John F. Kennedy International Airport

Pickup & Drop Off

If you are picking up family or friends at JFK, use one of our FREE Cell Phone Lot waiting areas.


Parking lots are located at terminals and connected by the AirTrain system.

Getting Around

AirTrain JFK is the fastest and easiest way to move around JFK Airport.

JFK Airport: Gateway to Global Exploration

Embark on Seamless Journeys, Connect with the World, and Experience Elevated Travel at JFK Airport.


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Getting There

Travelers can reach JFK Airport by taxi, rideshare, public transportation like the AirTrain, or driving with available parking options. Some airlines also offer shuttle services from select locations to JFK for passenger convenience.


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About JFK

John F. Kennedy International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the world, serves as a global gateway connecting travelers to destinations across the globe. Located in Queens, New York, JFK Airport operates 24/7, offering a seamless and elevated travel experience. With a wide range of amenities, diverse dining options, and efficient transportation services, JFK Airport provides a comprehensive and traveler-friendly environment for individuals and families embarking on journeys near and far.

  • Location: JFK Airport is situated in Queens, New York, providing a gateway for travelers to and from the United States.
  • Transportation: Connect to and from JFK Airport seamlessly with various transportation options, including taxis, shuttles, and public transit.
  • Airport Accessibility: Easily accessible from different parts of New York City, JFK Airport offers convenience for both local and international travelers.
  • Travel Amenities: Experience a range of amenities at JFK Airport, from shopping and dining options to lounges, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable travel experience.
  • Family-Friendly Services: JFK Airport provides family-friendly facilities, including play areas and changing facilities, catering to the needs of travelers with young children.

JFK Airlines

Numerous airlines operate out of JFK, including both domestic and international carriers. Some of the major airlines that operate out of JFK include:

  • American Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • JetBlue Airways
  • United Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Lufthansa
  • Emirates
  • Air France
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
  • Aeroflot
  • Korean Air
  • Turkish Airlines

This list is not exhaustive, as JFK serves as a hub for many airlines from around the world, offering a wide range of destinations and flight options.

Getting to the Airport

Getting to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) from various points in New York City is quite straightforward, thanks to the city’s extensive transportation options. Here are the most common methods:

Subway and AirTrain

The most budget-friendly option is taking the subway and then transferring to the AirTrain.

  • Subway: Take the E, J, Z trains to Sutphin Blvd Station, or the A train to Howard Beach Station.
  • AirTrain: After the subway, transfer to the AirTrain JFK. It runs every 7-15 minutes and the journey to the airport terminals takes about 15 minutes. The total fare for the subway and AirTrain is usually under $10.
Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and AirTrain

For a faster but slightly more expensive option from Manhattan, Brooklyn, or Queens:

  • LIRR: Take a Long Island Rail Road train to Jamaica Station.
  • AirTrain: Transfer to the AirTrain JFK at Jamaica Station. The total journey including both LIRR and AirTrain can range from $15 to $25, depending on the time of day and your boarding station.

Several bus lines serve JFK:

  • Q3, Q10, and B15 buses connect to local subway stations.
  • Express Bus: The NYC Airporter offers express bus service to and from Grand Central Terminal, Port Authority Bus Terminal, and Penn Station for around $18.

Taxis offer a direct but costlier option. The ride from Manhattan to JFK may cost $52 plus tolls and tip, under the flat fare system (excluding peak hours surcharge). Be mindful of traffic, as it can significantly affect travel time and cost.

Rideshares (Uber, Lyft)

These services provide convenience and door-to-door service. The cost can be comparable to or slightly higher than taxis, depending on the time of day and demand.

Private Shuttles and Limousines

Several companies offer private services, which can be booked in advance. Prices vary widely based on the service level and vehicle type.


If you plan to drive, you can reach JFK via the Van Wyck Expressway, the Belt Parkway, and the JFK Expressway. Parking at the airport is available but can be expensive for long-term stays.

Travel Tips for Getting to JFK

  • Plan Ahead: Always check the traffic and transit updates for any service changes, especially during holidays or bad weather.
  • Travel Time: Allow ample time for your journey, considering New York’s often unpredictable traffic and possible subway delays.
  • Airport Navigation: JFK is a large airport with multiple terminals. Know your airline and terminal number in advance to avoid confusion upon arrival.

Whichever method you choose, make sure to plan according to your specific needs, budget, and schedule. Safe travels!

JFK Airport is a bustling hub with over 70 airlines operating, offering a diverse range of destinations worldwide.


Frequently Asked Questions

Check our website to get a sense of current wait times but always allow plenty of time for the security screening. It is recommended that you arrive two hours before domestic flights and three hours for international travel generally but also check with your specific airline for additional guidelines.

JFK International Airport is pleased to help you stay connected by offering 4 hours of free WiFi access. Choose “JFK Free WiFi” from the list of network options, watch a short video ad and you’re on your way.

The AirTrain is a fast, easy and FREE way to travel throughout all of the airline terminals. Passengers can also connect with MTA buses, trains and the LIRR at Jamaica and Howard Beach stations, for a fee of $5.