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Directions to JFK International Airport

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JFK International Airport
Jamaica United States
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    Traffic Information:

    Travelers can easily get to JFK Airport by public transportation, as JFK Airport is well connected to the NYC Public Transportation Network. For most connections to that network, you will need to take either the Jamaica or Howard Beach AirTrain to those stations. Driving to the airport is an easier option however, given the leisure and convenience of using your own car. To save money when driving to the airport yourself, you can book JFK Airport Parking via Parkos.

    Headed to JFK and in need of directions? The best address to use for your GPS or navigation device is Van Wyck and JFK Expressway, Jamaica, NY 11430, which lands you at the Central Terminal.

    Once you arrive at the airport, follow the signs posted to find your departure terminal.

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    Under normal weather and traffic conditions, you can expect the following travel times:

    New York City -> John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) 17.7 miles/ 0:35 hours
    Philadelphia -> John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK 106 miles/ 1:45 hours
    Baltimore -> John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) 204 miles/ 3:12 hours
    Boston -> John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) 213 miles/ 3:30 hours
    Washington D.C. -> John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) 242 miles/ 3:53 hours

    On the road information:

    Be sure to check your car’s tire pressure, oil level, coolant and vehicle lights prior to leaving for the airport to avert any issues. It is also advisable to check the tire pressure of your spare tire.

    Being well prepared and ensuring that you’ve checked your vehicle will see to it that you are able to arrive on time without running into any problems during your travels. Be sure to check the travel conditions and construction updates, to get an idea of how much time you’ll require.

    Maximum Speed

    Please be advised that speed limits may change depending on which areas you’re traveling through. As such, we recommend that you read the most common speed limits below:

    • Highway: 70 mph
    • City Limits: 15 to 45 mph
    • Country Roads: 55 mph
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