New York LaGuardia Airport Guide (LGA)

Airport info
Code: LGA
Location:

New York LaGuardia Airport is located 13km (8 miles) east of Manhattan, in the Flushing neighbourhood of Queens borough.

No. of terminals: 4 Dialling code: +1
Telephone:
+1 718 533 3400.
Map:
New York LaGuardia Airport map

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 essential airport contact details as well as information regarding terminal facilities, public transport options and nearby hotels.

Airport news

The Port Authority of New York, which owns the airport, has plans for a multi-phase redevelopment of the airport, including the replacement of Terminal B with a completely new facility. Terminal B will remain open during the construction phase.

Information

Information desks (tel: +1 718 533 3400) can be found at various points throughout Terminal B.

Transfer between terminals

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.

Driving directions

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.

Public Transport

Public transport road

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: +1 718 777 5111; www.NYCAirporter.com) departs every 30 minutes 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 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.

Terminal facilities

Money

ATMs are located in all terminals. Bureaux de change services can be found in Terminal B (Central Terminal).

Communication

Paid-for wireless internet is available in most public areas at New York LaGuardia Airport.

Food

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.

Shopping

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.

Luggage

There are no left-luggage facilities at New York LaGuardia Airport. A lost property service is available (tel: +1 718 533 3988). Luggage trolleys are located within the terminals at numerous points.

Other

Other available facilities at New York LaGuardia Airport include medical and dental services in Terminal B, a small spa in Terminal C, shoeshine services in Terminals B and D, and baby changing facilities located throughout the airport.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

There are currently no business or conference facilities available at New York LaGuardia Airport. However, these facilities are available at the very nearby Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport (tel: +1 718 446 4800; www.marriott.com), located opposite the main terminal complex.

Disabled facilities

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 before travelling.

Car parking

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: +1 347 468 3928).

Car rental

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.

Hotels

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.


New York LaGuardia Marriott

+1 718 565 8900.

Among the more luxurious accommodations near the airport, the imposing Marriott has a choice of two restaurants and offers an abundance of meeting space. Rooms here are equipped with soundproof windows and flat-screen TVs.

LaGuardia Plaza

+1 718 457 6300.

Home to a grill restaurant and a cocktail bar, the 360-room LaGuardia Plaza hotel is a five minute ride from New York LaGuardia Airport via its free 24-hour shuttle bus service. The hotel’s indoor swimming pool and sauna are perfect places to relax before or after a flight.

104-04 Ditmars Boulevard, East Elmhurst, New York 11369, New York City

Holiday Inn LaGuardia Airport

+1 718 651 2100.

Close to Citi Field – home of the New York Mets baseball team – the Holiday Inn LaGuardia Airport is another hotel offering free 24-hour transportation to the terminals. This good value hotel has a range of facilities, including a gym, indoor pool, on-site Italian restaurant and a bar. Its business centre offers basic services.

Clarion LaGuardia Airport Hotel

+1 718 335 1200.

Boasting a conference room for up to 60 delegates and an on-site restaurant, the Clarion LaGuardia Airport Hotel is located close to New York LaGuardia Airport. As with many hotels in the area, there is a free shuttle service to/from the terminals.

9400 Ditmars Boulevard, East Elmhurst, New York 11369, New York City

Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport

+1 718 446 4800.

Just opposite the airport site in Queens, the large Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport offers a complimentary shuttle service to the terminals and houses a business centre, dining facilities and a fitness area.

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