How Do You Get From the Domestic Terminal to the Lufthansa International Terminal at JFK?

Travelers can get to the Lufthansa international terminal from any domestic terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport using the AirTran transportation system. The AirTran train operates in a continuous loop around airport facilities and is free to all passengers, as of 2015. In addition to the Lufthansa terminal, terminal one, the AirTran service has stops at terminals two, four, five, seven and eight. The terminal one stop also provides pedestrian access to the green parking deck.

Passengers can also take the AirTran to the Federal Circle stop to access rental cars and hotel and cargo area shuttles. The AirTran train stops at each stop approximately every seven to 12 minutes during peak hours, which are weekdays from 4:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The train stops every 10 to 15 minutes from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekdays and every 15 to 20 minutes at all other times. On weekends, the train stops approximately every 16 minutes, 24 hours a day.

For a fee, AirTran passengers can connect to the New York City Transit subway at the Jamaica or Howard Beach stations. The Jamaica station also offers connections to the Long Island Rail Road.