(New York) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

Airport address:

John F. Kennedy International Airport, Building 14, Jamaica, NY 11430


The John F. Kennedy International Airport is to be converted into a world-class airport and modernized. Among other things, two new terminals are to be built by 2023 and a new ring road is to connect all the terminals. Short and long-term parking spaces for tens of thousands of vehicles are to be built within the new ring road. Carsharing, rental car and taxi stations are also to be built along the ring road. The TWA Flight Center Hotel opened in May 2019.


Traveler’s Aid support services (tel: (718) 656 48 70) are available in all terminals. The Automated Airport Information System (Tel: (718) 244 44 44) delivers a band announcement with information on all airport facilities, including parking, lost property, directions to the airport and public transport. Passengers can also speak to a member of the airport information service through the switchboard.




Coming from the North: Coming
from I-87 NY Thruway: Head south on the Thruway-Major Deegan Expressway to the Cross Bronx Expressway (I-95); heading east on the Cross Bronx to I-678 heading south across the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge to the Van Wyck Expressway heading south to the airport.
Coming from I-95 New England Thruway: New England Thruway south to Bruckner Expressway; Exit south to I-678 over the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge to Van Wyck Expressway south (I-678) directly to the airport.
Of the Coming I-84 / I-684: Head south on I-684 to I-287; heading west on I-287 to I-87 NY Thruway-Major Deegan Expressway to Cross Bronx Expressway (I-95); heading east on the Cross Bronx to I-678 heading south over the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge to the Van Wyck Expressway (I-678) directly to the airport.

Coming from the East:
Go west on the Island Expressway (I-495) to the Van Wyck Expressway (I-687); south to the airport.

Coming from the South :
North on the New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 13; heading east across the Goethals Bridge to I-278-Staten Island Expressway; over the Verrazano bridge; on the Gowanus Expressway north to the Prospect Expressway south to 10th Avenue; south on 10th Avenue to McDonald Avenue; turn left onto Caton Avenue to Linden Boulevard (NY 27); from Linden Boulevard to the Nassau Expressway directly to the airport.

Coming from the West:
Via I-78: heading east on I-78 to the New Jersey Turnpike heading south to Exit 13; over the Goethals Bridge to I-278-Staten Island Expressway to Verrazano Bridge; directly behind the bridge on the Ft. Hamilton Parkway to Linden Boulevard (NY 27); Via the Linden Boulevard to the Nassau Expressway directly to the airport.
Via I-80 / I-280: heading east on I-80 to I-280 heading east to New Jersey Trunpike heading south; continue as indicated above.

Transfer between the terminals:

The AirTrain JFK connects the terminals with the parking lots, car rental companies, Howard Beach and Jamaica Station free of charge. Travel time: 8 minutes.

Flight time:

from Frankfurt: 8 hours 40 minutes, from Vienna: 9 hours 30 minutes, from Zurich: 8 hours 55 minutes

Airport information

IATA airport code: JFK

Address: John F. Kennedy International Airport, Building 14, Jamaica, NY 11430

Location: 15 miles southeast of Manhattan.

Number of terminals: 6

Phone: (718) 244 44 44.

Time zone: Eastern Standard Time: CET -6 (CET -5 from March 8th to November 1st 2020)


Public transportation

Public transport – street:

Bus: MTA NYC transit buses (Tel: (866) 410 24 35;  www.mta.info) run every 15-30 minutes from 06.15-23.10 and every 30 minutes at all other times. Lines Q3 and Q10 go to Queens, B15 to Brooklyn (travel cost: $ 2.50, transfer to subway stations is free). Tickets can be bought on the bus, but the money must be given appropriately or it must be paid for with a MetroCard. The buses are not designed for large pieces of luggage. The bus stop is in front of Terminal 5.

Trans-Bridge Lines (  www.transbridgelines.com) runs several times a day to Manhattan to the Port Authority Bus Terminal, 42nd St. & 8th Ave. (travel cost: US $ 17.00). The bus stop is in front of Terminal 4.

The New York Airport Express bus (tel: (718) 875 82 00;   www.nyairportservice.com) goes directly to the Port Authority bus station (Manhattan West Side), Penn Station (West Side) and Grand Central Station (Central Station) the Manhattan East Side)
Airlink buses (  www.airlinknyc.comshuttle between Manhattan and JFK and LaGuardia & Newark airports.

Shuttle: The Super Shuttle Manhattan (Tel: (800) 258 38 26;  www.supershuttle.com) is a door-to-door minibus service that runs around the clock to destinations in Manhattan.

