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Cheap Short or Long Term Parking at JFK Airport – Top 3 spots

by Paul Joseph  |  Updated October 28, 2019

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.