Taxi to LaGuardia Airport
Expect to pay at least $25 to Manhattan, $25 to JFK Airport, and $15 to almost anywhere in Queens. There are extra tolls for destinations outside of New York City, and tipping is customary. See the LaGuardia Airport's transportation page for taxi fare estimates.
Bus to LaGuardia Airport
The M60 bus goes from LaGuardia to Manhattan at 106th Street and Broadway. It travels through Astoria, connecting to the N and Q subways, and then goes over the RFK Bridge (Triborough) to Harlem in upper Manhattan. It crosses Manhattan along 125th Street with connections to the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, A, B, C, and D subways. The bus runs from 5 a.m. to 1 a..m., seven days a week. The toll is $2.25. A transfer to a subway is free with MetroCard or $2 otherwise.
The Q33, Q47, Q72 and Q48 connect the airport to Queens. Take the Q33 or Q47 to Jackson Heights for connections to the 7, E, F, M, and R subways. For Flushing, take the Q48. It connects to the 7 subway and the LIRR. You can reach Rego Park, Corona, and Forest Hills through the Q72 from LGA, with connections to the 7, M, and R subways.
For the Bronx, the M60 to Manhattan for a Bronx-bound subway is your best bet.For Brooklyn, take the Q33 or Q47 to the F subway. Then it's a long haul through Manhattan to Brooklyn.
Shuttles to LaGuardia Airport
Many private shuttle bus companies can bring you to or from LaGuardia Airport. These are usually more large vans than buses. You can arrange a shared ride to destinations across New York City and the surrounding area. Shuttles are often your best deal balancing cost and speed.
Often in the luggage area at LGA, you'll be approached directly by drivers offering rides. Ignore them and go to a desk or other designated transit spot.
See the LaGuardia website for a list of shuttle companies and private car companies.
Subway and Train Connections to LaGuardia Airport
For the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, A, B, C, and D subways, take the M60 to Manhattan.
For the 7, E, F, M, and R subways, take the Q33 or Q47 to Jackson Heights, Roosevelt Avenue.
For the M and R subways, take the Q72 bus.
For the Long Island Railroad (LIRR), take the Q48 bus from LaGuardia to Flushing. Ask for the Main Street stop with connection to the LIRR. The Flushing-Main Street LIRR station is on the Port Washington line. To reach Manhattan, travel west to Penn Station. At Penn Station you can also connect with Amtrak and New Jersey Transit.
To connect with the Metro North commuter line for Westchester and Connecticut, take the M60 bus from LGA to 125th Street in Manhattan.