This is our guide on how to transfer from LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in Queens to Manhattan. You will find instructions in regards to the following topics below:

  • Taxi between LGA – Manhattan
  • Shuttle Bus between LGA – Manhattan
  • Private Transfer between LGA – Manhattan
  • Bus (Public Transport) between LGA – Manhattan
  • Limousine between LGA – Manhattan

…and back from Manhattan to LGA


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Transfer Options from LaGuardia Airport to Manhattan

With just just 8 miles (14 km), LaGuardia Airport is the closest airport to Manhattan. from It is well connected to the city. If you arriving here or leaving from here on your trip to NYC, you can find all the answers about how to transfer between LaGuardia Airport and Manhattan in this article. Your transfer options are described in detail below. Click here for a map of LaGuardia Airport terminals to check where you will be arriving.

1. Taxi from LaGuardia Airport to Manhattan

  • Cost: $40 + tolls and tip
  • Transfer duration: 40 – 60 minutes

Be sure to take the Yellow Cabs and not the black, private ones – yellow cabs operate under a permit by New York City and are therefore highly trustworthy! Don’t forget that you will need to wait in line for a taxi at the licensed taxi stand (this can take up to 20 minutes). Taxis are queued up in front of every terminal. Every taxi stand has an attendant who will steer you to the next taxi in line.

⚠ PLEASE NOTE: While some individuals may approach you offering you a taxi, these are often private citizens who do not drive a licensed taxi.

2. Shuttle Bus from LaGuardia Airport to Manhattan

  • Cost: ≈ $15
  • Transfer duration: 45 – 60 minutes

These group taxis will take up to 8 people to Manhattan for around $15. This is a great option if you are looking to save some money getting to your hotel in NYC. You simply head to the Ground Transportation Desk and present your confirmation. You will be taken to the next departing shuttle and you’ll be driven directly to your hotel or private residence in Manhattan. It’s the most convenient transfer option from LaGuardia to Manhattan. You have different options for your airport transfer by shuttle:

LGA to Hotel or LGA to private residence

Alternatively, you can already book a roundtrip from LGA to Manhattan and back.

3. Bus from LaGuardia Airport to Manhattan

  • Cost: ≈ $16
  • Transfer duration: 60 – 70 minutes

The New York Airporter Bus operates from 11 am to 7 pm and runs every 30 minutes. This is a great option if you are looking to save money or are traveling in a small group. The NYC airport shuttle bus stops at several locations in Midtown NYC, which means you can easily connect to the subway to continue your journey. The bus departs at LaGuardia Airport terminals B, C and D.

You can get off at the following stops:

    • Grand Central Terminal
    • Port Authority Bus Terminal
    • Times Square

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4. Bus M60 from LaGuardia Airport to Manhattan

  • Cost: ≈ $2.75
  • Transfer duration: 60 minutes

MTA bus line M60 will take you as far as 125th street in Manhattan and costs $2.70 per person. This is a great way to get to Manhattan using public transport. Due to the cheap price point this is a great option if you do not have much luggage to drag around! It is the cheapest option to get from LaGuardia Airport to Manhattan. The only downside is that the buses can get extremely packed.

5. Private Transfer from LaGuardia Airport to Manhattan

  • Cost: $60-80 (up to 5 people)
  • Transfer duration: 60 minutes

At a cost of as little as $20 per person (if you are traveling with 3-5 people) you can also book a private LaGuardia Airport transfer. These private transfer services are available 24/7 making them a very convenient option. Once you arrive at LaGuardia Airport all you have to do is call the number given on your booking confirmation (which you will receive immediately) and your car will arrive promptly. This is the family-friendliest transfer to Manhattan.

You can choose between either an minivan which fits 5 people and a Sedan for a maximum of 3 passengers:

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If you wish to book your return trip back from Manhattan to LGA airport in advance as well, you can do so here

6. Limousine from LaGuardia Airport to Manhattan

  • Cost: $340 (up to 7 people)
  • Transfer duration: 60 minutes

Want to get to Manhattan in style? Look no further! You can book a limo here that will take you and 6 others into Manhattan in full luxury. Watch the city grow closer from the back of a limo as the driver takes you to your hotel. This is definitely the perfect start or end to any trip to NYC. Check out the link below to book your luxury limo transfer to or from your destination in NYC.


Transfer Options from Manhattan to LaGuardia Airport

How to get to LaGuardia from Manhattan? Well, that’s easy! Just choose one of the 6 transfer options above and do it in reverse!

1. Taxi from Manhattan to LaGuardia

Taking a taxi to LaGuardia is easy, however, it is not the cheapest transfer option to LGA. You are better off taking an UBER. Fares are generally about 10% less compared to a yellow cab. What’s even better is that you can get a fare estimate before ordering your UBER to LGA.

2. Shuttle Bus from Manhattan to LaGuardia

You can order a shuttle to LaGuardia from Manhattan. The shuttle is very convenient, as you will be picked up right in front of your hotel or private residence. Shuttle prices are very reasonable, too! Choose, whether you would like to be picked up at a hotel or private residence in Manhattan:

Hotel to LGA or Private residence to LGA

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3. Bus from Manhattan to LaGuardia

The New York Airporter Bus to LGA departs at Port Authority, Grand Central Terminal and Times Square. You can easily reach those stops by subway. As the bus tends to be packed, you should consider booking your bus tickets in advance, to ensure you get from Manhattan to LaGuardia in time!

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4. Bus M60 from Manhattan to LaGuardia

Taking the bus is undoubtedly the cheapest transfer to LaGuardia Airport. All you need is the M60 schedule and you’re good to go. In order to get to the bus, you may need to take the subway to one of the stops, however.

5. Private Transfer from Manhattan to LaGuardia

Inexpensive, convenient and fast: the private transfer to LGA. You can select from multiple vehicle sizes, depending on how many fellow adventurers you are traveling with. Broken down to cost per person, the private transfer may also be your cheapest transfer from Manhattan to LaGuardia! Choose your vehicle size here:

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6. Limousine from Manhattan to LaGuardia

If your budget allows it, why not take a luxury transfer from Manhattan to LaGuardia? The Limousine service offers just that!

Book Limo


For other NYC Airport Transfers Check Here:

Transfer Between JFK & ManhattanTransfer Between Newark Airport & ManhattanTransfer Between Newark Airport & Brooklyn

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