Taxi, Car and Van Service

A photo of a yellow cab

SAFETY TIP: Ignore offers of transportation from solicitors in the terminal. Soliciting of ground transportation is illegal and many illegal solicitors are unlicensed and uninsured. To obtain ground transportation information, please visit the Port Authority Welcome Center located in the arrivals area of each terminal, where uniformed staff will be happy to assist you. Alternately, you may head directly for the taxi stand located outside each terminal for safe and legitimate transportation. Ignore non-uniformed people offering to assist with baggage. Seek out uniformed porters or airline employees for baggage assistance.

NYC Airporter

Departure roughly every 30 minutes - Port Authority Bus Terminal, Grand Central Station and Penn Station. Fare is $13. Purchase tickets online at For more information, call (718) 777-5111.

LGA Taxi Information

Taxi and van service is also available at LaGuardia. Taxi service is available in front of all terminals. Ground transportation information counters, located on the lower baggage claim level of all terminals, provide information and reservations for buses, shared-ride vans and private cars or limousines. You can call 1 (800)-AIR-RIDE for information on authorized transportation services.

As always, disregard offers of transportation from solicitors in the terminal. Be sure your transportation is safe and legitimate at ground transportation information counters, bus stops and taxi dispatchers. Also, please ignore non-uniformed persons offering to assist with baggage and seek out uniformed porters or airline employees for baggage assistance.

Important Tips:

  • Tipping is customary for good service.
  • There is a $1.00 peak-time surcharge for trips from 4 PM to 8PM on weekdays.
  • There is a $.50 surcharge for trips from 8PM to 6AM daily. There is also a NY State tax of 50 cents added to trips within New York, but not for trips to NJ.
  • One fare pays for all passengers to one destination.
  • Four passengers (five in minivans) is the limit for New York City cabs.
  • Meter must read $3.00 at the start of the trip.
  • Please take your receipt.

Sample Fares from LaGuardia Airport:

These sample do not include tolls or tips.

Trip Fare Range
Between Terminals $5 - $10
To Upper Manhattan $29 - $37
To Mid Manhatttan $25 - $37
To Lower Manhattan $32 - $37
To the Bronx
Co-op City
The Hub (149th& 3rd Ave.)
$43 - $48
$20 - $25
$35 - $40
To Brooklyn
Coney Island
$28 - $33
$59 - $64
To Queens
Citi Field
Main St. & 60th Ave.
$10 - $15
$18 - $23
To Staten Island
New Dorp Lane
Victory Boulevard
$65 - $70
$67 - $72
To Kennedy International Airport $32 - $35
To Newark Liberty International Airport $78 - $83 (+$17.50 surcharge)

Nassau/Westchester, NY:  The Amount on the meter from the airport to NYC limit PLUS double the amount from the city limit to the final destination.

Connecticut/Suffolk/New Jersey/north and west of Westchester County: Price is negotiated between passenger and driver at the start of the trip.

Taxis are regulated by the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission

For taxi compliments, complaints and lost property, call 311

Taxishare Services: To reduce costs, passengers traveling to similar destinations may also share taxi rides. Connect easily with other travelers going your way using Bandwagon, the taxisharing app. Download the free Bandwagon app here and request a taxishare upon landing, or just look for Bandwagon's taxisharing agents at terminal taxi lines during peak travel periods (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday afternoons and evenings).

Car and van service is also available at LaGuardia.

Reservations for shared-ride van and private car services can be made at the Welcome Center located on the Arrivals level of each terminal. If the counter is closed, there is a convenient self-service kiosk nearby where you can contact authorized shared-ride or private car services.

The following list includes the names and contact information of authorized airport vehicle service providers.

Shared Ride Services Contact Information
Airlink New York (212) 812-9000
(877) 599-8200
All County Express (800) 914-4223
(516) 285-1300
Connecticut Limousine (800) 472- 5466
(203) 878-6867
ETS Air Shuttle (718) 221-5341
Prime Time Shuttle (800) 377-8745
(203) 891-1280
Super Shuttle Manhattan (212) BLUE VAN
(800) 258-3826
Super Shuttle Long Island (212) BLUE VAN
(800) 742-9824
Private Car Services Contact Information
Carmel Super Saver (866) 666-6666
(800) 924-9954
ExecuCar (800) 253-1443


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