Another of the airports operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, LaGuardia Airport is located on the waterfront of Flushing Bay in Queens County in New York City. It is the smallest of the trio of primary commercial airports in the New York Metropolitan area. It is conveniently located very close to Manhattan compared to the other two – JFK and Newark.
Most flights from LaGuardia go to destinations within US, Canada, the Bahamas and also Aruba. Though the airport has INS/FIS facilities enabling it to process customs and immigration on arriving flights, it is not sufficient to handle the high number of passengers from non-precleared scheduled airline services.
LaGuardia Airport Information No.: 1– 718-533-3400
In LaGuardia the Central Terminal Building (CTB) houses much of the domestic flights. It has four concourses – A, B, C and D.
Concourse A in LaGuardia handles Air Canada, Continental, Continental Express and JetBlue.
Concourse B in La Guardia handles AirTran, Frontier, Midwest, JetBlue and Spirit.
Concourse C in LaGuardia handles American Eagle, United and United Express
Concourse D handles American.
The other terminals at LaGuardia are Delta Terminal, US Air Terminal and the Marine Terminal. Delta Terminal handles flights of Delta, Northwest and Comair. Flights handles by US Air terminal at LaGuardia are US Airways and Colgan.
Airport services offered at the Central Terminal Building (CTB), LaGuardia include the usual ATMs, Currency Exchange and also a Medical office and Dental Office.
Parking at LaGuardia Airport:
Parking garages/ Lots are located at all terminals. Parking lots 1 and 2 are adjacent to the CTB, Parking lot 4 is next to the US Air terminal while Parking lot 5 is next to the Delta Terminal.
Parking costs at LaGuardia Airport-
For parking lots 1, 4, 5, 6 and 7. (Daily Parking at LaGuardia)
For the firs hour or part – $3
For up to 1 hour – $6
For each hour or part thereof – $3
For each 24 hour period it’s a max of $30.
In the Daily parking lots no long term reduced rates are offered. It can be used for up to 30 days for parking at the daily rate.
Parking Lot 3 at LaGuardia is the only one with Long-term reduced parking rate. Long term parking costs are $30 per day for the first two 24 hour periods. For over 48 hours it is $% for each 8 hour period or part thereafter.
For Parking Information at LaGuardia – Phone nos. – (718) 533-3850 (parking operator) or LGA Airport Information at 718-533-3400.
Hotels near LaGuardia Airport –
Ramada Plaza Hotel – LaGuardia Airport
fax – (718) 651-2222
Garden Hotel LGA
Skyway Motel at LaGuardia
Paris Suites Hotel
Fax: (718) 899-9768
LaGuardia Airport Hotel
Sheraton LaGuardia East
Fax: (718) 445-2655
Eden Park Hotel
Lexington Marco La Guardia Hotel (previously Wingate Inn & Suites at LaGuardia Airport)
Airway Motor Inn
LaGuardia (LGA) airport Taxi,Shuttle, Bus,Train -New York
At the CTB (Central Terminal Building), the Welcome Center on the Arrivals level offers tourism info, telephone access to the local hotels and transportation information (public transit, private limos, shared rides etc.) from LaGuardia to places in New York and New Jersey. In the other terminals, the Ground Transportation counters on “Arrivals” levels provide information on transport from the airport.
Information on transport from LaGuardia – 1-800-AIR-RIDE.
LaGuardia Airport to Manhattan
Buses from LaGuardia to Manhattan
One of the most convenient options is to take the New York Airport Service Express Bus (contact No. 718-875-8200) services operating to various locations within Manhattan. It runsbetween LaGuardia and Grand Central station, Port Authority, New York Penn Stationwith transfers available to hotels between 31st and 59th streets. This is Mid-town Manhattan. so one can consider this if one needs to go from LaGuardia to Jacob Javits or Times Square or Rockefeller.
There’s a shared mini-bus, SuperShuttle Manhattan. It provides door-to-door ground transportation between airports (contact no. 1-800-BLUEVAN) and residence or office or hotel. Another company providing the service of shared or private rides between airport and residence/office etc. is Go Airlink NYC (contact no. 877-599-8200 or 718-560-3900). Airlink provides the share ride vans from 4 AM to 11 PM. The other vehicles of Airlink provide 24 hour service.
Transport between airports in New York area is also available through New York Airport Service Express.
M60 – bus from all terminals to Manhattan. M60 from LaGuardia connects to the subwaylines of N, W (in Queens), 1,2,3,4,5,6,A,B,C and D and also local bus lines. This is operated by MTA.
Q33 – bus from all terminals (except Marine Air Terminal) to Jackson Heights in Queens and also connects to the E,F,R,V, and 7 subway lines.
Q47 – bus from Marine Air Terminal connecting with subway lines of E,F,R,V, and 7.
Taxi at LaGuardia –
Taxis are available from all terminals. Also private car/limousine services are available.
LGA/La Guardia to Queens – Buses from LGA include M60, Q33, Q48, Q47 and Q72. Shared door-to-door services are available to Queens through All County Express (1-800-914-4223) and ETS Air Shuttle (1-718-221-5341). Taxis and private car/limo are also available.
LGA to Brooklyn, Staten Island and Bronx – All County Express (1-800-914-4223) and ETS Air Shuttle (1-718-221-5341); taxis and private car/limos.
LGA/La Guardia to Jersey City, New Jersey – New York Airport Service Express Bus connects to the bus service at Port Authority Bus Terminal or Penn Station in NYC. From there one can take the subway and transfer to PATH to reach New Jersey or take buses to NJ. PATH trains can be used to get to Hoboken, Newark, Harrison, Newport / Pavonia, Grove St, Exchange Place etc.
LGA to Upstate New York – New York Airport Service Express Bus; taxis and private car/limos.
LGA to Connecticut – Connecticut Limousine, New York Airport Service Express Bus, Prime Time Shuttle of Connecticut, taxis and private car/limos.
LGA to Pennsylvania – Airlink, SuperShuttle Manhattan, taxis and private car/limos. New York Airport Service Express Bus.
LGA to Westchester – Westchester Express, Prime Time Shuttle of Connecticut, All County Express, Connecticut Limousine, New York Airport Service Express Bus.
LGA/La Guardia to Long Island, NY – SuperShuttle Long Island, Taxis and private car/limo.
Car Rental companies operating at LaGuardia (LGA) airport – Avis, Budget, Hertz Car Rental.