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New York City, John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), USA

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Facilities & infrastructure


Bureaux de change and ATMs are available in all terminals.


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.


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.


Plenty of shops, including duty-free outlets, are located throughout the terminals. These include gift shops, designer outlets and bookshops.


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).


There is a chapel pre-security in Terminal 4. The airport also has a medical centre, baby change facilities and shoeshine services.

Conference & Business

Fax, 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;

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    New York John F. Kennedy International Airport is wheelchair-accessible and is well-equipped to accommodate disabled passengers. Disabled toilets can be found in each terminal and TDD telephones are clearly-signposted throughout the terminals. Reserved reduced-rate parking is available in the car parks close to the terminals: passengers should contact the car parks operator for further information (tel: (347) 238 3232). Hand-operated cars can be hired from Avis or Hertz.

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    General information

    Airportcode: JFK

    Number of Terminals: 7


    Traveler’s Aid services are available from the ground transportation counters in each terminal. Airport information on all airport facilities (including parking, lost and found, driving directions and ground transportation) is obtainable from pre-recorded information hotlines (tel: (718) 244 4444).

    Transfer between Terminals

    The AirTrain JFK provides a free service between all terminals (journey time: 8 minutes) as well as to long-term parking and car hire facilities.

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    Visa & Immigration

    IATA Travel Centre

    The IATA Travel Centre delivers accurate passport, visa and health requirement information at a glance. It is a trusted, centralized source for the latest international travel requirements. The IATA Travel Centre is the most accurate source available because it is based on a comprehensive database used by virtually every airline, and information is gathered from official sources worldwide, such as immigration and police authorities.

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    Getting around

    Public Transport

    New York’s extensive subway system is the largest in the world and is run by the city under the auspices of the MTA (, which also takes care of the excellent bus system. Tickets can be purchased from stations and news agents, with rechargeable Metrocards the best bet for getting around. The subway runs 24 hours a day, although services become sparse in the small hours.


    New York’s famous yellow cabs are always available on Manhattan’s main streets. Don’t be timid and stay on the sidewalk when hailing one. Chances are a bold local will be in the road taking your ride. Tipping is essential.


    Hotels in New York City


    Finding a cheap hotel room in New York is tougher than winning the lottery.

    The city has plenty of superb top-end options though, with a growing number of decent, cheaper alternatives.

    St. Regis New York

    Two East 55th Street, at Fifth Avenue
    NY 10022 New York
    Tel.: +1 (212) 753-4500
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    Category: Expensive

    The St. Regis New York is indisputably one of the most exclusive hotels in the world. From the marble floor in the lobby, to silk-wallpapered rooms and glittering crystal chandeliers, luxury is writ large at the St. Regis. In line with the hotel’s motto, which was also that of its founder, John Jacob Astor IV, guests should feel they have been personally invited into the Astors’ home. The building dates from 1904 but has recently been fully refurbished. Its central location on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 55th Street in Manhattan also makes the hotel an excellent choice for visitors wishing to explore the city’s many attractions.

    The Standard High Line

    848 Washington Street
    NY 10014 New York
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    Category: Expensive

    The New York outpost of LA’s Standard hotel is an opulent palace, with huge views across the Hudson River and Downtown.

    W New York – Times Square

    1567 Broadway
    NY 10036 New York
    Tel.: +1 (212) 930-7400
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    Category: Moderate

    This outpost of the Starwood chain is situated right at the heart of the city. Not only does the lobby on the seventh floor boast a hip, ultramodern feel, but the rest of the hotel maintains the same level of style and chic. And thanks to sound-excluding double glazing, guests can enjoy the view over Times Square in peace.

    Union Hotel Brooklyn

    611 Degraw Street
    NY 11217 New York
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    Category: Moderate

    Based in southern Brooklyn, this sharp hotel has excellent subway access for Manhattan sightseeing.

    Econo Lodge

    302 West 47th Street
    NY 10036 New York
    Tel.: +1 (212) 246-1991
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    Category: Cheap

    Traveling on a shoestring but still wishing to spend the night in New York City? Then this could be the hotel for you. The rooms are on the small side, but fit for purpose and satisfactory. The Lodge’s outstanding attraction is its central location.