Video:How to Get to La Guardia via Public Transportationwith Jesse Mendelson
Get to LaGuardia Airport with several public transportation options. Check out these tips for getting to LaGuardia airport via bus, subway, shuttle bus and, of course, taxi cab.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Get to La Guardia via Public Transportation
I’m Jesse from About.com and today I’m going to show you how to get to LaGuardia Airport via Public Transportation.
LaGuardia is a New York City airport located in the borough of Queens, New York. It is operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and is approximately 8 miles from Midtown Manhattan, 12 miles from JFK airport and 23 miles from Newark Airport.There are no trains that will take you directly to LaGuardia Airport, however there are several other modes of public transportation that you can take to get there such as; the MTA New York City buses, shuttle vans and taxis.
Buses to LaGuardia Airport
The buses that go to LaGuardia Airport are the M60, Q33, Q47, Q48 and Q72. The M60 is the only bus that will take you to all 4 terminals, including the Marine Air Terminal. This bus runs from about 5am to 1am, 7 days a week, originating on 106th Street and Broadway in Manhattan. Both the M60 and the Q33 intersect with several major subway lines, so it is not difficult to take a subway and transfer to one of these buses.
The Q33 bus connects with subway lines in Queens, while the M60 connects with subway lines in Manhattan as well as with the MetroNorth Railroad at 125th Street. So, for only 2 dollars and 25 cents on a metrocard, you can get to LaGuardia airport from all of the New York City boroughs. Transferring from a subway to a bus is free if paying with a metrocard.
The downside to this method is that travel times can be long. Depending on where you are starting from - it can take you anywhere from 40 minutes to an hour and a half to get to LaGuardia Airport. To plan your best route to LaGuardia via MTA transportation you should look at a subway and bus map or look on use trip planner on the MTA’s website - mta.info.
Shuttle Buses to LaGuardia Airport
You can also take shuttle vans to LaGuardia airport. The fare for a shuttle van will run between 12 and 15 dollars for one-way shared ride travel from Midtown Manhattan. The companies that offer this service include NYC Airporter, GoAirlink NYC, SuperShuttle and New York Airport Service. The NYC Airporter leaves from the major Manhattan hubs like Port Authority and Penn Station, while Go Airlink NYC offers hotel pick-up. You can make reservations by calling or going online.
Shuttle van rides will probably take less time than taking the subway and bus, however travel time depends on where you and the other passengers in the van depart from. All services are comparably priced and offer faster, easier service to LaGuardia Airport than the subway or bus, but with a heftier price tag.
Taxi Cab Rides to LaGuardia Airport
Of course, if you’re in a rush or want a simple, straightforward route to LaGuardia Airport there is no substitute for the New York City Yellow Taxi Cabs. You can hail a taxi from nearly any corner in Manhattan. The average ride from Midtown Manhattan to LaGuardia will cost between $20 and 30 dollars. This is the most expensive option but also, oftentimes, the most convenient.
There are also many services you can call to hire a car to take you to LaGuardia Airport at a specific time, from a specific destination. The prices for these companies vary, but will be close to the price of a Taxi.
You can get lots of great information about getting to LaGuardia Airport from the MTA website, from the Port Authority of New York and NJ website at http://www.panynj.gov/airports/ and of course from About.com.Thanks for watching. For more information go to About.com.