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 arrive.
- Overview Map
- 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
DrivingMap 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.
TaxisTaxis 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.
Car ServicesGotham Limousine: 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 (888) 446-5466.
Bus and Van ServicesNYC Airporter Bus:
Departure roughly every 30 minutes - Bus Terminal, Grand Central Station and Penn Station. Fare is $13. Purchase tickets online at www.nycairporter.com. For more information, call (718) 777-5111.
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.
The New York City subways and buses run to LaGuardia for $2.75. If you have large quantities of luggage, you will find it very difficult to manage this trip. You will need $2.75 in change, a token or Metrocard for any public bus and a token or Metrocard for any train. For more information on fares, see our bus 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 the MTA's page.