(New York) LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

Airport address:

La Guardia Airport, Hangar Center, Third Floor, Flushing, NY 11371


The Port Authority of New York , which operates the airport, is planning a fundamental renovation of the airport in several stages by 2021. At the end of 2018, the newly renovated Terminal B was partially opened. In addition, the AirTrain LaGuardia is to connect the airport with the New York City Subway by 2022.


Information desks (Tel: (718) 533 34 00) are located at various points in the main terminal building (Terminal B). Parking and public transportation information is available at (800) 247 74 33 (toll free in the United States and Canada).




Coming from Manhattan, take the Grand Central Parkway East to the airport terminal exits.
Coming from Long Island, take the Grand Central Parkway West to the airport terminal exits.
The airport is well signposted.

Transfer between the terminals:

Terminal C and D are connected by a pedestrian bridge. There is the free airport bus LGA Airport Bus , which connects the four terminals on the red, purple and blue lines. 

Flight time:

Frankfurt – LaGuardia: 11 hours 30 minutes (including stops), Vienna – LaGuardia: 13 hours (including stops), Zurich – LaGuardia: 13 hours (including stops)

Airport information

IATA airport code: LGA

Address: La Guardia Airport, Hangar Center, Third Floor, Flushing, NY 11371

Location: 8 miles east of New York City.

Number of terminals: 4th

Phone: (718) 533 34 00

Time zone: Eastern Standard Time: CET -6 (CET -5 from March 8th to November 1st 2020)


Public transportation

Public transport – street:

Bus: Numerous  New York City Transit Authority (MTA)  buses run between the airport and the New York metropolitan area , e.g. lines M60, Q47, Q48, Q70 and Q72 run every 30 minutes to Manhattan or Queens and stop at several subways. Train stops (Tel: (718) 330 12 34; www.mta.info ; travel costs: from US $ 2.50).

Shuttle:  The  NYC Airporter  (tel: (718) 777 51 11;  www.NYCAirporter.com) runs regularly every 30 minutes to the subway stations Grand Central and Penn Stations, as well as to the Central Bus Terminal (travel time: 90 minutes; Travel costs: US $ 13.00). New York Airport Service Express ( www.nyairportservice.com ; travel costs: from US $ 19.00) and  Super Shuttle buses ( www.supershuttle.com ; travel costs: from US $ 15.00) also travel to Manhattan.

For more information about public transportation, call (800) 247 74 33 (toll free in the United States and Canada).

Taxi: Licensed taxis are available everywhere at the airport. A taxi ride to Lower Manhattan costs around US $ 25-40 and takes around 20-30 minutes depending on traffic.

Public transport – air:

Blade helicopters connect the Downtown Manhattan Heliport to LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy and Newark airports within a few minutes. The flights can be booked online or via the app until shortly before departure.

Facilities in the terminal


ATMs are available in all terminals. Exchange offices are located in the main terminal building (Terminal B) and in Terminals D and C.

Means of communication:

Internet access via WiFi is available in the main terminal building for a fee.


Numerous restaurants and snack bars are available in all terminals.


Shops, including gift shops and duty-free shops, are located in Main Terminal Building B and Terminal D.


There are no luggage storage facilities at the airport. There is a lost property office (Tel: (718) 533 39 88). Luggage trolleys are available in the terminals.

Other facilities:

A baby changing room is located in the main terminal building. The airport has medical and dental services.

Airport facilities

Conference and meeting rooms:

Business and conference facilities are available in the Laptop Lane Business Center (tel: (718) 424 13 01) in the main terminal building (Terminal B). The facilities include eight individual workstations and a conference room for 12 people, which are equipped with computers, telephone, fax, laser printers and data ports.

Fax and Internet services are also available in the Business Traveler Center in the main terminal building. An American Express business center is located in the Marine Terminal (Terminal A).

Accessibility facilities:

The airport is easily accessible for disabled travelers. TDD text phones for the hearing impaired and handicapped accessible toilets are available in all terminals. Disabled travelers are asked to inform their airlines in advance of their specific needs. All airport shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible. All parking spaces have disabled parking spaces.

Parking spaces:

Short-term parking is available in the car park and in parking lots 1, 4, 5, 6 and 7. In front of Terminal A there are some short-term parking spaces with parking meters. There is a limited number of long-term parking spaces in car park 3. Other long-term parking spaces are located near the airport (follow the P signs on the way to the airport exit). There is a free shuttle service between the car parks with the terminals.

For more information on parking at the airport, call: (800) 247 74 33 (toll free in the United States and Canada).

Car rental:

Various rental car companies are represented at the airport, including
Avis (Tel: (718) 507 36 00),
Budget (Tel: (718) 639 64 00),
Dollar (Tel: (718) 779 56 00),
Enterprise (Tel: (718) 457 29 00),
Hertz (Tel: (718) 478 53 00) and
National (Tel: (718) 429 58 93).

Hertz and Avis offer rental cars specially equipped for the disabled.
Free telephones are available in the arrival areas of the terminals near the baggage claim, which can be used to contact the rental car companies. Free shuttle buses depart from all terminals to the car rental company offices.