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JFK - John F. Kennedy

JFK Airport-Gateway to United States

Airport Transfers: Elite’s fixed rates from JFK airport to New York City (all-inclusive)

Elite offers fixed rates from John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport to all of New York City, including downtown, mid-town and uptown Manhattan. These rates include taxes, parking, tolls, airport fee, surcharges and 60 mins free waiting time. Elite also offers various reservation options.
JFK Rates
(All-Inclusive)
JFK
To/From
Manhattan
Executive SedanExecutive SUV
Curbside PickupInside PickupCurbside PickupInside Pickup
All Inclusive Rates$133.46 $183.70 $228.07 $303.41
Rates include taxes, parking, tolls, airport fee, surcharges and
60 mins waiting time

Rates Details

JFK Rates
(All-Inclusive)
JFK
To/From
Manhattan
Executive SedanExecutive SUV
Curbside PickupInside PickupCurbside PickupInside Pickup
Elite Charges
Base Fare$95.00$95.00$155.00$155.00
Service Charge
(Incudes Credit Card Charges)
$10.00$10.00$10.00$10.00
Airport Meet & Greet
(Inside Pickup)
-$35.00-$50.00
Gratuity 15%--$23.25$30.75
Tolls, Airport Charges & surcharges
Airport Parking-$10.00-$10.00
Port Authority Airport Fee
(pickup or Drop-off)
$2.50$2.50$2.50$2.50
Tolls (EZ Pass)$6.94$6.94$6.94$6.94
Fuel Surcharge (2.5%)$2.38$2.38$3.88$3.88
NYC Congestion Surcharge$2.75$2.75$2.75$2.75
Sub Total$119.57$164.57$204.32$271.82
Taxes
NYS BCOIF Surcharge (2.75%)$3.29$4.53$5.62$7.47
NYS Sales Tax (8.875%)$10.61$14.61$18.13$24.12
Total$133.46$183.70$228.07$303.41
Cancellation Policy
Airport Rates
Cancellation PolicyExecutive SedanExecutive SUV
Curbside PickupInside PickupCurbside PickupInside Pickup
Before dispatchNo ChargeNo ChargeNo ChargeNo Charge
1-5 min after dispatchNo ChargeNo ChargeNo ChargeNo Charge
6-20 min after dispatch$35.00$35.00$45.00$45.00
21 min after dispatch until reservation time$35.00
+
$1.10/min wait time
$95.00
+
$1.10/min wait time
$45.00
+
$1.50/min wait time
$105.00
+
$1.50/min wait time
After reservation timeFull fare
+
$1.10/min
Full fare
+
$1.10/min
Full fare
+
$1.50/min
Full fare
+
$1.50/min

Airport Transfers: Elite’s flat rates from JFK to Top 10 destinations outside New York City (all-inclusive)

Elite provides airport transfer from JFK airport to every city in the tri-state area.
Our top 10 destinations are as follows:

JFK Rates
(All-Inclusive)
JFK
To/From
Executive SedanExecutive SUV
Curbside PickupInside PickupCurbside PickupInside Pickup
Albany$631.80$692.69$1006.22$1067.38
East Hampton$398.81$459.69$641.22$702.38
Philadelphia$427.50$487.50$666.42$726.70
Baltimore$778.50$838.50$1239.21$1299.49
Boston$851.50$911.50$1376.41$1436.99
Burlington$1126.50$1186.50$1832.99$1893.27
Hartford$449.50$509.50$721.50$781.77
Harrisburg$667.50$727.50$1079.57$1139.85
Providence$676.50$736.50$1101.54$1161.82
Washington$874.50$934.50$1401.36$1461.63

Baggage Collection for International Transfer Passengers

Most inter-terminal connections require arriving passengers to collect baggage after immigration, clear customs and exit security, then walk, use a Taxi, shuttle bus, or the AirTrain to get to the other terminal and then re-clear security. When booking connecting flights, international passengers should have a minimum of 3–5 hours to avoid missing connections
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baggage collection

Dispatch Policy for JFK airport pickup

Dispatch Policy
In order to optimize dead time for the drivers and save wait time charges to our customers, vehicles are dispatched just in time, as soon as flight land or the flight is at the gate. We can customize these dispatch times as per kind of travel, such as, with luggage, with no luggage, customs or no customs or other customer preferences.
Your flight arrival may be delayed due to weather or some other reasons, so we do not dispatch a vehicle until your flight is about to land. Since our Dispatch system is linked to

FlightView, it is designed to dispatch the next available vehicle with optimized Dispatch policies for on-time arrival of the vehicle for your pickup and minimize dead time for drivers.

