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LaGuardia Airport (LGA) operates domestic flights to the East Coast and central areas of North America with a longstanding maximum flight radius of up to 1,500 miles for LGA flights, excluding Denver (DEN) and Saturday flights.
LGA is the busiest U.S. airport (for passenger numbers) without a direct route to Europe. It’s been criticized for its outdated facilities, but after half a decade of redevelopment, LGA’s new Terminal C and revamped Terminal B offer a more streamlined passenger experience with spacious and modern amenities.
As a domestic hub for Delta Air Lines, the airline was a significant contributor to LGA’s expansion project.
Airport: LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
Terminals: 3 total, including A, B, and C
Airport Address: LaGuardia Road and 94th Street, Queens, NY 11371
Distance from Manhattan: 8 miles (13 km)
Phone Number: 718-533-3400
Destinations Served: 86
Flight Information: Departures and arrival information can be viewed online
LaGuardia Airport has 3 terminals — A, B, and C — that are not linked to each other, so passengers must ride the airport shuttle bus should they need to travel between terminals.
The Grand Central Parkway runs along the south of the airport, so if you’re traveling to LGA by car, you can access your required terminal easily by taking the signposted road system from the parkway.
Each terminal has parking facilities close by and car rental facilities are mostly south of the Grand Central Parkway, accessible by shuttle bus.
Terminal A is also known as the Marine Air Terminal, as it was initially built to manage seaplane operations. Terminal A is located on the west side of the airport and is occupied by Frontier and Spirit.
Departures is accessible from the circular art deco rotunda that leads through to the check-in area. The departure concourse has 6 gates numbered A1 to A6 with arrivals located on the same level as departures.
Terminal B is in the central area of the airport and has 2 concourses. Terminal B recently underwent a major redevelopment and its new departure and arrivals areas were unveiled in June 2020. The terminal now consists of 4 levels, including a new concessions level with shops and restaurants.
The baggage claim carousels can be found on level 2, along with a welcome center and shop. Passengers can be picked up curbside, and a taxi rank is located on this level for on-demand taxi services. Passengers can access the walkway to the Terminal B parking garage from the west end of the terminal.
Airline ticketing and check-in desks are located on level 3, and the security checkpoint is just beyond the ticketing desks, providing access to the departure concourses.
Post-security, an escalator takes passengers up to level 4, where there are quick- and full-service dining options and shopping.
Other amenities include a meditation room, nursing room, and pet relief area.
Passengers can access the eastern and western concourses by walking across the concourse bridges from this level.
The Eastern Concourse is a newly developed concourse with 19 gates numbered 40 to 49 and 51 to 57. There’s a good selection of shops and restaurants, including LGA Duty-Free and Shake Shack. An Admiral’s Club is located on the upper level and a children’s play area is on the lower level entering the concourse.
Gates 11 to 31 are located at the northern end of Terminal B and passengers can reach the concourse from level 4 of the terminal. Air Canada, American Airlines, JetBlue, Southwest, and United Airlines operate flights from the 19 gates, numbered 11, 12, 14 and 20, and 22 and 31. There’s a children’s play area in the central area of the concourse and an Admirals Club on the upper level.
LGA’s new Terminal C is almost double the size of the 2 terminals that it replaced, with all passengers experiencing the new, spacious terminal when flying from 1 of its 4 concourses. All 4 concourses are interlinked inside the secure area, making connections quicker and easier.
Baggage claim is located on level 1, along with a café, shop, and welcome center.
Check-in for Delta Air Lines and WestJet is located on level 2. Passengers can proceed to level 3 to clear security and access the departure concourses, and a large Delta Sky Club is located on level 4.
This concourse has 8 gates numbered 60, 60A, 61, and 62 to 69. There’s a small selection of shops including Tumi and Swarovski, and a food court with several restaurants.
Gates 70 to 79 is the next concourse over from gates 60 to 69 and is just a short in-between using the airside walkway. Inside the conourse are a few cafes and restaurants, including a Starbucks, pet relief area, and nursing room.
When you clear security, gates 81 to 89B are to the right and down the escalators. There are a couple of shops for last-minute snacks and entertainment, and a few restaurants to grab a bite before taking off.
At the eastern end of the terminal are gates 92 to 98, where there are few concessions available, but passengers can walk easily between the other concourses to make use of the amenities.
Hot Tip: For more information, see our in-depth guide on how to get between terminals at LGA Airport.
LGA operates courtesy shuttle buses to transport passengers between terminals and to and from the parking lots and car rental transfer points.
Buses run 24 hours a day, every 8 to 10 minutes at peak times and every 15 minutes off-peak.
The location of the buses is GPS-tracked, and passengers can use the airport’s tracker to see live bus arrival times.
