Transportation at John F. Kennedy International Airport
Of course, like any other international large airport, JFK Airport provides an extensive system of transportation. So that passengers coming to or from the airport won’t face any discomfort.
Thus, there are several means of transportation available there:
That is the transportation means that is not only the independent type of railway operating on the territory of the airport but is also an interlink to other stations and parts of the city even.
As noted before, the airport consists of several terminal buildings. Thus, it might get uncomfortable to move by foot from one to another. AirTrain is the option that eliminated all of the discomfort connected with that.
Not only the system connected the terminals of the airport but it also goes through airport parking lots, the rental car center, the hotel shuttle pick-up area, and even provides access to the NYC’s public transportation network at Jamaica and Howard Beach Stations from where you can already reach the main parts of NYC.
The service itself is free, but only if you are moving across the territory of the airport. In case if you want to reach other public transportation stations, you will need to pay a fee of $5.00. But if you are flying quite frequently, it might be a better idea for you to purchase a stack of 10 tickets that will cost you only $25.00.
The airport provides access to two railways operating across NYC. Those are New York City Subway and Long Island Rail Road .
The first one is basically a metro operating in NYC, it has 472 stations and 36 lines. Therefore, you can easily reach any part of the city by merely taking a subway. Presumably, that would be the cheapest and fastest way to get somewhere in New York.
The second option is a commuter rail system stretching from Manhattan to Long Island. There are currently 11 separate lines and 124 stations operating as a part of the system. The railway system is planned to be expanded in the nearest future so that it will cover a broader area of the city.
Several buses are departing from the airport daily and coming all the way up to the New York City Subway and Long Island Rail Road. Those are Q3, Q6, Q7, Q10, B15. Notably, they provide free transfers for subway connections. The buses Q3, Q10, and B15 are departing from Terminal 6 of the airport and going to the city downtown.
There are also bus rides provided to those going to New Jersey and the Philadelphia area by China Airlines and EVA Air. To be precise, the buses are offering trips to Fort Lee, Cherry Hill, Downtown Philadelphia, Parsippany, Jersey City, and South Philadelphia, as well as to Jersey City, East Hanover, Cherry Hill, Piscataway, Fort Lee, South Philadelphia, and Cheltenham.
There are officially licensed taxi departing from the airport. You can quickly notice them, and those are the yellow cabs with the logo of the airport on the sides.
They offer rides to any part of the city for a flat rate of $52.00. The price already includes tips and tolls.
Depending on the day of the week, as well as the time of the day, the ride might take from 30 to 90 minutes from the JFK Airport to Manhattan.
You can also get to and from the airport in your car. Or rent one. The airport can be accessed by the Belt Parkway, the Grand Central Parkway, and Queens Boulevard.
The airport will make your arrival there as comfortable as possible as there are currently 17,000 parking lots available, together with Tesla and Supercharger charging stations.