Based on our 37 years of industry experience, we have optimized our Dispatch Policy, as below, to save waiting time charges to the customers and dead time for the drivers. The Dispatch Delay Option gives you the control, if you wish, to delay or expedite the time of dispatch.

During inclement weather when there are erratic flight delays, flights may land but sit on the tarmac for some extended period of time and do not make to the gate until some time (due to unavailability of the gate, as all the flight start landing at the same time after the weather clears), we switch to a Dispatch only when the flight is at the gate model, or when you call us that you are ready.

Flight Check: Automated Flight arrival confirmation and pickup time updates

With direct API integration of SmartCab®, Elite’s Dispatch system, with FlightView, we track all incoming flights from scheduled departure time from the originating city to touchdown time at the NYC destinations, JFK, EWR and LGA, providing ETA updates, flight diversions and flight cancellations.

With flight check we update customer pickup time regularly. If your flight is late then we dispatch the car closer to flight arrival time. This eliminates unnecessary waiting time and customers don’t have to pay extra waiting time charges.

Flight Check

Where to meet Your Driver at JFK Airport

Each Terminal at JFK has its own pick area, which is subject to change during ongoing construction. Pickup Point will change depending upon whether it is an outside pickup or inside pickup (inside the terminal). Always stay alert and please free to call your driver or the car company when in doubt. A text message or email may provide you a link for the driver location.

Pick up points for each terminal are listed below under “Meet Your Driver” heading.

How to communicate with your driver

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For an efficient operation and to minimize costs to you and dead time for the driver, cars are dispatched just in time. Once a vehicle is dispatched, we send automatic email and text messages to you regarding your vehicle and its time of arrival. You can click on a link provided in your message to check the real time location of your driver and how to communicate with your driver, if needed.

Best way to Communicate with dispatch office

Call 1-800-472-1123

Our dispatch office is available 24/7 with live operators ready to assist you. Call any time for prompt and reliable support, day or night. Your satisfaction is our priority. If you prefer to use email, our dispatch email address is res@EliteNY.com

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Port Authority Airport Access Fee

Airport access

In 2019, Port Authority of NY and NJ approved the implementation of “airport access fee” surcharges on FHV and taxi trips, with the revenue earmarked to support the agency’s capital programs. Currently, this surcharge of $2.50 applies to all pickups and drops by Taxis or private hires.

John F. Kennedy International Airport - General Information

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New York John F. Kennedy Airport, known by many around the world simply as “JFK”, was the world’s first large-scale international airport. The airport has been especially unique due to the unprecedented airline involvement in the design and construction of its terminals.

Also known as JFK Airport, Kennedy Airport or New York-JFK, Kennedy is the main international airport serving New York City. The airport is the busiest of the seven airports in the New York City airport system. JFK was in 2022 ranked as the 13th-busiest airport in the United States by total passenger traffic, and is the busiest international air passenger gateway into North America. Over 90 airlines operate from the airport, with nonstop or direct flights to destinations in all six inhabited continents.

JFK is centrally located in the Jamaica neighborhood of Queens. After meeting your driver, go west 16 miles (26 km) to Manhattan; Average travel time 45 minutes to either Broadway (Midtown) or the world’s financial center on Wall Street (Downtown). Head east from Kennedy Airport and 90 miles (two hours) later arrive in the Hamptons, playground for the rich and famous.

The Air Train links all passenger terminals with NYC’s Subway system at Jamaica and Howard Beach Stations. At Jamaica Station, you can take the E line or the Long Island Rail Road. At Howard Beach, you can take the A line.

