JFK Airtrain Not Running – What Do I Do?

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If you haven’t heard yet, the JFK Airtrain has begun closing during certain times since Saturday, September 7th. This is due to maintenance and construction. The dates and details for closings are found here.

If you’re a regular Airtrain user, here are the other ways to get to JFK:

1. Take a cab: It will get you to the airport quickest.

2. Take the Bus: Take the B15 bus which will stop across the walkway at Terminal 5 for Jet Blue.  The stop is only at Terminal 5 though!  From there, you can take a complimentary shuttle around the airport.

3. Take the Subway: A subway to the Howard Beach or E to Jamaica station. There will be free shuttles taking passengers to the Central Terminal area but you will need to switch a second time to individual buses for specific terminals. Expect long delays!

4. Book an Airport Shuttle:  Pay more than the Metrocard fare but less than a cab fare – NYC airporter for $16 one way or $29 roundtrip from Grand Central and Penn Station for example. Go Airlink is another option for $18 starting price.

5. Super Shuttle Option: This is also another option but more expensive depending your original location. It is door to door pick up service as opposed to going to a bus station.

I’ll test out the NYC Airporter personally in the beginning of October. I think shuttling around on two shuttles after taking the subway sounds too confusing and might not be as organized.

How do you get to JFK when there are transportation issues?