Taxi: For security reasons, travelers should only use NYC taxis licensed from the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission. A taxi ride to Manhattan costs around US $ 52 plus toll fee (travel time: 40-100 minutes, depending on traffic). New York City ‘s Yellow Cabs offers a fixed price for the trip from the airport to Manhattan (travel cost: US $ 52).

Rental limousines: limousines to all destinations can be rented. Free reservation phones are located near the baggage claim level information desks for public transportation; Providers include Classic Limousine (Tel: (631) 567 51 00) and Dial 7 Car & Limo Service (Tel: (212) 777 77 77).

Public transport – train:

The AirTrain JFK  (  www.panynj.gov/airtrain) connects the terminals and the long-term parking lot with the Jamaica train station and the Howard Beach train station. Long Island trains, New York City Transit  subway lines E, J and Z as well as various bus routes depart from Jamaica train station . New York City Transit Subway Line A leaves Howard Beach Station every 10-15 minutes to downtown Manhattan (journey time: 50 minutes). Detailed information can be found on the airport website.

Public transport – air:

New York Helicopter  flies to other New York airports and Manhattan.

Blade connects Manhattan to John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark airports within minutes. The flights can be booked online or via the app until shortly before departure.

Facilities in the terminal


Banks, exchange offices and ATMs are available in all terminals.

Means of communication:

A post office (tel: +1 718 656 64 33) is located on North Boundary Road in building 250. There is a mobile phone rental service. Paid Wi-Fi service is available (the first 30 minutes are free).


Numerous bars, cafes, pubs and (quick) restaurants can be found in every terminal.


A wide range of shops, including duty free shops, are available in all terminals.


There is a lost property office at Tel: (718) 244 42 25. There are storage facilities for pastries in Terminal 1 and 4. Luggage trolleys are available.

Other facilities:

There is a hotel reservation service. In Terminal 4 there is a chapel and a newly set up dog toilet in the security area. A medical care center, baby changing rooms, drinking fountains, dog run areas and a shoe cleaning service are available.

Airport facilities

Conference and meeting rooms:

Fax, photocopying and courier services as well as computers, data ports and wireless Internet access are available to flight passengers in all terminals.

The Delta Sky Club in Terminal 4 offers an exclusive lounge area with an outdoor terrace on more than 2,000 square meters.

Several hotels near the airport offer conference facilities and meeting rooms such as the Sheraton JFK Airport Hotel (Tel: +1 718 322 71 90; Internet: www.starwoodhotels.com)

Various airline lounges are located in the terminals: the Lufthansa and Air France lounge in Terminal 1, Emirates and Swiss Lounge in Terminal 4 and the Concorde Lounge in Terminal 7, the American Airlines Lounge with workplaces, showers and A la carte catering.

Accessibility facilities:

The airport is wheelchair accessible. Disabled toilets and TDD telephones for the hearing impaired are in all terminals. Disabled parking spaces are available at discounted rates near the terminals. Further information is available from the car park administration (tel: +1 347 238 32 32). Car rentals with disabled access can be rented from Avis or Hertz.

Parking spaces:

There are parking spaces for short-term (up to 1 day) and long-term parking in front of each terminal.

The long-term car park is located on Lefferts Boulevard 6.4 km from the terminals. Free buses stop in front of the terminals and run every 10-15 minutes between the terminal buildings, the long-term car park and the Howard Beach subway station. The AirTrain also connects the Howard Beach subway station to the central terminal area and long-term parking lots A and B every 4-8 minutes between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. The AirTrain runs every 12 minutes between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. The travel time from long-term

parking lots A and B to the central terminal area is approx. 8 minutes Terminals.

Information on parking and public transport is available at Tel: +1 347 238 32 31.
A parking lot for collectors, the so-called “Cell Phone Lot”, is only five minutes away from the terminals.

Car rental:

All major rental car companies, including
Avis (Tel: (718) 244 54 06),
Budget (Tel: (718) 656 18 90),
Dollar (Tel: (800) 800 40 00)
Enterprise (Tel: (718) 553 70 13),
Hertz (Tel: (718) 656 76 00) and
National (Tel: (718) 632 83 00) are represented at the airport.

Rental car counters or toll-free telephones for ordering rental cars are located on the arrival level in all terminals. The car rental offices are located along the Van Wyck Expressway. Free shuttle buses and that of AirTrain JFK take passengers to the car rental offices and car transfer points.