JFK Airport: Sadly Also A Favorite Location for Hustlers
How NOT to get conned

Beware of hustlers at the John F Kennedy Airport (JFK). It is an age-old curse by “Criminals taking advantage of just arriving passengers at JFK or other similar ports of disembarkation”. Despite regular loudspeaker announcements broadcasted by the Port Authority and signage in all terminals warning travelers, people still fall victim to these expert fraudsters. Criminals posing as legitimate taxi or limo drivers solicit arriving tourists or visitors and take them for a ride (literally). Once in their vehicle you may be overcharged, threatened or dumped at some random location. These Hustlers are waiting

hustlers
outside the customs gates or the baggage claim area. Never speak to solicitors offering you a taxi or limo. It is best to just ignore them or tell them you have a ride. As they sometimes organize into teams, beware of “fakes” with phone in hand pretending to be a busy dispatcher. Police have, in addition to dealing with constant traffic and safety issues, not been very effective in dealing with this issue. You need to watch out for yourself. Be a well-informed traveler.

At John F Kennedy Airport (JFK), the best way of getting airport transfer or transportation is to pre-book your ride with a legitimate Private Hire, limo or Black Car service. The other good options are to get a taxi at the airport-controlled taxi line or get an Uber or Lyft. The Information Counter just outside the Customs Hall can guide you to the Taxi Line or your Private Hire, Black Car or Uber-Lyft pick up area. Know your fare in advance. At JFK, Taxi Fare for Manhattan is fixed. If you are going someplace other than Manhattan, ask the Taxi Dispatcher for an estimated fare to your destination. Cost of your pre-arrange Private Hire, Black Car or limo ride should also be fixed and include all charges including tolls, taxes and credit card fees, etc. Only pay by credit card, even in a taxi. Before entering into a taxi, make certain that the driver will accept a credit card. Get a receipt. Please note down the Taxi License Number in case you forget something in the taxi. To avoid “Lost & Found” problems, using a legitimate Private Hire or Black Car Company that tracks your ride history and offers the surest way to get your property returned.

Terminals at the John F. Kennedy Airport

Currently, JFK has five active terminals and has 130 gates in total. The terminals are numbered 1–8, but only 5 are operational. Active terminals and the numbering of terminals has changed many times over the last 75 years, with changes in the travel industry air travel has increased, airlines have changed, merged and disappeared due to economic ebb and flow necessitating larger terminals with larger capacities. In time, older terminals needed replacements while new technologies and security requirements

jfk terminal map

necessitated changes. We have seen it as a never ending construction project with a better and better design. While Foreign Exchange facilities are in less demand, duty-free shops have created an atmosphere of a shopping mall. When airlines stopped serving food on the planes, restaurants and food shops took over. It is always in a flux. The 5 operational terminals are listed below.

Terminal 1: Air France & Lufthansa Terminal

Opened in 1998, under a consortium of four major carriers, Air France, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, and Lufthansa, directed the construction of Terminal1 that replaced the original International Arrivals Terminal (IAB) after 50 years of operation.

Present offerings for travelers, in addition to Air France/KLM, KAL, Lufthansa and Prime class lounges, include 16 restaurant and grab-and-go locations plus 20 retail and Duty-Free International Shops.

jfk terminal 1

Meet Your Driver at Terminal 1:

While currently under modernization, all passengers are met curbside in front of T1 at the designated pickup area.

Inside Meet & Greet

Domestic Flights:
For domestic arrival, please meet your driver outside the baggage claim area. 

International Flights:
For international arrival, please meet your driver outside customs exit door.

jfk meet & greet

Outside Pick Up Points

Passenger pickup area is divided into 4 adjacent areas.

jfk outside

Airlines served:

Terminal 4

JFK Terminal 4, also called Delta Terminal JFK, was opened in 2013 and handles International Arrivals at JFK.  Terminal 4 has 43 gates divided into two concourses, Concourse A and Concourse B. T4 is the main hub for Delta Air Lines and the largest terminal at JFK, serving 30 international and domestic airlines. T4 is now in Phase 2.5 of a seamless multiphase redevelopment program.

terminal 4 main

The project will increase capacity with 10 new aircraft parking positions and add another domestic baggage claim carousel.  Other scheduled improvements include an updated check-in hall with mechanized checked-bag screening, added curb drop-off space, added dining and shopping options, continued technology enhancements including free Wi-Fi, additional digital signage, and transformation of the regional jet (planes with 50–76 seats) gate areas to accommodate mainline aircraft (100 seats or more).

Meet Your Driver at Terminal 4:

There are multiple pickup points at Terminal 4. Passengers can meet their driver inside the terminal or outside the terminal.

Inside Meet & Greet

Domestic Flights:
For domestic arrival, please meet your driver outside the baggage claim area.

