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Airport New York

KLM and partners fly to New York JFK, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty International Airports. Located 25km south-east of Manhattan, JFK is New York's busiest airport, handling more than 40 million passengers a year. LaGuardia and Newark International are the most convenient airports for Manhattan. LaGuardia is 13km north-east of Manhattan, while Newark International is 25km south-west.

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JFK is New York's busiest airport, its eight terminals handling more than 40 million passengers a year. The airport is in the borough of Queens, 25km south-east of Manhattan. A 12-minute trip on the AirTrain light rail, followed by an hour on the subway or 35 minutes by train will take you to the city centre.

Make your own arrangements in advance for transport to and from the airport

Distance from city centre

25km (15 miles) south-east of downtown Manhattan.

Airport parking

The airport has facilities for both short and long-term parking. Daily parking (up to 24 hours) is within walking distance of the terminals. The long-term parking area is four miles from the terminals, with free transport to the airport via the AirTrain (allow 30 minutes to reach the terminals). Cash and major credit cards are accepted. Reserve your parking space online.

Airport code


Airport telephone number

+1 718 244 4444

Airport website

JFK Airport website

Transfer airport

If you fly to this destination, it is possible that you will have to transfer at one or more of these airports:

Amsterdam -Schiphol

Paris -Charles de Gaulle

Minneapolis -St. Paul

Detroit -Metropolitan Wayne County

Click on the link for more information about this airport.


KLM operates out of Terminal 4, with flights bound for Dutch destinations. Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol to connect with pan-European flights.

No. of terminals

Nine (eight currently in use)

Transport between terminals

The airport's terminals are connected by the AirTrain (free within the airport), which runs every two to four minutes and takes eight minutes to complete the loop through all terminals. From 11pm to 6am the AirTrain runs every eight minutes.

Terminal 1

Most flights departing from Terminal 1 are to long-haul European and Asian destinations. Check-in is on the ground floor.

Terminal 2

Terminal 2 handles some flights to Saudi Arabia. You'll find the check-in area on the ground floor.

Terminal 3

Domestic flights depart from Terminal 3. Check-in is on the ground floor.

Terminal 4

Domestic and long-haul international flights depart from Terminal 4. Check in on the upper level.

Terminal 5

Terminal 5 is not currently operational.

Terminal 6

Terminal 6 handles some domestic flights. The check-in area is on the ground floor.

Terminal 7

Terminal 7 handles long-haul international flights. Check-in is on the ground floor.

Terminal 8

International flights depart from Terminal 8. Check-in is on the ground floor.

Terminal 9

Terminal 9 handles some domestic flights. You'll find the check-in area on the upper level.

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