New York Kennedy JFK Airport Terminal Map
Main Terminal / Concourses at New York Kennedy JFK Airport
The passenger terminal complex at Kennedy Airport constitutes has a Central Terminal Area (CTA), with a one-mile circular roadway, currently surrounded by six operational passenger terminals: T1, T2, T4, T5, T7 & T8 - arranged in a semi-circle, and connected by the Airtrain & the Airline Terminals Train, both serving the non-secured areas of the terminals every 8 minutes on average.
Note: For inter-terminal connections, use the yellow-marked 'Airline Terminals Train'; for connections to Jamaica Station use the red-marked Airtrain; for connections to Howard Beach, use the green-marked train.
Each terminal offers its own services and amenities, which include food & drink, shops & duty-free concessions (most of which are in the secured areas), Information counters, internet access, business & banking services, lost & found, Tourist & Transportation information counters, news & shoeshine stands, Travelers' Aid, paging, luggage storage, lost & found, ADA services, and more.
The full-service Welcome Centers in the Arrivals area of each of the passenger terminals, staffed by Customer Care Reps wearing red vests, offer an ATM cash machine and the following services: ground transportation information, hotel reservations, information on shops, restaurants, rental cars & tourist attractions. Also, the 'virtual avatar' in the Departures level, with the likeness of a real person, provides the same information.
As of June 2014, all of the four New York Airports offer FREE WiFi!
1. Inter-Terminal connections:
(a) T2 to T4: until the new connector is completed, Delta Bus connects from gate to gate;
(b) via 'Airline Terminals Train' (marked on JFK's maps in yellow) running from T1 to T8, T7, T5, T4 & T2/3) - at each such stop you can connect to the Airtrain to either Howard Beach route (marked green) or Jamaica Station route (marked red) , which runs 24/7 - between midnight and 4am every 15 mins; between 4-7:30am every 7 mins; between 7:30am-3pm every 10 mins; between 3pm-8pm every 7 mins; between 8pm & midnight every 15 mins.
2. On- & off-Airport connections: The Airtrain stops at each of the terminals and branches out into two separate City routes:
(a) The The Jamaica Station route connects to the Long Island Railroad, to NYC Transit subways E, J and Z at Sutphin Blvd/Archer Av. Station, and to various Q buses.
(b) The Howard Beach Route connects to Parking lots A, B & C, stopping on Lefferts Blvd., and to the A train at Howard Beach Station. The A train takes you either to the Rockaways, or (in opposite direction) to Brooklyn & Manhattan, with other subway connections along the line.
3. Airport to Airport connections:
(a) JFK to LaGuardia: ETS Air Shuttle (718-221-5341); All CountyExpress (800-914-4223); NYC Airporter (718-777-5111) all three take 45-60 mins; metered taxi at taxi dispatcher, 30 min; private limo/van: Welcome Center at baggage claim.
(b) to Newark Libery: State Shuttle (800-427-3207) takes 90 mins.; Air Train JFK & mass transit (877-535-2478); ETS Air Shuttle (718-21-5341) 1 hour; metered taxis from dispatcher 75-90 mins; private limo/ vans: Ground Transport Information Counter at baggage claim, 75-90 mins.
International Arrivals: Unless you have gone through US customs clearance by participating airports in Canada and the Caribbean, you need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag (the tag should indicate layover and final destination Airport Codes).
DELTA PASSENGERS - Currently Delta domestic flights (other than to Los Angeles, San Francisco & Seattle) are at Terminal T2 (tel. 800-221-1212), while Delta International flights, and flights to LAX, SFO & SEA are at T4 - (tel. 800-241-4141). Cutoff time for baggage check-in is 60 minutes prior to departure! Continuoulsly running Shuttle bus service from/to gate C60 at T2 & gate B23 at T4 eliminates the need for security check - add about 12 minutes of transfer time. (See also 'Terminals 2 & 4 below.) Transfer passengers from T2 to T4 are currently being transported gate-to-gate by the Delta bus.
CURRENT JFK TERMINALS: (Terminal 3 of JFK Airport is now closed and is to make way for a parking facility.)