International Flights:
For international arrival, please meet your driver outside customs exit door.

terminal 4 inside

Outside Pick Up Points

Passenger pickup area is divided into 4 adjacent areas.

terminal 4 jfk outside

Airlines at Terminal 4:

Terminal 5

In October 2008 JetBlue opened its new hub at JFK Terminal 5 as the manager and primary tenant of the building. T5 provides convenient check-in kiosks and self-tagging options to help speed the TSA screening process before travelers enter the International Arrivals Concourse (T5i). Completed in 2016, offerings include multiple dining and retail options, free Wi-Fi and abundant charging stations throughout, and an outdoor rooftop deck.

jfk terminal 5

Meet Your Driver at Terminal 5:

There are multiple pickup points at Terminal 5. Passengers can meet their driver inside the terminal or outside the terminal.

Inside Meet & Greet

Domestic Flights:
For domestic arrival, please meet your driver outside the baggage claim area. 

International Flights:

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Outside Pick Up Points

Follow signs to the Free Shuttle to Terminal 7 Level 2 Orange Parking Lot.

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Airlines served:

Terminal 7

Built for BOAC and Air Canada in 1970. T7 was formerly operated by British Airways, who moved out in December 2022. Terminal 7, which had been the only airport terminal operated on US soil by a foreign carrier, is now managed by JFK Millennium Partners Group.

Currently, Alaska and Aer Lingus are the only two lounges in T7, both member-only.  Available for travelers are several eateries, plus 15 retail stores and a Duty-Free shop.

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Meet Your Driver at Terminal 7:

There are multiple pickup points at Terminal 7. Passengers can meet their driver inside the terminal or outside the terminal.

Inside Meet & Greet

Domestic Flights:
For domestic arrival, please meet your driver outside the Level 1 by the baggage claim area.

International Flights:
For international arrival, please meet your driver at Level 1 by Customs Exit Door.

inside arrival meet

Outside Pick Up Points

Passenger pickup area is divided into 4 adjacent areas.

Airlines served:

In late 2020 United Airlines (UA) announced they would return to JFK in February 2021 after a 5-year hiatus. As of March 28, 2021, United operated transcontinental nonstop service from Terminal 7 to its west coast hubs in San Francisco and Los Angeles. On October 29, 2022, however, United suspended service to JFK once again.

Terminal 8

T8, the result of an 8-year program, is twice the size of Madison Square Garden. The redesigned terminal, a joint venture of American Airlines and British Airways, offers dozens of retail and food outlets, 84 ticket counters, 44 self-service kiosks, ten security checkpoint lanes, and a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility that can process more than 1,600 people an hour.  It has one

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American Airlines Admirals Club, with three lounges for premium class and frequent flyers.

The goal in reconstruction was to build the largest passenger terminal at JFK. This new terminal was built in four phases and opened officially in August 2007.  Today American Airlines operates Terminal 8 which has become the central hub for the One World airline alliance.

Terminal 8 has 31 gates: 14 gates in Concourse B (1–8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, and 20) and 17 gates in Concourse C (31–47).  Passenger access to and from Concourse C is by a tunnel that includes moving walkways.

Meet Your Driver at Terminal 8:

For Curbside service proceed outside to the middle island between areas C & B.  For Domestic flights inside Meet & Greet service your driver will meet you at the Baggage Area; For International flights your driver will meet you outside the Customs Door

Inside Meet & Greet

Domestic Flights:
For domestic arrival, please meet your driver outside the baggage claim area.

International Flights:
For international arrival, please meet your driver in front of Customs Exit Door.

inside arrival

Outside Pick Up Points

Passenger pickup area is divided into 4 adjacent areas.

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Airlines served:

Transfer Options at John F. Kennedy Airport

All terminals are fully served by Taxis, Black Cars, Uber and other for-hire vehicles. All For Hire (FHV) vehicles serving JFK are licensed by the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission.

Black Cars, Private Hire and Limousines at JFK

Just like taxis, Black Car Companies, vehicles and drivers are all licensed and regulated by the City of New York Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC). Vehicles are inspected for safety by the TLC every four months. Drivers are licensed after mandatory classes, background checks, driving record checks and drug testing. Insurance filings of the vehicles and driving records of the drivers are monitored on a continuous basis, with direct computer links to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and other agencies.

