Airport Maps & Terminal Guide
Getting Around the Airport
John F. Kennedy International Airport has a Central Terminal Area (CTA), with a one-mile circular roadway, currently surrounded by six operational passenger terminals: Terminal 1, Terminal 2, Terminal 4, Terminal 5, Terminal 7, and Terminal 8. All six terminals are 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.
Terminal 1 of JFK Airport houses currently 21 major international carriers: Aeroflot, Air China, Air France, Air Italy, Alitalia, Austrian, Azerbaijan Airlines, Brussels, Cayman Airways, China Eastern, EVA, Interjet, Japan, Korean, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air, Philippine, Royal Air Maroc, Saudi Arabian, Turkish airlines, and VivaAerobus.
Arrivals level houses 03 baggage claim carousels, with the U.S Immigration and Ground Transportation Information Center at the middle carousel. There is an ATM, a Currency Exchange, and Hotel/Motel Courtesy Phone near one end of this level. Mezzanine level houses 03 airline lounges. Departures level houses 04 check-in counters, with access by elevator /escalator to the Concourse level/boarding area. Concourse level houses a security checkpoint, 04 airline lounges, and access to gates 1-11.
To get better oriented, see the JFK Terminal 1 Map
Terminal 2 of JFK Airport is for Delta Air Lines domestic routes only. This Terminal closes at 8:30pm; passengers checking in after 8pm should proceed to Terminal 4. Arrivals level houses 03 baggage claim carousels, a Welcome Centre, Ground Transportation. Information Center, an ATM, and a Hotel/Motel Courtesy Phone.
Departures level houses check-in facilities on either side of level and a security check at the center, leading to the secured area with a currency exchange facility, and access to Gates C60-70. There is a pet relief area at Gate C60. Shuttle service is available at Gate C60 for passengers transferring to Terminal 4.
To get better oriented, see the JFK Terminal 2 Map
Terminal 4 of JFK Airport with Concourses A & B is the largest of JFK's terminals and is North America's only air terminal operated by a private company - JFKIAT LLC (www.jfkiat.com). This company works closely together with Delta and the Port Authority of NY & NJ. Delta transfer-passengers to Terminal 2 may use Terminal 4's shuttle stops at gates B18 and B54, arriving at Terminal 2 Gate C60.
The 27 International airlines currently using T4 include: Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air India, Air Serbia, Asiana, Avianca Brasil, Caribbean, China, China Southern, Copa, Delta, Egyptair, El Al, Emirates, Etihad, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Kuwait, LATAM, Singapore, South African, SWISS, Uzbekistan, Virgin Atlantic, Volaris, WestJet, and XiamenAir.
Arrivals level 1 of Terminal 4 houses 02 baggage claim carousels at either end. In the centre there is the U.S Immigration desk, while on one end there is the Ground Transportation. Information Center and Hotel/Motel Courtesy Phone and on the other hand there is a Welcome Center and AirTrain Station.
Departure level 2 houses two check-in counters and two 2 airline clubs at either ends. This opens up to the Concourse level, with security checkpoints at either side leading to the East & West retail lounges. The East Retail Lounge connects to Concourse A and the West Retail Lounge connects to Concourse B. There are two currency exchange facilities at the Concourse Level between the two entrances.
Concourse A of T1 houses gates A3 and A5 with a currency exchange facility near Gate A5. Concourse B of T1 houses gates B20-55 with a currency exchange between Gate B27/29 and a pet relief area near Gate B33. Nursing Suites can be found near Gate B29.
To get better oriented, see the JFK Terminal 4 Map
Terminal 5 is currently served by AerLingus, Cape Air, Hawaiian, JetBlue (T5 for all departures & international arrivals 5am-10:30pm; but T4 for int'l arrivals 10:30pm-5am), and TAP Portugal. Terminal 5 is an award-winning, state-of-the-art terminal, offering free WiFi access, 38 food & drink outlets, 35 shops, plenty of charging stations, and even a full spa. JetBlue curbside check-in is available for domestic flights only at $2/bag.
