AirTrain JFK

An overhead photo of an AirTrain JFK rounding a turn.

The cheaper, faster, eco-friendly airport connection

AirTrain JFK is the easiest way to travel to, from and around Kennedy International Airport. AirTrain connects with MTA New York City Transit subways and buses and the Long Island Rail Road, providing a low-cost way to travel by mass transit to major destinations in New York and New Jersey. Best of all, you never have to worry about traffic and can lower your carbon footprint.

Travel around the airport: Take AirTrain free

AirTrain makes frequent stops everywhere around the airport: airline terminals, parking lots, hotel shuttle areas and rental car facilities. What's more, every AirTrain ride around the airport is free. The service operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The cheaper way to Manhattan: AirTrain JFK and MTA Subways

Destination Connection Estimated Cost* and Time
Midtown Manhattan New York Penn Station W. 34 St. MTA NYC Transit E Subway at Jamaica Station $7.50
50 minutes
Lower Manhattan below W. 14 St. MTA NYC Transit A Subway at Howard Beach Station $7.50
60 minutes
Upper Manhattan W. 125 St. MTA NYC Transit E Subway at Jamaica Station. In Manhattan transfer to a subway or bus for final destination. $7.50
75 minutes
Southern Queens, Northern Brooklyn MTA NYC Transit J or Z Subway at Jamaica Station $7.50
50 minutes

*Includes the $5 AirTrain entry/exit fee and the $2.50 MTA subway fare (all fees are per person). A $1 new card fee will apply to new MetroCard purchases from the vending machines. New card fee does not apply to MetroCard refills and MetroCards bought from authorized merchants. MetroCard merchants are located near the entrance/exit to the Jamaica and Howard Beach stations.

The faster way to Manhattan: AirTrain JFK and LIRR

Destination Connection Estimated Cost** and Time
Manhattan West side (Penn Station) & Queens Long Island Rail Road at Jamaica Station 35 minutes
$15.50

**Includes the $5 AirTrain fee and LIRR peak period fare (all fees are per person).

For more information on payment options, click "Cost and Tickets."

To learn more about mass transit connections available from AirTrain JFK, click "To and From JFK" on the left side of this page.

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