Black Car and Limo Companies are only allowed to pick up by prearranged reservations or by calling a company you know after arriving at the airport. If your car company is a small company, you should make a reservation because it may not have a vehicle readily available for on demand service.

Elite Limousine Plus is the largest Black Car and Private Hire Company in the New York Metropolitan area, with over 300 Vehicles in its fleet. You can make a reservations in multiple ways

For Airport Transfers from JFK, we have various pick up options.

Black Car Transfer Fares from John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport

Black Car or Private Hire Transfer fares from JFK vary from company to company based on the quality and reliability of service. Elite offers the best value based on quality and reliability.

Passenger Pick up Area for Black cars at John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport

The Pickup Area for your reservation will depend on your choice of reservation and your terminal. 
Appropriate pick up points are listed above for each terminal under the heading
“Meet Your Driver”.

Taxis at JFK:

At John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport, all terminals are serviced by a Metered Taxi Line, managed by a Uniformed Taxi Dispatcher. There are signs all over the arrivals hall to guide you to it. Only Yellow Medallion taxis, licensed by the City of New York Taxi Limousine Commission (TLC) are allowed at the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport. Vehicles are inspected for safety by the TLC every four

At John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport, all terminals are serviced by a Metered Taxi Line, managed by a Uniformed Taxi Dispatcher. There are signs all over the arrivals hall to guide you to it. Only Yellow Medallion taxis, licensed by the City of New York Taxi Limousine Commission (TLC) are allowed at the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport. Vehicles are inspected for safety by the TLC every four months. Drivers are licensed after mandatory classes, background checks, driving record and drug testing. Insurance filings of the vehicles and the motor vehicle data of the drivers are monitored on a continuous basis, with direct computer links to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and other agencies.

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months. Drivers are licensed after mandatory classes, background checks, driving record and drug testing. Insurance filings of the vehicles and the motor vehicle data of the drivers are monitored on a continuous basis, with direct computer links to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and other agencies.

Taxi Fares:

Taxi Fares are regulated by the TLC. Fares to Manhattan, Newark Airport and LaGuardia Airport are fixed.Fares to other destinations are determined by a licensed meter installed near the dashboard. Credit Cards are mostly accepted. Tolls, Tips, nighttime surcharge and credit card fees will be added to the fare. There may be a minimal charge for luggage. Rides to Out of Town (outside of NYC limits) destinations are double the one-way fare to compensate the driver for the return trip, as he will not find a fare coming back to the city. If you do take a taxi ride, get a receipt and note down the license number (Medallion Number) of the vehicle, which is posted in and outside the vehicle. This way, in case you forget something in the vehicle, you would know who to contact. Complaints against the Taxi or the Driver may be filed with the City of New York Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC).

Taxi Pick Up Area:

You are only allowed to board a taxi at the taxi line. 
A taxi driver cannot meet you inside the airport terminal.
For Airport Transfers from JFK, we have various pick up options.

Black Car or Private Hire Transfer fares from JFK vary from company to company based on the quality and reliability of service. Elite offers the best value based on quality and reliability.

Uber, Lyft and other app companies at John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport

Both Uber and Lyft are available at John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport. In their business model, drivers do not provide Meet and Greet Service to pick you up inside the terminal, You must walk to meet your driver. They do not offer fixed fares, as they change depending on the traffic and delays.

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CAR RENTAL options at JFK Airport

Car rental has become expensive these days and fewer options are available than before, COVID-19 and Uber have affected this business quite a bit.
After arriving at the airport, clearing immigration, collecting your baggage and clearing customs, you need to first call the car rental company (If you already have a reservation) to request a shuttle bus or take Air Train to the federal circle. Usually there are long waiting times to get a car. If you do not have a reservation, you may need to go to the car rental company counter and make a reservation. So, if you have been flying long distances and are tired and want to get to your hotel or other destination soon, it may not be a good choice. The process of getting to the car rental counter, pushing your luggage around and then getting your car, may sometimes take 2–3 hours.
Car rental has become expensive these days and fewer options are available than before, COVID-19 and Uber have affected this business quite a bit.
After arriving at the airport, clearing immigration, collecting your baggage and clearing customs, you need to first call the car rental company (If you already have a reservation) to request a shuttle bus or take
car rental
Air Train to the federal circle. Usually there are long waiting times to get a car. If you do not have a reservation, you may need to go to the car rental company counter and make a reservation. So, if you have been flying long distances and are tired and want to get to your hotel or other destination soon, it may not be a good choice. The process of getting to the car rental counter, pushing your luggage around and then getting your car, may sometimes take 2–3 hours.

