Most transportation options at the airport require the use of the AirTrain system. Traveling between terminals using AirTrain is free, but there is an associated fee (USD 8.25) when connecting to Jamaica Station and Howard Beach Station. From these stations, you can access buses, subways, and commuter trains that connect to various destinations including Long Island, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, and Brooklyn. Additionally, some transportation lines provide direct service to the airport, and there are door-to-door services available for your convenience.
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From which terminal departs the MTA bus?
There are routes from MTA
(Tel 511 / +1 877 690 5116) that depart from Terminal 5. Fares are USD2.75 and offer the chance to make connections with several subway lines. Learn more
How to hire a private service?
Civitatis is one of the door-to-door private transport alternatives and is suitable for groups, families or couples.
The best option is to book online
in advance your transfer to or from JFK airport. In this way, a driver will be waiting for you and you will not have to negotiate prices with taxis or transfer companies. You can get private service from around *$112 for 3 people (total price per vehicle) to Manhattan or Brooklyn. There are also 6-passenger vehicles (*$150) and 10-passenger (*$230) and 14-passenger (*$290) vans. If you need to go to Newark airport from JFK, start from *$160 (up to 3 people) and to LaGuardia airport from *$105
*Rates are in US dollars and are estimates, but may change at any time. To know the exact price, go to the reservation form
How to get to the other New York airports?
JFK to LaGuardia
All County Express (800) 914-4223 - 45-60 minutes. Learn More
ETS Air Shuttle 718-221-5341 or call toll free 866-864-7433 for reservations. Learn More
JFK to Newark Liberty
ETS Air Shuttle 718-221-5341 or call toll free 866-864-7433 for reservations. The ride can take 60 to 90 minutes. Learn More
How to get to the city by Metro?
The A line from MTA (Tel 511 / +1 877 690 5116) runs from Howard Beach Station to Far Rockaway, Southern Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan. Line E leaves from Jamaica Station and heads to Western Queens, Manhattan and the World Trade Center. Routes J and Z go to Central Queens and Northern Brooklyn. Trains depart every 5-20 minutes. Journey time to downtown Manhattan is 50-75 minutes and the fare is USD2.75.
How to get to Penn Station by train?
At Jamaica Station you can board Long Island Rail Road services (Tel 511 / +1 718 217 5477) to Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island. The fare varies according to the schedules, but to Penn Station it is from USD $10.75 (to this you must add the Airtrain fare to Jamaica station and USD$1.00 from the Metrocard in case you do not have it. The route from Jamaica station to Penn Station it takes about 50 minutes. Learn more
Where to find the taxi cab ranks?
Cabs are available outside the Arrivals Halls. There is a fixed fare of USD70.00 to Central Manhattan and travel time is 40-100 minutes, depending on traffic. To the base fare you must add usd 5.00 during rush hours, plus tolls and tip. The trip to LaGuardia airport costs USD48.00-53.00, and to Newark airport the price is USD157.00-177.00 (+$20 surcharge). Learn more
Public bus lines serving the JFK airport
B15 - Travels to Eastern New York, Brownsville, Crown Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Spring Creek and Howard Beach (85 min.)
Q3 - To Hollis, St. Albans, Springfield Gardens and Jamaica Bus Terminal (50 min.)
Q6 - Springfield Gardens, South Jamaica.
Q7 - South Jamaica, Ozone Park, East New York.
Q10 - Runs to South Ozone Park, Richmond Hill and Kew Gardens (40-45 min.)