John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport AirTrain

AirTrain is an easy way of transportation to travel to/from and around JFK airport. It links with MTA New York City buses and subways and also with the Long Island Rail Road. It is a cheap and fast way to travel to various destinations along NYC and New Jersey.


AirTrain at JFK airport

It does various stops in John F. Kennedy airport: parking lots, terminals, rental car area and hotel shuttle areas.

Fee: around the airport is for free.

Hours: operate 24/7 daily.


AirTrain to Go to Manhattan

The Cheaper option: AirTrain JFK and MTA Subways

- Route: Midtown Manhattan New York Penn Station W. 34 Street

Connection: MTA E Subway at Jamaica Station.

Rate: $7.75.

Travel Time: 50 minutes.


- Route: Lower Manhattan, below W. 14 Street

Connection: MTA A Subway at Howard Beach Station.

Rate: $7.75

Travel Time: 60 minutes


- Route: Upper Manhattan W. 125 Street

Connection: MTA E Subway at Jamaica Station. In Manhattan passengers can transfer to a bus or subway.

Rate: $7.75

Travel Time: 75 minutes


- Route: Southern Queens, Northern Brooklyn

Connection: MTA J / Z Subway at Jamaica Station

Rate: $7.75

Travel Time: 50 minutes


The fastest way to reach Manhattan: AirTrain JFK & LIRR

- Route: Manhattan West side -Penn Station- and Queens

Connection: Long Island Rail Road at Jamaica Station

Rate: $15 Travel

Time: 35-40 minutes



AirTrain for passengers with reduced mobility or special needs

- AirTrain Stations are designed to be as much as possible accessible for passengers with special needs or reduced mobility.

- Every train has two wheelchair locations. There is also an aisle to facilitate the passenger mobility.

- All AirTrain stations have escalators & elevators.

- At Jamaica Station to/from the LIRR station and platforms there are connectors. Same for subways to/from Sutphin Boulevard-Archer Av. Station. The street-level entrances are adapted to be accessible for wheelchairs.

- Transfers between the AirTrain Howard Beach station and the Howard Beach subway station, as well as to/from the streets, are well equipped to be accessible with wheelchair, there are elevators and walkway.


MetroCard: is the integrated system to travel through the public transportation. One single way is $2.75 and passengers can travel by MTA subways and buses. Metrocard is rechargeable and travelers can do transfers for free between subways and buses.

To buy a MetroCard: purchase it in the Vending Machines or in the information point in the main stations.

Children: 44 inches tall & under travel for free.

*All Buses accept MetroCard or exact change (coins only) with the exception of Select Bus Service (SBS).

*Metro North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road fares require separate ticket purchase at Machines or Ticket Offices. Passengers must buy the ticket before board these destinations.