JFK Airport Parking Options

John F. Kennedy International Airport

If you're flying to New York, you have a few airport options and JFK is the busiest of the NYC area airports. It's actually the 6th busiest airport in the US and busiest international airport which is fairly obvious if you've ever passed through. There are 6 operating airline terminals, 4 runways and 128 aircraft gates and even features another temrinal exclusively for pets (although this is rumored to be close to shutting down).

Given the high costs of parking in New York City, it is not surprising that parking rates at JFK are some of the most expensive I've seen. If you plan ahead, you may be able to save some money for long term parking.

IMPORTANT: Parking options are changing frequently due to COVID. Be sure to check with the place you plan to park to verify prices and that they are open.

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    General airport info

    John F. Kennedy International Airport

    Queens, NY 11430

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    Airport parking options at JFK

    On-airport lots

    Economy long-term parking costs $18 / day and short-term rates are $8 - $10 / hour.

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    3rd party lots

    There are a few private lots ranging from $16 - $18 / day.

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    Hotels

    There are several hotel lots available ranging from $6 - $30 / day.

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    Airport owned & operated lots

    Key takeaways

    • Your only option for on-airport, long-term is the Economy Lot but you may be able to find a cheaper rate through a hotel or third-party lot.
    • Short-term parking is abundant but could get expensive if you parked there for more than a few hours.
    • Cell phone lot waiting areas located at each of the airport entrances located off the Van Wyck Expressway and the JFK Expressway.
    • Electric vehicle charging stations are only avaliable for short-term parking in the Yellow Garage.

    There is one on-airport lot available for long-term parking at $18 per day. There are several short-term garages to choose from for $4-5 per half hour.

    Long term parking

    Lot name Price
    Long Term Lot 9 / Economy Lot $18.00 /day
    Green, Orange, & Red Lots $35.00 /day
    Blue & Yello Garages $39.00 /day
    Disabled Parking (all lots) $18.00 /day
    Premium Parking (online only) $37.00 /day

    Short term parking

    Lot name Price
    Green, Orange, & Red Lots $8.00 /hour
    Blue & Yello Garages $10.00 /hour
    Disabled Parking (all lots) $8.00 /hour
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    Privately owned & operated 3rd party lots

    There are three privately owned lots to choose from but they aren't that much cheaper than the Economy lot owned by JFK. You'll pay $16 - $18 per day if you choose one of these lots.

    SmartPark JFK
    123-10 South Conduit Avenue
    South Ozone Park, NY 11420
    877-535-7275
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    JFK Long Term parking
    122-02 South Conduit Avenue
    South Ozone Park, NY 11420
    718-843-8402
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    Park Plus Airport Parking Kennedy
    124-10 South Conduit Avenue
    South Ozone Park, NY 11420
    718-529-1234
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    Hotel lots

    Hotel lots allow you to park at nearby hotels and the hotel shuttle takes you to the airport.

    Before using hotel lots, I’d recommend you read more about how these lots work on my guide to airport parking, particularly the section on hotel lots here.

    If you are able to use hotel parking, you may be able to find a great rate. Last I checked, JFK hotel parking ranged from $6 - $30 per day with the best rates found at On Air Parking, Way.com, and instaPark.

    FAQ's

    Depending on the lot you choose to park at the airport and the duration and the lot you choose, the rate of the parking lot ranges from $6 for a half-hour, $4 each additional 1/2 hour or part thereof, with a maximum of $36 to $42 of short-term parking. Meanwhile, you’ll pay $26 per day for valet long-term parking. While long-term parking starts at $20 per day.

    If you want to ditch parking fees at JFK Airport, you may use the cell phone lot located at the entrance. Drivers must remain with their vehicles at all times while waiting for the passenger they are picking up.

    Generally, the cheapest parking depends on your needs. The parking rates at the Green, Orange, and Red Parking lots are $6 per the first 30 minutes and $8 per hour, with a daily maximum of $36. For long-term parking, the cheapest option would be Parking Lot 9 where the parking fee is $18 per day.

    Yes. SmartPark® is a long term and short-term valet parking lot that serves JFK passengers. You can book their valet service through this link.

    Yes. You can use their electric vehicle charger using an RFID-enabled credit card or Chargepoint access card. Electricity is offered free of charge. Regular parking fees apply as you exit the parking lot. Chargepoint can be obtained at chargepoint.com.

    JFK offers dedicated parking for motorcycles. As you approach the parking lot, you will see signages for Motorcycle Parking. It’s located next to the “Kiss & Fly” area. On the other hand, you will have no problem parking oversized vehicles on all uncovered parking at JFK Airport.

    Yes. To book your parking space in advance, can follow this link. There are also offsite parking lots you can use and book your space well in advance:

    Unfortunately, JFK Airport doesn’t offer discounted parking for both veterans and militaries in active duty.

    Yes. There are marked parking spaces for customers with restricted mobility available in each parking lot near the terminal entrance, subject to availability. Your vehicle must have official disabled license plates or other permits displayed to park in these reserved spaces.


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