Fodor's Travel Talk Forums

Fodor's Travel Talk Forums (https://www.fodors.com/community/)
-   United States (https://www.fodors.com/community/united-states/)
-   -   Laguardia to Mid-town Manhattan (https://www.fodors.com/community/united-states/laguardia-to-mid-town-manhattan-497076/)

_jinx_ Jan 20th, 2005 10:02 PM

Laguardia to Mid-town Manhattan
 
What's the best way to get from Laguardia airport to mid-town Manhattan? Staying on west 49th. Thanks.

Jinx Hoover

JohnD Jan 21st, 2005 05:20 AM

IMHO, the answer varies upon what your concept of "best" is.
If you don't mind the $)fare and have heavy luggage, a cab would be my first choice, as there seems to be no shortage of them at LGA.

If you have light luggage and are looking for the most economical route $), the M60 bus will get you into Manhattan (transfer to M104 southbound), however I would recommend transferring from M60 to N or W subway to get from Astoria (near LaGuardia)Queens to the 42nd Street subway station (in Manhattan).

Suggest picking up a metro card.:S-
Link:<font color="blue">http://www.mta.nyc.ny.us/nyct/service/airport.htm

</font>

nytraveler Jan 21st, 2005 05:54 AM

Just be aware that these bus and subway lines are not any sort of &quot;air train&quot; effort - just basic commuter lines. The subways have stairs and there is no place to put luggage - except your lap or under your feet - on either bus or subway - and if you block the aisles the local commuters will not be happy.

mclaurie Jan 21st, 2005 06:15 AM

A cab is $35 and takes 20-45 mins. You could also take a bus from the airport to Port Authority bus terminal (8th ave &amp; 42 st) and from there take (+~$4). This only makes sense for 1 person. For 2 or more, you might as well cab it. I wouldn't do the regular bus/subway option. It's not designed for travelers with luggage. Here's a website with info

http://www.panynj.gov/aviation/lgtsfram.htm

_jinx_ Jan 21st, 2005 09:11 AM

Thanks very much for your help.

Cheers,

Jinx Hoover

GoTravel Jan 21st, 2005 09:12 AM

Cab.

al Jan 21st, 2005 01:59 PM

Cab: if you don't mind spending the money for convenience or you're 2 or more;
Bus to Port Authority: if you're alone, have some time to kill and don't mind riding a bus;
Bus/Subway: Only if you're broke.

JohnD Jan 21st, 2005 02:16 PM

<font color="blue">al</font>,
No opinion on shuttle <font color="blue">van </font>or car service((?))


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:09 AM.