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

Bus to JFK

From JFK Airport there are several bus options to get to Manhattan or other locations around: 

Bus stop in JFK Airport is located in Terminal 5.

In order to get there if you are in another terminal, you need to take the AirTrain. Find more information on the AirTrain and how to move in its section


B15 route is an interesting one if you have to move through Brooklyn area. 

Check more information in B15 bus page


Q3 routes is another interesting route to get to JFK Airport from Queens area. 

Check more information in Q3 bus page

Other Bus options

A part of this two bus options, there are other interesting bus routes to move around: 

Q10: It goes through Kew Gardens and Ozone Parks. Check schedule

Q6: It goes through Jamaica area. Check schedule

Q7: It covers the area of East New York. Check schedule

Check more information in MTA Website or use the MTA TripPlanner.

Useful information

Buses are accessible for persons with reduced mobility.

There are various private bus lines operating express buses to Manhattan, the Hudson Valley, and Long Island.


Metrocard is the integrated system to travel through public transportation. One single ticket 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: purchase it in the Vending Machines 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 tickets before boarding these destinations.