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LIRR - Jamaica Station

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Jamaica, Jamaica
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  • Rudy N.
    "The 10:45 am transfer to Kew Gardens or Forest Hills no longer runs."(15 Tips)
    Ben H.
    "Gotta buy LIRR ticket & Metro Card to exit Air Train station ..."(6 Tips)
    Samantha D.
    "The heat lamps make me nice and warm....."(2 Tips)
    Chris M.
    "clean bathrooms in Airtrain Terminal"(3 Tips)
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  • Kamara C.
    Kamara CampbellNovember 10, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    The LIRR trains are dirty but the seats are comfy.
  • Martin L.
    Martin LewisonNovember 6, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    You can now buy LIRR tickets online. Download the MTA eTix app. You can put a credit card on file. You just need the security code to purchase. Then activate your ticket when you board the train.
  • Ben G.
    Ben GaspariniSeptember 21, 2016
    Good hub, weird crowd
  • Jeremy B.
    Jeremy BrandSeptember 6, 2016
    Be careful. Blend in. Have fun
  • Dhruv S.
    Dhruv SahniJuly 25, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The lines to buy tickets during rush hours are extremely long. Either plan in advance or be prepared to buy aboard the train for a slight premium (beats missing your train!)
  • Dennis B.
    Dennis BJuly 9, 2016
    Use the light green MTA ticket machines to get a $5 MetroCard and a LIRR ticket on exit. Better than being forced to spring for a $25 MetroCard at the other machines if you don't need it!
  • Sara .
    Sara 🌈⚔🍾July 3, 2016
    Easy to get to the city, Queens, LI and JFK.
  • MsYvette D.
    MsYvette DagoddessApril 27, 2016
    Clean Trains
  • Capt Awesome
    Capt AwesomeMarch 23, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Nothings changed here, manners are still quite absent, but doesn't mean you have to follow that group. #mannerscount #Lirr #postworkcommute
  • Michael Dylan F.
    Michael Dylan FerraraJanuary 26, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Beer carts on track 8 make riding the Oyster Bay line a bit more bearable 🍺
  • Edward D.
    Edward DelfinoOctober 10, 2015
    Avoid the temptation to go to street level for a smoke--it doesn't get much sleazier than here.
  • Shay
    ShayApril 8, 2015
    Make sure u are on the right train.
  • Joe B.
    Joe BoccioApril 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    They take Apple Pay!
  • Jason
    JasonMarch 21, 2015
    Meeting someone pre flight? There's a bar!
  • Crystal W.
    Crystal WardMarch 5, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Extremely convenient :-)
  • Puu K.
    Puu KampolratanaFebruary 14, 2015
    Coming from the JFK? Have your mta card refilled beforehand or you will have to wait in line for a long time because of all the tourists.
  • Marlies J.
    Marlies JohnsonNovember 30, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    U can get to so many destinations from here....
  • David W.
    David WeinbergerNovember 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    You can grab a snack upstairs, near the JFK airtrain
  • Kelly A.
    Kelly AOctober 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    No one ever wants to "change" here, but I guess it's tradition!
  • Marlies J.
    Marlies JohnsonSeptember 21, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Headin to the city
  • Thomas
    ThomasSeptember 14, 2014
    Don't be confused - they're two ways to get to platform 1! It's the same train ;)
  • Roger S.
    Roger SchonfeldAugust 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Fascinating to watch all the suburban lines converge here, and the commuters making a quick change depending on their terminal destination.
  • Angela Isabel
    Angela IsabelAugust 25, 2014
    Manhattan bound 💃
  • Capt Awesome
    Capt AwesomeAugust 24, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Tracks 1 and 2 are always NYC, track 3 is always BK. Pay attention!
  • Marlies J.
    Marlies JohnsonAugust 24, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Back to the city again. Turn up time shortly...
  • Marlies J.
    Marlies JohnsonAugust 23, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Queens I'm home
  • Marlies J.
    Marlies JohnsonAugust 23, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Waitin for my train
  • Wanda W.
    Wanda WilliamsAugust 16, 2014
    The seat is not your personal bed, be mindful that other patrons paid for a ticket and have a right to a seat too.#rudeandnastypassengers
  • Estifany D.
    Estifany DislaAugust 10, 2014
    Be wary of pooping pigeons overhead when sitting on any of the benches on the upper mezzanine of LIRR. 😖
  • Venus N.
    Venus NYorkeAugust 9, 2014
    Brooklyn bound
  • Richard D.
    Richard DinhAugust 7, 2014
    The best way to get to jfk. Take the lirr
  • Brendan M.
    Brendan MalleyJuly 7, 2014
    $0.99 water and sodas. Good for a hot day
  • Capt Awesome
    Capt AwesomeJune 27, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    You can watch for the trains coming in from the upper platform, and avoid the crowd below
  • Capt Awesome
    Capt AwesomeJune 27, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Try and get a good spot in front of the train doors before they open or you'll be run over by all the rude old women
  • Capt Awesome
    Capt AwesomeJune 24, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Are the trains ever on time?!