Arrivals level of houses the Welcome Center and 02 baggage claim carousels. A separate Skywalk connects to Departures & Arrivals at east & west ends, and to parking, Airtrain and Airline Terminal Train at its west end.
Departures level houses two check-in counters leading to the security checkpoint and opening up to the gate area with gates 1-30 (gates 22-30 at left; gates 8-21 straight ahead, and gates 1 - 7 to the right.).
To get better oriented, see the JFK Terminal 5 Map
Terminal 7 of JFK Airport - owned & operated by British Airways - is currently served by Aerolineas Argentinas, Alaska Airlines, ANA, British Airways, Eurowings, Iberia, Icelandair, LOT, and Ukraine International. It has small Arrivals and Departure Levels, and a large Concourse level.
Arrivals level houses 03 baggage claim carousels, U.S Immigration, Ground Transportation Information Center, Hotel/Motel Courtesy Phone, and an ATM.
Departures Level houses one check-in counter with a security checkpoint leading up to the Concourse level.
Concourse level has gates 1-6 to the left, gates 7 and 8 straight ahead, and gates 9-12 to the right.
To get better oriented, see the JFK Terminal 7 Map
Terminal 8 of JFK Airport with Concourses B and C is presently a Oneworld hub, with American Airlines being the major carrier. Terminal 8 is currently served by Cathay Pacific, Ethiopian Airlines, Finnair, Qatar, and Royal Jordanian.
Arrivals level houses 02 baggage claim carousels, U.S Immigration, Hotel/Motel Courtesy Phone, Welcome Center, and Ground Transportation Information Center.
Departures level houses two check-in counters, leading to the security checkpoint, and thereafter to the two Concourses B and C.
Concourse B with Gates 1-16 has 02 currency exchange facilities at Gates 4 and 10, a nursing suite at gate 14, and an airline club near gates 12.
Concourse C with Gates 31-47 houses a currency exchange facility near its entrance.
To get better oriented, see the JFK Terminal 8 Map
Food, Shops & Amenities
There are many options for shopping and dining around JFK airport. Some notable shops and restaurants include Bvlgari and Euro Cafe in Terminal 1; CTY and Croque Madame in Terminal 2; 5th & Sunset and Bento Sushi in Terminal 4; Bar Veloce and Blue Sky Traders in Terminal 5. Apartment 7B and Hudson News in Terminal 7; and Brookstone and Au Bon Pain in Terminal 8. Check out the latest JFK map to find a specific shop or store at the airport.
The security checkpoints at the JFK airport are monitored by the Federal TSA - Transportation Security Administration. Only passengers possessing tickets are allowed to proceed beyond any of the security checkpoints. All security checkpoints provide access to the concourses and airplane gates.
The hours and wait times estimates for each security checkpoint can be found on the John F. Kennedy International Airport Security Wait Times Page.
In Terminal 1, the Lufthansa Lounge is at the post-security area on the left and the Air France Lounge is near gate 1. Both airline lounges offer showers, WiFi, and a separate VIP area for La Premiere guests.
In Terminal 2, there is the Delta Sky Club on the south of the Mezzanine level.
In Terminal 4, there is Air India lounge at Gates A5, Delta Sky Club at Gate B32; El Al King David Lounge, Swiss Lounge, Wingtips Lounge, and Etihad Premium Lounge on the 4th floor; Emirates Lounge at Gate A4; and Virgin ClubHouse at Gate A5.
In Terminal 5, there is the USO Center on the ground level arrivals area right across from baggage carousel 2.
In Terminal 7, you can find the Concorde Lounge near Gate 1.
- Check out the JFK Terminal Map on this page prior to arriving at the airport.
- Arrive 90 minutes before flight time in case of domestic flights, and two hours before flight time in case of international flights.
- Print your boarding passes beforehand or use electronic boarding passes to save time
- Get all information regarding baggage sizes, airline schedule, curbside pickup/dropoff, or wheelchairs, prior to reaching the airport
- Smoking is permitted in designated areas outside each terminal