Travel from New York City to LGA

Ferry
$8
1h 13min
9 lb of CO2

New York City to LGA Ferries

There are 4 ways to travel from New York City to LGA by ferry in the area. Additonally, take a look at the 1 ferry companies — New York Waterway — that can help you make the trip.

Departing New York City, you can find ferries at Paulus Hook, Hoboken 14th St., Lincoln Harbor Weehawken and taking you all the way to Midtown/W. 39th St., Wall Street Pier 11, close to LGA.

Rideshare
$10
16min
3 lb of CO2

New York City airport rideshare

Rideshare is available at LGA La Guardia. Lyft and Uber will pick you up at New York City and take you all the way to LGA. There are multiple options available. Unlike a shuttle at New York City, these rideshares generally have a lower price per traveler and some airports have additional airport fees.
Shuttle
$21
16min
3 lb of CO2
Public Transit
$3
32min
3 lb of CO2

Public Transit from New York City airport

It's very common to take public transportation from New York City to LGA. 4 public transportation providers, including Metropolitan Transportation Authority, MTA Transfer, can help take you to your destination.

Starting at New York City, you can hop on at City Hall (R) and ride all the way to Laguardia Airport.

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Drive
$1
12min
3 lb of CO2

Drive from New York City airport

It's 9 miles between New York City to LGA. On a typical day, it might take between 12min and 12min from New York City to LGA under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 13min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to LGA by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $2.

What is the best way to travel from New York City to LGA?

The are 8 different ways across 5 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from New York City to LGA. Rideshares are always on demand but are subject to surge pricing. Book when you need them!

When to book trip from New York City to LGA?

Need help getting to the airport from New York City? Considering the ferry from New York City to LGA? Look no further! These sorts of ferry rides are not usually required to book far in advance. Most of the time, it is important to speak with the ferry company either the day before or first thing in the morning before your intended departure. Some of these ferries operate on a first come, first serve basis. Do be sure to check the overall ferry schedule prior to your trip in order to make sure the ferry is running on the intended day. Public transportation prices do not fluctuate like flights. Instead, they're either flat rate or priced by distance traveled. If possible, you can book your tickets via an app or alternatively at the station upon arrival. You're in luck because Lyft or Uber are available at LGA. They are usually available on demand and should be available within 15 minutes of ordering. Since public transportation is available, you might be able to take this mode instead. This should help remediate any issues related to traffic and will be cheaper. Shuttle service may be available as well. If you're traveling with a large group, you should probably take a shuttle as it will reduce the price per person. With this option, you'll want to book as soon as possible to allow the shuttle service enough time to coordinate your pickup and dropoff.The ferry will take you from Paulus Hook to Midtown/W. 39th St.. You may need to find additional transport to shuttle you between the Midtown/W. 39th St. harbor and the airport, as it is about 7 miles away.

What's the cheapest way from New York City to LGA?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from New York City to LGA is by public transit. The public transit costs $3 roughly and will take 40 minutes.

Does the MTA Transfer go to LGA New York?

Yes or you can take MTA Transfer to the airport. The MTA Transfer picks up at City Hall (R) and drops off at Laguardia Airport. The bus takes 40 minutes and costs $10. You can take the train to the LGA New York.

How long does it take from New York City to LGA by car?

The total distance between New York City and LGA is 9 miles and will take you about 12 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $2.

New York City to LGA Travel Information

Cheapest Way Public Transit — $3
Fastest Way Rideshare — 16min
Eco-Friendly Way Rideshare — 3 lb CO2
Available Modes 5 modes — ferry, rideshare, shuttle, public transit and by car
Distance 8 miles
Travel Companies Metropolitan Transportation Authority, MTA Transfer, New York Waterway, Lyft, Uber

Travel companies on this route

Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Subway
24128 routes
MTA Transfer
Bus company
14 routes
New York Waterway from New York City to LGA
New York Waterway
Ferry company
20 routes
Lyft
Rideshare
321 cities
Uber
Rideshare
271 cities