JFK Airtrain <--> Subway

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  1. Sep 27, 2018 #26

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    To add - for anybody determined to walk from AirTrain to the A train to avoid paying the $5 fee, this is the shortest walking route: https://goo.gl/maps/dQHSpE9y8PD2

    It's a mile. I did it once, just to say I did it, without luggage. It wasn't pleasant, and I wouldn't want to do it with luggage, or at all in the heat or rain or snow.

    If you want to avoid paying $5 and you have a MetroCard with at least $2.75 on it, one of the buses (Q10 Limited or B15 from Lefferts Blvd, or Q3, Q10 Limited/local, or B15 from Terminal 5) is almost certainly a better bet.
     
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  2. Sep 27, 2018 #27

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    On a '15 visit to my Niece in Brooklyn (Bay Ridge area), Subway/Air Train R Line 86th to JFK, worked just fine for me. At $7, it sure beat the $75 "stuck in a Beltway traffic jam" taxicab on the way in.
     
  3. Sep 27, 2018 #28

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    Sorry, how did you take the R to JFK?
     
  4. Sep 28, 2018 #29

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    R to Jay Street-Metrotech, transfer to the Rockaway bound A, would be my guess.
     
  5. Sep 28, 2018 #30

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    The R doesn't go to 86th, though.
     
  6. Sep 28, 2018 #31

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    It goes to one of the six stations named 86 St. (Well, five, temporarily.)
     
  7. Sep 28, 2018 #32

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    Oh, right. Sorry.
     
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  8. Oct 18, 2018 #33

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    You can ride the AirTrain to the Howard Beach Station and then ride the escalators down to the parking area. From there you could walk to the subway by leaving through the entry gates, and down the fence line there to the subway yes.

    I often park my car in front of the Howard Beach Airtrain station instead of Lefferts BLVD since when you enter its not super apparent that the parking lot extends that far, so you can always park much closer to the station there. It takes less time to ride the extra stop then it would to walk further from the Lefferts station.

    I guess it would depend on how much that $5 means to you, and what season it is in NYC.
     
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  9. Oct 19, 2018 #34

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    If you take the Airtrain a lot, you can buy a 10 ride pass for $25. I use to do this often when I was a regular working out of JFK.
     

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