Available Car Rental Companies at John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport

This is a list of some of the rental car companies at the John F. Kennedy (JFK) airport

Public Transport and Access to JFK Airport

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John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport is easily accessible by a private car, Taxi, Black Car, Uber and Lyft. Not the case by rail, bus or subway, as these modes require end-of-line connection to Air Train and MTA Bus Service at an additional cost.

Rail:

There is no direct rail or subway service to the John F Kennedy (JFK) airport, but connectivity to the subway system and Long Island Railroad hub at Jamaica Station is provided by the Air Train system.

At Jamaica Station, you can take the E, J or Z subway lines at the Sutphin Boulevard Station. Once you board the subway system, you can traverse the whole NY subway system. The New York City Subway System is huge and very inexpensive. With one minimal fare, you can travel from any point to any point in the system by transferring one subway line to another subway line. The Subway System can also connect you to Port Authority Bus Terminal at 40 St. and 8th. Avenue in Manhattan, where you can get long distance buses to major suburbs in the Metropolitan New York Area or most major cities within the United States. Long Island Railroad can connect you to Penn Station and Grand Central Station, where you can get fast trains to Boston and Washington DC

AirTrain:

Air Train is JFK Airport’s dedicated rail network. These trains stop at each passenger terminal. The Air Train system also serves Federal Circle, the JFK long-term parking lot, and two multimodal stations: Howard Beach and Jamaica. Air Train travel within the JFK airport boundary is free, external transfers to Howard Beach and Jamaica Station are paid via Metro Card and provide

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connectivity to the New York City SubwayLong Island Rail Road, and MTA Bus services. At Jamaica Station, you can take the E, J or Z subway lines at the Sutphin Boulevard Station. Once you board the subway system, you can traverse the whole NY subway system. The New York City Subway System is huge and very inexpensive for riders. With one minimal fare, you can travel from any point to any point in the system by transferring one subway line to another with no additional fare. At some points, it even offers free connectivity to the MTA bus system. The Subway System can also connect you to the Port Authority Bus Terminal at 40 St. and 8th. Avenue in Manhattan, where you can get long distance buses to major suburbs in the Metropolitan New York Area or most major cities within the United States. Long Island Railroad, Jamaica Station connects you to Penn Station and Grand Central Station, where you can get fast trains to Boston and Washington DC

Bus:

As of 2022, only the Q3 bus serves Terminal 8. The Q10 and B15 serve the Lefferts Boulevard station on the Air Train, and it includes a free transfer. Bus fares are paid via Metro Card or OMNY systems, with free transfers provided to New York City Subway services.

For Group Transfers to and from John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport, Elite provides Mercedes sprinter vans and luxury coach

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buses for groups of all sizes. With these luxury vehicles you can travel in comfort to a destination of your choice, Manhattan, Boston, Washington, DC, Atlantic City or Niagara Falls   Advance reservation and payment is required.

Subway:

There is no subway stop at the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport You can connect to the nearest subway station at Howard Beach or Jamaica Station using Air Train or an MTA bus, mentioned above. At Jamaica Station, you can take the E, J or Z subway lines from the Sutphin Boulevard Station. Once you board the subway system, you can traverse the whole NY subway system. The New York City Subway System is huge and very inexpensive for the riders. With one minimal fare, you can travel from any point to any point in the system by transferring one subway line to another with no additional fare. At some points, it even offers free connectivity to the MTA bus system. The Subway System can also connect you to the Port Authority Bus Terminal at 40 St. and 8th. Avenue in Manhattan, where you can get long distance buses to major suburbs in the Metropolitan New York Area or most major cities within the United States. Long Island Railroad connects you to Penn Station and Grand Central Station, where you can get fast trains to Boston and Washington, DC.

