You would think there’s a direct link from LGA airport to Manhattan via the subway right? Wrong, it’s not that quite simple. It requires catching a bus from the airport to the subway in Queens. All in all, it will take about 1hr+ with the bus to subway transfer to Manhattan. While it’s economical, it surely isn’t practical, especially if you are carrying luggage up and down stairs in the Subway. Not to mention packed trains during rush hours. Hope you like a lot of exercise! 🙂
A better option and still very economical is the NYC Airporter bus from LGA to Manhattan for only $16 one way, $30 roundtrip. It’s still economical compared to a cab/uber ($32 + tip) and there is no transfers required if you’re going to Grand Central or the Port Authority. We allow 2 luggage bags + a carry on for free.
Transfer here to our free hotel shuttle at Grand Central for hotels between 23rd & 63rd streets. Please keep in mind this is a complimentary service, we are not responsible for long wait times,
NYC Airporter is the only airport bus authorized by the New York and New Jersey Port Authority. 😉