John F. Kennedy airport
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Answers to passengers frequently asked questions
- What is the fastest way to access to midtown Manhattan and downtown Brooklyn?
- What is the taxi fare from JFK airport to Manhattan?
- Where are the Uber and Lyft Airport pickup location?
- Is there free internet access?
- How to transfer between the terminals?
- How to connect JFK with Newark and Laguardia airports?
- What to do in case of a long layover?
- What to do in case of loss of valuables or luggage?
- Is there a luggage storage service?
- What to do in case of feeling lost, or with no money, passport or missing the flight?
- Is there any free parking area in JFK airport?
- Are there currency exchange desks?
- Are there designated areas for smoking at the airport?
JFK Airport Complex
John F. Kennedy airport, (IATA: JFK) is one of the 5 airports serving the New York/New Jersey area with domestic, international and intercontinental flights. During 2019, 62,5 million passengers passed through it. It is located in Queens, 16 miles (26 km) southeast of Midtown Manhattan. (SEE MAP).
There are 6 Terminals: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 and 8, open 24 hours a day. A free train (AirTrain) links all terminals with each other, the parking lots and the car rental facilities.
The airport has restaurants, cafes and bars as well as a wide variety of duty free articles, including clothing and fashion, cosmetics, electronics and telephones, alcoholic beverages, candies, etc. Terminal 1 (boarding area) and 4 (public area). There are some 24-hour options in Terminal 1 (boarding area) and 4 (public area). In addition, passengers can find convenience stores with regional products, books and newspapers. There are also ATMs, free Wi-fi access, charging stations, international Currency Exchange, Baggage Storage, Secure Wrap, nursing rooms, Beauty & Spa, VIP lounges, luggage carts, working spaces, Service Animal & Pet Relief and a hotel in Terminal 5.
Public and Private Transportation
The 24-hour JFK AirTrain is the fastest and easiest way to move around JFK Airport. The system connects all passenger terminals to airport parking lots, the hotel shuttle pick-up area, the rental car center, and NYC’s public transportation network at Jamaica and Howard Beach Stations, where you can connect with the subway, the Long Island Rail Road, and public buses. Learn more
NYC Subway System
The AirTrain links all passenger terminals with NYC’s Subway system at Jamaica and Howard Beach Stations. At Jamaica, you can take the E, J or Z lines. At Howard Beach, you can take the A line. All NYC Subway fares are separate from AirTrain, but they can be paid using any MetroCard. The fare is $2.75 USD. Learn more
Long Island Railroad
This commuter rail links Jamaica station with Penn Station, located in Midtown Manhattan, and Atlantic Terminal, located in Downtown Brooklyn, as well as all Long Island destinations. Fares and schedules vary by time and day. Travel time can be significantly shorter than using the subway. Learn more
There are several MTA bus services to south Jamaica, east New York, Kew Gardens/Ozone Park as well as shuttle buses connecting JFK airport with LaGuardia airport and Newark airport. Learn more
Official Nyc Yellow Taxi cab services have their stands located outside each terminal for safe and legitimate transportation. The Flat Manhattan Fare is $52 (Does not include tolls, tip). Lyft is available at the Cell Phone Lot and Limousine Lot and Uber pick up area is in arrivals or baggage claim area Terminals 1-4, and in departures level T5. Learn more
If you want to rent a car at JFK airport, you will find rental car counters or courtesy telephones on the Arrivals level of each terminal. Learn more
Airlines operating at JFK airport. More than 70 airlines operate out of JFK.
There are several airline lounges at JFK airport in all terminals – VIP LOUNGE PASS
There are 4 parking lots, including economy lot, garage, short and long term. In short-term parking lots there are parking spaces assigned for passengers with reduced mobility. Besides there are free Cell Phone Lots for dropping off or picking up a passenger as well as the Kiss & Fly zone located at the AirTrain JFK Lefferts Boulevard Station. Learn more