New York JFK Airport
JFK Airport is the largest of the three airports in and around New York, it handled 62.5 million passengers in 2019. New York JKF Airport has six terminals and four runways. A large portion of all flights are operated by Delta Air Lines (T2 and T4), American Airlines (T8) and jetBlue (T5). The airport is named after John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. The airport is the busiest airport in the United States based on the number of international passengers. There are three international airports in close proximity to Manhattan, New York: New York JFK Airport, Newark Liberty Airport and New York LaGuardia Airport.
Where is New York JFK Airport situated?
New York John F. Kennedy Airport is located in the south of the Borough of Queens on Long Island, southeast of Manhattan. The airport is easily accessible by car via the Interstate 678 highway.
How many terminals does New York JFK Airport have?
The airport has six terminals, numbered 1 to 8, terminals T3 and T6 have been demolished after the renovation of Terminal 5. At New York JFK Airport, you will find an ‘automated people mover’ called JFK AirTrain on the landside of all terminals. The AirTrain is available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day between the airport terminals and Jamaica and Howard Beach stations. The AirTrain also stops at Federal Circle station, where the car rental companies are located. You can use the AirTrain for free between the terminals and Federal Circle station. To and from Jamaica Station (LIRR/Subway) and Howard Beach Station (Subway) the price is $ 7.75 per person. You need to buy a MetroCard for $ 1.00 to pay the fee.
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|New York LaGuardia Airport||17km|
|Newark Liberty Airport||34km|
The distance from New York JFK Airport to the centre of New York is 28 kilometres. By car, it takes 45 minutes to get to the centre of New York.
From JFK Airport to New York City centre by Car
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.
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
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), Sixt, 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.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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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
- Caribbean Airlines
- Alaska Airlines
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Things to do
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