  • Ariel V.
    Ariel VieraApril 4, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Be sure to grab a window seat and enjoy Queens and Long Island in all of its wonderful glory.
  • Jeffrey D E.
    Jeffrey D EllisonJanuary 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    $4 City pass on the weekend is legit.
  • Doug T.
    Doug TurpelJanuary 14, 2014
    Watch the gap, people.
  • Matt S.
    Matt S.December 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Queen of Jamaica
  • Allen L.
    Allen LevyNovember 27, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Listen for schedule changes
  • Matt S.
    Matt S.November 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Come to Jamaica and feeel all right.
  • Devin J. M.
    Devin J. MatteraOctober 24, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Not the tropical island I've seen all these commercials about...
  • Matt S.
    Matt S.October 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    3 Little Birds.... On my doorstep ....
  • Kushal D.
    Kushal DaveSeptember 30, 2013
    Airtrain 10 trip tickets last a year (now?).
  • Adam D.
    Adam DavisSeptember 28, 2013
    Your backpack/bag/purse does not need it's own seat!
  • Shay S.
    Shay StylesSeptember 14, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Buy your tickets ahead of time. They have closed the Windows and you have to buy your tickets upstairs which has a long line
  • Da H.
    Da HoSeptember 11, 2013
    LIRR beers at the tracks are $2.50 for domestic and $3.50 for imported. We should be doing happy hour here.
  • ElenaMarie B.
    ElenaMarie BurnsSeptember 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The one part of NYC I dont miss!
  • Diana Q.
    Diana QureshiAugust 5, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Wear headphones on the train because no one shuts up and music is the only way to tune them out
  • Paul F.
    Paul FortJuly 31, 2013
    The original design of this station included a pneumatic tube for high speed Victorian style travel to the island nation of Jamaica.
  • Bashful S.
    Bashful SarikaJuly 30, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't put your smelly feet on the seats!
  • Tenyia W.
    Tenyia WilliamsJuly 23, 2013
    Let the people off the train before trying to get on
  • Mary Catherine L.
    You can buy tickets w a credit card onboard now. About time.
  • cary s.
    cary sJune 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    listen to some bob Marley and pretend you're in the real jamaica
  • John J.
    John JuhaszJune 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    There's no where to get coffee in the AM!
  • Nicky M.
    Nicky MJune 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Always have exact change for the ticket machine, unless you Want to collect the gold coins.
  • Wilfred T.
    Wilfred TRMay 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Power outlets and USB power outlets can be found at the AirTrain Upper Concourse at 2 of the 3 trianglar shaped info kiosks.
  • Ta S.
    Ta SanMay 26, 2013
    If you don't know how to use the ticket machines PLEASE go to the tellers downstairs or ask for help from the person behind you. Otherwise you will incur the wrath of people behind you.
  • Samantha D.
    Samantha DeWeilMay 14, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The heat lamps make me nice and warm..... And idly I feel like a roasted chicken being kept warm before serving.
  • Bashful S.
    Bashful SarikaMay 1, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't forget to get your monthly ticket for May.
  • Christiaan P.
    Christiaan PerezApril 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Want to get into Manhattan cheaper? Transfer to the E subway train and pay zone 3 prices instead of zone 1. Can get you to upper Manhattan almost as fast as LIRR when E train is running express
  • David D.
    David DeMemberApril 17, 2013
    Have a great day!
  • Jarrid C.
    Jarrid CrespoApril 17, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    They raised the prices for the trains but they can't afford air conditioning. The trains are waaaaaaaaaaay too hot!!
  • Tracy S.
    Tracy SimonApril 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Always buy your ticket before you board, never sit in the car that has a bathroom, listen up for track changes!
  • Kandice K.
    Kandice KDApril 2, 2013
    From penn station going to Jamaica, there are cheap cabs all around
  • Jaclyn .
    Jaclyn 💃🏻March 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try not to touch anything. #filthy
  • Jess K.
    Jess KennedyMarch 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Jamaica me crazy mon
  • Lori P.
    Lori P.March 1, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Fare increase as of 3/1/12 :(
  • Bryan G.
    Bryan GershenFebruary 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Empty ur wallets, New fare hikes!
  • Chris P.
    Chris PinolaFebruary 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The heat lamps at the LIRR "Waiting Area" are amazing during the winter.
  • Stephen G.
    Stephen GonzalezFebruary 5, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Taking the train in the morning sucks!
  • Sam
    SamJanuary 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Always packed!!!
  • Margaret F.
    Margaret FDecember 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    You don't want to change at Jamaica. Nicer than it was years ago, but still...
  • Samantha L.
    Samantha LienhopDecember 4, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Air Bar, deli, and decent bathrooms through the Airtrain entrance. These are very good things to know while waiting.
