John F. Kennedy International Airport parking

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Airport Parking at John F. Kennedy International

So you’re setting off from JFK soon and need to find your ideal parking spot? Maybe you’ve got a class reunion in Tacoma, a family get together in Galveston, or a bucket-list trip to Bali? Wherever you’re headed, we’ve got all the information you need on comparing and choosing parking at JFK and feeling fabulously calm and collected before takeoff.

And if you’re driving into New York from out of town, you might want to arrive a couple of days early to take a small bite of The Big Apple. Even if you’ve never been to NYC before, its iconic backdrops have featured in so many movies, TV series and songs that it instantly feels familiar. A global hub for fashion, cuisine, culture, arts, and architecture, it’s easy to see why its biggest fans claim it’s the capital of the world. From the Statue of Liberty to Times Square and the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, there’s something that stimulates the senses at every turn. And the famous five boroughs of Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island each have their unique charms, combining to create a unique, magically multicultural city that’s much more than the sum of its parts.

Cool things to do in NYC include riding the retro-style bumper cars in the Standard Hotel plaza, sampling the smell of the greasepaint and roar of the crowd at the Museum of Broadway, ice skating at Wollman Rink in Central Park, and having a drink or three in a secret speakeasy bar under Shaku Ramen. You can also see some of the best views of the city skyline at Summit One Vanderbilt or get to grips with music history on a Walk This Way Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour.

If you’re a pro sports fan meanwhile, there’s almost too much to choose from. We’re talking basketball from New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets, hockey from New York Rangers, baseball from New York Yankees and New York Mets, football from New York Giants and New York Jets and boxing at Madison Square Garden.

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JFK Airport

Find the best deals at John F. Kennedy International Airport

Shop around for long enough and you’ll generally find the best deal for just about anything. But who’s got time for that? We’ve gathered together the latest (and greatest) information on parking at JFK, so you don’t have to.

So by matching parking categories with your travel priorities, you’ll find it much easier to choose. From low-cost economy parking to higher-end valet options, the official onsite provision to offsite alternatives, there are plenty of ways to find a deal that balances price with best fit.

Compare parking at John F. Kennedy International Airport

There are 17,000 car park spaces at JFK, with everything from multilevel options to surface parking and spots a stone’s throw from the terminal to a shuttle bus away. And that’s just one of many impressive facts about this famous airport.

The world’s 17th-biggest air hub, it processes 55 million passengers every year and it connects New York to countless domestic destinations, as well as international locations as far afield as London, Lima, and Seoul. Built on Queens’ Idlewild golf course, it was initially named Idlewild Airport, before becoming New York International Airport and finally, John F. Kennedy International Airport after the beloved former president’s murder in 1963. Interestingly, it has an integrated military facility with an exclusive runway for Air Force One and an agreement with NASA that it can be used as a backup landing strip for space shuttles.

What parking is there at John F. Kennedy International Airport?

There’s lots of official parking at JFK, but it’s always worth considering reliable offsite parking when you’re hunting for a bargain. For instance, well-established parking comparison site Looking 4 Parking has John F. Kennedy deals at Parking 4 Airport- Valet – Uncovered – Richmond Hill, Jamaica Center- Self Park – Covered, Aardwolf Parking – Valet – Uncovered – South Ozone Park and Radisson Hotel JFK Airport – Valet – Covered – Jamaica.

Now let’s look closely at your official JFK parking options.

Daily Parking Lots

Daily parking lots in Terminal 1 and 2 are designated as the Green Lot, Terminal 4 is Blue and Terminal 5 is yellow. Terminal 7 is Orange and Terminal 8 is Red. Fees are calculated in half hour increments up to a maximum 24 hour daily rate. This short-term parking can be used if you’re dropping off or picking up and want to accompany them into the terminal but if you’re planning on staying overnight, long-term parking is the better option.

JFK Parking
JFK Parking

Federal Circle Station Lot

This JFK parking lot has a flat fee for the first 24 hours, with a charge applied every half day thereafter.

Long-term parking lot

Located at Lefferts Boulevard and Howard Beach, Lot 9 is the Economy Lot, so it’s ideal for thrifty travelers. Staffed 24/7, it has super-convenient AirTrain access to every JFK terminal – you’ll get there in 10 minutes at most.

Parking for passengers with special needs

As you’d expect, JFK has ample long and short-term parking spaces for passengers with restricted mobility. Find daily accessible parking in Orange, Blue, Yellow and Red, and accessible long-term parking at Lefferts.

EV charging

JFK supports Electric Vehicle drivers – you can charge your EV here free of charge.

Passenger drop-off and pick-up areas

There’s Kiss and Fly parking in Lefferts Boulevard AirTrain Station, which is 10 minutes from any terminal. And there are 127 cell phone lots near the airport entrance where you can wait in your vehicle until your passengers come out. You’ll find the cell phone lots near the JFK Expressway and the Van Wyck Expressway.

