LaGuardia Airport (LGA) is the smallest of the three major airports serving New York city and the greater New York area. Popular due to its central location and proximity to Manhattan, LaGuardia Airport handles mainly domestic flights.
LaGuardia Airport is located in the borough of Queens on the Grand Central Parkway. Bordering on Flushing Bay and Bowery Bay, the airport is approximately 8 miles from midtown Manhattan.
New York City's LaGuardia Airport was built in the late 1939 and named after a former Mayor of New York, Fiorello LaGuardia. LaGuardia Airport is operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. With four terminals, LaGuardia is a focus airport for Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, and US Airways with flights to destinations within the United States, Canada, Aruba, the Bahamas, and Bermuda.
LaGuardia Airport InformationNew York LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
General Info: 718-533-3400
Parking Info: 718-533-3850
Distance from LaGuardia Airport to midtown Manhattan: 8 miles
Drive time from LaGuardia Airport to midtown Manhattan: 30 to 45 minutes
New York LaGuardia International Airport
Airport Address: Hangar 7C, Flushing, New York 11371, USA
General Enquiries: +1 718 533 3400
Lost & Found: +1 718 533 3988
Central Terminal Building (CTB)
The Central Terminal Building serves most of LaGuardia's domestic airlines. There are four concourses, A, B, C, and D, spanning six blocks with 38 gates.
Concourse A: Air Canada, Canjet, Continental Airlines, Continental Express.
Concourse B: Air Tran Airways, ATA, Frontier Airlines, jetBlue, Midwest, Sprirt, West Jet.
Concourse C and D: American Airlines, American Eagle, United Airlines, United Express
The Delta terminal has ten gates, and serves Delta Airlines, Delta Connection, and Northwest Airlines
US Airways Terminal and US Airways Shuttle Terminal
This 300,000 square foot terminal with twelve gates serves US Airways, US Airways Express, and US Airways Shuttle. The US Airways Terminal is connected to the US Airways Shuttle Terminal by its lobby and check-in areas. The Shuttle Terminal has eight gates and has hourly flights to Boston and Washington, D.C.
Marine Air Terminal
The Marine Air Terminal, with six gates, is LaGuardia Airport's original terminal. The Marine Air Terminal serves Delta Shuttle and Delta Connection to Boston, Washington-Reagan, and Chicago-Midway.
Taxi fare to LaGuardia International Airport
There is no set fare for trips to and from LaGuardia International Airport. The regular metered rate of fare, as is displayed below, applies in all cases.
New York City Taxi Metered Rate of Fare
$2.50 upon entry
$.40 for each additional unit
$.40 per 60 seconds of waiting time
$.50 night surcharge after 8:00PM and prior to 6:00AM
$1.00 Peak Hour Surcharge in effect 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday-Friday
New York City Taxi unit of fare is:
One-fifth of a mile, when the taxicab is traveling at 6 miles per hour or more or 120 seconds (at a rate of twenty cents per minute), when the taxicab is not in motion or is traveling at less than 6 miles per hour.
Driving directions from La Guardia Airport to Manhattan
• Head west on Terminal B toward La Guardia Road
• Slight right onto the ramp to Grand Central PKWY W toward Manhattan
• Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Grand Central PKWY W
• Merge onto Grand Central PKWY W
• Merge onto Brooklyn Queens EXPY E via Exit 4 toward I-278 W / Staten Island
• Merge onto I-278 W / Brooklyn Queens EXPY
• Take Exit 32A on the left toward Williamsburg Bridge
• Cross the bridge into Manhattan
Taking the Bus to LaGuardia Airport
Taking the bus to LaGuardia from:
|Bus #||From||LaGuardia Airport Terminal|
|M60||Manhattan and Astoria||All terminals|
|Q48||Flushing, Queens||All terminals|
|Q33 and Q47||Jackson Heights||All terminals
|Q72||Rego Park and Corona||Central US Airways and Delta Terminals|
When connecting within LaGuardia, use the convenient shuttle bus service. Take the free Route A (all terminals) or Route B (all terminals except Marine Air Terminal / Delta Shuttle) courtesy buses to transfer between parking lots and terminals.
Route A buses run every 10 to 15 minutes from 4:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Route B buses run every 10 to 15 minutes from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Connecting from one New York Airport to another
|ETS Air Shuttle||(718) 221-5341||45–60 minutes|
|All County Express||(800) 914-4223||45–60 minutes|
|NYC Airporter||(718) 777-5111
|Taxi (metered)||Go to Uniformed Taxi Dispatcher||30 minutes|
|Private Limousine/Van Service||** Ground Transportation Information Counter||30 minutes|
|All County Express||(914) 381- 4223 or (800) 914-4223||45–60 minutes|
|ETS Air Shuttle||(718) 221-5341||45–60 minutes|
|Taxi (metered)||Go to Uniformed Taxi Dispatcher||60–90 minutes|
|Private Limousine/Van Service||**Ground Transportation Information Counter||60–90 minutes|
** Ground Transportation Information Counter is in the Airport Baggage Claim Area
Driving Directions to LaGuardia Airport
From the North
From I-87 New York Thruway, go south on Thruway-Major Deegan Expressway to Triborough Bridge to Queens. Travel east on Astoria Boulevard to 94th Street. Take a left onto 94th Street (north) directly to the airport.
From the South
Travel north on New Jersey Turnpike to exit 13. Go east across Goethals Bridge to I-278 Staten Island Expressway. Cross Verrazanoo Bridge and take Gowanus Expressway north to Brooklyn-Queens Expressway north to exit 38 / Northern Boulevard. Follow Northern Boulevard east to 94th Street. Turn left onto 94th Street (north) directly to the airport.
From the East
Travel west on Long Island Expressway (I-495) to Brooklyn Queens Expressway (I-278). Take BQE north to exit 38 / Northern Boulevard. Follow Northern Boulevard east to 94th Street. Turn left onto 94th Street (north) directly to the airport.
From the West
Via I-78, turn east to New Jersey Turnpike south to exit 13. Cross Goethals Bridge to I-278 Staten Island Expressway. Cross Verrazano Bridge and take Gowanus Expressway north to BQE north to exit 38 / Northern Boulevard. Follow Northern Boulevard east to 94th Street. Turn left onto 94th Street (north) directly to the airport.
History of New York LaGuardia Airport
The site of the current LaGuardia Airport was first occupied by Gala Amusement Park. Transformed in 1929 into a 105-acre private flying field, it was first named Glenn H. Curtiss Airport and later North Beach Airport. Taken over by New York City, it was enlarged by purchase of adjoining land and by filling in 357 acres of waterfront along the east side.
Ground was broken on September 9, 1937 for a new airport, which was built jointly by the city and the Federal Works Progress Administration. It was dedicated on October 15, 1939 as New York City Municipal Airport. On November 2, 1939, the name was changed to New York Municipal Airport --LaGuardia Field. On December 2 of that year, it was opened to commercial traffic.
In 1947, the year the airport was leased to the Port Authority, it was renamed LaGuardia Airport. A new Central Terminal Building was opened in 1964 and enlarged in 1967 and 1992.
|Getting Around New York||New York Taxi|
|New York Subway Train||MTA Bus|
|Renting a Car in NYC||New York Airport Shuttle|
|Staten Island Ferry||New York Water Taxi|
|MetroCard||JFK International Airport|
|LaGuardia International Airport||Newark International Airport|