Lost and Found JFK Terminal 4

If you’ve ever lost something while flying, your chances of getting it back are pretty good if your flight departed from Terminal 4 at JFK Airport. That’s because the airport operates a Lost and Found terminal that is open to the public. In this blog post, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the Lost and Found process at JFK Terminal 4.

The first thing you need to know is that the Lost and Found is located in the basement of the Terminal 4 building. To get there, take the escalator or elevator down to Level 1 and follow the signs. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Submit a Form:

When you arrive at the office, you will be asked to fill out a lost and found form. Be sure to include as much information about your lost item as possible, including a detailed description, the date you lost it, and where you think you lost it. Once the form is complete, a staff member will begin searching for your item.

A few airports including JFK, Newark, LaGuardia and Stewart in the larger NYC area operate a single Lost and Found Reporting and retracing system on their website. Here is a link to the form and below is a snapshot of the form;

After submitting the form on , you need to email them form to airports@lostandfoundsite.com

If your item is found, you will be contacted and asked to pick it up at the Lost and Found office. You will need to show identification in order to claim your item. If your item is not found, you can check back with the office periodically or fill out a form on the JFK website to be notified if your item is turned in.

Lost and Found JFK Terminal 4 Phone Number:

From the tweet above, you can use 561-408-0101 to contact the Lost and Found helpdesk at Terminal 4. However, if you lost a government issued passport or other VISA travel documents, please contact U.S. Customs and Border Protection at 718- 487-5164 (Monday – Friday: 8:00 am -5:00 pm EDT).

Port Authority Police vs Lost-and-found desk at Terminal 4:

Items lost at non-terminal areas are handled by the Port Authority Police (PAP) Lost and Found Custodian.

If you lost your items at Terminal 4, contact the customer help desk.

How long items are held:

Lost items turned into the Port Authority Police Lost and Found are stored for up to 30 days at the JFK Police Desk, located in Building 269. The desk can release items 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The number is 718-244-4225.

You can also contact the 4-airport Lost-and-Found platform using their phone number, 561-408-0101 from Monday to Saturday at 9:00am to 5:00pm EDT.

Lost Passports or visas:

If you lost your government-issued passports or other VISA travel documents, please contact U.S. Customs and Border Protection at: 718- 487-5164 (Monday – Friday: 8:00am -5:00pm EDT).

Lost Baggage:

If you left anything on your inbound flight or your luggage got misplaced, contact your airlines. The airport security or the lost and found helpdesk may not be able to help you. Here are the airline contacts at Terminal 4.

If you can’t find help from the authorities, you can also try this self-reported lost and found a database that gets regularly updated.

JFK Airport Bus

If you’re looking to save some money on your next trip to New York City, taking the JFK Airport bus may be a good option for you. There are several buses that run from the JFK airport terminals to different parts of NYC boroughs such as Manhattan and Grand Central Station and New Jersey, so finding one that fits your needs shouldn’t be too difficult.

In this blog post, we’ll go over some of the different JFK Airport bus options available, as well as their pros and cons, to help you make the best decision for your next trip.

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Can you take a bus from JFK Airport instead of taxi?

Yes, there are several bus companies that offer service from JFK Airport to Manhattan and other NYC boroughs. Bus service is typically cheaper than taking a taxi or ride-sharing service, but it may take longer to get to your destination depending on traffic conditions.

I once found myself on a bus for about 40 minutes longer than it would have taken me using an uber from JFK Terminal 5. If you’re in a rush, taking a bus may not be the best option.

A typical JFK Airport bus will take you from the airport to Grand Central Station, Port Authority, or another major transit hub in Manhattan. From there, you can either take public transportation or a taxi/ride-sharing service to your final destination.

The biggest benefit to taking a bus is that you reduce your own carbon footprint -if that’s of interest to you or conscious about the environment- by not taking a car or taxi.

Which bus goes from JFK to Manhattan?

