New York JFK Airport纽约肯尼迪机场入境/交通攻略

I took ANA NH10 to New York JFK airport and arrived at Terminal 7 at around 10:30am. There were hundreds of people lining up at the passport control area. However, US citizens, US permanent residents and Canadians can go straight ahead to join another much shorter and much faster line. There is no Automated Passport Control Kiosk at JFK T5.

Passengers going to New York City and take AirTrain to Jamaica(or Howard Beach) station where you can buy a MetroCard from kiosks to pay for public transit fares including AirTrain, subways and buses. The AirTain ride from JFK airport to Jamaica costs $5. If you are on budget and have time to kill, you don’t have to pay the $5. Instead, you can take AirTrain back to JFK to take a bus to the city after you’ve purchased a MetroCard and have loaded enough funds to it. A bus ride to NYC will only cost you $2.75 with a MetroCard and you enjoy free transfers to other buses and subways. An empty MetroCard costs $1. You get a bonus of 11% when you buy or add $5.50 or more to your MetroCard.

US entry stamp

纽约肯尼迪机场T7(国泰/全日空/加航)没有自助通关系统。入境处大排长龙近千人。还好我没有傻傻跟着日本人民排队,我看到左边有条通道空无一人,就上前看一下最前方的牌子,原来这条通道是加拿大公民、美国公民和美国永久居民专用的。由于这些人不需要像其他外国人那样拍照、打指纹、付费,所以处理速度非常快。边检关问了我为什么来,停留多久,就立刻盖章放人了,上面写了B2字样。之后就是把海关表交给海关。由于空服给我的是日本表格,所以我给美国黑人官员的也是日文表格,随便问了一句为什么来,看看通关章就给过了。




机场可能由于风大,停止行李卸载操作,等候行李的人堆成了山,而且估计还要遥遥无期继续等。还好我没有托运行李,立刻就出去了,门外排队等候的人员当然也堆成了山。

出机场后,道路对面就有电梯上到AirTrain机场列车站台。机场范围搭乘AirTrain是免费的,只是在市区Jamaica(牙买加)或Howard Beach车站进出时才会收费。从JFK机场到纽约市区最廉价的方式其实是从搭乘巴士再转车或地铁。不过要免费巴士转地铁的话需要MetroCard才行。而MetroCard必须搭乘AirTrain到Jamaica(牙买加)或Howard Beach车站购买。所以即便想搭巴士也最好先搭AirTrain到Jamaica(牙买加)或Howard Beach车站买张MetroCard。(巴士也接受现金支付,但不能免费转车,所以不划算)

搭乘AirTrain抵达Jamaica或Howard Beach车站后,不必出站,就可以找到一排出售MetroCard的自动售票机。可以选择全中文界面操作。比较快捷的方式是购买AirTain+地铁的7美元联票,然后直接出站转搭地铁即可。如果想省钱,可以买张MetroCard(1美元)并充值后搭AirTrain免费回到肯尼迪机场T5去搭巴士再转地铁或巴士到纽约各地,这样全程仅需2.75美元。而且充值一次5.5美元或更多,可以免费得到11%奖金。所以2.75美元车票实际成本仅2.5美元。

New York City subway