New York LaGuardia Airport Guide (LGA)
New York LaGuardia Airport, located in the New York City borough Of Queens, is one of three major international airports directly serving the city. Our New York LaGuardia Airport guide includes airport contact details as well as information on facilities, public transport options and hotels.
The Port Authority of New York, which owns the airport, has plans for a multi-phase redevelopment of the airport, with work on a new terminal expected to begin in 2014.
Information desks (tel: (718) 533 3400) can be found at various points throughout Terminal B.
A free shuttle bus service links the four terminals. A new walkway connects Terminals C and D. It takes about 5 minutes to walk between the two.
New York LaGuardia Airport is located just off the Grand Central Parkway. From north Manhattan (Harlem), take the eastbound Robert F. Kennedy toll road and join the southbound Interstate 278 before merging onto the eastbound Grand Central Parkway. From south Manhattan, head east along the Queens-Midtown Tunnel and then the eastbound Interstate 495. Turn off onto the northbound Interstate 278, and then head west along Grand Central Parkway. From central Queens, follow the westbound Grand Central Parkway to the airport.
Bus: The local MTA (tel: 511; www.mta.info) M60 service connects LaGuardia with Manhattan (journey time: 105 minutes; fare: US$2.50) and the subway lines, while the Q48 serves Flushing.
Shuttle: Shuttle buses run from New York LaGuardia Airport to all areas of New York City. The NYC Airporter (tel: (718) 777 5111; www.NYCAirporter.com) departs every half hour for Grand Central and Penn Stations, and the Central Bus Terminal (journey time: 90 minutes; fare: US$13). A number of shared-ride services run door-to-door services on demand. Information on the various options is available at the Welcome Centre in the arrivals area of each terminal.
Taxi: Official yellow taxis (tel: 1 800 247 7433) are readily available in front of all terminals. The metered fare to Manhattan is around US$25-40. The journey time varies according to time of day, but is generally around 20 minutes.
ATMs are located in all terminals. Bureaux de change can be found in Terminal B (Central Terminal).
Paid-for wireless internet is available in most public areas at New York LaGuardia Airport.
There is a good selection of restaurants, bars and fast-food outlets in Terminals B, C and D, while there is a bar in the departures area of Terminal A. Terminal B has the largest choice, with options spread between the food court in the public area and the various boarding gate areas in Departures.
Duty-free shops are located in Terminal B. Other shops, such as fashion boutiques, bookshops and gift retailers, are located in Terminals B, C and D, while newsagents can be found in all terminals.
There are no left-luggage facilities at New York LaGuardia Airport. A lost property service is available (tel: (718) 533 3988). Luggage trolleys are located within the terminals at suitable points.
Business and conference facilities are available in the Laptop Lane business centre (tel: (718) 424 1301) in Terminal B. Facilities here include individual computer kiosks, a conference room for 12 people, internet access and fax services. Fax and internet services are also available at the Business Traveller Centre located in Terminal B. In addition, American Express operates a business centre in Terminal A. Meeting and conference facilities are available at some of the nearby hotels.
The airport is fully accessible to disabled travellers and is equipped with ramps, lifts, wheelchair-accessible toilets and TDD phones. All car parks have dedicated disabled spaces, and wheelchair-accessible buses operate between these areas and the terminals. Unaccompanied disabled passengers or those requiring special assistance should inform their airline in advance of their needs.
The 7,500 public car parking spaces at New York LaGuardia Airport are linked to the terminals by regular, free shuttle buses. Short-term and daily parking is available in the P1, P2, P4, P5, P6 and P7 car parks. Long-term parking is provided in the P3 car park (although there are limited spaces here). Additional long-term car parking is located in private off-airport sites, which are very close to the airport and can be accessed by following the 'P' signs at the airport exit. Metered parking is offered outside Terminal A for those picking up or dropping off passengers. Further parking information is available from the airport’s parking office (tel: (718) 533 3850).
Car hire companies located at New York LaGuardia Airport include: Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National. Free shuttle buses link the terminals with the respective pick-up/drop-off locations.
There are a number of budget and mid-range hotels near New York LaGuardia Airport, many of which provide courtesy shuttles to and from the terminals. Hotel information points or courtesy telephones for bookings are available in all terminals. Our New York LaGuardia Airport guide offers the following accommodation options: