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LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

BEST WAY DOWNTOWN: Bus

MOST INTERESTING WAY: Delta Water Shuttle

BASICS
LaGuardia is located five miles (8 km) northeast of Mid-Manhattan. There are Ground Transportation Counters at the arrivals area (near baggage claim) in all airports. Call 1-800-AIR-RIDE for latest ground travel information. Do not accept rides from individuals inside the terminals, or outside. Only use licensed taxis from a dispatcher or official bus services. Do not accept help with your baggage, just go to the Ground Transportation Counter, bus stop, or taxi stand.

TAXI
Go out to the taxi stand outside the baggage claims area at curbside. Give your destination to the dispatcher and he will direct you to the correct taxi. The fares are metered so only pay the fare on the meter, plus tolls($4 to $6), and tip. The fare to Mid-Manhattan will be $20-25. Journey time about 25 to 45 minutes to midtown Manhattan.

BUS
New York Airport Service (formerly the Carey Bus) has frequent service to Manhattan and other areas such as JFK Airport, Jamaica Queens, and Brooklyn. Buses depart for the city every 20-30 minutes from 5 A.M. to 10 P.M. from LaGuardia. The ride to the Port Authority Bus Terminal, on 42nd St. between 8th and 9th avenues, will take about 30 to 60 minutes. The bus also stops at Grand Central Terminal at 125 Park Avenue. The fare is $9. It's important to note that:

  • For the hotel bus you must make reservations by calling 212-286-9766
  • To get the airport-bound bus at Penn Station, you must go to their bus stop located on 7th Avenue, between 32nd and 33rd Streets (not in the station)
  • For the airport-bound bus from the Port Authority Bus Terminal, the pickup location is on 42nd Street between 8th and 9th Avenues (not in the station)

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RENTAL CAR
All the major car rental firms have counters at LaGuardia Airport. If you plan to travel outside the downtown area, a rental car is highly recommended.

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