Each terminal has a different layout and number of security checkpoints, depending on its size and the volume of passengers that it serves.
All terminals have 1 security checkpoint, apart from Terminal D which has 2.
Passengers can check ahead for estimated security wait times on the airport website.
LGA does not have a TSA PreCheck Enrollment Center on airport property. The nearest enrollment center is located around 2 miles away at Staples, 24-41 31st St., Astoria, NY 11102-1140.
Global Entry is not available at LaGuardia Airport.
LGA has CLEAR lanes in Terminal C for eligible passengers that have enrolled and for those that wish to enroll. These are open daily from 4:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Passengers departing from Terminal B can skip the line for security by purchasing a B-Fast pass. A prebooked pass costs $15 or an instant-access pass purchased on the day of costs $20.
Mobile Passport Control
Mobile Passport Control is not accepted at LaGuardia Airport.
There are 5 lounges at LaGuardia Airport with some located inside the secure area and some outside.
The Admirals Club and United Club lounges allow passengers to purchase a day pass to enjoy their facilities (subject to capacity allowance,) while the other lounges are exclusively for premium cabin passengers, elite status frequent flyers, or eligible credit cardholders.
|Lounge||Location||Opening Hours*||Day Pass Fee per Person**|
|Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge||Terminal B, Eastern Concourse, level 3 lounges||Daily: 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.||N/A|
|American Admirals Club||Terminal B, Western Concourse, near gates 30 to 31||Daily: 4:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (closes 9 p.m. on Saturdays)||$79|
|Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club||Coming soon|
|Centurion Lounge||Terminal B, between Concourses B and C||Daily: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. (closes 8 p.m. on Saturdays)||N/A|
|Delta Sky Club||Terminal C, level 4||Daily: 5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (closes 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays)||N/A|
|United Club||Terminal B, Eastern Concourse near gates 40-59||Daily: 5 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.||$59|
*Hours are subject to change without notice. Lounge access may be restricted at times due to capacity.
**Day Pass for any passenger. Lounges marked as N/A only allow entry for eligible passengers in their premium cabins, frequent flyer programs, or participating credit card programs.
Minute Suites Express accepts Priority Pass holders and offers members (and up to 3 guests) 1 hour of free access. You can find Minute Suites in Terminal B.
Priority Pass Members can also access the Be Relax Spa in Terminal B.
Hot Tip: Avoid paying lounge entry fees simply by having a credit card that offers complimentary lounge access.
LGA has 59 restaurants, cafes, and grab-and-go options throughout the airport, so there are plenty of choices to grab a bite before your flight. There are only 1 or 2 options outside of the secure area in all terminals, apart from Terminal B, so head there if you’re too early to check in.
If you want to check out your options before you arrive, head to the airport’s website where you can filter restaurants by terminal and see what’s available pre- and post-security.
LGA provides free and unlimited Wi-Fi to passengers and guests in all public areas. To connect, follow these steps:
For any connectivity issues, contact the 24/7 customer support line at 800-880-4117.
Charging Stations: There are charging stations located at:
Hot Tip: Not all airports offer free Wi-Fi. If you don’t want to worry about being disconnected, you may want to pick up a mobile hotspot to keep you connected.
The process for lost and found property depends on where an item was misplaced.
If you lose something within one of the terminals or on a taxi or bus, then the airport advises emailing email@example.com with a detailed description of the item and circumstances, such as the date and location.
If an item was left on an airplane, then contact the airline directly.
If you lose something while passing through security, then contact TSA lost and found at 866-289-9673 during the hours of 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
LGA has guest services desks in the following locations:
There is no travelers aid center at LGA. The nearest center is located at JFK Airport.
There are 2 children’s play areas located in Terminal B, near gate 24 and the central area of gates 40 to 59. LGA ranks one of the top on our list of the most kid-friendly U.S. airports.
LGA has 9 nursing rooms located at:
While LGA doesn’t rank among the top 10 pet-friendly U.S. airports, the airport has 4 dedicated pet relief areas:
LGA has 1 duty-free shop located in Terminal B Eastern Concourse, near gate 48.
Designated smoking areas are located outside of the terminals. LGA is a smoke-free airport inside, including the use of electronic cigarettes.
There are no chapel services at LGA, but there is a meditation room located on level 4 in the Terminal B food court (temporarily closed).
ATMs can be found in these locations:
LGA does not have a dedicated medical center.
There are no luggage storage lockers inside the airport.
General Inquiries: 718-533-3400
Shared-ride and private-ride shuttles are available to pre-book or arrange on arrival. These depart from the Terminal B parking garage level 2, and on arrival, you can visit the Welcome Center in the arrivals hall for more information.