Roads and Highways:

Other than various local streets in the neighboring South Ozone Park and Springfield Gardens, two major highways provide primary access to the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport. These highways, Van Wyck Expressway (I-678) and JFK Expressway connect to the Belt Parkway (East, going to Long Island and West going to Brooklyn and Staten Island). After traveling North for about 3 miles. Van Wyck Expressway (I-678) provides further connectivity to Long Island Expressway (I495) (East, towards Long Island, and West, towards Manhattan and New Jersey). If you keep going north, Van Wyck Expressway (I-678) connects to Grand Central Parkway going towards LaGuardia Airport, Triboro Bridge, now called Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, Major Deegan Expressway and George Washington Bridge. After a couple of miles, Van Wyck Expressway (I-678) will end up at White stone Bridge providing you the most direct route to The Bronx, New York State, Connecticut, Vermont and Massachusetts

Travel Plaza at John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport:

A Travel Plaza on John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport property houses a food court,filling station, and originally four Tesla Superchargers.

For More detailed information, check JFK Website    https://www.jfkairport.com/

Frequently asked questions for JFK Airport

  1. Uber and other app based companies surge prices may be a lot higher and it may cost a lot more due to flight conditions. With multiple flight arrivals at the same time creates more demand at the airport sporadically resulting in unpredictable and higher prices which may be 2-3 times the usual fare
  2. Uber drivers don’t make inside pickups so you spend extra time looking for your driver in the maze of cars lined up to pick up the passenger in the passenger pickup area. This situation gets worse in the inclement weather.

Uber cost depends upon travel distance and time. Since New York city traffic is unpredictable at times, the cost of an Uber ride would fall within a wide range.

Unlike Elite Limousine, Uber prices surge during peak hours or when the demand is more in a certain geographical area. Multiple flight arrivals at or around the same time may create unusual demand resulting in surge prices.

Savvy travelers, especially with baggage, prefer to make fixed-rate or flat-rate reservations and choose inside pickups so drivers can assist passengers with the luggage and escort them to the parking lot. Although there is an extra charge for this service but when you compare it with the convenience then it is worth it.
  1. Free 60 mins waiting time helps for baggage claim and custom delays.
  2. Drivers assist with luggage handling so it is a lot more convenient after a long flight.
  3. Don’t have to go through the hassle of searching for your car at the crowded pickup area.
  4. Less chances of being conned by the hustlers.
Since our Dispatch system is linked to FlightView, it automatically tracks all flight delays and arrivals. We dispatch the next available vehicle when your flight is about to land in order to minimize wait time charges to you and minimize dead time for drivers.
Weather related delays are common at the airports. So Elite checks all flight arrival times before dispatching the car. This saves customers unnecessary waiting time. Cars are dispatched after the flight arrival confirmation and based upon airport dispatch policy.
Early flight arrivals are not a problem. Elite’s automated flight check system verifies flight arrival time ahead of time. If your flight is early, your car gets dispatched early so you never have to wait for your car to arrive.
Since our Dispatch system is linked to FlightView, it automatically tracks all flight delays, arrivals or cancellations. We only dispatch a vehicle when your flight is about to land. If a flight is canceled or diverted we will not send a vehicle. But please try to send us a message at res@eliteny.com because sometimes, FlightView, the flight information system, may not be updated correctly during chaotic weather delays.
Driver location is available on Elite Mobile App but if you can not locate your driver then please call our 24x7x365 dispatch office at 718-472-2000 and speak to our live operator.

There is no train or subway option. But there are multiple ground transfer options. Most cost effective is the shuttle bus connection to other airports. Other choices are Taxi or other limousine services like Elite which provides a fixed-rate service.

Yes and NO. Uber or Taxi drivers don’t pick up passengers from inside the terminals. But Elite can pick you up from baggage claim (or outside customs area for international passengers). Driver will assist you with the luggage handling and will take you to the parking lot. Although there is an extra charge of $50 for this service, this is the most convenient service. It also includes up to 60 minutes of free wait time.

Yes. Please feel free to call our 24×7 dispatch office at 718-472-2000.

Yes. When placing the reservation, use the SPECIAL REQUEST function on the Mobile App or Website to notify that you are traveling with your pet. Type in any additional information for the driver.

No. As per Taxi and Limousine commission regulations, no smoking or drinking is allowed in the car.

Please call our customer service at 718-472-2300 during regular business hours or send us an email at customer_service@EliteNY.com. We handle complaints professionally. All complaints and queries are addressed in a timely manner.
Please call our customer service at 718-472-2300 during regular business hours or send us an email at customer_service@EliteNY.com. We will do our best to contact the driver and expedite the delivery of your items when we find it.

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