time for custom and airport transfer to Laguardia ?


I'm planning on arriving at JFK on Jet Blue at 7:32 p.m. on 3/14/12 and want to take the Air Train to the Jamaica Station and then go on to the LIRR to Atlantic Terminal. Is the Air Train running to the Jamaica Station from Terminal 5? I saw an alert that it will only run from Jamaica Station to Federal Circle. Is this true?

Thank you.

No its not. Air train will work from terminal 5 on track 1 to Jamaica Station.
Von Hagen


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