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 in the borough of Queens.

No. of terminals: 4 Dialling code: +1
Telephone:
+1 718 533 3400
Timezone: GMT -05:00
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 useful information about the air facility, including details of terminal facilities, public transport access and nearby accommodation options.

Airport news

In July 2015 a grand US$4 billion reconstruction plan was announced that will see the aging airport be completely demolished and rebuilt, being replaced by one modern unified terminal. Additionally a new hotel and more retail space will be added. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2016 and will run until 2021. The project will be completed in phases, meaning the airport will still be operational throughout the project.

Information

Information desks (tel: +1 718 533 3400) can be found at various points throughout Terminal B. Smaller information desks and boards are located in all terminal buildings. Staff are also on hand to provide assistance to travellers.

Transfer between terminals

A free shuttle bus service links the four terminals. A 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: +1 888 465 1169; www.mta.info) M60 service connects LaGuardia with Manhattan (journey time: 105 minutes; fare: US$2.75) and the subway lines, while the Q48 serves Flushing and the Q72 serves Corona and Rego Park. Fares are paid before boarding, using the electronic machines at each stop.

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 companies 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

Free Wi-Fi internet access (for up to 30 minutes) is available throughout 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 (tel: +1 718 662 5043) is available within the terminals. 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 telephones. All car parks have dedicated disabled spaces, and wheelchair-accessible buses operate between these areas and the terminals. Any passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact 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: Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless and Thrifty. 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.

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.

New York City

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.

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.

New York City

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.

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