JFK Airport Informational Guide to John F. Kennedy International - New York (JFK) - NON OFFICIAL

AirTrain JFK

AirTrain is an easy way of transportation to travel to and from JFK Airport and between terminals.

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AirTrain at JFK. 


Passengers can use AirTrain to connect with parking lots, hotel shuttles area, rental car center and NYC public transportation network, located at Jamaica and Howard Beach Stations.

AirTrain at JFK is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

AirTrain at JFK Airport

It does various stops in John F. Kennedy Airport: parking lots, terminals, rental car area and hotel shuttle areas. The AirTrain doesn’t have a stop at Terminal 4. 

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Access to JFK Airport via AirTrain

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

Take into consdieration that AirTrain stations are being reconstructed. Please, allow extra time to travel and always check prior to traveling. 


AirTrain is free between JFK Terminals, parkings and car rental center. If you go to Jamaica and Howard stations, to take the metro or rail, then there is a rate of $8.25. 

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Transportation options at JFK. 

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 Map JFK Airport

Omny is a new contacless payment method for transportation at NYC. 


A new contactless payment method: OMNY card is available to use around all NYC. It gives the option to use just one card for all types of transportation options (metro, train, bus...) 
You may use contactless fare payment with any credit, debit or mobile device with contactless payments enabled or the OMNY card.
For all OMNY related issues, please call 877-789-6669.
Our contactless fare payments are powered by MTA’s OMNY system. OMNY is available on all NYC subways and buses and the Roosevelt Island Tram.


Metrocard is the integrated system to travel through public transportation. One single way is $2.90 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, just go to the nearest Vending Machine or at 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.