John F. Kennedy International Airport and International Travelers

John F. Kennedy International Airport is among the busiest airports in the United States, and is top-ranking for international passengers.  The airport currently has four international passenger terminals, with Terminal 4 as the major gateway. International travelers should plan to arrive at JFK Airport a minimum of two (2) hours before their departure. This means being at the airport check-in area at least 2 hours prior, however it is always a good idea to allow more time.

Getting Around the Airport

AirTrain JFK is a light-rail service that connects JFK with the Long Island Rail Road and New York City subway and bus lines.  It provides fast, free connections between terminals, rental car facilities, hotel shuttle areas and the parking lots, which offer more than 15,000 parking spaces.

Helpful Tips for our International Travelers

  • Be sure to grab a business card from our front desk upon arrival so you can easily find your way back as you explore our city.
  • Before arriving in the United States, notify your bank and credit card company of your plans and double-check the current exchange rates. 
  • Click here for a wide range of helpful travel tips for those visiting the United States.
  • Click here for insider information on JFK Airport including the busiest times for each terminal, Wi-Fi and charging stations.

Click here for the JFK International Airport contact list from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.