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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 #320 on: October 07, 2021, 08:29:26 PM »
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

I used it too but it is not available anymore. Now it's $40 day

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #321 on: October 07, 2021, 08:34:45 PM »
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
wow this is Major. As I didn’t use it as I didn’t want a shuttle. Can I acces the train from there even with luggage’s and family

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #322 on: October 07, 2021, 10:02:24 PM »
wow this is Major. As I didn’t use it as I didn’t want a shuttle. Can I acces the train from there even with luggage’s and family
yes but it's  a few minute walk to the air train
in the beginning of the year they had it for 5 dollars a day which is a steal but now it's 45 a day and  30 a day if you do 3 or more days

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #323 on: October 08, 2021, 10:59:32 AM »
My experience with long term parking at JFK.
I didn’t use a GPS, so I followed the signs.  There were times I worried that I was lost, but then I’d see another sign pointing to long term parking. It’s passed the cell phone lot. 
When we got there, there was plenty of parking.  Then we needed to walk all across the lot to the air tran.  Waited 2 minutes, and rode for 4. Then walked through terminal 5 to the gates.



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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #324 on: November 29, 2021, 06:31:51 PM »
My experience with long term parking at JFK.
I didn’t use a GPS, so I followed the signs.  There were times I worried that I was lost, but then I’d see another sign pointing to long term parking. It’s passed the cell phone lot. 
When we got there, there was plenty of parking.  Then we needed to walk all across the lot to the air tran.  Waited 2 minutes, and rode for 4. Then walked through terminal 5 to the gates.

My Jfk long-term park experience

Pretty good overall. It's $10 for each 12 hours. I prepaid and got a discount. Can cancel up to 24 hours before. It didn't recognize my plate and I needed the barcode.

 Park near the lefferts station airtrain which is free. Walk to station (actually there is a bus who saw me and took me), ride was 10 minutes.

Solid option.


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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #325 on: December 07, 2021, 12:40:13 AM »
Best option for long term (2 day) parking near Jfk? My father is going with an elderly aunt so he needs a place with minimal walking. Park & close walk to air Tran. Going to terminal 4- Delta. TIA.
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #326 on: December 07, 2021, 11:32:49 AM »
Best option for long term (2 day) parking near Jfk? My father is going with an elderly aunt so he needs a place with minimal walking. Park & close walk to air Tran. Going to terminal 4- Delta. TIA.


best bet is prob offsite parking with direct shuttle

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #327 on: December 10, 2021, 09:01:48 AM »
Would anyone know if it’s hard to find street parking on early Sunday morning? And then Uber to airport

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #328 on: December 21, 2021, 07:24:11 PM »
Would anyone know if it’s hard to find street parking on early Sunday morning? And then Uber to airport
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #329 on: April 01, 2022, 07:35:40 AM »
What's the best parking option these days?

Anyyone ever used the groupon near jfk:

https://www.groupon.com/deals/queens-discount-parking
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #330 on: April 01, 2022, 12:39:34 PM »
What's the best parking option these days?

Anyyone ever used the groupon near jfk:

https://www.groupon.com/deals/queens-discount-parking

Interested in this as well.

Horrible reviews though.

Is the Ohel/valley stream still the best option? Uber rates aren’t that cheap.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #331 on: April 01, 2022, 12:45:51 PM »
Interested in this as well.

Horrible reviews though.

Is the Ohel/valley stream still the best option? Uber rates aren’t that cheap.
I called women answered , she seemed pretty nice.   They have shuttles every half hr and she said i believe 7 minutes from airport. Where did you see reviews?

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #332 on: April 01, 2022, 02:19:14 PM »
I called women answered , she seemed pretty nice.   They have shuttles every half hr and she said i believe 7 minutes from airport. Where did you see reviews?

On the Groupon page

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #333 on: May 15, 2022, 06:31:41 PM »
Any good deals to park near JFK for 10 days ? is the oahel still and option ?

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #334 on: May 15, 2022, 06:34:16 PM »
Any good deals to park near JFK for 10 days ? is the oahel still and option ?
Yes the Ohel is still an Option, don't park on the same side as the Ohel as there maybe events and can be towed, but any streets in the area work

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #335 on: May 15, 2022, 08:32:28 PM »
Yes the Ohel is still an Option, don't park on the same side as the Ohel as there maybe events and can be towed, but any streets in the area work

Do you have an address of a street that I can park for a full week?
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #336 on: May 15, 2022, 10:56:09 PM »
Do you have an address of a street that I can park for a full week?

There are some  posted up thread iirc. Check Uber rates beforehand. They've gone up.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #337 on: May 16, 2022, 01:58:17 PM »
Can any one tell me what st I can park near the ohel ?

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #338 on: May 28, 2022, 11:47:31 PM »
By the way I just came back from a trip of 10 days and parked my car 1 block from the Hoel of Chabad and it was all good

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #339 on: May 29, 2022, 09:45:55 AM »
Interested in this as well.

Horrible reviews though.


stay away. Almost missed my flight. Didn’t want to accept Groupon voucher
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