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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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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #140 on: July 30, 2017, 12:04:41 PM »
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Very easy to find parking.

I parked not far from one of the gas stations off the Conduit (on a side street). Also possible next to some of the hotels. It's around $10 by taxi or Uber from there to /from the terminals (unless you want to hop on one of the hotel shuttles).
+1 I park next to the sanitation department. There's always plenty of spots.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #141 on: July 30, 2017, 12:07:44 PM »
is it safe to park there?
I need to park for 16 days
I have a 12 passenger van
It's not the safest as your leaving your car unintended for a bit, but if there's nothing to steal from your car then there's nothing to be worried about.
 And try to get a spot more open to the public.
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #142 on: July 30, 2017, 12:08:32 PM »
It's not the safest as your leaving your car unintended for a bit, but if there's nothing to steal from your car then there's nothing to be worried about.
 And try to get a spot more open to the public.
i parked several times there never had any problems.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #143 on: July 30, 2017, 12:11:08 PM »
i parked several times there never had any problems.
We live in ny.
 Not saying something going to happen, just to be on the safer side make sure you don't leave anything of value in the car where they can see it.
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #144 on: July 30, 2017, 12:12:10 PM »
We live in ny.
 Not saying something going to happen, just to be on the safer side make sure you don't leave anything of value in the car where they can see it.
thats always the case!

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #145 on: July 30, 2017, 12:14:18 PM »
thats always the case!
True, but even more when all the thieves know that's what those who are flying do, by parking there cars for an extended period of time.
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #146 on: July 30, 2017, 12:59:32 PM »
is it safe to park there?
I need to park for 16 days
I have a 12 passenger van
Your more then invited to park in front of my house (five towns) ten minutes from the airport and there's no asp by us (I would offer to drop you off by the airport but at this time of year I don't think the timing would work

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #147 on: July 30, 2017, 02:50:46 PM »
Your more then invited to park in front of my house (five towns) ten minutes from the airport and there's no asp by us (I would offer to drop you off by the airport but at this time of year I don't think the timing would work
wow thats very nice of you!
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #148 on: July 30, 2017, 07:24:06 PM »
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Your more then invited to park in front of my house (five towns) ten minutes from the airport and there's no asp by us (I would offer to drop you off by the airport but at this time of year I don't think the timing would work

that is really nice of you!
how much would a car service be from your house to the airport?

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #149 on: September 26, 2017, 11:29:47 PM »
Any recommendations for jfk or close parking over sukkos?

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #150 on: September 28, 2017, 05:24:32 PM »
Any recommendations for jfk or close parking over sukkos?
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #151 on: October 09, 2017, 01:10:12 AM »
+1 I park next to the sanitation department. There's always plenty of spots.
What does it take/cost to get in a shuttle from one of the hotels there?
Do they come around a route or need to be ordered (obviously can't do that it not staying in hotel)?

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #152 on: October 09, 2017, 12:29:53 PM »
What does it take/cost to get in a shuttle from one of the hotels there?
Do they come around a route or need to be ordered (obviously can't do that it not staying in hotel)?
im not sure.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #153 on: October 09, 2017, 05:20:51 PM »
Parked right near the holiday inn on that block... hoping will be ok for 5 days...

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #154 on: October 16, 2017, 02:00:56 AM »
B"H car was there.
But I had a very hard time getting an uber/taxi for such a short trip from terminal to there!
Uber never showed up, and taxi wanted $30!
Anyone else have this experience?
How do you usually go?

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #155 on: October 16, 2017, 05:11:04 AM »
B"H car was there.
But I had a very hard time getting an uber/taxi for such a short trip from terminal to there!
Uber never showed up, and taxi wanted $30!
Anyone else have this experience?
How do you usually go?
I took a shared Uber from the terminal, I took a taxi to the terminal, price was about the same.

Taxi should be metered, not fixed price.

Haven't taken a taxi from the airport in ages, but IIRC there's a supervisor on the taxi line that asks you where you are going before ushering you into a taxi (or as the taxi gets ready to go). If it's such a short ride the taxi driver gets some kind of a note that allows him to skip the line when he comes back into the airport. In NYC I believe it's illegal for a taxi to refuse a fare.
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #156 on: October 16, 2017, 08:40:48 AM »
I took a shared Uber from the terminal, I took a taxi to the terminal, price was about the same.

Taxi should be metered, not fixed price.

Haven't taken a taxi from the airport in ages, but IIRC there's a supervisor on the taxi line that asks you where you are going before ushering you into a taxi (or as the taxi gets ready to go). If it's such a short ride the taxi driver gets some kind of a note that allows him to skip the line when he comes back into the airport. In NYC I believe it's illegal for a taxi to refuse a fare.
It used to be that if you told the dispatcher you were going to Queens when you were going to Brooklyn, the driver would be pleased because he would get a shorter line back into the airport but now Brooklyn is in the same category. So, yes, there's an advantage to them with shorter trips, but not THAT short.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #157 on: October 16, 2017, 11:21:06 AM »
It used to be that if you told the dispatcher you were going to Queens when you were going to Brooklyn, the driver would be pleased because he would get a shorter line back into the airport but now Brooklyn is in the same category. So, yes, there's an advantage to them with shorter trips, but not THAT short.
They might hate it. But it's still illegal to refuse a fare.
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #158 on: October 16, 2017, 02:42:30 PM »
They might hate it. But it's still illegal to refuse a fare.
True with yellow cabs but I think the Uber drivers can still do that without much penalty.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #159 on: October 16, 2017, 05:10:37 PM »
True with yellow cabs but I think the Uber drivers can still do that without much penalty.
Uber drivers might be able to do that, but they don't have to go in the Cab line, so it's not that much of an issue for them. Shared Uber shouldn't be a problem.
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