Frequently Asked Questions
How can I travel between terminals at JFK?
The AirTrain is a fast, easy and FREE way to travel throughout all of the airline terminals. Passengers can also connect with MTA buses, trains and the LIRR at Jamaica and Howard Beach stations, for a fee of $5.
What is the best way to get to Manhattan from JFK Airport?
The following options may help you decide which way is best for you:
AirTrain + Subway (A Train at Howard Beach or E Train at Jamaica station) costs $7.25 and takes approximately 1 hour.
NYC Airporter Bus services to Penn Station, the Port Authority Bus Terminal and Grand Central Station in Manhattan.
Shared Ride Service arrangements can be made with any customer care representative in the Port Authority’s Welcome Centers located in each terminal.
NYC Yellow Taxi has a $52 flat rate (plus a toll) and a tip to any Manhattan location. Expect a minimum of one hour travel time, depending on the time of day and traffic.
What is the Value-Added Tax policy at JFK?
There is currently no federal value-added tax (VAT) on goods or services in the United States. Instead, a sales and use tax is common in most U.S. states.
Neither JFK Airport nor New York state provide sales tax refunds. The state of Texas and some areas within Louisiana are the only U.S. locations that provide tax refunds to international shoppers.
Attractions Close to JFK Airport
Green Acres Mall
Austin Street, Forest Hills