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Where to Store Luggage at JFK Airport

Updated: July 8, 2023

This post provides several options for luggage storage at or around JFK Airport in NYC, including a service that will pick up and deliver your suitcases to you.

Click here for other luggage storage facilities throughout NYC.


Due to security reasons, JFK Airport has limited the luggage storage options they have available on site.

However, they do provide limited service for some passengers if they have a long layover arriving at and departing from JFK Airport. 

Luggage Storage JFK Airport

You’ll find this baggage storage in the below areas. Note that the information is as of January 2023.

Luggage storage locations are subject to change so always check in advance.

Terminal 1 

SmarteCarte Storage at Terminal 1

  • ​Phone: 718-751-1770 
  • Hours: 7 am to 10 pm
  • ​​No more than 4 weeks​
  • Must have your flight ticket and passport
  • ​​Prices (as of Jan. 2023)
    • Extra Small <20″ $10
    • Small 20″-25″ $15
    • Medium 25″-26″ $20
    • Large 26″-32″ $25
    • Extra Large “32”+ $30

Terminal 4 

​​​​Smarte​C​a​r​te Storage at Terminal 4 ​ 

  • Phone: 718-916-8963​
  • ​​Open 7 days a week/24 hours a day
  • ​​Pre-book for storage or stop on in
  • Maximum storage 48 hours  
  • Must have your flight ticket and passport
  • ​​Prices (as of Jan. 2023)
    • Daily Rates (per 24-hour cycle – no hourly rates)
    • 0”-32”​ $25​
    • ​32”+​ $35​

If this is your first time in New York City, make sure to read our post about how to get to and from JFK Airport to Manhattan.

Visitors using an airport transfer should keep in mind that many shuttles stop near popular storage facilities.


After the success of companies like Airbnb and Uber, many businesses have begun to offer similar services in the storage market.

One such company is called Vertoe. They work with a variety of local businesses, hotels, and other locations to provide storage space for their customers.

The price for most luggage is $5.95 for 24 hours of storage per piece, so this is a pretty good alternative to the on-site options.

Plus, you get 5% off when using promo code vertoeshare.

This company also provides insurance of up to $5,000, so you don’t have to worry about losing any of your belongings.

Vertoe has a shop located at the end of the AirTrain line where you can connect with the Sutphin Blvd. - Archer Ave subway station. This is very convenient for those heading into Manhattan.

Vertoe also has many other locations in NYC.

If you are new to the NYC subway, then read our posts on choosing the right subway pass and how to use the subway.

Vertoe is available to book via its website and a Smartphone app.

No matter how you choose to access Vertoe's service, you can use its map to find luggage/bag storage wherever you need it.

Learn more at Vertoe.

You can get 5% off when using promo code vertoeshare.


This is one of the more popular luggage storage services in the New York area, and they offer one of the most affordable options at JFK. Prices start at just $4.75/piece per day.

You'll find more than 380 Bounce storage locations in New York City, which means you won't need to travel very far to find a place where you can drop off your baggage.

If you want to save even more money, use the promo code FREETOURSBYFOOT for an extra 5% off at checkout.

Find out more about Bounce.

Alternatively, you can also read our post covering all luggage storage options in New York City to compare prices and services from every major competitor!


This is perhaps the most convenient way to store your luggage, as every aspect of the process is taken care of for you.

My Bag Check has more in common with services like Uber than it does with Airbnb because they pick up your luggage/bags and deliver them to wherever you want.

Although prices are higher than some of the other kinds of luggage storage options out there, this is a much easier service to use.

Rather than needing to go back for your belongings later, you can have them drop-off everything to you wherever it is needed. 

  • Manhattan Orders - $35
  • Manhattan to Borough OR Borough to Borough - $50
  • Borough (excluding Manhattan) to Airport - $80
  • Manhattan to Airport or from Airports (Order Origination) - $100  

Go to their website to book. Be sure to enter promo code FreeToursNYC for a 5% discount.  


If you’re in need of luggage storage due to late arrival or early checkout, you might have a bit of time on your hands.

Thankfully, there are a lot of great things to do in New York City that you might want to consider while you’re in the area.

We offer many pay-what-you-want guided walking tours in New York City including no less than 12 tours that run every single day.

JFK Airport isn’t too far from Brooklyn, so you might want to think about visiting some of the more notable sites and landmarks in that area.

Here are a few guides to help you find your way around the borough:

If this is your first time in Brooklyn, you might want to think about getting a hop-on-hop-off bus ticket.

This bus tour will take you to many of the significant landmarks, ensuring that you won’t get lost as you explore the city.

Several hop-on-hop-off bus tours are discounted or included for free with New York City tourist passes.

If you have plans to see 2 or more different attractions in the Big Apple, buying a pass can help you to save a lot of money on various different activities in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and beyond.

About The Author

Stephen Pickhardt

Stephen is the CEO of Free Tours by Foot and has overseen the transformation of a local walking tour company into a global tour community and traveler’s advice platform. He has personally led thousands of group tours in the US and Europe, and is an expert in trip planning and sightseeing, with a focus on budget travelers. Stephen has been published and featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Yahoo,, and more.
Updated: July 8th, 2023
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