New York JFK airport (JFK)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


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John F. Kennedy International Airport, opened on July 1, 1948, is one of the busiest in the country. Together with Newark and La Guardia airports, it serves the entire metropolitan area of New York and New Jersey. It operates with domestic and international flights to the entire globe.

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Number of Terminals - 5 - Terminals 1, 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. Learn more >>

Annual passenger traffic: 55.2 million passengers went through it in 2022.

Tel: +1 718 244 4444. On the Arrivals level of every terminal, there are information centres and travellers aid counters (Tel +1 718 656 4870).


The airport is situated in Jamaica Queens, to the southeast of New York, about 19 km (12 miles) away from Manhattan.

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Car rental agencies

On the Arrivals level of each terminal, you can find either a counter or a courtesy telephone to contact the agencies. Cars are located in Federal Circle Station, accessible via the AirTrain.

Alamo (Tel +1 888 233 8749 - 24 hours a day)
Avis (Tel +1 718 244 5406 / 800 230 4898 - 24 hours a day)
Budget (Tel +1 718 656 1890 / 800 527 0700 - 24 hours a day)
Dollar (Tel +1 800 800 4000 - 24 hours a day)
Enterprise (Tel +1 718 553 7013 / 800 736 8222 - 6:00 am to 0:00 am)
Hertz (Tel +1 718 656 7600 / 800 654 3131 - 24 hours a day)
National (Tel +1 718 632 8300 / 888 826 6890 - 24 hours a day)
Payless (Tel +1 800 729 5377 - 7:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Sixt (Tel 888-749-8227 - mon/fri 7:00 am a 11:00 pm - sat/sun 8:00 am - 11:00 pm)
Thrifty (Tel +1 800 331 3550 - 24 hours a day)


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Parking services at New York JFK airport (JFK)

There are lots for short and long stays, linked to each other and to all terminals through the free AirTrain. Charging stations for electric vehicles are available. There are also two free of charge  pick-up (Cell Phone Lot) and drop-off zones (Kiss and Fly). The first one is located within a five-minute radius of all terminals and the drop-off area stands at the JFK Lefferts Boulevard AirTrain Station,  

Parking areas: 

Short-Term/Daily Garages

  • Federal Circle Station Lot (Prepaid only)
  • Orange and Red Parking Garage Located Adjacent To Terminals 1, 2, 7 & 8
  • Blue Garage, (Located Adjacent To Terminals 4)
  • Daily Yellow Garage (Located Adjacent To Terminals 5)

Long-Term/Economy Lots

  • Lot 9 (Located At Lefferts Boulevard, Approximately 4 Miles From Terminals 1 Through 8)

Disabled Parking*

There are designated parking spaces for use by customers with reduced mobility and are located in each short-term parking lot (very close to the terminal entrance) and in the long-term parking lot (near Howard Beach JFK and Lefferts Boulevard stations).

*Official disabled license plates or other official permits issued by a municipality or state of residence are required.

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Facilities for passengers with special needs

Facilities include ramps, adapted telephones and toilets, designated parking spots close to the entrance to the terminals, accessible drinking fountains, relief areas for service animals. The transportation systems are accessible for passengers with reduced mobility. Inform your airline in advance about any special needs. Learn more

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Latest updates: August 23, 2023