Mass Transit Rates

NYC Subway

NYC Buses: $2 to any point

LIRR Rail: Varies by destination.

NYC Subway: $2 to any point.

JFK Air Train: Free within airport property (i.e. long term parking to terminals). $5 fee to get on or off at Howard Beach or Jamaica Station.

Private Parking near JFK:

parking lots near jfk

The following are a few privately-owned parking lots near JFK which have been recommended by other travellers. All of them valet your car and have a shuttle service to/from the airport.

Please check with these services in advance for information, rates and reservations:

130-24 South Conduit Avenue, Jamaica, NY
Phone: (718) 322-2221

15344 S Conduit Ave Jamaica, NY

Phone: (800) 850-7275

123-10 S. Conduit Avenue South Ozone Park, NY Phone: (877) 535-7275

Airport Taxis

NYC Subway

Unfortunately, there are some dishonest and unlicensed cabbies who patrol the airport looking to take advantage of tourists and travellers.

To avoid this, only take taxis from the taxi dispatch stands, located in the arrivals area of each terminal. Save your receipt in case you have a problem.

One fare covers all passengers to a single destination. Its customary to tip the driver 15%-20%.

JFK International Airport Information

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) - real-time airport status
Flight Information (real time)
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To and From JFK:

JFK International Airport is accessible by car from the Belt Parkway, the Van Wyck Parkway or the JFK Expressway. This is a VERY busy area - if you're driving to/from the airport be sure to check traffic reports and allow extra time for congestion, especially during peak hours.

Public transportation, including New York City buses and subways and the Air Train JFK rail link stop at nearby Howard Beach Station and Jamaica Station. The Air Train also stops at Lefferts Bouldvard. You can connect to the LIRR (Long Island Railroad) at Jamaica Station.

Parking at JFK:

Long term parking is located at Lefferts Boulevard. Closer, daily parking is in the Central Terminal Area (CTA) and color coded by terminal.

Rates for airport parking are:

Long term: Up to the first 24 hours - $15; $5 for each 8 hours thereafter.

CTA (daily) parking: $3 for the first half hour or part ; $6 for up to 1 hour;
$3 for each hour or part thereafter, up to $30 maximum each 24-hour period.

Rates for persons with disabilities are capped at a maximum of $15/day.

FMI: (718) 241 4168
To check parking availability: (718) 244-4080

jfk airport map - transportation and parking


Car Rental:

Rental cars can be found at Federal Circle.

Hotel and Cargo Shuttles:

Airport hotel shuttles and cargo area shuttles are also located at Federal Circle.

More information:

Additional information about JFK Int'l airport can be found at the PANYNJ (Port Authority of New York and New Jersey) website.