New York LaGuardia Airport

New York La Guardia Airport (LGA)


The New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) is one of three major aviation facilities serving the Big Apple. This is the smallest of the three, and primarily a domestic hub, but still sees roughly 30 million passengers a year, and offers around 60 destinations to cities around North America. The airport was established in 1939, and over the years it has undergone numerous updates. Currently, it is scheduled to undergo a complete reconstruction in phased parts, with a completion date estimated to be 2021.


Most airports in the U.S.A. come with a very good selection of amenities, and La Guardia is no exception, within the terminal buildings you will find plenty of cash machines, along with a currency exchange in Terminal B should you need it.


Terminal B is also home to the duty-free shops of this airport, but you can find fashion retailers, bookstores, electronic brands, travel accessory outlets and newsagents in the other three terminals. In terms of food, you will find all sorts of fast food outlets offering all sorts of international cuisine, and food bars selling bagels, donuts, or pastries. There are coffee kiosks, and sit down restaurants where you can either grab something to go, or sit down and relax while you wait for your flight. You will also find a small spa service operating out of Terminal C, and medical services located in Terminal B.


There are other practical amenities here too, which include comprehensive and free WiFi access available throughout the airport, and information desks you can utilise on arrival.


Flights to La Guardia from Oz will involve one, or two layovers, but you can fly with United, Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta, Qantas, and Air New Zealand.


Travel Information


·         This facility is the closest to the city centre, at only 13km east of Manhattan. How long it takes you to drive into central Manhattan will entirely depend on the traffic, but expect it to be roughly 20-30 minutes.  Simply get on Grand Central Parkway, then take the I-278 East to FDR Drive in Manhattan. There are lots of car hire companies operating within the airport, but you can arrange your vehicle online if you’d prefer to have everything organised ahead of your arrival.


·         MTA Buses link the airport to the city, or to the subway system. The fare is a cheap and cheerful 2.75USD ($3.60), but it can take over an hour to get into town. Shuttles provide faster services, and will go door-to-door, but will often wait until the vehicle is full before they depart. It might serve you best to reserve an airport transfer through our search engine to save you waiting and travel time.


·         Taxis in New York are fairly reasonable, but as a lot of your fare will depend on traffic, you can see the costs steadily rise. Expect the ballpark to be between 20-40USD ($26-53) without including tip.


Please note that information is correct as of January 2017.

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 Getting to & from the Airport

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To get to LaGuardia Airport, turn to New York via FVR Drive. Tolls will be paid along the way, but this route is usually faster than going through I-287 W.

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Public buses are available for easy connections to New York City subways and other regional rail lines.

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The NYC Airporter takes passengers to and from Port Authority Bus Terminal, Grand Central Station, and Penn Station. Available also are public buses M60 (travels from all LaGuardia terminals), Q70 Limited or Q47 (service between LaGuardia and western Queens or Midtown Manhattan, train connections included), as well as Q72 (Corona and Rego Park) and Q48 (Flushing).

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Taxi service can be found in front of all terminals.

 Who flies to New York LaGuardia

 Airport Contact Details

New York LaGuardia Airport

La Guardia Airport,
PA Administration Building,
Hanger 7,
NY 11371,

Tel:+1 (1)718 5333400

Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

 Location Details

Longitude:73° 52' 32'' W
Latitude:40° 46' 45'' N

 Airport Location

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