Starting November 1, 2019, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey will be increasing the price of the AirTrain to $7.75 each way at both John. F Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport. Previously, JFK charged $5 whereas Newark cost $5.50, so both represent drastic increases from the old pricing.
As a reminder if you’re just using the AirTrain to get from one terminal to another, there’s no charge it’s only if you’re getting on/off at Jamaica and Howard Beach Stations for JFK, or at the Newark Airport Liberty Station for EWR.
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey approved a round of fare hikes on Thursday that will impact Hudson River crossings, taxi drop offs at airports, Air Trains and bridges.
AirTrain fares at Newark and JFK airports will go up from the current price of $5 to $7.75, starting November 1, 2019.
Starting October 3rd, 2020, For Hire Vehicles (Uber, Lyft, etc.) will pay $2.50 to pick up and drop off at airports, while taxis will pay $1.25. The fee for taxis will go up to $1.75 on October 1, 2022.
The funds generated from this increased revenue will be put toward Port Authority airports, repairing bridges, as well as the new bus terminal in Midtown.