  • Jeffrey D E.
    Jeffrey D EllisonNovember 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The elevators play musical chairs.
  • LLOYD L.
    LLOYD LLOYDNovember 9, 2012
    #NonstopNYC !!!!!!!!!
  • Elton J.
    Elton JulianNovember 8, 2012
    please watch as there has always been and always will be a gap
  • Bryan M.
    Bryan MelnickSeptember 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Go down below to the street level. It's a whole different world down there. Exotic... almost
  • Richard K.
    Richard KlingSeptember 19, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Use the elevators behind the escalators if you have luggage going to JFK
  • marc n.
    marc niolaSeptember 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Never sit in a train-car that has a bathroom
  • Shayla R.
    Shayla R.September 3, 2012
    You don't want to be waiting for your train after midnight. The Jamaica station crazies come out to bother you for money and food.
  • Erica K.
    Erica KnaussSeptember 2, 2012
    This isn't really Jamaica. Nobody is fooled.
  • Dens
    DensAugust 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Waiting for a train? Don't wait on the platform... head upstairs to Air Bar for hip hop dance party & blockbuster movies w the volume turned down! And then hit the deli for beers to go.
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TomczykAugust 14, 2012
    Pregame for rooftop 230
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick MadiganAugust 4, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Please disregard the comments about how bad the station may seem. It's a million times better than Penn Station and most people who complain about this station are just scared of the area.
  • Shreyas P.
    Shreyas PanditJuly 19, 2012
    Midtown to jfk in about 30_45 min
  • Evy
    EvyJuly 18, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    If u need to charge ur phone sit near the bathroom on LIRR
  • @M@ND@
    @M@ND@July 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Cab drivers outside thirsty to pick u up then when u get in the car they have no sense of direction smh
  • Brooke M.
    Brooke MorelandJuly 4, 2012
    Bring a sweater! It's like a meat locker on these trains.
  • Jaclyn .
    Jaclyn 💃🏻June 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    One word- Purell.
  • Alexis L.
    Alexis LucilleJune 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Signal trouble. No service to Brooklyn due to weather
  • Louis L.
    Louis LafataJune 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Bathrooms here are DISGUSTING and not large enough to accommodate rush hour..
  • terry m.
    terry mc allisterMay 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you see something say something
  • Richard A.
    Richard AlanMay 25, 2012
    Bringing down the property values east of west hampton
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BattagliaMay 18, 2012
    Watch the gap!
  • Henry B.
    Henry BorchersMay 17, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Use your eyes! Here is actual footage of someone who tried to mind the gap instead of watching the gap. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY-03vYYAjA&feature=youtube_gdata_player
  • Patches M.
    Patches MalloneMay 13, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Trouble ahead, trouble behind.
  • Jesus A.
    Jesus AriasMay 12, 2012
    They should really get more trains going towards hicksville
  • Cheryl M.
    Cheryl MintzMay 9, 2012
    Move over next to the window if you don't want to get up to let your fellow commuter sit there - Really!
  • Evan
    EvanMay 1, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    I like it when the express train stops here for 5 minutes for no reason.
  • Venus N.
    Venus NYorkeApril 29, 2012
    Still a gap to watch people! Alec baldwin just said so!
  • Eddie M.
    Eddie MccallApril 18, 2012
    The Deez Be Lurkin
  • Crystal R.
    Crystal RoccoApril 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Always something new to find on the lirr
  • Francesca T.
    Francesca TApril 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Avoid it if you can
  • Colleen B.
    Colleen BradyApril 6, 2012
    Thanks to the 20 men or so who never asked if I wanted to sit ..,
  • James M.
    James MurrayApril 5, 2012
    This is where you make the decision to continue into the city for work or hop on the Airtrain to JFK for a quick island vacation.
  • Pat W.
    Pat WhalenMarch 28, 2012
    Whisper into that cellphone... The person next to you just worked a 12 hr shift
  • Mendoza S.
    Mendoza SDMarch 26, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Mind the Gap.
  • Joe M.
    Joe Muselevichus JrMarch 22, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    You can "watch" the gap, biology, we have eyes. It's not that hard.
  • Aaron S.
    Aaron SalitraMarch 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Help others in need with the ticket machines, no one deserves to pay the ridiculous on-train rates.
  • Antonia O.
    Antonia OMarch 19, 2012
    Remember there is a wkend pass fare. 1/2 price sat &sun!
  • DaSH
    DaSHMarch 11, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Gotta wait for that transfer train to Babylon
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SpellmanMarch 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I created this place. I am so happy to see you all here
  • Samantha L.
    Samantha LienhopMarch 3, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't believe the hype - one of the nicer stations at which to transfer.
  • Mendoza S.
    Mendoza SDMarch 2, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Trains are pretty much on time.
  • Lauren G.
