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About New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) is one of three airports serving New York City and the New York metropolitan area, alongside John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). LaGuardia has three terminals (A, B, and C), primarily handling domestic flights. This LaGuardia Airport guide covers terminal facilities, lost and found services, and public transport options.


Information desks are in Terminals A (Arrivals) and B (Levels 2 and 3).


Driving directions:

New York LaGuardia Airport is located just off the Grand Central Parkway, a 14.61-mile (23.5km) highway that connects the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge in New York City to Nassau County on Long Island.

Transfer between terminals:

A free shuttle bus service connects all three terminals, parking areas, rental car facilities, and car service pick-up areas. Buses run every 10 minutes during peak hours and every 15 minutes during non-peak hours.

Airport Info


New York

New York LaGuardia Airport is situated on the waterfront of Flushing Bay in the East Elmhurst neighbourhood of Queens. It is about 5 miles east of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, as the crow flies.

No. of terminals:

+1 212 435 7000

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Bus: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) runs five services (Q47, Q48, Q70 SBS, Q72, and M60 SBS) between LaGuardia Airport, Manhattan, Queens, and beyond.
• Bus stops are located at Terminal A (across the street after the Departures hall), and Terminals B and C (on Level 1, below check-in and baggage claim).
• Passengers can pay for fares using MetroCards (available at Arrivals in Terminal A, and on Level 1 in Terminal B). Credit/debit cards or mobile wallets can also be used. See this page for information on fares.
• Use the MTA site to plan a trip.

Taxi: Metered taxis are available outside each terminal. Passengers should not accept offers from individuals who solicit business. To estimate fare costs, see this page.

E-hailing or ride-hailing: Lyft and Uber operate in New York City and can pick up passengers from LaGuardia Airport. The pick-up areas are indicated in the respective apps.

Terminal facilities


Terminal B has two ATMs – on Level 1 (bus & shuttles) and near Gates 47/57.


Terminals B and C have a decent selection of cafés and restaurants.

However, in Terminal A, options are limited to a café and a doughnut counter.


Terminals B and C have newsagents and gift retailers.

Duty-free is near Gate 48, Terminal B.


New York LaGuardia Airport does not have a luggage storage facility.

If you have misplaced items within the confines of LaGuardia Airport, fill up this form.

If you have lost items on an airplane, contact the airline you flew with.

Airport facilities

Communication Facilities:

Free Wi-Fi internet access is available.

Disabled facilities:

In addition to the standard accessibility features, LaGuardia Airport offers:
• An AIRA app for blind or low-vision travellers.
• Hearing loops for hearing-aid users.
• Sunflower lanyards for passengers with hidden disabilities.
• A Sensory Room in Terminal C, post-security on level 3, for travellers needing to decompress from the stress of flying. Pre-arrangements are required. Contact a Delta representative at 1-888-750-3284.

Travellers who require special arrangements should contact the airline before travelling.

Car parking:

Each terminal has a covered car park close to its terminal building.

Car rental:

Car hire companies at New York LaGuardia Airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless, Sixt and Thrifty. Rental car companies provide free and frequent shuttle services between LaGuardia and the rental car facility, with pick-up/ drop-off points at (or near) the entrance of each terminal.

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