Getting to and from LaGuardia Airport
LaGuardia Airport (LGA), also in Queens (on the Grand Central
Parkway) mainly handles domestic flights. If you’re flying in from
anywhere in the U.S., chances are you’ll come through here.
Particular exceptions include Continental Airlines. The airport has
a Ground Transportation Desk where you can get information when you
General Info: 718-533-3400
Parking Info: 718-533-3850
Ground Transit: 800-AIRRIDE or 800-247-7433
Website at http://www.panynj.gov/airports/laguardia.html
Map and directions
Driving takes 20-40 minutes and the tolls are around $4 depending on your route. For information on renting a car, click here. For parking information, call (718) 533-3850.
Taxis into the city take anywhere from 20-40 minutes. They cost between $16-$26 NOT including bridge tolls (these are an additional 3 dollars). Taxis are cash only. Make sure to hail a cab in the designated areas or ask a uniformed airport employee to help you.
Generally, it’s polite to tip at least a dollar per bag if the taxi driver assists you.
For a little more than a taxi, you can have excellent service in a
limo or sedan. Services such as opening doors, helping with luggage,
curbside assistance, airport baggage claim greeting, suit & tie
attire, and advance reservations are all standard. Visit the website
for a special discount coupon and more information or call
Bus and Van Services
New York Airport Service Express Bus:
The fare is $10, which you pay in cash to the bus driver. The busses operate once every twenty to thirty minutes between 6:45am and midnight. For exact schedules call (718) 875-8200. The trip is 40 minutes to an hour and there are several stops in Manhattan:
Grand Central Terminal, 125 Park Avenue (betw. 40 and 41st Streets)
Transfer available to hotels between 27th and 59th Streets.
Air Trans Center located in the Eighth Avenue and 42nd St. Wing of The Port Authority Bus Terminal
Penn Station, 34th Street (betw. 7th and 8th Avenues)
Express Shuttle USA (formerly Gray Line):
One-way fare is $13. The busses run from 7am to 11:30 pm to locations in Manhattan from 23rd to 96th Streets. When you arrive at the airport, go to the ground transportation desk. A shuttle bus will come to pick you up within twenty minutes of your arrival.
For exact schedules call (212) 315-3006 or (800) 451-0455.
SuperShuttle: (800) BLUE VAN (258-3826)
The New York City subways and buses run to LaGuardia for $2.00. If
you have large quantities of luggage, you will find it very
difficult to manage this trip. You will need $2.00 in change, a
token or Metrocard for any public bus and a token or Metrocard for
any train. For more information on fares, see
and train pages.
The easiest route is the M60 bus which picks you up at the airport
and drops you off at 116th and Broadway in front of the gates of
Columbia University. From here you can take a bus, taxi or subway
to anywhere in Manhattan; we don’t suggest riding the subway at
night if you are new to New York.
You can also take the Q33 bus to Roosevelt Avenue-Jackson Heights or
74th Street and Broadway in Jackson Heights Queens. If you get off
the bus at Roosevelt Avenue, you can catch the E or F trains into
Manhattan. If you get off the bus at 74th Street, you can catch the
#7 train heading into Manhattan. This train stops at Times Square
where you can transfer for free to another train to take you
anywhere in the city. For a detailed subway map, visit