    Lauren GarlickFebruary 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If ur not sure, always buy off peak. If you buy peak for an off-peak train, will lose $3.00
  • Jamal M.
    Jamal MyersFebruary 19, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    During the summer on weekends, all Montauk bound trains are packed. Doesn't matter when you go. Just gonna have to bite the bullet and deal with it.
  • Alexander M.
    Alexander MeleFebruary 19, 2012
    Don't wear sandals.... You are not in San Diego anymore. Brrrrrr
  • Jerol (J.D.) B.
    Jerol (J.D.) BaileyFebruary 12, 2012
    Have a drink at the air bar during the winter- helps you warm up
  • Mikel K.
    Mikel KingFebruary 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    14601 Archer Avenue (cross Sutphin blvd)
  • Lori P.
    Lori P.February 8, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Love City Ticket when traveling within NYC on weekends
  • Eric D.
    Eric DicapuaFebruary 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Mike K needs to get over himself.
  • Cher A.
    Cher ArmstrongFebruary 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you have time there's a DD down the street
  • Joel S.
    Joel ShaughnessyFebruary 1, 2012
    Grab a beer or cocktail at the stand at the 8-9 platform. Drink it while you wait and take it on the train.
  • Abiola A.
    Abiola AbramsJanuary 30, 2012
    No need if exiting here to go up the long escalator and come down the elevator. Just look for the stairs that go out to the street.
  • Marlon R.
    Marlon RawlinsJanuary 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Be careful when exiting the train. Please watch the gap.
  • Gary C.
    Gary CaninoJanuary 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Buy your ticket on the train if you can
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJanuary 27, 2012
    Traveling to the Hamptons or JFK, then you’ll have to transfer either to the Double Decker train or the AirTran. Get a seat towards the front of the train for an easy transfer.
  • Nick O.
    Nick OlasJanuary 22, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Wassssssuuuup
  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PalladinoJanuary 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    No one wants to change trains at Jamaica!! #ghetto
  • Prince H.
    Prince HernandezJanuary 15, 2012
    When traveling late know when train comes so you won't be in the cold for long
  • Krystal P.
    Krystal PaulinJanuary 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    You can blame LIRR for the delays but this is the best place to transfer. Unseasoned riders: If you miss your stop go back to Jamaica.
  • Andrew !
    Andrew !January 9, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    It can get really windy on the platforms... Watch your kilt!
  • Gary H.
    Gary H.January 6, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Move out of the door when people are trying to get off the train and don't rush to block it!
  • Valerie H.
    Valerie HinesDecember 27, 2011
    Watch the gap
  • Will S.
    Will SirotaDecember 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    It's dangerous to go alone. Take this!
  • Jeremy C.
    Jeremy CarlisleDecember 23, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Watch the signs or the conductor ticket goblin chompers will slaughter you in front of other passengers!
  • Shari Marie R.
    Shari Marie RDecember 22, 2011
    E train heading Uptown, be in the 1st car in the front to be closest to the exit for LIRR
  • Mac
    MacDecember 19, 2011
    Try the Trains!
  • Rich S.
    Rich S.December 10, 2011
    They didn't punch my ticket. Thanks for the free ride MTA.
  • Jessenia C.
    Jessenia CevallosDecember 6, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Train late again... Shocker.
  • Carmen C.
    Carmen CrincoliDecember 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're going to use the Airtrain often or for a family, get a 10-ride card. At $25 is makes each ride 50% cheaper.
  • Lauren P.
    Lauren PilkingtonDecember 2, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Beware of the bathrooms! S-T-D's!!!!
  • Jason N.
    Jason NicholsNovember 30, 2011
    Always smell the seat before you sit down.
  • Veronica G.
    Veronica GrijalvaNovember 29, 2011
    If you see something, say something.
  • Marlon
    MarlonNovember 28, 2011
    Check the timetables for delays, the subway might be quicker than the effin' late trains here.
  • Erick L.
    Erick LajoieNovember 27, 2011
    If you're traveling with the LIRR on the weekends get a city ticket.
  • Z W.
    Z WNovember 26, 2011
    You are not the first of your friends to check in here.
  • Cecilia H.
    Cecilia HurtNovember 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Traveling one way? Take advantage of the City Ticket. A fraction of the ticket price to Penn Station or Atlantic Terminal.
  • Jennifer K.
    Jennifer KrillNovember 26, 2011
    Riding the long island rail road into penn station with my family.
  • courtney s.
    courtney schielaNovember 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Take the air train to JFK. It's so east!
  • adnan a.
    adnan avdicNovember 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Where dreams go to die
  • Faye B.
    Faye BarthNovember 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Avoid bathroom area on train unless you are waiting to use it.
  • Justin W.
    Justin WhittakerNovember 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get on a train. Get off a train. Just ride.
  • Bill O.
    Bill OtersonNovember 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't make eye contact and keep head on a swivel
  • Sean T.
