Where to Park, Shop and Dine at LaGuardia Airport

December 23, 2021
New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA) is located in Queens, one of the five boroughs that make up New York City. LGA sits on the waterfront between Flushing and Bowery Bays. The airport is one of three located in or near NYC, and despite being the third busiest airport serving the city, it serves around 30 million passengers annually.

In past years, travelers criticized LaGuardia for having outdated facilities and fewer amenities than its counterparts. As a result, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo pushed a reconstruction plan that broke ground in 2016. The renovation will be complete in 2021.

LGA has four terminals connected by buses and walkways.

Terminal A, also called the Marine Air Terminal, was originally designed to serve fleets of Pan American Airways flying boats, called clippers. The clippers ended their service in 1947, and then, Pan Am’s shuttle ran service out of Terminal A. Delta Air Lines took over service in 1991. Currently, JetBlue is the terminal’s only tenant.

Terminal B, or the Central Terminal Building, serves most of LGA’s airlines. The terminal is six blocks long and has two wings and four concourses. Air Canada, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines all run service through Terminal B.

Terminal C is occupied by Delta, Delta Connection, Frontier, and Spirit Airlines.

Terminal D is almost exclusively used by Delta, though Canadian carrier WestJet uses some gates.

Other carriers flying out of LGA include Air Canada Express, American Eagle, RecTrix Shuttle, and United Express.

LGA features several shopping, dining, beauty and spa options for travelers. Find a full list of all leisure amenities here.
Mamava Nursing Pods are located in Terminals A, B, C, and D.
Jabbrbox automated workspaces are located in Terminal B.
An American Airlines Admirals Club is located in Terminal B, between Gates D1-D10. There is a Centurion Lounge on the 3rd Floor of Terminal B.
Delta Sky Clubs are located in Terminal C near Gate C26, and by the connector between Terminals C and D.
The United Club is located in Terminal B near departures between Piers C and D on the third floor.

Parking near LGA with The Parking Spot helps travelers find the best, most convenient, and most cost-effective parking option so the car-to-air transfer is as seamless as possible. Parking with The Parking Spot is approximately 40% less expensive than parking at the airport, is within minutes from LGA, and includes complimentary door-to-door shuttle service to and from the airport.

  • Access to the lowest rates via reservation and pre-pay on The Parking Spot app or TheParkingSpot.com
  • Shuttle service every 5-7 minutes from the parking lot to the airport
  • Shuttle tracking through The Parking Spot app
  • Luggage assistance
  • Free bottled water
  • Valet parking with premium service with your car waiting upon your return
  • Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Express check-in and check-out through The Parking Spot app

Whether you are planning a trip to the Big Apple in advance, or experiencing unexpected overnight delays, there are plenty of hotel options near LGA including:

With Manhattan a mere 20 minute ride away, there is plenty to do near LGA. Consider also exploring Queens, which is filled with its own rich history. Check out:

  • Louis Armstrong House Museum (3456 107th Street, Corona, NY) - Steep yourself in the legacy of one of the world's finest jazz musicians of all time. (2.2 miles from LGA)

  • Citi Field (123-01 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing, NY) - Baseball fans, rejoice! The warmer months can be spent watching the Mets, eating hot dogs, and taking in some first class NY-style people watching. (2.9 miles from LGA)

  • Museum of Moving Image (36-01 35th Ave., Astoria, NY) - Movie lovers will delight in this museum dedicated to art, history, technique and technology of moving image in all its various, glorious forms. (4.1 miles from LGA)

Q. How big is LGA?
A. LGA is spread out over 680 acres of land. The airport consists of four terminals that serve over 30 million passengers annually.
Q. What times does LGA open/close?
A. Access to the main terminal at LGA is available 24/7. TSA checkpoints open at 5 a.m., and ticket counters open at 4:30 a.m.
Q. Does LGA have a USO?
A. LGA does not have a USO Center.
Q. What airlines fly into LGA?
A. Delta, United, and American are the major airlines that fly into LGA. There are other airlines that fly into LGA including Air Canada and Frontier.
Q. Where is LGA?
A. LGA sits on the waterfront between Flushing and Browery Bays.
Q. Where is TSA Precheck located?
A. LGA does have TSA precheck available at Terminals A, B, and D.
Q. How busy is LGA?
A. LGA has four terminals that serve over 30 million passengers annually.
Q. Can my pet fly at LGA?
A. Pets can fly at LGA but they must be in carriers at all times other than when going through security and in the pet relief area.
Q. Is LGA an international airport?
A. LGA is not considered an international airport. International flights without border preclearance must use the nearby JFK or Newark airports, as there is no border control facility at the airport.
Q. How early should I arrive for my flight at LGA?
A. LGA recommends that you allow at least 45 minutes to check in for a domestic flight and at least 60 minutes for an international flight
Q. What can’t I take through TSA?
A. Any liquids over 3.4oz, ammunition, and sporting goods are not allowed through TSA.
Q. Can I vape at LGA?
A. LGA does not allow vaping inside. There are designated smoking areas outside the terminals.


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