JFK terminals and international flights - arrivals/departures

Baggage procedure for international flights that connect at JFK

If arriving JFK at Terminal 4 on an international flight, you will receive your baggage and proceed through Customs and Immigrations.

If you are making a connection, you will then re-check your bags at the transfer desk immediately after clearing customs and continue on to Terminal 5.

You may get fromTeminal 4 to Terminal 5 via AirTrain free of charge.

AirTrain at John F. Kennedy International Airport

The AirTrain JFK light-rail system connects the Central Terminal Area, including JetBlue's Terminal 5, to the Jamaica Transportation Center and Howard Beach Subway Station.

These two stations offer service to points throughout New York City and Long Island.

The AirTrain JFK fare to/from JetBlue's Terminal 5 and Jamaica or Howard Beach Station is $5.

For subway travel to New York City, you may connect to the E, J or Z lines at Jamaica Station (Sutphin-Archer Avenue) or the A line at Howard Beach Subway Station.

For travel to Long Island or other New York metros areas, you may connect to the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) at Jamaica Station.

Regular transit fares will apply for subway and LIRR trains in addition to the AirTrain fare.

AirTrain is a service of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

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