To go to Federal circle take an Air train available at every terminal will take you to the Federal circle stop for free (there are directions for air train at every terminal and at the air train stop, they have a map which will tell you which train to take as there are 2 trains running in parallel in opposite directions) .
At federal circle at Kiosk you can find a phone, its free. Most of the hotels have their number listed on static dictionary at Kiosk that will help you to all your hotel. For JFK INN dial ‘54’, and you will be connected to the hotel.
Hotel shuttles pick up the passengers every 30 minutes (for free) from the pickup point near the Federal Circle station. Unless you have any specific questions, you don't have to call them, just get in the shuttle and it will drop you off at the hotel.
Hotel drop you off at Federal circle and it will take you around 15-20 minutes to reach your terminal (waiting for the air train, travel to the terminal and getting to the counters).
It should cost you close to $40(+tip) for a regular taxi but I would recommend taking the shuttle.
Most the hotel near JFK airport has free shuttle service. As you arrive at the JFK airport, first take air train to federal circle, and give the hotel a call for pick up.
After long flight obviously, you would like to take little bit rest after taking a hot shower.
If it's nice out, (and it should be) take a cab to this funky fun restaurant on the water, called the Bay House. it's amazing to sit outside and eat on the water and watch the planes land over your head
You can also take a taxi, which will cost $45 (a flat fare to any destination in Manhattan), plus tolls and tip, coming to around $55-$60 total. If you do not want to taxi, then try public transportation. Get a metro card (ask hotel front desk) as per your requirement that cost $30 unlimited for a week or $2.75 per ride.
Sometimes guest finds the most interesting thing to do near JFK is to go bird-watching in the marshes of Jamaica Bay.
Louis Armstrong House Museum
William Fitts Ryan Visitor Center
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Resorts World Casino
Queens Botanical Garden
Queen Museum of Art
Queens County Farm Museum
Museum of the Moving Image
New York Hall of Science
If you have a flight next morning, back to the hotel for an early night. Take shuttle after you check out, put your luggage to take to JFK and check at the terminal. You are set to go get into flight with the new luggage of good memories.
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