LaGuardia Airport Guide to LaGuardia Airport - LGA


From LaGuardia Airport may seem a great idea to get by taxi to downtown New York, since it is located at just 4 miles; that means an average transfer time of 33 minutes.



Beware of solicitors since they can be unlicensed and uninsured. Do not accept rides from suspicious drivers nor board any unofficial cab.

Please, visit the Port Authority Welcome Center at the arrivals or each airport terminal for further information about taxi services at LaGuardia Airport in case of doubt.



Taxi ranks are located outside Arrivals of every terminal.



Taxicabs serving the Airport are licensed by New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission.

Uniformed Taxi Dispatchers are available to assist passengers before they start their ride.

Other companies:

  • Yellow Cab NYC: +1 800 609 8731

Opening hours: 24 hours.



The fares within New York City are metered.

Typical fares to Manhattan move between $25-$40. Please, note that for a good service is customary to tip taxi drivers.

Other fares from LaGuardia Airport:

There is a $ 1.00 peak-time surcharge for trips from 04:00 pm to 08:00 pm on weekdays.

There is a $ 0.50 surcharge for trips from 08:00 pm to 06:00 am daily. There is also a NY State tax of $ 0.50 added to trips within New York (not for trips to New Jersey).

Initial fare is $ 3.00.

*Tips are subject to change.

For further information about prices, please visit NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission website.


Shared Rides

Shared ride service is available to those who wish to share a ride and pay a flat rate to certain destinations if multiple parties are available for the trip. Apps such as Uber may be useful to do so.



If you wish to transfer from and to LaGuardia Airport on your own, there are several transfer companies available within the airport premises.

Book your transfer through our site, it is easy and fast to use!