Local transport


The AirTrain JFK concludes in the station Howard Beach on metro line A. There is also a connection with the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) in Jamaica Station. Moreover, you can change over to local buses there.

Car and bus

The airport is 24 kilometers southeast of Manhattan, the heart of New York. The airport is along the Van Wyck Expressway (I-678). To reach Manhattan you follow this road to the north to the intersection with I-495 (Long Island Expressway), there you follow in the direction Eastern Long Island/Manhattan, exit 17W takes you to I-278 that leads through the Williamsburg Bridge to the center of Manhattan.

The New York Airport Express Bus Service maintains a direct connection with the central bus station in New York (Port Authority Bus Terminal), the Grand Central Station (train station) and Penn Station (metro station). Regular city buses also connect the airport to several destinations in New York, and there are also long distance buses to several places in Long Island, Westchester, Upstate, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

You can also choose the Super Shuttle Manhattan, a bus that goes to every destination in Manhattan and you take off from the door.

Car rental - New York JFK Airport

In all Arrival Halls there are counters for car rental companies: Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.


Many ‘yellow cabs’ are in front of the Arrival Halls (tel: +1(0)212 692 8294). There is a fixed rated of $45.00 (2007) charged for a ride to and from Manhattan.

Limousines with a driver can be reserved through Classic Limousine (tel: +1(0)631 567 5100) and Tel Aviv Car and Limousine Service (tel: +1(0)212 777 7777).

Airport Parking

There are parking areas and/or garages in front of each terminal, for the first hour you pay $3.00 per hour and a maximum of $30.00 per day. The area for long-term parking is 6.5 kilometers from the terminals, along Lefferts Boulevard, there you pay $15.00 for the first day then $5.00 for each eight hours of parking. Take into account that it takes you 30 minutes to get from the long-term parking to the terminals. For further information about parking at JFK (tel: +1(0)718 244 4168).