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

JFK Terminal 5

JFK Terminal 5 operates with various airlines but JetBlue Airways is the major one. 

Terminal 5 sits behind the preserved Eero Saarinen-designed terminal originally known as the “TWA Flight Center”. Now this center is connected to T5 via a walkway but is considered part of the Terminal. 

Terminal 5 Out1 JFK Airport
Outside Terminal 5 JFK. 

Outside Terminal 5 facilities there is a hotel: the TWA Hotel. 

Terminal 5 counts with the hotel of the Airport in the facilities. 

Location: Check the terminal map at terminals page to get an overview of the terminal location.


Level 1

Arrivals and baggage claim area. 

Find here arrivals level and baggage claiming. Some services are also located here.

Level 2

Arrivals gates. 

Where arrivals gates are located. 

Level 3 

Security checkpoint at Terminal 5 can be quite high (up to 50 minutes). Please, take this into mind and plan accordingly. 

Departures and check-in. Security check point in this level. Gates 1 to 30. 

Terminal 5 In4 JFK Airport
Terminal 5 corridors. 


Level 4 

Where AirTrain is located.

Terminal 5 In5 JFK Airport
Check-in area. 


Walking times to gates: 

To gate 3 area: 3 minutes. 
To gate 15 area: 5 minutes. 
To gate 30 area(farthest area): 6 minutes. 

Transportation between terminals

By the AirTrain system is fairly easy to transfer from JFK Terminal 5 to other terminals at John F. Kennedy Airport, since all airport terminals are connected to its network. Train frequency is every 2 to 5 minutes and operates 24/7. Service is free between terminals. You can also connect to the parking lots, hotel shuttle and rental car facilities.

The AirTrain stations are located next to the short-term parking lot at each Terminal. 

Find more information on the AirTrain page. 


- Services and Facilities
- ATM, Banks and Currency Excha
- Stores and Duty Free
- Restaurants, Food and Café

Check here all services available at Terminal 5

Airport lounges

JetBlue Rooftop Terrace: Terminal 5. Open from 6:00am to 10:00pm. Services: Wi-Fi and Children’s area. 

Aer Lingus Lounge: Terminal 5. Open from first departure until last departure of the day. Services: premium food, snacks, Wi-Fi, showers, newspapers and magazines, TV, among others. 

USO Center T5/JFK: Terminal 5. Open from 5:00am to 11:00pm. Services: snacks, Wi-Fi, TV, Internet Terminals, among others. 

Purchase your pass for JFK Terminal 5 lounges