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Getting to Laguardia Airport in New York

Laguardia airport, or its shortened name LGA, is one of the 3 main airports in the New York area and is perhaps the easiest airport if you happen to be going to or coming from Queens. It is also one of the largest airports in the world, with over 20 million passengers coming and going each and every year. That said it can get pretty congested just like all of NYC, but no more or less so than the other major airports in NY.

Getting to and from Laguardia is surprisingly easy despite the traffic, though driving yourself is not recommended unless you are from Queens or New York and know the streets inside and out كبار الشخصيات. It is a short 8 mile trip from Manhattan and you can connect to the JFK airport pretty easily.

Finding a Taxi – Taxis are the most obvious way to get around Queens, and often the easiest as long as you find a good driver and if you don’t mind paying a little more than you may in other cities. Expect after tolls, tip and fees a minimum of $20 no matter where you are going to or coming from in Queens. The meter alone will read $5 and up in Jackson Heights and Astoria. $12 and up is what you are looking at from Forest Hills. If you are going to or coming from JFK your meter will read $20, same for the Rockaways and Bayside.

Triboro Coach – Very cheap and very easy, you just need to be somewhat familiar with the public transit system. Fair is only $2.25 and it is available 24/7. You can connect with the F/V, G, R and the number 7 subway. There is a transfer fee unless you have a MetroCard.

M60 bus – If you are going with public transit the M60 bus is your other option. It only runs from 4:50 until 1 am and connects to lines 1 to 6 and subway trains A, C, and D. transfer is free with a MetroCard, otherwise $2. Fair starts at $2.25 same as the Triboro Coach.

Suburban Areas – Finding your way around the many suburban areas of Queens is another story entirely if taking public transit. Luckily if you are not a local and are basically clueless of the various areas and where precisely you are going there is a source. Get the LGA Transportation review or MTA’s Airport Service and it will give you accurate info once you familiarize yourself with the maps.

Car Service – Similar to a taxi, but more expensive. You can hire a driver for a set period of time and ride in style. The plus is that they have no reason to run you in circles (and run up the meter) and the cars are much cleaner and more comfortable than cabs-plus they are just more polite. Expensive though so keep that in mind.

Private Shuttles – Generally for larger groups, these will take you to specified locations, usually hotels and popular tourist spots. When split among a group it is the cheapest option for the convenience, unless there is a public transit route dropping you off exactly where you are going and running precisely on your schedule.

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