There are several buses that go from JFK Airport to Manhattan, including the following:

-Express Bus

-AirTrain JFK

-JFK Airport Shuttle Bus

-NYC Airporter


JFK Express Bus

The Express Bus is the fastest option, but it’s also the most expensive. If you’re looking to get to Manhattan as quickly as possible, this is the bus for you. The Express Bus takes about 45 minutes to get from JFK to Grand Central Station, and it runs every 20-30 minutes.

Express Bus is the official shuttle bus for all New York airports that including LaGuardia, JFK, and Newark, although Newark is technically in New Jersey. The shuttle bus links John F. Kennedy Airport with Manhattan, La Guardia Airport, and Newark Airport. They operate every day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. A one-way ticket from JFK to Manhattan costs around $35 USD.

JFK AirTrain

The AirTrain JFK is a good option if you’re looking for a cheaper ride. This is a train service that runs from JFK Airport to Jamaica Station, where you can transfer to the NYC subway system. The AirTrain is faster than a bus, but it costs $7.75 per ride (plus any subway fare), so it may not be the best option if you’re looking to save money.

The AirTrain JFK is a people mover and airport rail link that connects John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City with Forest Hills, Queens. The driverless system comprises of three lines and ten stations in Queens’ New York City borough. It connects to the NYC Express bus service, which runs between the airport and various locations in Manhattan. Below is an image of the Airtrain JFK from Wikipedia.

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JFK Airport Shuttle Bus

ogo Charters offers an airport shuttle bus service that goes from JFK to Manhattan for a flat rate of $37 per person. The shuttle bus makes several stops in Manhattan, so you can get off at the closest stop to your final destination. The Shuttle Bus takes about 60 minutes to get from JFK to Manhattan, depending on traffic conditions.

JFK to LaGuardia Bus

ServiceContactTravel Time
ETS Air Shuttle(718) 221-534145-60 minutes
All County Express(800) 914-422345-60 minutes
NYC Airporter(718) 777-511145-60 minutes
Taxi (metered)Go to Uniformed Taxi Dispatcher30 minutes
Private Limousine/Van ServiceGo to Welcome Center in Airport Baggage Claim Area30 minutes

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Parking

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport offers parking spaces enough to accommodate 9000+ vehicles. The parking spots are available for both hourly parking and on a daily basis. The parking in Terminal A has a five level garage, which is connected to the garage. There are also rental services offered in the terminals. 

Terminal B & C are attended by a car park garage that is linked to the terminal at both ends. There are shuttle buses that provide movements in between terminals and the economy lot.

Taxi cabs servicing the airport are found in a-118,000 sq. ft. lobby premeditated to have a holding capacity of at most 500 vehicles at a time. 5000+ cabs serve the airport on a daily capacity. There are also shared-ride vans that also ferry people in and about the airport. They are called Super Shuttle. There are 5 rental companies found in the airport. 

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Car rental

There are several car rental agencies around the airport, for example, Hertz, Enterprise Rent-A-car, and Alamo Rent a Car. On average, car rental companies would demand $68. The types of cars available for renting include compact, economy, special, midsize, SUVs, premium, and luxury cars. Minivans are also available.

United Club Lounge Washington DC

For an economy class traveler you can find comfort of this lounge at the airport

Lounge Location

The lounge is located in the airport’s Terminal B Airside opposite Gate 11.

Services and Facilities

You can enjoy the following services inside the lounge;

  • Air conditioning
  • Alcoholic beverage
  • Non-alcoholic beverage
  • Disabled access
  • Flight Information Monitor
  • Newspaper/magazine
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Wifi

Operational hours

The lounge operates between 5:15 am- 7:15 pm from Sunday to Friday and on Saturday from 5:15 am to 5:15 pm.

Lounge access and rates

When there is availability of space, the lounge accepts guests at the door by the guests purchasing a one-time pass at the door or through the United App at rates of US $59 per person.

Membership Program

If you are a frequent traveler on United Airlines you may want to purchase an annual membership which will allow you enjoy access to this and other United Airlines networks at rates of US $650.

Other Lounges at Washington DC Ronald Reagan Airport:

  1. American Airlines Admirals Club
  2. Delta Sky Club
  3. USO lounge
  4. Flirt Lounge
  5. Benjamin Bar & Restaurant