New York JFK Airport

The John F Kennedy Airport (JFK) is one of New York city’s key airports, and one of the most active hubs in the United States. Other airports servicing New York are LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and Newark International Airport (EWR). However, visitors flying from Australia will find that the John F Kennedy Airport is a modern and well-equipped facility and perfect to fly into if you are looking to explore New York. The airport has been around since the 1940s, and offers its 50 million transiting passengers a whole range of destinations to over to locations in Asia, Africa, Europe, South America, and all over the United States.

In terms of amenities, you won’t be disappointed with what John F Kennedy Airport has on tap. Find ATMs and bureau de change booths in all of JFK’s terminals, as well as comprehensive free WiFi for the first 30 minutes you log on. There is a good selection of eateries in the airport, and you can relax with a drink in the pubs or coffee bars, or grab something to eat in cafes, restaurants and fast food favourites like McDonald’s. Equally, the shops are well represented, with duty-free outlets, designer retailers, jewellery boutiques, newagencies and travel goods stores you can browse through. 

There are lots of airlines offering routes to New York from Australia, these are generally operated by Qantas, Virgin Australia, ANA, Air Canada, Delta, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, United, Etihad Airways, Air China, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Hawaiian Airlines, South African Airways, American Airlines, China Southern, Air India, EVA Air, and China Eastern.

Travel Information

· You’ll find all the major car hire companies provide services out of John F Kennedy Airport, and you can book when you land, or reserve a car online. To drive to the centre of town, you need to get on the I-678 N towards Manhattan, and then take the Centre Street N/Park Row South Exit from Brooklyn Bridge, and you’ll be in Manhattan.

· You can take the rail, which consists of an AirTrain that links the airport to the subway system. Tickets for a one-way journey should come to about 7.50 ($10) and take around an hour.

· Buses also service the city’s airport, and these run to various locations throughout New York, such as Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island. Typically, this is your cheapest option, costing approximately 2.50USD ($3.30). There are shared ride shuttles that will generally charge per person at a cost of 20USD ($26), but if you are more than one, often the most convenient option is to book your airport transfers online.

· There is a flat rate from John F Kennedy Airport to Manhattan, and this is 52USD ($68), though please be aware this will not include any tolls you may encounter, or the tip (generally about 15% added onto the total).

Please note that information is correct as of September 2016

Airports near New York John F. Kennedy:

 Getting to & from the Airport

Driving hide 

Get on I-495 E from 7th Ave and W 42nd St. Head northwest on W 55th St toward 6 1/2 Avenue Pedestrian Arcade. Turn left onto 7th Ave, take another left onto W 42nd St, and then turn right onto 2nd Ave. Turn left onto the Interstate 495 E ramp. Follow I-495 E to I-678 S/Van Wyck Expy in Queens, merge onto I-495 E, and take exit 22A-E toward Interstate 678/Grand Central Parkway/Van Wyck Expwy. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-495 E/Long Island/Van Wyck Expy, and continue toward I-678 S/Van Wyck Expy. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Interstate 678 S/Van Wyck Expressway/Kennedy Airport, and merge onto I-678 S/Van Wyck Expy.

Trains hide 

AirTrain JFK operates 24 hours a day, every day, travelling to Manhattan’s Penn Station on the Long Island Rail Road and most parts of New York City. The NYC subway service also takes you between JFK and different parts of the city including Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Buses hide 

The MTA operates three NYC bus routes that provide direct service between the airport and nearby neighbourhoods. Free transfers between bus and subway and vice versa are available. There are also Trans-Bridge Lines with bus stops located in front of Terminal 4 on the arrivals roadway.

Taxi hide 

The taxi stand is located outside each terminal.

 Who flies to New York JFK Airport

 New York JFK Airport Contact Details

New York John F. Kennedy Airport

225 Park Avenue South,
9th Floor,
New York,
NY 10003,

Tel:+1 (1)718 2444444
Fax:+1 (1)212 4353825


The Port Authority of NY & NJ

 New York JFK Airport Location Details

Longitude:73° 46' 36'' W
Latitude:40° 38' 18'' N

 Airport Location

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