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Air Train Howard Beach to Jamaica LIRR

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Air Train Howard Beach to Jamaica LIRR

Please help - Can I board the Air Train at the Howard Beach station to go directly to the LIRR at Jamaica Station?


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1. Re: Air Train Howard Beach to Jamaica LIRR

You can't go "directly." You will need to take an Airtrain from Howard beach towards the terminals and then transfer to a Jamaica-bound train. Might also be $5 for each way.

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2. Re: Air Train Howard Beach to Jamaica LIRR

Yes, you'd pay $5 at the Howard Beach turnstile and $5 at the Jamaica turnstile for a total of $10.

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3. Re: Air Train Howard Beach to Jamaica LIRR

The answers above are correct. So, where are you actually starting from and going to? There's likely a better way.

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4. Re: Air Train Howard Beach to Jamaica LIRR

Good question, BBrdge. Here's the LIRR map:


If you're in Brooklyn, you can catch the LIRR to Jamaica. If you're on the Far Rockaway branch, you can also get to the Jamaica station.

Appropos of nothing, I once had to go to a funeral in Canarsie, Brooklyn and really didn't want to take a potentially 2 hour subway ride to get home to Queens. One of the friends was heading directly back to JFK, so I went with him in his car service and took AirTrain to the E subway train to get home.

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