JFK AirTrain - Jamaica Station

Airport Tram and Train Station
146-01 Archer Ave (Sutphin Blvd.), Jamaica, NY 11435, United States

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    Michelle Y.
    "Frequent fliers, get the 10 trip Airtrain Metrocard and save 50%!"(3 Tips)
    Ernest L.
    "Great smoothies at the NY Deli coming off or on to the air train"(2 Tips)
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  • Koji K.

    a kinnda crowded spot

    Koji Kno · May 26
  • Ralph Z.

    Most economical way to get to jfk in nyc

    Ralph Z · April 6
  • Puu K.

    Add money to your MTA card and use it. It works fine.

    Puu Kampolratana · February 21
  • Jean B.

    Any time I find myself here, I'm rather proud because I just saved cab fare and I'm not running scary late.

    Jean Bæk · January 29
  • Elis F.

    Huge AirPort but everything is easy to find your way!

    Elis Forgerini · January 15
  • Amol K.

    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.

    Amol K · December 28, 2014
  • Jon

    Surprisingly easy to use and super cheap.

    Jon · December 13, 2014
  • Lenny

    Better and safer than a cab.

    Lenny · December 3, 2014
  • Irma Z.

    Great way to get to JFK. saves you about $50 but it does take about 30 mins longer than a taxi.

    Irma Zandl · November 15, 2014
  • Kimmie O.

    You pay the $5 fee when you exit

    Kimmie Ohh · October 12, 2014
  • Harumi U.

    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

    Harumi U · October 9, 2014
  • E L.

    No more cabbing it to/from JFK!!!! Yeah!! ;)

    E L · September 30, 2014
  • Naty P.

    1st for everything... 🚊

    Naty Parry · September 15, 2014
  • Karl W.

    Way cheaper than a taxi, no car sickness, faster than a taxi actually

    Karl Warden · September 10, 2014
  • Angela I.

    Connection to LIRR, $7 brings you to Manhattan in 20 minutes!

    Angela Isabel · August 25, 2014
  • Brian B.

    change at terminal 1 one to get to terminals 7 and 8 fastest

    Brian Bulkowski · June 17, 2014
  • Jeffrey U.

    Dirty ass bathrooms

    Jeffrey Uyanik · May 21, 2014
  • CurtisTheGeek W.

    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.

    CurtisTheGeek Weakley · April 22, 2014
  • Clmedi

    Entering or leaving the system at the Jamaica or Howard Beach stations costs $5

    Clmedi · April 10, 2014
  • Karl W.

    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!

    Karl Warden · March 24, 2014
  • Andrew R.

    Faster than LGA by car during medium to heavy traffic

    Andrew Reese · October 18, 2013
  • Julien G.

    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

    Julien G. · October 9, 2013
  • Anthony L.

    AirTrain is supposed to run every 7 minutes. But it actually runs every 15 minutes... Budget extra time!

    Anthony Laudato · September 19, 2013
  • Gordon Z.

    The ride is super smooth. Fare is $5.00 and uses the MTA MetroCard

    Gordon Zheng · September 16, 2013
  • Tanika M.

    LIRR from Brooklyn to JFK is 22 minutes and $4 (weekend City ticket). Fastest, cheapest option. (Subway is 60 min + and cab is $50+)

    Tanika McKelvy · August 24, 2013
  • Keith G.

    Get your ticket before you get on train, it's way cheaper

    Keith Giddings · July 19, 2013
  • Michael M.

    Plan at least 23 minutes under the new, painfully less frequent schedule to get from Jamaica to Terminal 1.

    Michael Moses · July 6, 2013
  • Robert O.

    Before your flight you need to visit Air Bar.

    Robert Osano · June 23, 2013
  • Erik L.

    Busy as hell

    Erik Lievano · May 31, 2013
  • Wilfred T.

    Power outlets and USB power outlets can be found in the Upper Concourse at 2 of the 3 trianglar shaped info kiosks.

    Wilfred TR · May 26, 2013
  • Celina C.

    Watch your surroundings...this is South Jamaica Queens ...They don't play fair!!!

    Celina Crump · May 21, 2013
  • Jordan C.

    Be prepared to pay $5 extra bucks to either leave or get on the AirTrain. So stupid.

    Jordan Carson · May 6, 2013
  • Elvia N.

    give yourself enough time and mass transit is really the way to go...saved me a lot of money

    Elvia Negron-Perez · May 3, 2013
  • Jeremy C.

    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.

    Jeremy Carlisle · May 1, 2013
  • Alexander C.

    Beware you can't smoke even if it's 10° and your train is two hours late. Smdh

    Alexander Cavaluzzo · May 1, 2013
  • Andrea K.

    Got a higher number terminal and in a hurry? Get off at Terminal 1 and take the terminals only train across the platform which runs in the opposite direction. You can be at terminal 8 in <8mn

    Andrea Kung · April 5, 2013
  • Josean R.

    Check the airbar

    Josean Rosado · March 24, 2013
  • Ernest L.

    Great smoothies at the NY Deli coming off or on to the air train

    Ernest Lehmann · March 11, 2013
  • Eric W.

    Federal circle to terminal 1 takes about 5 minutes

    Eric W · February 23, 2013
  • Paul F.

    High five everyone you pass that's heading down the escalator as you go up.

    Paul Fort · January 31, 2013
  • Jane J.

    Of course here you can buy a joint Airtrain/LIRR Ticket #makessense

    Jane Jagger · January 15, 2013
  • Matthew C.

    Just paid 2 bucks for bad coffee so I can sit on the nice side while waiting for the LIRR.

    Matthew Chung · January 13, 2013
  • Bobby J.

    Super quick. Way better than a taxi or town car. Save yourself and your company the money and time.

    Bobby Jenkins · November 23, 2012
  • April

    Best way to get to JFK. 30 mins off peak is less than $12

    April · October 19, 2012
  • Cynthia D.

    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.

    Cynthia Drescher · September 7, 2012
  • Untapped Cities

    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.

    Untapped Cities · June 26, 2012
  • Louis L.

    The bathrooms are absolutely DISGUSTING and there's always a line

    Louis Lafata · June 20, 2012
  • Amy C.

    save $ sat/sun by buying $3.75 o/w City Ticket to go into Penn Stn or anywhere w/in 5-boris of NYC.

    Amy Chin · June 9, 2012
  • Petra M.

    Absolutely THE Fastest/Cheapest way to/from JFK-Manhattan ($12) *From Penn Station take the LIRR to Jamaica then AirTain*OR*From JFK take AirTrain to Jamaica then the LIRR to Penn Station

    Petra Martinez-Orlando · May 21, 2012
  • Sofia R.

    Carry some cash with you. Sometimes the AirTrain metro card machines only accept cash after midnight!!

    Sofia Rodriguez · May 19, 2012