NYCT Subway/JFK AirTrain Service John F. Kennedy Airport
From Grand Central Terminal. Take the subway shuttle to Times Square (S), or the #7 Subway Line to Times Square. At Times Square, take the "A" Train to Howard Beach Station and transfer to the JFK AirTrain.
Frequency of Bus Service:
- Subway Shuttle: Operates 5:50 AM to 12 PM. At other times use the #7 Train.
- "A" Subway Train: 5:30 AM- 11:30 PM, every 6-10 minutes; 11:30 PM-5:30 AM, every 15-20 minutes
- JFK AirTrain: every 5-10 minutes, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
--NYCT: $2.25, payable with MetroCard or coins
--JFK AirTrain: $5, payable with a Pay-per-Ride MetroCard (Unlimited MetroCards not accepted), also available at AirTrain Terminal.
Approximately 75 minutes total, including 15 minutes allotted for waiting time for connections and walking.
At Grand Central, follow the signs to Subway Station for the shuttle (S) or #7 Train, then ride to Times Square.
At Times Square follow signs to the "A" Train (about a 6-minute walk). Take the "A" Train marked "Rockaway" to Howard Beach Station. At Howard Beach, look for directional signs to the AirTrain.
Due to the Shuttle (S) passageway to the "A" Train not being ADA accessible, this travel option is not ADA compliant.
* Special discounted round-trip fares are for Metro North customers only. Bus tickets can be purchased from full service Ticket Machines (except at Grand Central & Harlem-125th St.). At Grand Central or Harlem-125th, customers who have a valid Metro North rail ticket or commutation ticket may purchase tickets from any ticket window.
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