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There are various options for parking at JFK, with a trade-off between higher convenience/security and higher price.

Starting with most convenient and most expensive:
•   On site Airport Parking at JFK is expensive (Long-term parking starts at $29/day, and can be $36, $70, $75, depending on the lot). (You need to take into account some time to take the AirTrain from parking to your destination terminal but that is pretty quick).
•   There are many off-airport parking lot options a few minutes away (offering frequent shuttle, more security than on street parking, though only two are officially authorized: Smartpark JFK, and Airpark JFK. Spothero currently has parking at the crowne plaza for $18/ day.
o   Note: Beware some of these off-airport parking lots will charge a surcharge for a large car e.g. Minivan, (on top of typical $25/day) and that’s not always stated upfront when reserving online). Some have absolutely miserable ratings on google. Also there appear to be a lot of bait and switch websites when googling for JFK parking, advertising one rate, but then offering a higher rate, when you enter your information. Remember prices fluctuate and lots can be full.
•   Groupon sometimes has good deals on off-site Airport Parking.


Using AirTrain to get to a cheaper Parking Lot
•   JFK Airport has an AirTrain that passengers use to travel between the 8 airport terminals for free. This AirTrain extends a couple of stops beyond the airport connecting it to NYC tains/public transportation.
•   You can pick up the AirTrain at Federal Circle Station (first stop outside the airport), which has a parking lot ($20/day, prepaid see https://www.jfkairport.com/to-from-airport/parking). Need to reserve 48 hours in advance
o   You can take the AirTrain to/From Howard Beach or Jamaica (though that costs $8 +$1 for a metrocard, as it is well beyond the Airport) (see below regarding on street parking, from those areas).
•   There is currently a parking lot in Jamaica (neighborhood) for $11/day (https://airportparkingreservations.com/lot_jamaica_center_jfk) . It requires two trains or an Uber.


On Street Parking:
There are several neighborhoods 5-20 minutes away from JFK that offer have street parking without (alternate side parking) restrictions (i.e. for weekly street cleaning). So you can park on those streets for more than a week without getting a ticket. (But CHECK the street signs carefully, It may vary from block to block, and may change over time).  The key downsides of street parking are (1)  the extra time to get an Uber/Lyft to the terminal and (2) the cost of the Uber/Lyft. (3) less security of your car. Ideally you want to find a nicer neighborhood where concerns around safety are relatively low.

Some neighborhoods/area used/suggest by DDFers include 
•   Sample address 133-98 150th St, South Ozone Park, NY 11436 (very close)
•   Near the Ohel of Chabad Lubavitch (Montefiore cemetery, Cambria Heights neighborhood (13 minute ride to JFK)  (but don’t park directly in front of the cemetery on the cemetery side, as they may tow cars on certain days e.g. Erev Rosh Hashana, Gimmel Tammuz and Yud Shevat, when there are many visitors to the Ohel. Crown Heights Yagdil Torah community calendar has all Chassidisshe Yomim Toivim marked.). You can park on neighboring side streets without fear of being towed on those days. Aside from Uber/Lyft, you can also catch an MTA bus (Sample address 226-20 Francis Lewis Blvd, Cambria Heights, NY 11411)
•   Howard Beach (and take the AirTrain – for map see https://www.jfkairport.com/to-from-airport/air-train, ride is $8) (There used to be a shul there that offered parking as a chesed / for donations (but that is no longer available) (Sample address 160th ave and 102nd St.) (Address for AirTrain station at Howard Beach is near 158-99 103rd st Queens, NY 11430
•   North Woodmere /
•   Rosedale (Queens) / valley stream (18-20 minute ride) (Sample address 886 Flanders Drive)
•   Cedarhurst / Far Rockaway
•   Near Sanitation Garage (Sample address 15367 146th Ave, Jamaica, NY 11434)
•   Near other Air-Tran stations (Lefferts Blvd), Jamaica.


My understanding is that street parking for an extended period is legal so I don’t think neighbors (who may feel annoyed) have the ability to legally cause trouble (even with out-of-state license), even if it is there for weeks. That said, I suppose they could report it as suspicious (higher risk if the vehicle is conspicuous), and there is always some risk of vandalism.
•   If you know someone who lives in these areas and can park near or in front of their house, (that can be reassuring and be/feel less intrusive). I’ve done this and put a note in the dash with the address of my friend (associating the car with an address on the block, in case anyone on the block got suspicious).
•   For short duration trips (where the cost savings of street parking are more limited), if driving a luxury vehicle, for higher peace of mind; the other alternatives might be more attractive.


