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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


AirTrain preys on jetlagged travelers. I purchased a $26 airtrain metrocard upon landing at JFK and used it once. I thought I was purchasing a regular MetroCard and was surrpised I could not use it in the subway, then realized it was a "special" airtrain card (one about which the MTA washes its hands off entirely). I thought I'd save it for when I flew next, as it expired in 2024. The next time I tried to use it, in September, it said it had insufficient fare.

Which Air Train should I take from Terminal 8 to Terminal 4 outside of security.

Which AirTrain Track should I take to go from Terminal 4 to Terminal 1?

Thank you.

How long does it take to go by airtrain from terminal 4 to terminal 7 in JFK airport?

IS there a FedEx/UPS/Postl Service Counter at any of the JFK Terminals where I can send a package?

Flying in from Chicago next month. How do I get to Sutphin Blvd E train to World Trade Center once I get to JFK airport?

Visiting NYC from the UK.
Know we need to get to Jamaica then a subway to 34th and 8th Ave but not sure which Subway line to get on from Jamaica.
Can anyone help?

the quickest way but a little more expensive than the subway is LONG Island Rail ROad (LIRR) from Jamaica to 34th street penn station (34-45 mins depending on time of train )

the subway would be F train to 34th street penn station (45mins-1 hour ) leaves frequently

What is the cheapest way to get from JFK to Grand Central station?

Is it possible to board the airtrain from JFK terminal to car rental parking with a trolley ?

Which is the best way to go from the terminal 8 to car rental centre?

Is there a schedule available for the air train . what are the hours of operation please

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

I live in Manhattan and planning a trip I have a senior reduce M.T.A.card can I use the card on the AIRTRAIN?

coming in on Jet Blue domestic, connecting to Emirates to Dubai, is there a way to conenct without having to go through security again?


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