LaGuardia Airport Informational Guide to LaGuardia Airport (LGA) - NON OFFICIAL

LaGuardia Airport Taxi

Taking a taxi from LaGuardia Airport to New York City is a great idea: the journey takes around 33 minutes.

Metered taxi service is available at all LaGuardia Airport terminals.

Security concerns

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 of each airport terminal for further information about taxi services at LaGuardia Airport in case of any doubt.


Taxi ranks are located outside Arrivals area of the different terminals.

taxi Companies

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

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

The authorized taxi company is Yellow Taxis:

- Yellow Cab NYC: +1 800 609 8731

Opening hours: 24 hours.


The fares within New York City are metered.

Typical fares to Manhattan are around $24-$44.

Please note that for a good service it is compulsory to tip taxi drivers.

Details about fares:
- Airport access fee of $1.75 for all trips from Airport. 

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

- A $ 0.50 surcharge for trips from 08:00 pm to 06:00 am daily. Also a NY State tax of $ 0.50 added to trips within New York.

- Passengers pay for one fare. 

- There is a limit of four passengers per taxi. Five in minivans. 

- The meter must read $3.00 when starting the trip. 

*Fares are subject to change.

For further information about rates and fares, please visit NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission website.


Arro, Curb, Uber and Lyft are available at LGA Airport.

Passengers may need to download the app to ask for a car.


If you wish to transfer to and from 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!