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.


Free wireless internet access is available throughout most of the airport. A full-service post office (tel: +1-718/65 66 433) 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 Terminal 1 (tel. +1-718/75 12 947). For lost and found items, contact TSA Lost & Found Office (tel: +1-908/78 70 667).


There are prayer rooms in Terminal 4. The airport also has a medical centre (building198), baby change facilities and shoeshine services.

Conference & Business

Office services are available within the terminals. Conference facilities can be found at several local hotels (an overview can be found on the airport’s website;, including the Radisson Hotel JFK Airport (

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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.

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    General information

    Airportcode: JFK

    Number of Terminals: 6


    Travelers 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: +1-718/24 44 444).

    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.

    Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown

    27 Barclay Street
NY 10007 New York
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    Category: Luxurious

    The Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown in the city’s Tribeca district fulfills the luxurious promise of the name: spa, pool and round-the-clock room service provided by the hotel’s own gourmet restaurant CUT.

    The Standard High Line

    848 Washington Street
    NY 10014 New York
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    Category: Luxurious

    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
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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
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    Category: Budget

    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.