Considering it is one of the world’s most used airports, it’s not that easy to get to.  And it sure as hell isn’t cheap.  I thought I was saving money when I went to long term parking on a recent trip.  Turns out it was about the same as a round trip cab fare from Park Slope.  $102!  So, if you’re cheap like me, consider this:

The A Train to Howard Beach-JFK.  Then get on the Air Train for an additional $8.00.  Total cost-approximately $11 each way.  Allow an extra 30 minutes from the Howard Beach station to the terminal.

Same deal with the E, J, or Z trains to Sutphin Boulevard/Archer Avenue/JFK Airport stop.  The Air Train stop is Jamaica.  Again, allow 30 minutes from there to get to terminal.  About $11 each way.