    Sean ThompsonNovember 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Wow! $18 for a one way ticket to Hicksville on a peak train!?! FUCK YOU MTA!!!
  • Marvin M.
    Marvin MayfieldNovember 8, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Have a beer if you're on your way to the city!
  • Allison R.
    Allison RussoNovember 3, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Ja makin me crazy Jamaica!
  • Slade
    SladeNovember 1, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Give the person you're sitting next to advanced notice you will be departing the train at Jamaica.
  • Sean T.
    Sean ThompsonOctober 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you see something, say something.
  • Lawrence B.
    Lawrence BaumOctober 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I don't know if I'm going to heaven. I don't know if I'm going to hell. All I know is I have to change at Jamaica
  • Arnold C.
    Arnold ClauzelOctober 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    They go hard to keep those who fly in late nights from JFK from chilling here nowadays, must be a homeless problem
  • Janine J.
    Janine JansonOctober 21, 2011
    Try not to come here at night...
  • raymond o.
    raymond olsenOctober 19, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't support the local bums!
  • Luke D.
    Luke DolinskiOctober 16, 2011
    The bathroom by Airtrain is much better than the one in th waiting room.
  • Chris G.
    Chris GazzoOctober 10, 2011
    Become one of the 1% and take a helicopter to work.
  • Alex K.
    Alex KantrowitzOctober 7, 2011
    Provide your own soundtrack.
  • Alex K.
    Alex KantrowitzOctober 7, 2011
    Before boarding train, make sure you have the means to provide your own soundtrack.
  • Frank
    FrankSeptember 29, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Never sit near the bathrooms on the train. They smell.
  • Mike C.
    Mike CarrollSeptember 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    DO NOT try to jump from platform to platform. Bad idea. R.I.P. Grandpa.
  • Michael
    MichaelSeptember 25, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    One of the few station where you here the announcer yell out; Alllllllllll Aboooooaaaarrrrrd!
  • Brian S.
    Brian SwaaleySeptember 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Take a train somewhere.
  • Frank
    FrankSeptember 23, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Check out the moving sidewalk!
  • dave d.
    dave dSeptember 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Did you know? The surcharge to buy your ticket on board the train is like $6!. So a 7.50 one way becomes 13.50...completely absurd. Buy ticket in office or your ststion machine!
  • dave d.
    dave dSeptember 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure you actually make sure you are actually.
  • Shawnte' L.
    Shawnte' LeighSeptember 17, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    If you Need info the information booth is located btwn tracks 7-8 for going east and 2-3 for going toward NYC
  • Kimberly L.
    Kimberly LeonSeptember 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Sit in 1st train car if going to nassau cc
  • Richard P.
    Richard PluschauSeptember 6, 2011
    If you take the Ronkonkoma avoid changing trains here at all cost as you will not get a seat
  • zach l.
    zach lawrykSeptember 4, 2011
    during off-peak hours, it is only 3 dollars more than E train and much quicker to penn station
  • The New York Daily News
    PHOTO: With men off at war, the LIRR hired women to work the yards in 1942, at the link! Read more
  • Chris E.
    Chris EvangelistaAugust 13, 2011
    Grab coffee from 7 Eleven before boarding or Ralph's italian ices.
  • Patrick H.
    Patrick HealyAugust 6, 2011
    This place used to be A LOT worse. Lots of big upgrades over the last 10 years. Air Train is huge.
  • Ben H.
    Ben HessAugust 5, 2011
    Gotta buy LIRR ticket & Metro Card to exit Air Train station ...
  • Andrew J.
    Andrew JarrahAugust 4, 2011
    Read the signs to find out what track to be on!
  • Robert G.
    Robert GuerreroAugust 3, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The sky bar upstairs will hook you up with a road soda.
  • Richard K.
    Richard KlingAugust 2, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Ask for an Oil Can,$4:50, not a Fosters.
  • Sherman S.
    Sherman ShermanJuly 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Had to pay inboard ticket prices even tho I had ticket. Apparently tickets expire in 2 weeks from purchase date. Don't let it happen to you. The more you know
  • Christopher S.
    Air train is GREAT. But I loathe the LIRR.
  • DJ PAUL S.
    DJ PAUL SIMPLY2MUCHJuly 26, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    DONT ASK QUESTIONS WHEN ALL THE ANSWERS ARE IN FRONT OF YOU! OPEN YOUR EYES! LIRR EMPLOYEES DON'T WORK IN THE SAME CRAFT SO WE DON'T KNOW TRAIN SCHEDULES!
  • rudy S.
    rudy STANTZJuly 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Smells like fish.
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CasanovaJuly 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't take your shoes off and put your nasty stinky feet on the seat, you horrible horrible person
  • Miguel M.
    Miguel M.June 30, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Lower numbered tracks (1-3) go westbound while the higher numbers go east...usually. Go check the board!
  • John Z.
    John ZJune 26, 2011
    Even Secaucus Junction is nicer.