Metered taxis are available from outside all terminals. No flat rates are available from LGA but a rough cost from the airport to Times Square is around $40 (not including tips or tolls).
Approved app services such as Uber or Lyft can pick up and drop off from the Terminal B parking garage on Level 2.
Depending on how long you’re traveling for, LaGuardia has both short- and long-term parking lots available.
LGA has 3 terminal parking garages, located outside each terminal. The following charges apply to the Terminals A, B, and C parking garages:
|First 30 minutes||$5|
|Each additional 30 minutes (up to 3 hours)||$5|
|Each additional 30 minutes (over 3 hours)||
LGA has 2 alternative parking lots that offer cheaper rates for long-term parking. LaGuardia Discount Parking is available at 46-10 Berrian Blvd and charges the following rates:
|First 24 hours||$18|
|Over 24 hours, every 12 hours or a fraction thereof||$9|
Prepaid economy parking is available south of Terminal 1 and charges:
|First 24 hours||$28|
|Over 24 hours, every 12 hours or a fraction thereof||$14.50|
Shuttle buses operate between the terminals and all of the parking lots and garages. LaGuardia Discount Parking and the prepaid economy parking lots must be booked in advance.
Hot Tip: You can save over 10% by pre-booking your parking online.
Premium parking is available in the Terminal C parking garage and guarantees you a space closest to the terminal.
Covered parking is available at all parking garages, and shuttle buses transport passengers to their required terminals.
Terminal B parking has electric vehicle charging stations available on the third floor and the Terminal C parking garage has these on the second floor.
The cell phone lot is located on 94th Street between 23rd Ave and Ditmars Blvd and offers free parking to friends/family waiting to pick up passengers. Vehicles must not be left unattended, and once the passenger has called for a pick-up, the driver can make their way to the curbside pick-up area of the terminal.
Daily parking at LGA is quite expensive and a cheaper alternative is to book off-site parking at a hotel or parking facility.
Daily parking starts at $15, with parking lots offering courtesy shuttle services to and from LGA. Many third-party websites offer the ability to pre-book parking, and airportparkingreservations.com is one such website that has excellent customer reviews on Trustpilot.
For customers with restricted mobility, designated parking spaces are available in each official airport parking garage, and are located closest to the terminal entrance.
Parking is at a reduced rate:
General Parking Inquiries: 347-468-3928
Request a Parking Extension Over 30 Days: 718-533-3850
Car rental companies are based on airport property, a little distance from the terminals.
Shuttle buses depart regularly to transport passengers to and from Terminals A and B to the rental car facility.
These rental car companies are based at LGA:
Hot Tip: If you’re looking to save some money, check out our guide to cheap car rentals in New York City.
There are no hotels on airport property. However, many hotels offer courtesy shuttle services to and from the airport.
The closest hotels are located just south of the Grand Central Parkway and range from 1 to 3 stars.
We’ve listed some of the most popular hotels below, featured in order of distance from the airport.
|Hotel||Address and Phone Number||Star Rating||Distance From LGA (Miles)|
|Aloft New York LaGuardia Airport||100-15 Ditmars Blvd., Queens, NY 11369
|New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott||102-05 Ditmars Blvd., East Elmhurst, NY 11369
|Hampton Inn New York – LaGuardia Airport||102-40 Ditmars Blvd., East Elmhurst, NY 11369
|Avion Inn Near LGA Airport, Ascend Hotel Collection||23-45 83rd St., East Elmhurst, NY 11370
|Airway Inn||8220 Astoria Blvd., East Elmhurst, NY 11370
|SpringHill Suites by Marriott New York LaGuardia Airport (currently closed)||112-15 Northern Blvd., Corona, NY 11368
|Fairfield Inn by Marriott New York LaGuardia Airport/Flushing||28-66 College Point Blvd., Flushing, NY 11354
|Hotel de Point||20-07 127th St., Flushing, NY 11356
|Corona Hotel New York – LaGuardia Airport||12-23 Roosevelt Ave., Corona, NY 11368
|Fairfield Inn by Marriott New York LaGuardia Airport/Astoria||45-20 Astoria Blvd. S., Astoria, NY 11103
|Grandview Hotel New York||31-6 Linden Pl., Flushing, NY 11354
|The Parc Hotel||3916 College Point Blvd., Flushing, NY 11354
|Flushing Regent Hotel||134-32 35th Ave., Flushing, NY 11354
|John Hotel||133-12 37th Ave., Flushing, NY 11354
|Super Lake Hotel||36-31 Prince St., Flushing, NY 11354
|Ramada by Wyndham Flushing Queens||3627 Prince St., Flushing, NY 11354
|Asiatic Hotel – Flushing||135-21 37th Ave., Flushing, NY 11354
|Best Western Queens Court||13351 39th Ave., Flushing, NY 11354
|Flushing Central Hotel||135-33 38th Ave., Flushing, NY 11354
|Flushing Hotel||36-38 Main St., Flushing, NY 11354
