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John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

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John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
AddressQueens, New York 11422, United States
Telephone(718) 244 4444
Websitewww.kennedyairport.com
Number of terminals7
Time zoneGMT -5 (Please note: daylight savings time may apply between certain dates - please check local sources)
LocationThe airport is located 24km (15 miles) southeast of Manhattan.
Airport codeJFK
Country dialling code1
Airport newsA huge expansion and renovation programme has been ongoing for the last decade and has among other things seen the construction of the new terminals 1 and 4. The new terminal 5, the home of JetBlue Airways, opened in September 2008.
Transfer between terminalsThe AirTrain JFK provides a free service between all terminals (journey time: 8 minutes).
Driving directionsThe airport is located on Van Wyck Expressway (I-678), which can be accessed from Belt Parkway, Grand Central Parkway and Queens Boulevard. To reach the airport from Manhattan, take the Van Wyck Expressway (I-678) to the airport exit, then take the Belt Parkway East to exit 19/Van Wyck Expressway. From Eastern Long Island, take the Belt Parkway West to exit 20/JFK Expressway. From New Jersey, take NJ Turnpike to exit 14C (Holland Tunnel), then head south on West Street to Belt Parkway.
Car rentalAvis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, and National are all represented at the airport. Booths or courtesy telephones are situated in the baggage claim areas in all terminals.
Public transport and taxisBus: New York Airport Express Bus Service (tel: (718) 875 8200; www.nyairportservice.com) operates a direct service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal (Manhattan West Side), Bryant Park and Grand Central Station (Manhattan East Side); other services also run to Long Island, Westchester, Upstate, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The Super Shuttle Manhattan (tel: 1 800 258 3826) runs 24 hours a day and is a shared door-to-door service to any location in Manhattan. MTA New York City Transit (tel: (212) 6387622; www.mta.nyc.ny.us) buses operate to a number of destinations in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island. Other bus and shuttle services are available at the airport.
Taxi: travellers are advised only to use taxis from the taxi dispatch booths at the airport.
Rail: the AirTrain JFK light rail system links JFK airport and the region's rail transportation network daily 24 hours. AirTrain JFK connects to the NYC subway 'A' train at the Howard Beach station from all terminals, as well as to long-term parking and car rental facilities. The AirTrain JFK also connects to the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) at Jamaica Station with transfers onto the LIRR, the NYC subway system and local buses. Ground transportation information desks are situated on the Arrivals areas in all terminals.
Car parkingThe airport provides daily and long-term parking facilities. There are car parks in front of each terminal, in the Central Terminal Area (CTA) parking area. The long-term car park is located 6.5km (4 miles) from the terminals, at Lefferts Boulevard. The Howard Beach Station train operates between the long-term 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 other terminals. Passengers using the long-term car park should allow for at least 30 minutes to reach the terminal. Call for more parking information (tel: (718) 244 4168).
Information and help desksTraveler's Aid services are available from the ground transportation counters in each terminal, while the main office (tel: (718) 646 4870) is located in Terminal 6. Recorded information on all airport facilities, including parking, lost and found, driving directions and ground transportation, is available (tel: (718) 244 4444); passengers can also talk to an operator for further information.
Airport FacilitiesMoney and communications: bureaux de change and ATMs are available in all terminals, except Terminal 6 where there are only ATM services and no money exchange counter. A full-service post office (tel: (718) 995 3368) is located at Building 250, on North Boundary Road. There is a mobile phone rental facility in the arrivals area of Terminal 3. Wireless internet access is available.
Eating and drinking: there are bars and restaurants located throughout the airport.
Shopping: plenty of shops are located throughout the terminals, including duty-free in terminals 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7.
Luggage: trolleys are available at all terminals. A lost property service is available (tel: (718) 244 4225). Luggage storage is available in terminals 1 and 4.
Other facilities: there are four chapels on the second floor in Terminal 4. The airport also has a medical centre, baby change facilities and shoe shine services.
Conference and business facilitiesTerminals offer fax, computer, photocopying and courier services. These services are available to all passengers, except at Terminal 6 where they are for members only. Data ports are located throughout most terminals. Wireless internet access is also available. Conference facilities are available at several local hotels, including the new Sheraton JFK Airport Hotel (tel: (718) 322 7190; www.starwoodhotels.com).
Disabled facilitiesThe airport is wheelchair-accessible and is well-equipped to accommodate disabled passengers. Reserved reduced-rate parking is available in car parks close to the terminals; passengers should contact the car parks operator for further information (tel: (718) 244 4168). Disabled toilets can be found in each terminal and TDD telephones are clearly-signposted throughout the terminals. Hand-operated cars can be hired from Avis or Hertz.
Airport hotelsThere are among numerous hotels close to the JFK Airport. Most of these hotels provide shuttle services to and from the airport. Hotel reservation services are located in the Arrivals area of all terminals - either a staffed desk, which charges a small booking fee, or free courtesy telephones.

Ramada Plaza Hotel
Ramada Plaza Hotel is located a short drive from the John F. Kennedy International Airport. Hotel facilities include a business centre, free high-speed internet, fitness services and a restaurant.
144 Van Wyck Expy
New York, United States
Tel: (718) 995 9000
Web: www.ramada.com

Best Western JFK Airport
Best Western JFK Airport is a 5-minute drive from the John F. Kennedy International Airport and provides a free shuttle service to and from the airport. Facilities include a business centre and high-speed internet.
144-25 153rd Lane
New York, United States
Tel: (718) 977 2100
Web: book.bestwestern.com

Comfort Inn JFK
Comfort Inn JFK provides a free shuttle service to and from the airport, which takes five minutes. Hotel facilities include free breakfast and in-room wi-fi.
14436 153rd Lane
New York, United States
Tel: (718) 977 0001
Web: www.choicehotels.com.au

Howard Johnson Express Inn
Howard Johnson Express Inn is located near the John F. Kennedy International Airport and provides a shuttle service to and from the airport. Facilities include businesss services and a fitness centre.
65-09 Queens Blvd Woodside
New York 11377, United States
Tel: (718) 723 6700
Web: www.hojo.com

Sheraton JFK Airport Hotel
Jamaica 132-26 South Conduit Avenue
New York 11430, United States
Tel: (718) 322 7190
Web: www.starwoodhotels.com
Full airport name(New York) John F. Kennedy International Airport
CityNew York
CountryUnited States of America
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