  • Dens
    DensJune 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Headed to the Hamptons & stressing about getting a seat after the Jamaica train switcharoo? Skip Penn Station & take the 7 train to Hunters Point - board here & you'll already have a seat come Jamaica
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJune 7, 2011
    Trains going to Penn Station are on tracks 1 and 2. Train to Brooklyn is on track 3. Eastbound trains are more confusing, follow the signs or ask at the info booth.
  • Nicole R.
    Nicole RobertsJune 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you can avoid transferring here, do it.
  • Fagatron
    FagatronJune 2, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    These tips are crazy weird? why not have a tip like: stand to the side to let people off the train first? Or have a sense of urgency? Because other people might have places to go?
  • Megan C.
    Megan CMay 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Bathrooms are located in the odd-numbered train cars.
  • Sophia P.
    Sophia PowellMay 29, 2011
    Arrive early or you'll miss your train. They do not wait for you.
  • Fagatron
    FagatronMay 6, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    There are gaps now and have been. I'm quite sure there won't always be gaps!
  • Meredith A.
    Meredith AApril 26, 2011
    Bathroom, stay far away
  • rudy S.
    rudy STANTZApril 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Awful lot of bird shit around here.
  • Jon D.
    Jon DApril 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Do not under any circumstances go down to the street at night. This is one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in NYC.
  • Mark F.
    Mark FranklinApril 14, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    No surprise voted worst train system on the us. Another broken train and yet they raise fares. What a fucken joke
  • Sage R.
    Sage RodriguezApril 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Stay away from the bums
  • Joseph S.
    Joseph SmithApril 10, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Get the table in the front by the window for some of the best people watching in the city.
  • Fernando d.
    Fernando de LeonApril 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    You'll know you've been waiting long if the jfk shuttle shows up.
  • Joanna
    JoannaApril 2, 2011
    Hi tiffany! I miss you!
  • The F.
    The FightMarch 30, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Trains cars that end with odd numbers always have bathrooms. Cars that end with an even number always have more seats.
  • Tony B.
    Tony BacigalupoMarch 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you have time to kill between transfers, the AirTrain entrance upstairs is the best shelter from the weather.
  • Eli K.
    Eli KMarch 20, 2011
    The schedule lies! All lies!
  • Jon H.
    Jon HernandezMarch 15, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Let passengers get off the train before trying to board it.. If not I will run through you like I'm a NFL running-back!
    Upvoted Oct 8
  • Lisa Marie S.
    Lisa Marie SmithMarch 14, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Arrive early Bc you never know when the LIRR will decided to stop working.
  • Wilfred T.
    Wilfred TRMarch 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Free Wi-fi in ticketed waiting room!
  • Robert G.
    Robert GuerreroFebruary 18, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The Beer is colder on Track 8 heading east.
  • Israel D.
    Israel DerdikFebruary 17, 2011
    If you're always running late, bookmark http://dontmissthetrain.com so you know exactly how much time you have left. Read more
  • Tabitha x.
    Tabitha xxFebruary 10, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The connecting hempstead train WILL be running behind schedule.
  • Logan C.
    Logan ColeFebruary 10, 2011
    Use thebathrooms
  • jonathan s.
    jonathan sFebruary 9, 2011
    Escalaters go up but they don't go down. Be prepared to carry them down stairs or wait for elevators at the end of the platforms.
  • Lindsay I.
    Lindsay IsermanFebruary 4, 2011
    Get verbally harassed by a stranger
  • Lauren V.
    Lauren VargaJanuary 29, 2011
    Announcer has best li accent
  • justmush
    justmushJanuary 20, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    If you're on track 1 and going to Atlantic (track 3) and don't want to walk up the stairs to transfer tracks, just walk right through the Penn Station train on track 2
  • 👑 H.
    👑 HakimJanuary 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try and get your ticket before you get on the train. 5$ could turn into 15$ (: ( )
  • Aaren K.
    Aaren KokubunJanuary 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Some of the waiting rooms smell if urine, be careful!
  • Billy D.
    Billy DJanuary 10, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't ever leave the station. Get your train and leave as quickly as possible
  • Richard A.
    Richard ADecember 31, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Great place to catch a train
  • Farra T.
    Farra TrompeterDecember 25, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    If you are going to Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn, walk down the platform to be in the front of the train. That way you'll be close to the exit when you get out.
  • Matt D.
    Matt D'AuriaDecember 23, 2010
    Loving the waiting room on track 3. Making this so much easier than I had anticipated.
  • Allan S.
    Allan SDecember 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    the electronic signs are accurate & very helpful!!!!
  • Capt Awesome
    Capt AwesomeDecember 22, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    no restrooms now. they are located inside the airtrain lobby construction area. hold it or find a place in town
  • mark d.
    mark donohueDecember 17, 2010
    Trains go east and west from here, good luck.
  • Justin W.
