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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 #300 on: February 12, 2021, 01:18:36 PM »
You could even walk to Lefferts station(next stop) and pay $0
I am considering this for a quick trip into JFK for a Global Entry interview. Because I will have nothing to schlep with me, I don't mind walking a few blocks. Is it really possible to do this walk without illegally walking across the A train tracks, paying an unnecessary subway fare at the Howard Beach A train station just to get to the other side of the tracks, or walking on roads with no sidewalk?

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #301 on: February 12, 2021, 01:26:35 PM »
I am considering this for a quick trip into JFK for a Global Entry interview. Because I will have nothing to schlep with me, I don't mind walking a few blocks. Is it really possible to do this walk without illegally walking across the A train tracks, paying an unnecessary subway fare at the Howard Beach A train station just to get to the other side of the tracks, or walking on roads with no sidewalk?
Parking is like $4 for 30 minutes in the lot right across the terminal.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #302 on: March 16, 2021, 04:04:57 PM »
Anybody know if the b15 bus goes directly to terminal 5 or does one need to take the green airtrain? (and is the airtrain free?)
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #303 on: March 18, 2021, 05:35:07 PM »
Anybody know if the b15 bus goes directly to terminal 5 or does one need to take the green airtrain? (and is the airtrain free?)
It looks like the bus stops at the terminal 5 Airtrain station. The Airtrain is free to get from one terminal to another.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #304 on: March 18, 2021, 06:41:12 PM »
It looks like the bus stops at the terminal 5 Airtrain station. The Airtrain is free to get from one terminal to another.
Thanks, it turns out it's faster / easier to get off by the AirTrain station on Lefferts, and transfer to the AirTrain earlier, it's free.
The issue I was having is google decided you can't cross the street from the terminal 5 bus stop to get into terminal 5, I'm still unsure if that's accurate.

Top is the bus stop bottom is the actual terminal:

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #305 on: March 18, 2021, 06:42:57 PM »
Upon looking at it again from the nearby (and further) bus stop magically works..


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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #306 on: June 17, 2021, 01:46:18 PM »
What's the cheapest/best parking with a Shuttle (not Uber/Taxi).
Long term airport parking (with Airtrain) is $65 for 4 days can I find much cheaper?

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #307 on: July 07, 2021, 01:02:14 AM »
Does anyone know if there are any set Minyanim at the Lubavitcher Ohel, or only as needed?

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #308 on: July 07, 2021, 02:20:20 AM »
Does anyone know if there are any set Minyanim at the Lubavitcher Ohel, or only as needed?

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There are. I don't remember the exact times though.
I think they do Shachris at 7:30, 8:30, 9:30
Mincha at 3:15 and maybe Ma'ariv at 9:30
And also on demand.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #309 on: July 08, 2021, 01:25:28 PM »
Used https://www.onairparking.com/ and got a great deal for $5/day at TWA valet park. Now it went up to $15 day, so I'm not sure if it will be available again, but might be worthwhile to check. At the time it was available for more than 2 weeks but less than 4 weeks stay. 
Also used onairparking at EWR a while back and was satisfied. 

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #310 on: July 19, 2021, 11:07:50 AM »
Any Recent good ideas? Is the JFK Long term lot that is on their website a good option with the airtrain at 4am?

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #311 on: September 15, 2021, 12:21:20 PM »
Hi,

Need an 11 day parking for over Sukkas at JFK, what is the best option?

Is the Ohel still an option regarding alternate side parking? Or towing?

Any other normal close areas to leave my car for such a period of time.

Coming from Brooklyn (if it matters)

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #312 on: September 15, 2021, 02:38:42 PM »
Hi,

Need an 11 day parking for over Sukkas at JFK, what is the best option?

Is the Ohel still an option regarding alternate side parking? Or towing?

Any other normal close areas to leave my car for such a period of time.

Coming from Brooklyn (if it matters)

TIA

Don't park on the same  side of the Ohel as there maybe towes for events, park on any side streets did this for 3 weeks no issues

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #313 on: September 17, 2021, 07:42:00 AM »
What's the cheapest/best parking with a Shuttle (not Uber/Taxi).
Long term airport parking (with Airtrain) is $65 for 4 days can I find much cheaper?
Any ideas? I would prefer to park in a lot with a shuttle. Anyone recommendation's on a good off site lot?

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #314 on: September 17, 2021, 12:24:57 PM »
Don't park on the same  side of the Ohel as there maybe towes for events, park on any side streets did this for 3 weeks no issues
Thanks

In general, any closer normal spot to park then the Ohel and with cheaper Uber rates for 11 days

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #315 on: September 19, 2021, 01:14:13 AM »
Hi All,

I just grabbed a random address near JFK: 130-39 149th St

Anyone knows of this is a safe area to park for 11 days? And what alternate side parking

TIA

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #316 on: September 20, 2021, 12:36:50 AM »
Hi All,

I just grabbed a random address near JFK: 130-39 149th St

Anyone knows of this is a safe area to park for 11 days? And what alternate side parking

TIA
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #317 on: October 07, 2021, 12:49:39 PM »
I'll need to park at JFk for the weekend.  3 1/2 days at JFK long term parking is $70, tax inclusive.
Uber from a parking spot in Valley Stream/ Queens is $18- $21.  So coming and going is around $40.  It doesn't seem worthwhile to bother with that method for just a few days parking. 
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #318 on: October 07, 2021, 05:23:19 PM »
I'll need to park at JFk for the weekend.  3 1/2 days at JFK long term parking is $70, tax inclusive.
Uber from a parking spot in Valley Stream/ Queens is $18- $21.  So coming and going is around $40.  It doesn't seem worthwhile to bother with that method for just a few days parking.
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #319 on: October 07, 2021, 08:13:16 PM »
I'll need to park at JFk for the weekend.  3 1/2 days at JFK long term parking is $70, tax inclusive.
Uber from a parking spot in Valley Stream/ Queens is $18- $21.  So coming and going is around $40.  It doesn't seem worthwhile to bother with that method for just a few days parking.
Try onairparking for TWA valet parking. I used it in the past, under $40 for a week and the air train is across the road so no shuttle needed
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