Located in the borough of Queens on Long Island, 12 miles southeast of Lower Manhattan, JFK International Airport is New York’s busiest transport hub, serving almost 60 million passengers each year. Driving from Manhattan can be a breeze or an unrelenting hassle depending on traffic, with typical driving time around one hour. You can reach the airport from Manhattan via either the Midtown Tunnel, Triborough Bridge or Williamsburg, Manhattan, or Brooklyn Bridges. Many international airlines request that you arrive three hours in advance of our flight, so be sure to check your airline’s policy ahead of time and plan accordingly. It’s also worth bearing in mind that the numerous terminals at JFK are quite spread out, so getting to terminal 1 will require a different route to terminal 4, terminal 5 or any of the others.
On-airport parking may be the most convenient option, but with rates starting at $39 per day and with no reduction for long term parking, it’s certainly the most expensive at JFK. Furthermore, if you have a larger car like an SUV you’re likely to be hit with additional fees. Thankfully, if you’re driving to JFK but want to avoid expensive on-airport parking rates, there are a number of discount parking options to be found off-site. To help find the best cheap parking option for you and your needs, we’ve picked out three of the best off-site lots offering easy access to JFK Airport, which you can read below.
From $10.99 per day
Aardwolf Parking is our favourite parking option near JFK Airport for short or long term parking. It is located 2 miles from the airport and provides outdoor valet parking in its commercial parking lot for rates starting at $10.99 per day. Drivers can check in either in the office or parking lot, and attendants will be on hand to load your luggage onto the complimentary shuttle bus (which runs every 10 minutes daily), then park your car for you. On-site services and amenities include free WiFi, ATM machines, vending machines selling snacks and drinks, restrooms and 24-hour security. There’s a generous cancellation policy too, with drivers able to cancel their reservation up to their check-in time and still receive a full refund.
From $8.99 per day
Just 0.9 miles away from the airport on South Conduit Ave in the Queens neighbourhood of Jamaica, OROM is the most conveniently located parking lot on our list. There’s a free on-demand shuttle service available to make the short round-trip from 7am to 10.45pm daily. The lot offers outdoor valet parking, with rates starting at $8.99. For security, there’s a 24-hour lot attendant and camera surveillance, and there are also other facilities including free WiFi, free coffee/tea, car washing cleaning services, and customer restrooms. Parking reservations can be cancelled up to your check-in time, entitling you to a full refund.
From $19.99 per day
Situated a 1 mile from JFK Airport in Jamaica and open 24/7, Bolt Parking offers outdoor valet parking deals from $19.99, making it the most expensive option on our list. Nonetheless, impressive amenities combined with consistently excellent customer reviews convinced us to include it. There’s a free round-trip airport shuttle and shuttle tracking, 24-hour lot attendant and camera surveillance, and customer restrooms. It should be noted that SUVs, mini vans, trucks and other over-sized vehicles will incur an extra charge of $3 at this parking lot.