    Justin WhittakerDecember 12, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Please be advised this isn't the Caribbean Jamaica. You will be sorely disappointed if you think it is.
  • Turtle C.
    Turtle ChanDecember 3, 2010
    not enough doors on the train...its 2 damn long
  • Aaren K.
    Aaren KokubunDecember 2, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Pull down the seats in the handicap/luggage section and take a seat!
  • Madeline J.
    Madeline JohnsonNovember 17, 2010
    As slow as this train is -the scenery is beautiful and more time to play on iPad on the way to work
  • Capt Awesome
    Capt AwesomeNovember 10, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    people are fucking rude here so be ready to shove and get shoved. no apologies, no manners
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HowellNovember 9, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Beware of the drunk Rangers passengers during hockey season.
  • Kitty K.
    Kitty KatNovember 5, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    When switching trains for Penn Station walk down to the end of the train. You r more likely to get a seat if u walk further down.
  • Jennifer E.
    Jennifer EhrlichNovember 3, 2010
    if you have time before your train and your hungry, go upstairs. there's a guy who runs a food kiosk and everything is $1.
  • Deron J.
    Deron JNovember 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Always try and get a 3 seater if possible (seat by window is best!)
  • Rob M.
    Rob MaddenOctober 20, 2010
    Don't wear your "LIRR sucks" t-shirt in the open here. You'll be the one guy who doesn't make his connection. Conductors lack senses of humor.
  • Scott G.
    Scott GiangrandeOctober 16, 2010
    Watch the gap!
  • Richard K.
    Richard KlingOctober 14, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Help fund Waldos French chateau and buy your ticket from a conductor
  • JD G.
    JD GarganoOctober 13, 2010
    NEVER transfer at Jamaica.
  • Jason K.
    Jason KeathOctober 13, 2010
    There is very little to do here except make sure you are ready for Airport security or read up on the latest TMZ celebrity gossip
  • Kenneth B.
    Kenneth BishopOctober 10, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Never stand by the elevator above track eight. The sound from the diesel engine train below is somehow amplified to an unbearable decible level.
  • Kenneth B.
    Kenneth BishopOctober 9, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the concession stand on upper platform. Good snacks at really reasonable prices.
  • Travel Swagger
    Travel SwaggerOctober 8, 2010
    30-day MetroCard will NOT work on AirTrain
  • Dee K.
    Dee KosterSeptember 27, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Always buy your ticket before you board!!!
  • Mike K.
    Mike KujanekSeptember 21, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    You can't "watch" the gap, you can only "mind" it. English... Its not that hard.
  • Diane Lee L.
    Diane Lee LarsenSeptember 16, 2010
    AirTrain to JFK leaves every 4 to 10 minutes; ride is ~10 minutes. Take elevator, escalator or stairs to top level & head right. Fare is $5 on MetroCard, available from machines. Read more
  • Diane Lee L.
    Diane Lee LarsenSeptember 13, 2010
    Save money - buy tickets before boarding. On Saturdays and Sundays save with CityTicket for travel between NYC stations Read more
  • Aydon G.
    Aydon GabourelSeptember 10, 2010
    Always purchase your tickets before you board, otherwise you pay through the nose.
  • Rob D.
    Rob DroidSeptember 4, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    If you want to bathe in cheap pukefume or craplogne don't do it before you get on the train. Smelly bastards, I don't want to be locked in here with you.
  • Steve
    SteveSeptember 1, 2010
    It's 95 degrees. Wear some dang deoderant.
  • Steve
    SteveSeptember 1, 2010
    Let people get off the dang train before you try to squeeze you're stupid ass on. The train ain't gonna leave you behind.
  • H.I.K.
    H.I.K.August 28, 2010
    I smell pee.....
  • Luigi S.
    Luigi SquillanteAugust 11, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    If your standing at the first two or last two cars of the train watch the gap as it is the widest at those spots.
  • Patrick S.
    Patrick SmithAugust 9, 2010
    Don't lean on the door in the last two cars at jamaica. Some guy almost just fell right out and died.
  • Terminator X.
    Terminator XJuly 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Stop complaining.
  • Jason B.
    Jason BrownriggJuly 30, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    The last 2 cars of a Ronkonkoma train never platform...keeps all the crazies out
  • Kara Ivy G.
    Kara Ivy GoldbergJuly 26, 2010
    Why is it called jamaica
  • Kevin F.
    Kevin FlynnJuly 20, 2010
    If you don't know which train goes where, look for the marquees people! They scroll every stop the train makes rather than guessing or asking random people
  • Sasha K.
    Sasha KorenJuly 17, 2010
    LIRR is flexing its air conditioning muscles again I see!
  • Aston M.
    Aston MckenJuly 15, 2010
    please watch as there has always been and always will be a gap
  • Jose R.
    Jose RubioJuly 15, 2010
    Where is the elevator to the street located at? Came from Mineola Station.