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Parking at JFK
« on: June 24, 2013, 03:44:04 PM »
Based on reviews, it appears that Long Term Parking and Park Plus are ok.  Anyone have experience with these two?

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2013, 02:19:13 PM »
Based on reviews, it appears that Long Term Parking and Park Plus are ok.  Anyone have experience with these two?

Park @ the ohel for free, never alternate side parking.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2013, 02:26:01 PM »
But how does he get from the Ohel to JFK?
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2013, 02:30:55 PM »
But how does he get from the Ohel to JFK?
18$ car service or mta bus $2.50

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2013, 02:36:17 PM »
If you use the long-term parking in JFK give yourself an extra half hour to take the inter-terminal tram. We had to take it all the way to AA terminal (Terminal 8) last time and missed our flight, the tram took at least 20-25 minutes to go through all the terminals.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2013, 02:37:05 PM »
If you use the long-term parking in JFK give yourself an extra half hour to take the inter-terminal tram. We had to take it all the way to AA terminal (Terminal 8) last time and missed our flight, the tram took at least 20-25 minutes to go through all the terminals.

how much before the flight did you get there?

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2013, 02:42:01 PM »
I'm referring to the private company called Long Term Parking.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2013, 02:42:38 PM »
how much before the flight did you get there?

We were already running a little late but without the tram, we definitely would have still made the flight it delayed us by at least 25 minutes. It was a while ago so I can't remember exactly when we got there

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Parking in JFK airport
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2014, 11:14:11 AM »
Anyone know of a good deal or a specific company for long term parking at JFK?

about 2 months ago i parked in Howard Beach and took the Airtrain. It works great and its cheap but it takes some time back and forth. if there is a good deal in a lot with a shuttle i rather do that.

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Re: Parking in JFK airport
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2014, 11:21:24 AM »
Define longterm?

I flew LGA a few weeks ago, used dollar rental car $20 a day for 6 days. Drop off and pick up included, very fast service.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2014, 04:02:18 PM »
Define longterm?

I flew LGA a few weeks ago, used dollar rental car $20 a day for 6 days. Drop off and pick up included, very fast service.

I don't think you read the thread, or your posting to the wrong one...
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2014, 04:52:06 PM »
parked in airport longterm parking its 18$ a day and theres a coupon for $5 off per day

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Parking at JFK
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2014, 08:50:01 AM »
Im flying out of JFK next week from Sunday to Thursday. i was thinking of parking in Howard beach and then to take the Airtrain. But first of all, I'm afraid to leave my car on the street for that long and now with the weather and all the snow I'm afraid it may not be easy to find street parking near the train.

So I'm thinking to just park in one of the long term lots. Has anyone used any lots that they recommend? Online the reviews are not to good on most. people complain that they need to wait too long to get dropped off at the terminal and then also when they get picked up on the way back.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2014, 08:54:12 AM »
Hey there! I am using DansDeals Forums.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2014, 08:57:46 AM »
that post says to park at Ohel in Brooklyn and about a coupon that i dont think exists anymore. but thanks anyway.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2014, 08:59:21 AM »
that post says to park at Ohel in Brooklyn and about a coupon that i dont think exists anymore. but thanks anyway.
His point was to search and post in appropriate thread, no need to create new ones.
And the Ohel is in Queens, not Brooklyn.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2014, 10:05:14 AM »
There is a great thread on EWR parking but none on JFK.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2014, 10:23:04 AM »
you can use smartpark.com they are ok ad usually come fast to pick you up.
you have to calculate extra 2o to 30 minutes to drop off the car and get to your terminal.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2014, 11:29:25 AM »
U-Save JFK
150-32 N Conduit Ave
Mon-Sun 24HR
718-525-7070
 I was happy with using them.
On the other hand, being that u have your location as Lkwd, I would suggest looking in the Maasa Umatan there is a number there for a Shul nearby that you can park by and have someone drive you.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2014, 12:06:02 PM »
thank you. ill look in the masa. they have ABC for newark which i used many times.