Park, Stay and Fly

If you want a more relaxed parking (and pre-flight) experience, consider staying at a hotel near John F. Kennedy International Airport. For instance, hotels like Radisson JFK offer package deals whereby you can stay overnight, park your car safely in the hotel lot for the duration of your vacay, and hop on the shuttle to the terminal.

Getting to John F. Kennedy International Airport

It takes around 40 minutes to reach JFK from Manhattan via Grand Central Parkway. If you’re driving in from outside the city, the best address to use for your GPS is: Van Wyck and JFK Expressway, Jamaica, NY, 11430.

JFK Facilities
JFK Facilities

Facilities at John F. Kennedy International Airport

As well as its accessible parking provision, JFK offers passengers with hidden disabilities like hearing loss, PTSD and autism Hidden Disabilities Sunflower lanyards – you can request these free of charge at any of the Welcome Centre booths in Arrivals in every terminal.

There’s also an Artificial Intelligence Remote Assistance (AIRA) app for low vision or blind customers – this clever app allows navigation through the airport with the help of a live remote agent. JFK also has ample accessible drinking fountains and restrooms.

AirTrain JFK is the airport’s free, dedicated travel system and it connects all terminals to parking lots and hotel shuttle areas. Please note that passengers who have to start or end their journeys at Howard Beach and Jamaica stations have to pay a fee.

At the airport and its environs, you’ll also find lots of places to shop, eat and drink. For instance, at Jamaica Station AirTrain Station, there’s an Air Bar, Tim Hortons and NY Deli, so you can stock up on delicious sandwiches, donuts and more. In terms of shops, you’ll find designer boutiques and high end stores, you’ll find the likes of Bvlgari, Cartier, Clinique and coach. And if you want to pick up your favorite newspaper or magazine before boarding, there are multiple Hudson News outlets.

If lounges are your thing, there are plenty to choose from at JFK and the standards are excellent. For example, the Air France lounge in Terminal 1 provides delicious food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, Wi-Fi, showers and a TV lounge. The Alaska Lounge in Terminal 7 is another great lounge, with fax and copier services as well as showers, telephones with free local calls and beverages.

If you’re traveling with kids in tow, don’t miss JetBlue Junior – a cool interactive play area for children aged 2-12 with an interesting air travel theme. Hotels near the airport that are suitable for families include Fairfield Inn JFK Airport, Comfort Inn JFK Airport, Hilton Garden inn JFK and Crowne Plaza JFK Airport. Seems like a stroll around this airport is a mini vacay in itself!

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FAQs about car hire at John F. Kennedy International Airport

Most frequently asked questions about hiring a car at John F. Kennedy International Airport

You can change or cancel your free parking reservation at John F. Kennedy International Airport without any charges up to 48 hours before your trip. However, if you do so after that time, there will be a $5 fee.
For the best parking discounts offered by Enjoy Travel at John F. Kennedy International Airport it is recommended to book online well in advance.
To accommodate various requirements and budgets, John F. Kennedy International Airport provides different parking choices. These options comprise long-term parking, short-term parking, valet parking, and economy parking.
When you arrive at John F. Kennedy International Airport, it's recommended to make a note of the lot name or number, level, and aisle. Some parking areas also have signs with QR codes that can be scanned to help locate your car.
John F. Kennedy International Airport has implemented safety measures for parking, such as CCTV surveillance, police patrols, and secure fencing. Some parking garages have emergency call boxes and fire suppression systems. Passengers are advised to lock their vehicles and keep valuables hidden.
Parking areas at John F. Kennedy International Airport have different distances from the terminal, but many are within walking distance or offer shuttle services.
Yes, John F. Kennedy International Airport offers electric vehicle charging stations in certain parking areas.
Yes, long-term parking is available at John F. Kennedy International Airport, and you can park overnight or for an extended period. However, be aware that fees for long-term parking will apply.
To guarantee availability and receive discounted rates, it is advisable to reserve a parking space ahead of time, particularly during peak seasons or busy periods at the airport.
If you arrive early for parking at John F. Kennedy International Airport, you may be charged an additional fee, the amount of which will depend on your arrival time. Payment for parking fees can be made using a credit or debit card at the exit barrier.
The most economical options are Long-Term Parking, Daily Parking, and Economy Parking. Long-Term Parking is best for extended stays and includes a free shuttle service and comes to around $16 per day.
The standard daily parking rate for the JFK Daily Parking lots was $18 for the first 24 hours, and then $6 for each additional 8-hour period, up to a daily maximum of $33.
With Enjoy Travel the cost of parking for a week in the JFK Long-Term Parking lot was $144, while the cost of parking for a week in the JFK Daily Parking lots was $126.
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