LaGuardia is nine miles from midtown Manhattan, but the drive can take as long as 45 minutes.
Cheapest: Several private, off-site airport lots offer rates ranging from $14 to $20 per day. Long-term parking (in Lot 3 only) is $30 for each of the first two days, then $5 for each 8 hours thereafter. There are also discounted rates for people with disabilities.
Most convenient: Short-term rates start at $3 for the first half-hour, $6 for up to an hour and $3 for each hour thereafter.
Drivers participating in the New York area's E-ZPass Plus system can now use their passes to pay for parking at LaGuardia. MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover cards also are accepted.
LGA will restrict parking within 300 feet of the terminals, when the U.S. government deems the national security risk "severe" or "high." Find the current risk level.
Shuttle: New York Airport Service Express and SuperShuttle Manhattan operate shuttle buses between LaGuardia and several stops in midtown Manhattan, with fares ranging from $12 to $22 each way.
Bus: Several public bus routes will get you into Manhattan, including the NYC Transit Authority's M60 bus, which connects with subway trains 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 1, 9, A, C and D. Bus and subway fares are $2 each, but the transfer is free with a MetroCard.
Cab: A cab ride costs about $21 to $25 to upper Manhattan and about $26 to $30 to lower Manhattan, plus tip and tolls. There also is a $1 surcharge from 4 to 8 p.m. on weekdays and a 50-cent surcharge for trips from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily. Remember to get a taxi through a uniformed dispatcher at the airport.
Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National serve LaGuardia. Find either a rental counter or courtesy phone for the companies at each terminal's arrivals level.
GETTING AROUND THE AIRPORT
Get a map of LaGuardia's terminals.
The free shuttle buses linking the terminals run every 10 to 15 minutes, and the trip can take up to 15 minutes. If you take a cab, prepare to spend $3 to $7.
Wi-Fi Internet access: Available in many areas of the airport, including Central Terminal and US Airways Terminal.
Laptop Lane in Central Terminal offers Internet access and office space rental.
Lost and found: (718) 533-3988.
Get a list of services, shops and eateries at LaGuardia's terminals.
- Didn't get a chance to nosh your way through New York? Stop off at Nathan's Hot Dogs in the Delta Terminal. Or consume your weight in pastrami at the Brooklyn National Deli in the Central Terminal's MarketPlace area on the lower baggage-claim level.
- If you want something upscale for that time-killer meal at LaGuardia, the chi-chi and airy Figs in the Central Terminal offers gourmet pizzas and pastas like those at chef Todd English's original Boston restaurant.
- For down-to-earth Italian, check out Famous Famiglia, the Manhattan pizza chain with an outpost in LGA's Central Terminal.
- Rent a DVD player and a video at InMotion Pictures in the Central Terminal building above the food court.
- Need some last-minute wardrobe work? Brooks Brothers comes to the rescue in the US Airways Terminal.
- Need a souvenir? Check out museum gifts at Discover New York, with locations in LGA's Central Terminal and US Airways Terminal.
- Wi-Fi is available in LGA's Central Terminal and US Airways Terminal for $6.95 per day.
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