JFK AirTrain - Jamaica Station

Airport Tram and Train Station
Jamaica, Jamaica
  • Michelle Y.
    "Frequent fliers, get the 10 trip Airtrain Metrocard and save 50%!"(3 Tips)
    Untapped Cities
    "Fastest way to JFK? LIRR from Penn Station to Jamaica."(4 Tips)
    "Howard Beach stations"(2 Tips)
    Amy C.
    "$4.25 o/w City Ticket"(2 Tips)
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  • Lupin C.
    Better than what you'd expect
  • Macarena G.
    Good and fast service
  • Diego F.
    Diego FJune 1
    Be prepared to pay five dollars to get to the subway
  • Armando Bravo M.
    Samosas and coffee!
  • Koji K.
    Koji KnoMay 26, 2015
    a kinnda crowded spot
  • Ralph Z.
    Ralph ZApril 6, 2015
    Most economical way to get to jfk in nyc
  • Puu K.
    Puu KampolratanaFebruary 21, 2015
    Add money to your MTA card and use it. It works fine.
  • Jean B.
    Jean BækJanuary 29, 2015
    Any time I find myself here, I'm rather proud because I just saved cab fare and I'm not running scary late.
  • Elis F.
    Elis ForgeriniJanuary 15, 2015
    Huge AirPort but everything is easy to find your way!
  • Amol K.
    Amol KDecember 28, 2014
    The train goes to Terminal 1 first; if you're going to Terminal 8 or 7, hop off at T1 and cross to the other line in the other direction.
  • Jon
    JonDecember 13, 2014
    Surprisingly easy to use and super cheap.
  • Lenny L.
    Lenny LesserDecember 3, 2014
    Better and safer than a cab.
  • Irma Z.
    Irma ZandlNovember 15, 2014
    Great way to get to JFK. saves you about $50 but it does take about 30 mins longer than a taxi.
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhOctober 12, 2014
    You pay the $5 fee when you exit
  • Harumi U.
    Harumi UOctober 9, 2014
    Cheapest way to get to JFK and as long as there is no track work, you can estimate door to door commute time most accurately with this
  • S_J L.
    S_J LSeptember 30, 2014
    No more cabbing it to/from JFK!!!! Yeah!! ;)
  • Naty P.
    Naty ParrySeptember 15, 2014
    1st for everything... 🚊
  • Karl W.
    Karl WardenSeptember 10, 2014
    Way cheaper than a taxi, no car sickness, faster than a taxi actually
  • angela isabel
    angela isabelAugust 25, 2014
    Connection to LIRR, $7 brings you to Manhattan in 20 minutes!
  • Brian B.
    Brian BulkowskiJune 17, 2014
    change at terminal 1 one to get to terminals 7 and 8 fastest
  • Jeffrey U.
    Jeffrey UyanikMay 21, 2014
    Dirty ass bathrooms
  • CurtisTheGeek W.
    CurtisTheGeek WeakleyApril 22, 2014
    The BEST way to get to JFK. Take the LIRR from Penn to Jamaica and take the AirTran right to your terminal for $13.25 in about an hour. Free between terminals.
  • Clmedi
    ClmediApril 10, 2014
    Entering or leaving the system at the Jamaica or Howard Beach stations costs $5
  • Karl W.
    Karl WardenMarch 24, 2014
    I take a $6 taxi from my house to 7th Ave/53rd st E train stop, use my metro card for the subway $2.50 take the E uptown and queens to Sutphin Blvd. and take the airtrain $5 and it only takes an hour!
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew ReeseOctober 18, 2013
    Faster than LGA by car during medium to heavy traffic
  • Julien G.
    Julien G.October 9, 2013
    The train goes to terminal 1 and then 2. Terminal 8 will be the last stop. Switch to the other track at terminal 1 for faster access to terminal 8. Time is money :D
  • Anthony L.
    Anthony LaudatoSeptember 19, 2013
    AirTrain is supposed to run every 7 minutes. But it actually runs every 15 minutes... Budget extra time!
  • Gordon Z.
    Gordon ZhengSeptember 16, 2013
    The ride is super smooth. Fare is $5.00 and uses the MTA MetroCard
  • Tanika M.
    Tanika McKelvyAugust 24, 2013
    LIRR from Brooklyn to JFK is 22 minutes and $4 (weekend City ticket). Fastest, cheapest option. (Subway is 60 min + and cab is $50+)
  • Keith G.
    Keith GiddingsJuly 19, 2013
    Get your ticket before you get on train, it's way cheaper
  • Michael M.
    Michael MosesJuly 6, 2013
    Plan at least 23 minutes under the new, painfully less frequent schedule to get from Jamaica to Terminal 1.
  • Robert O.
    Robert OsanoJune 23, 2013
    Before your flight you need to visit Air Bar.
  • Erik L.
    Erik LievanoMay 31, 2013
    Busy as hell
  • Wilfred T.
    Wilfred TRMay 26, 2013
    Power outlets and USB power outlets can be found in the Upper Concourse at 2 of the 3 trianglar shaped info kiosks.
  • Celina C.
    Celina CrumpMay 21, 2013
    Watch your surroundings...this is South Jamaica Queens ...They don't play fair!!!
  • Jordan C.
    Jordan CarsonMay 6, 2013
    Be prepared to pay $5 extra bucks to either leave or get on the AirTrain. So stupid.
  • Elvia N.
    give yourself enough time and mass transit is really the way to go...saved me a lot of money
  • Jeremy C.
    Jeremy CarlisleMay 1, 2013
    Be careful of all the homless people that hang around there who scream and curse you out that security seems to refuse to get rid of.
  • Alexander C.
    Beware you can't smoke even if it's 10° and your train is two hours late. Smdh
  • Josean R.
    Josean RosadoMarch 24, 2013
    Check the airbar
  • Ernest L.
    Ernest LehmannMarch 11, 2013
    Great smoothies at the NY Deli coming off or on to the air train
  • Eric W.
    Eric WFebruary 23, 2013
    Federal circle to terminal 1 takes about 5 minutes
  • Paul F.
    Paul FortJanuary 31, 2013
    High five everyone you pass that's heading down the escalator as you go up.
  • Jane J.
    Jane JaggerJanuary 15, 2013
    Of course here you can buy a joint Airtrain/LIRR Ticket #makessense
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew ChungJanuary 13, 2013
    Just paid 2 bucks for bad coffee so I can sit on the nice side while waiting for the LIRR.
  • Bobby J.
    Bobby JenkinsNovember 23, 2012
    Super quick. Way better than a taxi or town car. Save yourself and your company the money and time.
  • April
    AprilOctober 19, 2012
    Best way to get to JFK. 30 mins off peak is less than $12
  • Cynthia D.
    Cynthia DrescherSeptember 7, 2012
    DO NOT give your unlimited/weekly passes away to the people who ask for them. They turn & sell them to make quick booze/drug bucks. It's a real problem in the elevators & now, even on subway level.
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesJune 26, 2012
    Frequent fliers, get the 10-trip Airtrain Metrocard for $25 and save 50%! Just use within one year. Fastest way to JFK? LIRR from Penn Station to Jamaica.
  • Louis L.
    Louis LafataJune 20, 2012
    The bathrooms are absolutely DISGUSTING and there's always a line
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