JFK Airport | John F. Kennedy International Airport

The Saarinen building at the JFK Airport
Queens, New York City

JFK Airport Address:
JFK Expy & S Cargo Rd
Jamaica, NY 11430

(718) 244-4444

JFK International Airport is the busiest airport in New York City, servicing close to 60 million domestic and international travelers each year. The JFK Airport NYC offers a number of convenient services, including luggage carts, ample NY food service, cheap transportation in NYC, and much more. Along with LaGuardia Airport and Newark International Airport, John F. Kennedy Airport serves the New York Metropolitan area. JFK Airport delays are not frequent, but influenced by weather conditions.

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Baggage Storage

There are two places to store your luggage at JFK Airport New York.

  • Terminal 4 at JFK (near the Arrivals area - call 718.751.2947 for information) offers a 24-hour luggage storage service in NY. Depending on the size of your bag, NYC luggage storage rates range between $4- $16 per day
  • Terminal 1 at JFK also features a baggage storage service in NYC. (Call 718.751.2947 for information.) This service is also located near the Arrivals area, and is open from 7am- 11pm. NYC luggage storage rates at Terminal 1 also range between $4- $16 per day.

AirTrain at JFK International Airport NYC

The JFK New York International Airport Terminal 1

The JFK New York International Airport Terminal 1

The convenient AirTrain NYC is available to New York City commuters leaving and arriving the JFK International Airport. The NYC AirTrain services each of the eight terminals at JFK International, and costs just $5 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased at the AirTrain Metrocard vending machines located at each JFK Airport Terminal.

The NY AirTrain offers service to Penn Station in Manhattan, and also connects with the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). NYC commuters traveling to Manhattan must pay an additional $2.25 to access the NYC subway. The trip from JFK Airport to Manhattan via the AirTrain can take as little as 35 minutes.

On average, the AirTrain picks up NYC commuters from the JFK Airport Terminals every seven minutes during peak hours (4am- 8pm), and every 15 minutes during slower hours (8pm- 4am). The AirTrain is the cheapest way to get to the JFK International Airport.

The AirTrain is free when traveling within the JFK International Airport, and takes approximately two minutes to travel between JFK Airport terminals.

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Other New York City Airports & NYC Airport Transfers

Other NYC Airports include LaGuardia Airport, Newark International Airport and Long Island’s MacArthur Airport. The Airporter provides service between JFK and Newark airports and the New York Airport Service bus provides transportation service between JFK & LaGuardia. AirTrain JFK is also available and connects the JFK airport terminals with the Long Island Rail Road and NYC Subway system at the Jamaica and Howard Beach station in Queens.

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JFK Airport New York City Luggage Carts

A peek inside John F. Kennedy's Terminal 1

A peek inside John F. Kennedy's Terminal 1

Luggage Carts at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City are available at each terminal for a fee of $5. (However, keep your eyes peeled - stray luggage carts are sometimes found near the Baggage Claim area at JFK Airport in NYC.)

Lockers at JFK International Airport

Unfortunately, there are no lockers available at the JFK Airport in NYC due to security reasons. However, NYC commuters at JFK Airport do have the option of using the luggage check at Terminals 1 and 4 of this major NYC airport. 

JFK International Airport Ground Transportation

John F. Kennedy Airport in Queens Jamaica sits about 15 miles from Manhattan. Commuters driving to the JFK Airport have many NY parking options available to them. However, there are several other ways for NYC commuters at JFK to get to and from this airport in New York City. Mass Transit options at the JFK Airport New York include the AirTrain, New York limo services, NYC car rentals, NY taxi cabs, convenient JFK airport shuttles and more.

JFK Airport Parking

There are several different JFK Airport parking lots and rates. Different lots are available at each JFK Airport Terminal. Scroll below for JFK parking information, as well as the best deals on cheap parking at JFK Airport.

An aerial view of the JFK International Airport as of 1994

An aerial view of the JFK International Airport as of 1994

Long-Term Parking at JFK

Long-term parking at JFK International offers the cheapest JFK Airport parking rates, with rates starting at $18 per day. JFK long-term parking is only available at Lefferts Blvd. near Pan Am Road, which is about four miles from the JFK Airport terminals. However, the AirTrain at JFK arrives frequently at the long-term parking lots to transport NYC commuters to their JFK Airport Terminal, and is free for airplane passengers.

Short-Term Parking
Only recommended if picking up

Short-term parking at JFK Airport is available in the Green, Blue, Yellow, Red and Orange lots outside of Terminals 1- 8. Short-term parking at JFK International is $3 per half-hour, $6 per hour, and costs a maximum of $33 per day. We recommend short-term parking at JFK if you are picking up someone from the airport. However, if your car will be at the JFK Airport for a day or more, we recommend using the long-term parking lots at JFK International Airport.

For information on where to find short-term and long-term parking lots at JFK, use the helpful JFK Airport Map above.

JFK Airport Shuttles

Plane queue on taxiway K short of 4L at JFK International Airport

Plane queue on taxiway K short of 4L at JFK International Airport

Private vans and shuttles can be accessed at the John F. Kennedy Airport arrivals area at each terminal. Click here for a list of NYC airport shuttles servicing JFK International Airport.

John F. Kennedy Airport Taxi Service

NY taxi cabs are available at the JFK Airport at each terminal's arrivals area. NY taxi cabs offer a flat rate of $45 from JFK Airport to your first destination in Manhattan, however this rate does not include tolls or tip.

John F. Kennedy Airport strongly recommends NYC commuters ignore unmarked cars offering rides from the airport. NYC tourists should only take rides from official, marked NY taxi cabs at the JFK Airport in NYC.

    Car Rental Service at John F. Kennedy Airport

    Car rental kiosks are available at each JFK Airport Terminal. JFK International Airport is serviced by the following car rental companies: Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National.

    Click here for more information on car rental services in NYC.

    NYC Airport Hotels Near JFK International

    If you happen to find yourself facing an overnight layover at JFK International Airport, don't spend the evening on the New York airport floor! There are a number of convenient NY hotels near the JFK Airport that offer close access and great NYC hotel amenities near this major New York airport.

    • Holiday Inn Express JFK Airport: This business-friendly NY hotel near JFK Airport offers a free airport shuttle to JFK, as well as convenient business services for the budget traveler in New York City.
    • Sheraton JFK Airport: The NYC Sheraton Hotel near JFK Airport is a classy NY airport hotel in Queens. Enjoy complimentary wifi, access to an indoor NY pool, and a free airport shuttle to JFK International.

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