Subway is one of the fastest and most convenient ways to get around the city. Many passengers prefer this transport because it is also cheap. There is no stop near the airport. You need to use AirTrain first. This is a special type of transport that runs at the airport and beyond. AirTrain operates around the clock.
The closest subway stops are Howard Beach (this stop is part of line A) and Jamaica Station (lines Z, E, J). If you are visiting the city for the first time, we recommend that you first find out detailed information about the NYC Subway.
Features of subway trips
As mentioned above, you will first need to use AirTrain. Trips are free only within the airport. If you plan to go to the subway station, you will need to pay $8. Many passengers take the subway to Manhattan and plan their further trips around the city from there.
On average, passengers spend 60-90 minutes on the road. A feature of AirTrain and subway is accessibility for people with disabilities. Many locations have special places for wheelchairs. Stops are made in such a way that people with disabilities don’t encounter difficulties when moving along them.
You can only pay for a ride on AirTrain using a MetroCard. You can get a MetroCard from one of the many vending machines. This can also be done at stations (cards are issued to passengers at information points). Children 44 inches or shorter ride for free.
Cards can be topped up an unlimited number of times. Even if you bought an unlimited weekly or monthly card, after its expiration you can top up your account with the required amount.
In the subway, you can pay with both MetroCard and bank cards, Apple pay, Wallet pay. If you are having difficulty paying your fare, you can contact a station employee.