New York John F. Kennedy International Airport is located 24km (15 miles) southeast of Manhattan.
New York, NY 11430
Dialling Code: +1
Telephone: (718) 244 4444
Lufthansa at the airport
At the airport
Lufthansa is located in Terminal 1.
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You can relax, take forty winks or get down to some work before your next flight in the Lufthansa and Star Alliance partner lounges at all major international airports.
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How to get there
New York John F. Kennedy International Airport is located on Van Wyck Expressway (I-678), which can be accessed from Belt Parkway, Grand Central Parkway and Queens Boulevard.
To reach the airport from Manhattan, take the Queens Midtown toll road and continue on to Long Island Expressway (I-495). Then take the exit to Grand Central Parkway (southbound) before merging on to Van Wyck Expressway.
From Eastern Long Island, take the Long Island Expressway westbound to the Cross Island Parkway and then merge westbound on to Belt Parkway. Turn off at exit 20 for the airport.
From New Jersey, take NJ Turnpike to exit 14C (Holland Tunnel), cross Staten Island on the Staten Island Expressway (I-278) and head east on Belt Parkway.
The AirTrain JFK light rail system (tel: (718) 535 2478; www.panynj.gov) links JFK airport’s terminals and the region’s rail transportation network 24 hours a day. AirTrain JFK connects to New York City Subway’s (tel: 511; www.mta.info/nyct) ‘A’ train at Howard Beach Station, as well as to ‘E’, ‘J’ and ‘Z’ trains at Jamaica Station. Subway fares to Manhattan start at US$2.25 one way and the journey time is 40-50 minutes.
The AirTrain JFK also connects to the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) (tel: 511; www.mta.info/lirr) at Jamaica Station. The single fare on the LIRR to New York City is from US$6.50 (when pre-bought at the station) and the journey time is 20 minutes.
MTA New York City Transit (tel: 511; www.mta.info/nyct) buses operate to a number of destinations in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island. Single fares start from US$2.50.
The NYC Airporter (tel: (718) 777 5111; www.NYCAirporter.com) departs every half hour for Grand Central and Penn Stations, and the Central Bus Terminal (journey time: 90 minutes; fare: US$16). The Super Shuttle Manhattan (tel: 1 800 258 3826; www.supershuttle.com) runs 24 hours a day and is a shared door-to-door service to any location in Manhattan. A trip to central Manhattan costs around US$19.
Travellers are advised only to use taxis from the taxi dispatch booths at the airport. Flat fares to Manhattan are US$52 (excluding tolls and tips), and the journey time can vary from 40-100 minutes according to traffic conditions on an average day.
Ground transportation information desks are situated in the arrivals areas of all terminals.
The airport provides short- and long-term parking facilities. There are car parks in front of each terminal, in the Central Terminal Area (CTA) parking area.
The long-term car park is located 6.5km (4 miles) from the terminals, at Lefferts Boulevard. Passengers using the long-term car park should allow for at least 30 minutes to reach the terminal. Call for more parking information (tel: (718) 244 4168). The Howard Beach Station AirTrain JFK connects long-term car parks A and B to Terminal 1 (journey time: 8 minutes).