|Marco LaGuardia Hotel & Suite||137-07 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY 11354
|Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel||135-20 39th Ave., Flushing, NY 11354
|The One Boutique Hotel||137-72 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY 11354
|Extended Stay America – New York City – LaGuardia Airport||18-30 Whitestone Expy., Whitestone, NY 11357
|Holiday Inn Express LaGuardia Airport||113-10 Horace Harding Expy., Flushing, NY 11368
|Paris Suites Hotel New York||109-17 Horace Harding Expy., Corona, NY 11368
|Wyndham Garden LaGuardia South||61-18 93rd St., Rego Park, NY 11374
|The Collective Paper Factory||37-06 36th St., Long Island City, NY 11101
|Hotel||Address and Phone Number||Star Rating||Distance From LGA (miles)||Loyalty Program||Point Redemption Cost|
|New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott||102-05 Ditmars Blvd., East Elmhurst, NY 11369
|4||0.4||Marriott Bonvoy||From 31,000 Marriott Bonvoy points|
|Wyndham Garden LaGuardia South||61-18 93rd St., Rego Park, NY 11374
|4||2.9||Wyndham Rewards||30,000 Wyndham Rewards points|
|Hyatt Place Flushing/LaGuardia Airport||133-42 39th Ave., Flushing, NY 11354||3||2.9||World of Hyatt||From 9,000 World of Hyatt points|
The 438-room New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott is less than a mile from LGA and offers a free airport shuttle. There is also convenient access to Citi Field and Arthur Ashe Stadium. Amenities include on-site restaurants, a 24-hour front desk, a 24-hour fitness center, and free Wi-Fi. The hotel charges from 31,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.
While small at just 50 rooms, the Wyndham Garden LaGuardia South features free Wi-Fi and a modern fitness facility. The hotel has a Starbucks on-site for those that need a quality caffeine option. The hotel is located near major shopping centers including the Queens Center Mall. Their on-site restaurant, BLVD Bistro & Bar, serves up hearty and light meal options as well as a full cocktail menu. Wyndham Rewards members can use their points for a free night at just 30,000 points per room.
Hyatt Place Flushing LaGuardia Airport hotel is conveniently located atop a retail center. The center features a choice of great restaurants and shopping options. Guests can also enjoy the free airport shuttle, rooftop outdoor garden, and indoor swimming pool. For food and drink, the on-site restaurant and lounge offer views of the Manhattan skyline. World of Hyatt loyalty members can book a free night at this Category 3 hotel from just 9,000 points per night and receive a complimentary breakfast to boot!
Having been publicly criticized by passengers and politicians, it’s a welcome relief that LaGuardia has finally had the face-lift it so desperately needed.
June 2022 unveiled the redevelopment of Terminal C, consolidating 37 gates into 1 spacious terminal operated by Delta Air Lines. This, in addition to the revamped Terminal B, has transformed the passenger experience, with modern architecture and state-of-the-art technology.
With its proximity to Manhattan compared to John F. Kennedy International (JFK), LGA is a practical choice for passengers looking to fly domestically.
Southwest Airlines is based out of Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport.
You can sleep in the public areas of LGA outside security, but you won’t be permitted to remain airside overnight. As there isn’t much seating, you would likely be sleeping on hard floors.
There are many transport options for traveling between LGA and NYC. You can take a taxi, book a shared-ride shuttle, take a public bus, or take a bus to connect to the subway.
Uber and Lyft drivers are permitted to pick-up passengers from the Terminal B parking garage on level 2.
There are no flat-rate taxi fares from LGA to Manhattan, but the rough cost of a taxi is around $40 (not including tips or tolls).
LaGuardia Airport does not have a subway stop. To reach the subway, passengers need to take the M60 bus to 125th Street Station to access subway lines 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, A, B, C, and D. The M60 departs from all terminals and the bus journey to the subway is free for passengers using a MetroCard.
LaGuardia has a cell phone lot located on 94th Street between 23rd Ave. and Ditmars Blvd. and offers free parking to friends and family waiting to pick up passengers.
Covered parking is available at LaGuardia Airport at each terminal. Daily terminal parking costs $39 to $45.
LaGuardia Discount Parking is available at 46-10 Berrian Blvd. and charges the cheapest rates at the airport:
Terminal C has 4 Starbucks located inside and outside the secure area.
Delta is based out of Terminal C at LaGuardia Airport.
The AirTrain does not go to LaGuardia Airport — it only serves JFK. LaGuardia is accessible by riding the subway to one of the many bus services that connect to the terminals.
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