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LaGuardia Airport - All Information on LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

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Laguardia Airport

Queens, NY 11371, United States
+1 718-533-3400
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LaGuardia Airport - All Information on LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

LaGuardia Airport is a national airport located in East Elmhurst, Queens, New York City. The airport is located approximately 9.1 miles/14.6 km east of downtown Manhattan in New York City. The nearest, alternative, international airport is John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) located 12 miles/19.3 km from LaGuardia Airport. The capital city of The US is Washington, D.C.

This airport covers 680 acres/280 ha and is the third busiest airport serving New York City, and the twentieth busiest in the United States. In 2019, the airport handled 31,084,894 passengers.

LaGuardia Airport carries the international airport code of LGA (IATA) and KLGA (ICAO). The airport sits in a slightly elevated location at 21 feet/6 meters above sea level at 40°46′30″ N and 73°52′30″ W.

Arrivals, Departures and Airlines at LaGuardia Airport

LaGuardia Airport Access

LaGuardia Airport provides assistance to travelers with disabilities or reduced mobility (PRM). Passengers can find allocated staff to help provide assistance to passengers with disabilities every day of the year, at LGA Airport. However, it is highly recommended that any passenger who may require additional assistance contact the airline company or travel agency before arriving at the airport.

The dedicated staff at LaGuardia Airport can assist any passenger with all the necessary requirements, such as getting to and from the aircraft through the airport, purchasing food, beverages, or tax-free items, and getting to the restroom. You can also find the Customer Care Representatives at the airport, who will be ready to help you with any questions you might have. Look for them in their red jackets.

LaGuardia Airport has the following equipment for passengers with special needs:

  • Specially equipped restrooms are accessible throughout the terminals.
  • Water fountains are accessible throughout the terminals for passengers in wheelchairs.
  • Different pet relief areas for all service animals. Please look for the pet relief symbol in designated areas at the terminal.

All visitors can easily get to and from LaGuardia Airport by road. Travelers will find the main road Grand Central Pkwy just outside the airport terminal. Driving west on the main road will connect you with FDR Dr, which will bring you to downtown Manhattan. Driving east on the main road will take you to the highway for your further destination. The travel time from downtown Manhattan to the airport is approximately 22 minutes depending on traffic.

Upon arrival at the airport, travelers will find a broad selection of car parking options to choose from. LGA Airport offers both long and short-term parking in different parking areas close to the terminal buildings. Designated disabled parking is also available near the entrance in all of LaGuardia’s parking facilities.

Terminal Information

LaGuardia Airport operates two runways. Runway 04/22 is 7,001 feet/2,134 meters long and runway 13/31 is 7,003 feet/2,135 meters long. The airport operates domestic flights and serves four terminals; Terminal A, B, C, and D. Terminal A is known as the Marine Air Terminal and is located on the west side of the airport. It is solely occupied by JetBlue, where both Departures and Arrivals are located. Terminal B is also known as Central Terminal Building (CTB) and is the biggest terminal of all four terminals. Here passengers will find an Arrivals level, a Departure level, and an Upper level with VIP lounges. Terminal C handles mostly flights from Delta and American Airlines, and also serves an Arrivals level and a Departure level. Finally, terminal D has evolved into a high-tech facility, where passengers will find free Wi-Fi, iPads desks, and much more.

LaGuardia Airport provides a complimentary bus to transfer between terminals. Visitors of the airport will find different bus lines including:

  • Purple Route: Runs between Terminals B, C, and D and parking lots.
  • Red Route: Runs between Terminals A, C, and D and parking.
  • Blue Route: Runs between Terminals A and B parking.

The frequencies of the buses are all between 8 to 15 minutes and they operate 24/7.

LaGuardia Airport Information

All passengers at LaGuardia Airport can acquire help information at the different information desks at the airport. Visitors can find 4 information desks in total. They are located the following places:

  • Guest service desk: Terminal B, near gates 40-59.
  • Information desk: Terminal B, level 3.
  • Welcome center: Terminal A, arrivals.
  • Welcome Center & Visitor Information: Terminal B, level 2.

ATMs are available at LaGuardia Airport. Travelers will find several banks that provide ATM services at the airport. These are located in the following places:

  • Bank of America ATM: Terminal B, Level 1, 2, and 3.
  • Bank of America ATM: Terminal B, Level 4, Pier D, Gates 40 - 59.
  • Travelex ATM: Terminal A, Baggage Claim area.
  • Travelex ATM: Terminal A, Departure Gates.
  • Travelex ATMs: Terminal C, Multiple locations.
  • Travelex ATMs: Terminal D, Multiple locations.

If you have lost an item or your baggage at LaGuardia Airport you will have to fill out a form online. You can report your lost item here. Please make sure to include a description of the lost item, where you might have left it, and the date you lost it, once you submit the form. The Lost and Found Service will notify you about delivery once the item has been found. If you have lost an item on an airplane, please contact that specific airline directly.

Transport to and from LaGuardia Airport

All visitors arriving will find comfortable travel options to and from the airport via buses, taxis as well as an extensive range of car rental companies at LaGuardia Airport.

Passengers will find several bus connections from LGA Airport. New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) buses offer a great variety of bus services between LaGuardia Airport, Manhattan, Queens, and beyond with connection to the subway, Long Island Rail Road, and Metro-North Railroad. The MTA bus service operates the following bus lines; Q47, Q48, Q70 SBS, Q72, and M60 SBS. The bus stops are located outside each of the terminal buildings. A one-way trip on MTA buses or subways costs $2.75.

There are no direct train or subway connections from LaGuardia Airport. However, from Terminal A at LGA Airport, passengers have different options. They can take the Q48 bus, with a connection to the 7 subway line, at 111 St/Roosevelt Ave. Alternatively, they can take the Q47 bus, with a connection to the 7, E, F, M, R subway lines, at 74 St/Roosevelt Ave. Finally, they can choose to take the M60 SBS to Manhattan.

In addition, taxis are available at the airport. Visitors will find the taxi stand directly in front of the Arrivals Hall of all four passenger terminals. A taxi trip from LaGuardia Airport to New York City takes about 30 minutes depending on traffic. All taxi services at the airport are metered taxi services.

Hotels near LaGuardia Airport

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Parking at LaGuardia Airport

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Additional Services and Amenities at LaGuardia Airport

At LaGuardia Airport you will find the usual array of bars and restaurants, airport lounges and shops.

Things to do in New York

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LaGuardia Airport Contacts

Address: Queens, NY 11371, United States
Phone: +1 718-533-3400
Phone (Lost & Found): N/A
General Email:
Lost & Found Email: Fill out a form here.
Official website:

Local Information

Drive on: Right.
Electricity: 110V/60Hz
Plug Type: A, B 
Currency: United States Dollar

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