Terminal 1 of JFK Airport houses currently 22 major international carriers. The Arrivals level houses customs clearance, baggage claim, & ground transportation information & currency exchange. The Departures level houses airline check-in facilities. The Mezzanine level houses 3 airline lounges. The Deparures Level houses four check-in areas and in the center security check and access to the Concourse level with 4 airline lounges and access to gates 1 - 11.
Terminal 2 of JFK Airport (with C gates) is for Delta's First Class, Medallion & Business Elite Check-in - and serves until T4's completion by mid-2015 all Delta domestic flights except flights to/from LAX, SFO & SEA.T2 has an Arrivals and a Departures level, with Gates C60-C70. Currency exchange is available near gate C61. A new passenger connector will be constructed between T2 & T4 - until then, the Delta bus takes passengers connecting to T4 from gate-to-gate (without the need of going through security check).
Terminal 4 of JFK Airport (with A & B gates) - the largest of JFK's terminals - currently used by 32 airlines, including Delta's long-haul flights. T4 has completed its first phase of expansion in May 2013 -restulting in an improved baggage claim, added carousels, US Customs inspection booths, 12 centralized security lanes; improved check-in areas with more kiosks; Delta Sky Priority check-in area next to security check; new shops & restaurants at pre-security; and 7 renovated & 9 new gates at Concourse B.
During second phase 11 more gates & a long connector beetween T2 & T4 are to be completed mid-2015, whereupon Delta is to be its sole occupant.
The Arrivals level is at present separate, connected by 2 walkways to the concourse level and housing Customs clearance, new automatic passport control machines, baggage claim, & Information counter.
The Departure level with check-in counters & lounges opens up to the Concourse level, with Concourse A, gates A3 & A5, and Concourse B, gates B20-B41, as well as security checkpoints on either end. Currency exchange is available at Arrivals, on Concourse level, and near A gates & at gate B27.
The spacious & spectatular new Delta Sky Club can be reached by discreet door around gate B32 via escalator up to its lobby & receiption desk .
Terminal 5 of JFK Airport houses AerLingus, Hawaiian & JetBlue airlines. Its Arrivals area has baggage claim and information counter; its separate Skywalk connects to Departures & Arrivals at each end, and to parking and Airtrain & Airline Terminal Train at its left end.The Departures level with check-in facilities leads to security check and on to the gate area with gates 1 - 25. (Note that JetBlue & Korean Air have an interline agreement - meaning they transfer bags to their connecting flights).
NOTE: Construction started to expand T5 on three levels (at former T6 site), which is to accommodate wide-body aircraft and add customs facilities. Three existing gates will be converted into international arrivals and three new ones will be added. Other additions to the terminal include an International Arrivals Hall with U.S. Custom and Border Protection, Federal Inspection Services (FIS) and two new baggage claim belts.The project is to be completed by 2015.
Terminal 7 of JFK Airport - owned & operated by British Airways - is currently used by Aerolineas Argentinas, ANA, Air Canada, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia, Icelandair, OpenSkies, Qantas, United & United Express airlines.
It has small Arrivals and Departure Levels, and a large Concourse level with surrounding gates (gates 1 - 6 to the left, gates 7 - 12 to the right). The Arrivals level houses customs clearance, baggage claim, & ground transportation information. The Departures level houses airline check-in facilities and checkpoints leading to the Concourse level offering various amenities aaccess to the gates.
Terminal 8 of JFK Airport (with B & C gates) is presently a major Oneworld hub, with American Airlines being the major carrier. (Some of Oneworld airlines operating at T7, also operate at T8). It is currently served by Air Berlin, American, American Eagle, Finnair, LAN, Malev, Qatar, Royal Jordanian, TAM & US Airways..
T8 has an Arrivals and a Departure level with concourses B & C.
The Arrivals level houses customs clearance, baggage claim, ground & transportation information & hotel phones.
The Departures level houses the check-in facilities, leading to the security checkpoints, and past restaurants/ shops to Concourse B with gate 1-16, while near its gate 14 is access to Concourse C with gates 31-47. Currency exchange service is available in both Arrivals & Departures areas.
NOTE: Terminal improvements & shifting of airlines are under consideration.
Exit Terminal 1 building, turn right and follow signs for Terminal 2
Walk Time: 6 min
Exit Terminal 1, follow signs and board Howard Beach or Jamaica Station. Exit shuttle at Terminal 2. Enter Terminal 2.
Shuttle Time: 5 to 15 min
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