About JFK Airport
When it opened in 1948, the airport was known as Idlewild Airport. Following the assassination of 35th US President John F Kennedy, this airport was dedicated to him and renamed John F Kennedy International Airport. It was constructed to relieve the huge traffic volumes at LaGuardia Airport.
JFK Parking offers both long-term and short-term parking lots. Both can be seen in the JFK Airport Terminal Map above. There are several offsite JFK parking lots near the airport too.
|JFK Airport Quick Facts
||John F. Kennedy International Airport
|Kennedy Airport Code
||6 Terminals- Terminals 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8
||Queens, NY 11430
|Distance from Manhattan
||15 miles approx.
|No Of Destinations
||182 destinations, all 6 continents
|No Of Airlines
||American Airlines, Delta Air Lines
|Flight Status: Departures and arrivals
|TSA Wait Times
JFK Airport Terminals
As you can see on the JFK Airport map above, the airport is shaped like a rectangle, with a spaghetti junction of highways on the interior linking I-678 and the JFK Expressway to the five terminals.
You'll also notice that the map of JFK Airport shows a Terminal 8 despite there being only six terminals in total. That's because only Terminals 1, 4, 5, 7, and 8 are still operational. Terminals 3 and 6 were dismantled years ago to make space for expansion projects, and Terminal 2 was shuttered when Delta expanded into Terminal 4.
The terminals are linked by the AirTrain, which is free to use and runs 24 hours a day.
There are 11 gates in Terminal 1. This terminal is used by major airlines such as Aeroflot, Air France, Korean Air, Lufthansa, and Turkish Airlines.
Baggage claim, the US Immigration Office, ground transportation information centers, ATMs, and hotels are all located on the Terminal 1 Arrivals level. In addition, Check-in counters may be found on the Departures level.
Delta operates from Terminal 2 of New York Kennedy International Airport. The airport has 11 Jetway-equipped gates (C60-C70). Delta Airlines' domestic flights are all processed at this facility.
This is JFK's busiest terminal. This terminal handles the majority of the airport's foreign arrivals. In addition, Delta Airlines operates long-haul flights from this facility. Terminal 4 features 38 gates divided into two concourses, A and B.
JetBlue Airways is the main airline that operates from Terminal 5. There are 29 gates in this terminal.
British Airways is the primary user of this terminal. It has twelve gates. The terminal is divided into three levels: arrivals, departures, and the concourse.
This is JFK airport's largest passenger terminal, twice the size of Madison Square Garden. This terminal's primary operator is American Airlines. There are 29 gates and two concourses at this terminal.
Customs and Security at JFK
JFK has separate security checkpoints for each of its five terminals. Therefore, travelers should try to arrive at least two hours before a domestic departure and three hours before an international trip to enable adequate time to check in and complete security.
PreCheck by TSA
TSA PreCheck lines are available in each terminal at JFK. Passengers who have applied online paid the $85 registration fee and had an appointment at an enrollment facility are eligible.
JFK Airport Parking Directions (long-term)
From Long Island
- Take the Cross Island Parkway or Southern State Parkway to the Belt Parkway West
- Get off at exit 18B (Lefferts Blvd)
- Follow exit and make a left on Lefferts Blvd at the traffic light
- Go over the Belt Parkway and make an immediate left onto South Conduit Avenue; look for signs that say "JFK Long Term Parking."
- Turn into the first driveway you see on the right
From Northern New Jersey, Connecticut, or Western New York
- Take the George Washington Bridge - follow signs to Bronx-Whitestone Bridge towards Queens
- Stay on the Whitestone Expressway towards Van Wyck Expressway South
- Take Van Wyck South to exit 1W
- Merge right onto North Conduit & then go 3 lights
- Turn left at Lefferts Blvd at the 3rd traffic light
- Go over the Belt Parkway and take a left onto South Conduit Avenue. Then look for signs that say "JFK Long Term Parking."
- Turn into the first driveway on the right
From Southern New Jersey or points west
- Take the Outerbridge Crossing or Goethals Bridge to Staten Island
- Follow signs to Verrazano Bridge
- Take Verrazano Bridge and follow the directions to Belt Parkway East
- Next, take Belt Parkway east to exit 19 Lefferts Blvd
- Follow exit ramp to end. Take a left at the traffic light onto Lefferts Blvd
- Then take a quick right under the overpass to South Conduit Avenue
- Turn into the FIRST driveway on your right side; just follow the signs that say "JFK Long Term Parking."
More information on JFK Airport
- There are five EV charging outlets at JFK's Yellow Lot, Ground Level, beside Terminal 5.
- Additionally, 10 EV charging stations are provided in the West Cell Phone Lot.
- You can use an RFID-enabled payment card or Chargepoint access card to get entry to the station.
- Electricity is offered at no cost, but parking fees will be charged when you exit.
Parking places for clients with limited mobility are available, subject to availability, in each parking lot near the terminal entrance. To park in these designated areas, official disability license plates or other official authorization must be visibly displayed. Infringers will be towed. To take advantage of the discount, enter the lot using the "Ticket" lane, pull a ticket, then request the courtesy discount by pushing the Help button or conversing with an employee at the exit.
Pet relief areas
The John F. Kennedy International Airport has 7 animal relief areas, making it one of North America's most pet-friendly airports. Terminals 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, and 8 have their own relief areas for quick and simple access. Terminal 5 boasts two pet relief areas.
Customer service related inquiries
When you have questions specific to billing, double billing, special parking circumstances, or other questions, reach out to email@example.com.
If you encounter any vehicle troubles at JFK Airport, such as your battery dying and you need a jumpstart or a flat tire, vehicle assistance services at JFK can help. Call (718) 244-4168 for services, including:
- Car location
- Lockout assistance
- Flat-tire assistance
Helpful Phone Numbers
- Free emergency automobile services use the yellow HELP phones in the parking lot or call: (718) 244-4168
- To report a crime, an accident, or a medical emergency, use the yellow HELP phone in the parking lot or call (718) 244-4335
- General Parking:(347) 468-3231
- Parking lot operator:(718) 244-4168
- All Airport Information:(718) 244-4444
- Impound lot:(718) 244-4335
Frequently asked questions
Which terminal is TWA Hotel at JFK?
The hotel is on One Idlewild Drive. As soon as you get to the airport, head toward Terminal 5 and follow the road signs to the main entrance.
Does JFK Airport have a train station?
There is no railway station at the airport itself, but the Jamaica station is quite close.
What area is close to JFK airport?
JFK is located in Queens, in the Jamaica neighborhood.
Is Newark Airport bigger than JFK?
JFK Airport covers 5,200 acres, while Newark Airport covers 2,027 acres. So Newark Airport is most definitely not bigger than JFK.
Is there a bus that goes to JFK airport?
The Express Bus is a public bus service between JFK airport and Manhattan. As its name indicates, it's an express service that only stops at three places in Manhattan.
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