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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.panynj.gov
Number of terminals7
Time zoneGMT Eastern Standard Time: GMT/UTC -5 (GMT/UTC -4 from March 9 to November 2, 2014)
MapNew York John F. Kennedy International Airport
LocationNew York John F. Kennedy International Airport is located 24 km (15 miles) southeast of Manhattan.
Airport codeJFK
Airport newsTerminal 4 replaced Terminal 3 as the base for Delta Airlines flights in 2013. Terminal 3 has now closed, and the site is due to be completely redeveloped. The TWA terminal is also due to be redeveloped as a luxury hotel.
Transfer between terminalsAirTrain JFK provides free service between all terminals (travel time: 8 minutes) as well as to long-term parking and car rental facilities.
Driving directionsNew York John F. Kennedy International 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 Queens Midtown toll road and continue on to the Long Island Expressway (I-495). Take the exit to Grand Central Parkway (southbound) before merging on to the Van Wyck Expressway. From eastern Long Island, take the Long Island Expressway westbound to the Cross Island Parkway and then merge westbound onto Belt Parkway. Turn off at exit 20 for the airport. From New Jersey, take the New Jersey Turnpike to exit 14C (Holland Tunnel), cross Staten Island on the Staten Island Expressway (I-278), and head east on Belt Parkway.
Car rentalCar rental agencies Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, and National are represented at the airport. Booths or courtesy telephones are situated in the baggage claim areas in all terminals.
Public transport and taxisBus: MTA New York City Transit (tel: 511; www.mta.info/nyct) buses operate to a number of destinations in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and Long Island. Single fares start from US$2.50.
Shuttle: The NYC Airporter (tel: (718) 777 5111; www.NYCAirporter.com) departs every half hour for Grand Central and Penn Stations and the Central Bus Terminal (travel time: 90 minutes; fare: US$16). The Super Shuttle Manhattan (tel: 1 800 258 3826; www.supershuttle.com), which runs 24 hours a day, offers shared door-to-door service to any location in Manhattan. A trip to central Manhattan costs about US$19.
Taxi: Travelers are advised to use only taxis from the taxi dispatch booths at the airport. Flat fares to Manhattan are US$52 (excluding tolls and tips), and travel time can vary from 40 to 100 minutes on an average day, depending on traffic conditions. Ground transportation information desks are situated in the arrivals areas of all terminals.
Rail: The AirTrain JFK light rail system (tel: (718) 535 2478; www.panynj.gov) links JFK airport’s terminals and the region's rail transportation network 24 hours a day. AirTrain JFK connects to the New York City Subway’s (tel: 511; www.mta.info/nyct) A train at Howard Beach Station, as well as to the E, J, and Z trains at Jamaica Station. Subway fares to Manhattan start at US$2.25 one way and the travel time is 40–50 minutes. AirTrain JFK also connects to the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) (tel: 511; www.mta.info/lirr) at Jamaica Station. A single fare on the LIRR to New York City is from US$6.50 (when pre-bought at the station) and the travel time is 20 minutes.
Car parkingThe airport provides short- and long-term parking facilities. There are parking lots in front of each terminal, in the Central Terminal Area (CTA) parking area. The long-term parking lot is located 6.5 km (4 miles) from the terminals, at Lefferts Boulevard. Passengers using the long-term parking lot should allow at least 30 minutes to reach the terminal. Call for more parking information (tel: (718) 244 4168). The Howard Beach Station AirTrain JFK connects long-term parking lots A and B to Terminal 1 (travel time: 8 minutes).
Information and help desksTraveler's Aid services are available from the ground transportation counters in each terminal. Information on all airport facilities (including parking, lost and found, driving directions, and ground transportation) may be obtained from prerecorded information hotlines (tel: (718) 244 4444).
Airport FacilitiesMoney: Bureaux de change and ATMs are available in all terminals.
Communications: Wireless internet access is available throughout most of the airport for an hourly fee. A full-service post office (tel: (718) 995 3368) is located at Building 250 on North Boundary Road.
Food: There are numerous places to eat and drink throughout the airport. These range from bars and pubs to fast-food outlets, cafés, and steakhouses that can be found in the various food courts in the departures areas and in some pre-security locations.
Shopping: Plenty of shops, including duty-free outlets, are located throughout the terminals. These include gift shops, designer outlets, and bookshops.
Luggage: Trolleys are available in all terminals. Luggage storage is offered in Terminals 1 and 4. For lost and found items, contact airport authorities (tel: (718) 244 4225).
Other facilities: There is a chapel pre-security in Terminal 4. The airport also has a medical center, baby-changing facilities, and shoeshine services.
Conference and business facilitiesFax, computer, photocopying, and courier services are available within the terminals. Contact the relevant Traveler’s Aid desks for further information. Conference facilities can be found at several local hotels, including the Sheraton JFK Airport Hotel (tel: (718) 322 7190; www.starwoodhotels.com).
Disabled facilitiesNew York John F. Kennedy International Airport is wheelchair-accessible and is well equipped to accommodate disabled passengers. Accessible toilets can be found in each terminal and TDD telephones are clearly marked throughout the terminals. Reserved reduced-rate parking is available in the parking lots close to the terminals; passengers should contact the parking lot operator for further information (tel: (347) 238 3232). Hand-operated cars can be rented from Avis or Hertz.
Airport hotelsThere are numerous hotels close to New York John F. Kennedy International Airport. Most local hotels provide shuttle service to/from the terminals. Hotel reservation services are located in the arrivals area of all terminals in the form of either a staffed desk, which charges a small booking fee, or free courtesy telephones. Our New York John F. Kennedy International Airport guide includes the following hotels:

Best Western Kennedy Airport
Just five minutes from John F. Kennedy International Airport by free shuttle transfer, Best Western Kennedy Airport has a business center and fitness room and offers high-speed internet access.
144-25 153rd Lane
New York, New York, USA
Tel: (718) 977 2100.
Web: book.bestwestern.com

Comfort Inn JFK
Close to the retail opportunities of the Green Acres Mall, the Comfort Inn JFK provides free shuttle service to/from the airport and Jamaica Station for connections to Manhattan. In-room Wi-Fi is available and a daily breakfast is included in the room rate.
14436 153rd Lane
New York, New York, USA
Tel: (718) 977 0001.
Web: www.choicehotels.com.au

Holiday Inn Express Kennedy Airport
Operating free 24-hour shuttle service to and from the AirTrain JFK station, the Holiday Inn Express has a business center and off-site gym facilities. The budget hotel offers a choice of packed to-go or hot breakfasts.
Jamaica, 153-70 South Conduit Avenue
New York, New York, USA
Tel: (718) 977 3100.
Web: www.hiexpress.com

Howard Johnson Express Inn
Boasting a fitness center and free Wi-Fi internet access, Howard Johnson Inn is a good budget option within five minutes' drive (or free shuttle ride) of New York John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Jamaica, 15395 Rockaway Boulevard
New York, New York, USA
Tel: (718) 723 6700.
Web: www.hojo.com

Sheraton JFK Airport Hotel
Located very close to the terminals, the luxurious Sheraton is a full-service 150-room hotel with meeting facilities and a fitness center. The hotel also houses an on-site American restaurant that opens 06:00–23:00
Jamaica, 132-26 South Conduit Avenue
New York, New York USA
Tel: (718) 322 7190.
Web: www.starwoodhotels.com
Full airport nameNew York John F. Kennedy International Airport
CityNew York City
State or provinceUnited States of America
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