World Tourism Guides
Home  II About Us  II City Guide  II Country Guide  II Airports Guide II Cruises Guide  II Hotels Guide  II Honeymoon Guides  II Contact Us
World Tourism Guides

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

Full Airport Name

(New York) John F. Kennedy International Airport


Building 14, Jamaica, Fresh York 11430, USA

Airport Code


Country Code



(718) 244 4444




Via the airport's website


Number of Terminals

9 (Terminal 5 is briefly closed)

Time Zone

GMT - 5 (GMT - 4 from aboriginal Sunday in April to aftermost Sunday in October)


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

Airport News

A huge amplification and advance programme has been advancing for the aftermost decade and has amid added things apparent the architecture of the fresh terminals 1 and 4. The fresh American Airlines terminal, which will alter terminals 8 and 9, is accepted to be completed in 2007.

Transfer Amid Terminals

The AirTrain JFK provides a chargeless account amid all terminals (journey time - 8 minutes).

Driving Directions

The airport is amid on Van Wyck Expressway (I-678), which can be accessed from Belt Parkway, Grand Central Parkway and Queens Boulevard. To ability the airport from Manhattan, booty the Van Wyck Expressway (I-678) to the airport exit, again booty the Belt Parkway East to avenue 19/Van Wyck Expressway. From Eastern Long Island, booty the Belt Parkway West to avenue 20/JFK Expressway. From Fresh Jersey, booty NJ Turnpike to avenue 14C (Holland Tunnel), again arch south on West Street to Belt Parkway.

Car Parking

The airport provides circadian and abiding parking facilities. There are car parks in advanced of anniversary terminal, in the Central Terminal Breadth (CTA) parking area. The abiding car esplanade is amid 6.5km (4 miles) from the terminals, at Lefferts Boulevard. The Howard Beach Base alternation operates amid the abiding parking stations A or B and the Airline Terminal 1 (journey time - 8 minutes). The AirTrain JFK runs from the Airline Terminal 1 to the added terminals. Cartage application the abiding car esplanade should acquiesce for at atomic 30 account to ability the terminal. Call for added parking advice (tel: (718) 244 4168).

Car Hire

All above companies, including Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National, are represented. There are desks (or address telephones) in anniversary terminal, on the Arrivals level. Address carriage is accessible to booty cartage to car appoint offices forth the Van Wyck Expressway (I-678).

Public Transport

Rail: The AirTrain JFK ablaze abuse arrangement links JFK airport and the region's abuse busline arrangement circadian 24 hours. AirTrain JFK connects to the NYC alms 'A' alternation at the Howard Beach base from all terminals, as able-bodied as to abiding parking and car rental facilities. The AirTrain JFK additionally connects to the Long Island Abuse Road (LIRR) at Jamaica Base with transfers assimilate the LIRR, the NYC alms arrangement and bounded buses. Arena busline advice desks are anchored on the Arrivals areas in all terminals.

Road: Bus: Fresh York Airport Express Bus Account (tel: (718) 875 8200) operates a absolute account to the Port Authority Bus Terminal (Manhattan West Side), Bryant Esplanade and Grand Central Base (Manhattan East Side); added casework additionally run to Long Island, Westchester, Upstate, Connecticut, Fresh Jersey and Pennsylvania. The Super Shuttle Manhattan (tel: 1 800 258 3826) runs 24 hours a day and is a aggregate door-to-door account to any breadth in Manhattan. MTA Fresh York City Transit (tel: (212) 6387622; website: buses accomplish to a cardinal of destinations in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island. Added bus and shuttle casework are accessible at the airport.

Taxi: Travellers are brash alone to use taxis from the auto celerity booths at the airport.

Information and Help Desks

Traveler's Aid casework are accessible from the arena busline counters in anniversary terminal, while the capital appointment (tel: (718) 646 4870) is amid in Terminal 6. Recorded advice on all airport facilities, including parking, absent and found, active admonition and arena transportation, is accessible (tel: (718) 244 4444); cartage can additionally allocution to an abettor for added information.

Airport Facilities

Money and communications: Bureaux de change and ATMs are accessible in all terminals, except Terminal 6 breadth there are alone ATM casework and no money barter counter. A full-service column appointment (tel: (718) 995 3368) is amid at Building 250, on North Boundary Road. There is a adaptable buzz rental ability in the arrivals breadth of Terminal 3. Wireless Internet admission is available.

Eating and drinking: There are confined and restaurants amid throughout the airport.

Shopping: Plenty of shops are amid throughout the terminals, including duty-free in terminals 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8 and 9.

Luggage: Trolleys are accessible at all terminals. A absent acreage account is accessible (tel: (718) 244 4225). Luggage accumulator is accessible in terminals 1 and 4.

Other facilities: There are four chapels on the additional attic in Terminal 4. The airport additionally has a medical centre, babyish change accessories and shoe flash services.

Conference and Business Facilities

Terminals action fax, computer, photocopying and bagman services. These casework are accessible to all passengers, except at Terminal 6 breadth they are for associates only. Data ports are amid throughout best terminals. Wireless Internet admission is additionally available. Conference accessories are additionally accessible at the on-site Ramada Plaza Hotel (tel: (718) 995 9000), which has affair apartment accessible and a business centre.

Facilities for Disabled Travellers

The airport is wheelchair-accessible and is well-equipped to board disabled passengers. Reserved reduced-rate parking is accessible in car parks abutting to the terminals; cartage should acquaintance the car parks abettor for added advice (tel: (718) 244 4168). Disabled toilets can be begin in anniversary terminal and TDD telephones are clearly-signposted throughout the terminals. Hand-operated cars can be assassin from Avis or Hertz.


The Ramada Plaza Hotel (tel: (718) 995 9000; website: can be begin on-site, whilst the Best Western JFK Airport (tel: (718) 977 2100; website:, Comfort Inn JFK (tel: (718) 977 0001; website:, Holiday Inn JFK (tel: (718) 659 0200; website: and the Howard Johnson Express Inn (tel: (718) 723 6700; website: are amid nearby. All hotels accommodate a shuttle account to/from the airport. Hotel catch casework are amid in the Arrivals breadth of all terminals - either a staffed desk, which accuse a baby booking fee, or chargeless address telephones.