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



Hi, We will be arriving JFK at 1105am. What is the best/shortest way to travel to Philadelphia? Via train or domestic flight? We will be staying at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel.

Many Thanks

Good morning
I should arrive at JFK T1, from Italy, on Friday 20th at 15:30, and I should take the next flight at T4 at 17:55; is it enough time to get it?
Does all the connection trais (among terminals) are free? I mean Howard Beach route , Jamaica Station route and all terminal loop....

Hello, I'm worried about a connection we have in JFK ... Delta Airlines changed their schedule and we have to pick up our plane in 13 minutes! We travel with 2 babies we are 9! I Think it's impossible! What do you think? Thank you, Sara MARTINI from France.

I'm travelling from YUL to JFK with Delta (arriving term 2) ETA 7:43am and then connecting to another Delta flight to Aruba leaving at 8:29am from term 4. Do we have enough time to make it with the AirTrain? Since we go over US customs in Montreal, do we need to go over customs and security all over again? TKs!

I am arriving tomorrow to jfk, is there an easy, cheap way to get to manhattan hotels without ride sharing? Air tran to something?

Will be arriving from the uk at terminal 4, would like to take the airtrain to Penn Station. I am an invalid, although I can walk, how far it airtrain station from terminal 4. How often do the trains run, and do we pay before getting on the train or on the train itself.

From Terminal 4 you can take the elevator to the Airtrain and get off at the Howard Beach stop. From there take the subway A-train to Penn Station.

The Air train runs every 5 minutes and the fee is $6.00. You pay when you exit the Airtrain. In this case at the Howard Beach stop. You will also need a metro card to get on the subway which is $2.50.

Need to get from JFK to the MET then back. Airtrain to Jamaica Beach or Howard Beach? Will I need to transfer once on the subway?

I arrive by Uzbekistan airways at terminal 4 and departure from terminal 3 by delta. How can I reach terminal 3

If all goes well, we arrive at T5 JetBlue at 20:44 and depart T4 Emirates at 23:00. Will this be enough time to transit between the 2 terminals and any other processes?

Hello, I will be arriving next week on Terminal 4, and I need to get to Terminal 3 for another flight. How can I find the Airtrain that takes me only through terminals, what track is it? Is there anything special I need to know? Are there clear signals?

I am arriving at T2. I want to go to T4. Does the airtrain reach inside the T4 or do I need to walk outside to reach T4?Thanks in advance.

I will be arriving in terminal 4 and need to get to queensbridge subway station. Can you advise me on the route please? Thanks

My wife's arriving terminal 4 on Monday and she needs to take the airtrain from term 4 to terminal 5. She doesn't speak or read very good english so I want a foolproof way to get her on the train so she can't get lost.
What track is the "all terminals" airtrain in terminal 4? I realize that there are probably shorter ways to get from 4 to 5 but I would rather be safe. The worst that can happen is that she goes in a circle if she misses 5/6.
I think it's track 2 but not sure. Also, is it color coded?

what is the best way to T1(china estern) from T5(jetblue)? how many hours I need to take into consideration bewteen? Thanks.


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