(New York) John F. Kennedy International Airport
Building 14, Jamaica, New York 11430, USA
Telephone: (718) 244 4444



The airport is located 24km (15 miles) southeast of Manhattan.


How to get there

The airport is located on Van Wyck Expressway (I-678), which can be accessed from Belt Parkway, Grand Central Parkway and Queens Boulevard. To reach the airport from Manhattan, take the Van Wyck Expressway (I-678) to the airport exit, then take the Belt Parkway East to exit 19/Van Wyck Expressway. From Eastern Long Island, take the Belt Parkway West to exit 20/JFK Expressway. From New Jersey, take NJ Turnpike to exit 14C (Holland Tunnel), then head south on West Street to Belt Parkway.

Information about parking possibilities at the New York Airport


Access by public transport

The AirTrain JFK light rail system links JFK airport and the region's rail transportation network daily 24 hours. AirTrain JFK connects to the NYC subway A' train at the Howard Beach station from all terminals, as well as to long-term parking and car rental facilities. The AirTrain JFK also connects to the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) at Jamaica Station with transfers onto the LIRR, the NYC subway system and local buses. Ground transportation information desks are situated on the Arrivals areas in all terminals.

NYC Airporter Bus Service (tel: (718) 875 8200, internet: operates a direct service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal (Manhattan West Side), Bryant Park and Grand Central Station (Manhattan East Side); other services also run to Long Island, Westchester, Upstate, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The Super Shuttle Manhattan (tel: 1 800 258 3826) runs 24 hours a day and is a shared door-to-door service to any location in Manhattan. MTA New York City Transit (tel: (212) 6387622; buses operate to a number of destinations in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island. Other bus and shuttle services are available at the airport.

Travellers are advised only to use taxis from the taxi dispatch booths at the airport.


Information desk

Traveler's Aid services are available from the ground transportation counters in each terminal, while the main office (tel: (718) 646 4870) is located in Terminal 6. Recorded information on all airport facilities, including parking, lost and found, driving directions and ground transportation, is available (tel: (718) 244 4444); passengers can also talk to an operator for further information.


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