New York JFK Airport

General information

The airport is the largest of the three airports in and around New York. The other two airports are New York LaGuardia Airport in the north of Queens and Newark Liberty Airport in New Jersey.

At New York JFK Airport you will find an automated people mover station on the land side of all six terminals, it is called AirTrain JFK. The AirTrain makes it possible to travel 365 days a year between the terminals and metro stations Jamaica and Howard Beach, 24 hours a day. The AirTrain also stops at Federal Circle Station, where the car rental companies are located. You can use AirTrain JFK free of charge between the terminals and Federal Circle Station. From and to Jamaica and Howard Beach, you’ll have to pay a $ 5.00 surcharge. This amount can be loaded on a MetroCard that is for sale for just $ 1.00.


Where is New York JFK Airport situated?

New York John F. Kennedy Airport is located in the south of Queens on Long Island, southeast of Manhattan.

How many terminals has New York JFK Airport?

The airport has six terminals which are numbered from 1 to 8, numbers 3 and 6 have been demolished after the renovation of Terminal 5.

Does New York JFK Airport have an Automated People Mover (APM)?

Yes, New York JFK Airport has an Automated People Mover which is called the AirTrain. The JFK AirTrain has three lines which all run along all terminals (1, 2, 4, 5, 7 and 8) at the airport. One of the lines also runs to the Jamaica metro station and one of the lines runs to the metro station Howard Beach.

Airport Map



The distance from New York JFK Airport to the centre of New York is 26 kilometres. By car, it takes 60 minutes to get to the centre of New York.

From JFK Airport to New York City centre by Car
26 km

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from New York JFK Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from New York JFK Airport you can travel by metro. Visit the New York JFK Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at New York JFK Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from New York JFK Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of New York is about $ 52.-. Book your taxi at New York JFK Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From JFK Airport to New York City centre by Taxi
26 km
$ 52.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At New York JFK Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Avis, Budget, Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), Enterprise, Hertz, National (Enterprise Holdings), Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation) and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

New York JFK Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

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At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at New York JFK Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at New York JFK Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at New York JFK Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to New York JFK Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at New York JFK Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Delta Air Lines
  • American Airlines
  • JetBlue
  • Norwegian
  • Lufthansa


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near New York JFK Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Crowne Plaza JFK Airport, Queens

Located 2 km from John F. Kennedy International Airport, the Crowne Plaza JFK Airport boasts a fitness centre, on-site restaurant and a business centre. Modernly decorated accommodation is equipped with free WiFi.


JFK Inn, Queens

Located 1.6 km from John F. Kennedy International Airport, The JFK Inn in Jamaica offers guests complimentary WiFi and free airport transfer to and from the JFK Airport Federal Circle.


Hampton Inn NY-JFK Jamaica-Queens, Queens

This Queens hotel is 1.3 km from JFK International Airport. It offers a free airport transfer service, a hot daily breakfast and WiFi. Hampton Inn NY-JFK Jamaica-Queens features cable TV and a coffee maker in every guest room.

Hotels in New York

Looking for the best hotels in New York? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Warwick New York, New York

A historic hotel in midtown Manhattan, located 483 metres from Central Park, Warwick New York offers 2 restaurants, a fitness centre and concierge services. Express check-out services are also available.


Hotel Pennsylvania, New York

This Manhattan hotel is located across the street from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station. The hotel offers access to the adjacent fitness club which includes a gym and a tour desk with ticket services.


Hudson New York, New York

Located within 322 metres of Central Park and Columbus Circle metro station, this boutique hotel features an interior lobby garden with trees and ivy walls. Guests can enjoy convenience of concierge services and a fitness centre.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near New York JFK Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


New York: 9/11 Memorial & Museum Skip-the-Ticket-Line Entry

Reflect on the events of September 11, 2001 when visiting the poignant 9/11 Memorial & Museum. Listen to personal stories of remembrance & resilience following the terrorist attacks. Pre-book tickets for convenient skip-the-ticket-line privileges.


New York City Explorer Pass w. Over 85 Tours & Attractions

The New York City Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Save up to 55% off admission to over 85 attractions and iconic landmarks including the Empire State Building.

Tour & transport

From Manhattan: Full-Day Boroughs and Coney Island Bus Tour

New York City is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world and full of contrasts between its different boroughs and 8.5 million residents. Get off the beaten path and explore amazing neighborhoods in four of the five NYC boroughs.


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