New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) Guide
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Directions & Transportation
- For your own safety it is advisable to use the official New York Cabs. The Taxis are yellow. Use uniformed taxi dispatchers and note the Medallion number on the doors and on the dashboard of the taxi and take note of the driver's six digit number in case you have a problem. There will be toll fees, charges for peak time travelling and tipping for good service is 15 - 20%. For complaints or lost property call 311. Taxi fares from La Guardia are around $21 to $30 to Manhattan, depending on the location in Manhattan.
- There are free transfers between the bus and the subway available with the MetroCard Gold, obtainable at the LGA news stands. Fares on the bus and subway is $2 each. The M60 Bus to Manhattan or Queens, connects with NYC subway trains 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 1, 9, A, C, and D. The Q33 Bus to Manhattan or Queens, connects with subway trains E, F, G, R and 7. The Q47 Bus to Manhattan or Queens, stops at the Marine Air Terminal and connects with subway trains E, F, G, R and 7. The Q48 Bus to Queens Connect to other local buses and subway train 7. The Q33 and Q47 buses go to Roosevelt Avenue/74th Street where passengers can transfer to the subway that goes to Manhattan.
- Options of travel to and from the airport include taxis, limousine, buses and shuttles.
- Airport Info:
- Information Desks are available in all the terminals
- Baggage storage facilities are not available. Check with your airline if you require baggage storage. For Lost Property enquire at the Information Desks.
- Bureaux de Change are located in the Delta Terminal, Central Terminal and the US Airways Terminal. ATMs are located in all the terminals.
- More Services:
- Telephones are located throughout the airport. Fax and photocopy and Wireless Internet is available. Toilets and baby change facilities are located in all the terminals. Medical services are available. Shoe shine service is available.
- Eating & Drinking:
- You can wine and dine to your heart's content. There's Fox Bar & Restaurant, Big Apple Bar & Grill, Coffee Beanery, New York Deli, Terminal Cafe, Yankee Clipper, Sbarros, Starbucks, Anton's, Everything Yogurt, Akoya Sushi, Todd English's Fig Restaurant, Famous Famiglia, Burger King and many more places to suit all tastes.
- Shops at La Guardia include; Sunglass Hut, Barbara's Bestsellers, Hudson Booksellers, Discover New York, GNC Vitamins, Lids - Caps & Hats, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Music Express, National Geographic, Sprints PCS, Brookstone, Paradies PGA Shop, Paradies News and America Duty Free.
- Business Facilities:
- Laptop Lane Business Centre (Tel:718 424 1301) offers a conference room for 12 people and eight cubicles equipped with computers, laser printer, and data ports, telephone and fax. The business Traveler Centre in the main terminal offers Internet and fax. Wireless Internet is also available.
- Disabled Facilities:
- The airport is wheelchair accessible and ramps and lifts are located in the terminals. Toilets for the disabled are located in the terminals and TDD phones for the hearing impaired are provided. There is a Restroom in Central Terminal Building. Parking for the disabled is available as well as reduced parking rates. If you require special assistance advise the airline of your disability and needs at the time of booking. Contact the airline a day prior to travelling to confirm your requirements.
- Airlines Served:
- Air Canada, Air Tran Airways, America, American Eagle, ATA, Canjet, Colgan, Comair, Continental, Delta, Delta Connection, Delta Shuttle, Frontier Airlines, Midwest, Northwest, Song, Spirit, United, United Express, US Airways, US Airways Express, US Airways Shuttle.
- Airport Taxes:
- Airport departure tax is usually included in the ticket price. Enquire at the time of ticketing.
- Activities near the Airport:
- Who goes to New York and does not visit Central Park? This fascinating bit of earth holds a lure for young and old. The Conservatory Garden in the north of the park is a beautiful, terraced garden with fountains and shaded seats, just the place to recharge your batteries. In the south of the park you can visit the Mall and see street performers of every kind, or take a ride on the old Carousel. The Wildlife Centre is great for families and children will enjoy Tisch Children's Zoo.
- Other Interesting Information:
- La Guardia was built as a private flying field in 1929. In September 1937 a new airport was built and New York City Municipal Airport was dedicated in October 1939. Then the name was changed to New York City Airport - La Guardia Field and opened to commercial traffic. In 1947 the airport was leased to the Port Authority and was renamed La Guardia Airport. A new Central Terminal was opened in 1964 and has been enlarged again in 1967 and 1992. Annual passenger count exceeds 22 million.