  • Alice G.
    Alice GivensJuly 9, 2010
    Flush twice!!!
  • Eric H.
    Eric HerdJuly 4, 2010
    When transferring to Montauk train, walk throuh train on track 7 to get to train on 8
  • TRE B.
    TRE BROWNJune 29, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Come across to the Mconalds and Liquor store on Sutphin Blvd. We over there!
  • Olivia V.
    Olivia VillaJune 27, 2010
    During the summer, hang in the air train lobby. Super cool AC for while you wait!
  • Mike K.
    Mike KujanekJune 26, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    MIND the Gap
  • Sheila S.
    Sheila ScarboroughJune 25, 2010
    If the LIRR ticket machines don't work at the AirTrain exit, you can buy them at the train platform.
  • Craig G.
    Craig GivenJune 20, 2010
    Avoid transferring in Jamaica at all costs.
  • Brett P.
    Brett PeterselJune 5, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    This Place Sucks Balls. Really, it does.
  • Natasha H.
    Natasha HuangJune 5, 2010
    $5 to get in and $5 to get out- annoying!
  • Mike G.
    Mike GallicMay 11, 2010
    Try as hard as possible not to have to transfer at Jamaica. It really sucks
  • Rudy N.
    Rudy NunezApril 15, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The 10:45 am transfer to Kew Gardens or Forest Hills no longer runs. Take the E subway train.
  • James N.
    James N.March 24, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    The bar on tracks 7-8 is for the win!
  • Burton L.
    Burton Lewis Jr.March 23, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    9.8 times out of 10. The train to Hempstead is on Track 8...
  • Keevin M.
    Keevin MitchellMarch 15, 2010
    Heading back to Penn St. From Rosedale
  • Carl D.
    Carl DesirMarch 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Airtran costs $5 so if you have cash ready you can go right to the front and buy a card from the attendent.
  • Carl D.
    Carl DesirMarch 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Have at least $5 on you metro card.
  • Burton L.
    Burton Lewis Jr.March 10, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Need to use the restroom? Afraid you'll miss your connecting train? Use the restrooms located in the Air Train building; clean & regularly maintained.
  • matt p.
    matt prestonMarch 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Always sit next to the bathroom on the train.
  • Will K.
    Will KMarch 2, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    If you take the path to 33rd it may be quicker than the ferry!
  • Amber R.
    Amber RichaneMarch 1, 2010
    Made it from Hoboken to JFK via ferry and LIRR in about an hour. Not bad ppl!
  • Kimmie S.
    Kimmie SmithFebruary 25, 2010
    If you can't make it to Penn Station to catch the LIRR and you find yourself at 53rd and Lexington (it takes a little over 20 mins to get there), take the E here as long as you have half an hour, you'
  • Mark L.
    Mark LoCastroFebruary 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    I wish I had a dollar for everytime I pass Jamaica Station. The AirTrain helps when you don't have a ride to JFK.
  • Meredith R.
    Meredith RosenbergFebruary 9, 2010
    Flight Cancelled? Morgans Hotel Group in NY is offering up to 25% off this week thru 2/14 for those stranded by the snow! Book: http://twurl.nl/3hi1sx
  • Stacy W.
    Stacy WilsonFebruary 8, 2010
    Never sit next to the bathrooms on the train.
  • Germán O.
    Germán OspinaFebruary 5, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    When transferring, if you have time, go up the stairs and get to the other side of your new train. You'll beat the rushing crowd
  • Shaj M.
    Shaj MerchantFebruary 5, 2010
    You can get E train subway to get to manhattan
  • Shaj M.
    Shaj MerchantFebruary 5, 2010
    Stand behind escalator on platform 7 or 8 to shield from brrr cold wind.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MarchioliJanuary 28, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    When in need, there are clean bathrooms in Airtrain Terminal, a nice addition to the hub.
  • Wesley J.
    Wesley JacquesJanuary 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Hella cold!
  • Gordon D.
    Gordon DJanuary 14, 2010
    Delayed trains fml!
  • Bill S.
    Bill SobelJanuary 14, 2010
    Connecting point for the AirTrain to JFK
  • Marques S.
    Marques StewartDecember 11, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    There are ticket machines on the elevated platforms.
  • Marques S.
    Marques StewartDecember 11, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    There are ticket machines on the elevated platforms. so no need to wait in line at the ticket booth downstairs.
  • Andrea F.
    Una de las opciones más económicas y rápidas para ir hasta el Midtown desde el JFK Airport es el Long Island Rail Road. Para acceder hay que tomar el Airtrain hasta la estación Jamaica.
  • Nataliya S.
    Nataliya SolodkovaSeptember 16, 2014
    Если вы поедете из аэропорта к станции Джамайка, то внимательно смотрите на монитор, так как к одной и той же платформе подходят два разных поезда. Один идет к Джамайке, а другой идет к Ховарду.
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