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7 Passenger Luxury SUV

JFK:  $85

LaGuardia: $70

4 Passenger Sedan

JFK:  $55

LaGuardia: $45

10 Passenger Limo

JFK:  $150

LaGuardia: $120

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AirTrain JFK


Operating 24 hours every day, AirTrain makes frequent stops around the JFK airport. It's JFK's train service that takes you between the airport and the MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) trains, MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) subways as well as other areas of importance including the airline terminals, parking lots, hotel shuttle areas, rental car facilities and local buses. Budget travelers who don't mind carrying their own luggage will find the new AirTrain JFK a welcome addition to New York City's extensive public transit offerings. AirTrain is free within the terminal area and to the hotel and car rental shuttle buses at Federal Circle. Entering or leaving AirTrain at the Jamaica or Howard Beach stations costs $5. The fare must be paid by MetroCard, which can be purchased with cash, a credit card or an ATM card. There are vending machines at Jamaica and Howard Beach stations where one can pay for the AirTrain and also pay subway and Long Island Rail Road fares. Children under 5 ride free.

AirTran is operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which also operates the airport and AirTrain Newark. By connecting with LIRR trains and NYC subways at Jamaica and Howard Beach stations in Queens, AirTrain makes it possible for travelers to avoid traffic and ride the rails to and from the airport. 

Public Transit between JFK International Airport and Manhattan

The Howard Beach route ends at the Howard Beach-JFK subway station served by the A train. The A train stops at Howard Beach every 5 to 10 minutes during rush hours and every 15 to 20 minutes evenings and weekends. AirTrain stops at Howard Beach every 4 to 10 minutes. Most subway lines connect to the A train. Just be sure you take the A marked "Far Rockaway," NOT "Lefferts Boulevard." It's about a 12-minute ride from the Howard Beach station to the airport.

Connecting transit services: A subway train, Q11 bus.

The Jamaica Station route ends at Jamaica Station on the Long Island Rail Road, adjacent to the subway station served by the  E J Z trains. It takes about an hour from most parts of the city, and about 15 minutes from LIRR's Jamaica Station .E   J Z trains run every 5 to 10 minutes during rush hours and 8 to 12 minutes evenings and weekends. AirTrain travels to the airport from Jamaica every 4 to 10 minutes and the trip takes no longer than 12 minutes.

Connecting transit services: E   J Z subway trains, Q6, Q8, Q9, Q20A, Q20B, Q25/Q34, Q30, Q31, Q40, Q43, Q44, Q60  and Q65 buses.

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Islip - Long Island MacArthur Airport   Astro Limo - provides non-stop limousine service from any where in Manhattan to all the Tri-State's area airports. Their fleet of limousines include 10 Passenger Lincoln Town Cars, 18 Passenger H2 Hummers and Excursion.
Call For Reservations:  1-877-803-9905
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  Wiltshire Limousine Service - provides 24 hours limousine service to and from New York City Airports, Westchester and Long Island airports. Their fleet of limousines includes 10 Passenger Lincoln Town Cars, 18 Passenger H2 Hummers and the 2006 Chrysler 300 stretch.
Call For Reservations:   1-800-779-8556
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There are flight status displays in many AirTrain stations, including Jamaica and Howard Beach. All station stops are announced via recorded messages.

The fastest trip time to Manhattan is via the Long Island Rail Road at the Jamaica AirTrain connection. From Jamaica to Penn Station in midtown Manhattan on the Long Island Rail Road takes 20 minutes. At Penn Station in midtown Manhattan, you can make connections to New Jersey Transit and Amtrak trains. Travelers to Long Island or Brooklyn can use the Long Island Rail Road from Jamaica; subway trains from both Howard Beach and Jamaica also serve Brooklyn.

The only disadvantage to traveling by AirTrain is that it is not always a great value for families and groups so you might be better off taking an SUV car service to the airport instead if you are traveling with a large group.

For more AirTrain information, call 877-JFK-AirTrain.

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