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Getting to JFK Airport From Anywhere Around NYC

Getting to JFK Airport From Anywhere Around NYC


Complete guide to getting to JFK, John F Kennedy International Airport in NYC, from anywhere in and around the New York City metropolitan area.

Updated: 2017-03-01.

Getting to JFK From Staten Island

Getting to JFK from Staten Island may be a bit difficult, but not at all impossible. Car services and taxis will be fairly expensive. To take public transportation, hop on a Brooklyn-bound MTA bus, which should go over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. It should let you off in southern Brooklyn, near 86th St. and 4th Ave, where you can take the R train to Atlantic Terminal. From there, take the LIRR to Jamaica station, then the AirTrain. Alternately, if you are in northern Staten Island, you can take the Staten Island Ferry to Manhattan, then use any of the options listed in the ‘Manhattan’ section.

Getting to JFK From the Bronx

Getting to JFK from the Bronx may also be a bit tedious, though not quite as hard as Staten Island, since it has regular subway service and Metro North service. Depending on where you are, make your way to the closest subway or Metro North station and get to one of the major hubs in Manhattan, then follow the Manhattan > JFK instructions.

Getting to JFK From Long Island

Long Island is long, so you may either be right outside of Queens, near where JFK is already, in which case you should just take a cab or car service, or you may be further out. From many of the town centers on Long Island, there are often shuttle buses that can take you into the city and/or JFK airport, but the best bet is to get to the Long Island Railroad and head towards the city. Almost all LIRR service filters through the Jamaica station, which is the JFK stop where you can transfer to the AirTrain for all terminals.

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  • Thank younso much for this info. We will be in
    NY. And staying in Brooklyn. So this will be very helpfull to get us to the things we want too see.

    • Ana, I’m glad if this information was helpful to you! If you need anything, send me a private message by email or through the website’s contact form, and I’ll do my best to help you. Have a great time in New York City!

  • That isn’t a picture of terminal 5 in JFK. It is the old TWA building. Terminal 5 currently houses JetBlue and Hawaiian Airlines. Soon they’ll be adding Aer Lingus.

    • Anj, yes, I used that photo because I thought this one was easily-recognizable as JFK. Though JetBlue took over T5, I think they will convert this landmarked building soon to a hotel or something, no? Anyway, after you said that, I realized it was not as relevant, so I’ve changed it 🙂

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