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We’ve written about the differences Between the 3 New York City Area Airports (JFK, LGA, EWR). Currently New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) both are accessible to NYC, via trains and AirTrains. However, the same can’t be said about LaGuardia which requires taking a bus called the Q70 LaGuardia Link.
You can read all about getting from Manhattan to LaGuardia LGA Airport by subway and bus here. Anyways as the construction is going on, LaGuardia is offering the Q70 bus service free of charge all summer long. Normally this costs $2.75, so you won’t be charged now through September 2nd.
However, it’s actually not all that exciting as you’d still have to pay for a subway ride, which includes a free bus transfer normally, so unless you’re one who only takes the bus and then someone takes another mode of transportation into the city such as Uber/Lyft, you’re not actually saving any money.
The Q70 LaGuardia Link SBS provides non-stop service linking the main terminals of LaGuardia Airport (Terminals B, C and D) with regional intermodal transit hubs in Jackson Heights and Woodside, Queens served by subways and the Long Island Rail Road. Improved branding, a distinctive exterior design, and luggage racks help to promote this route as a fast and efficient method of travel to and from LaGuardia Airport. The Q70 LaGuardia Link SBS was launched in September 2016.
Per LaGuardia’s Twitter,
LaGuardia Link Q70 is FREE! Thu, June 13 -> Mon, Sep 2
Q70 provides non-stop connections between #LGA Terminals B, C, & D; LIRR rail; & E, F, M, R, & 7 subway lines. The LIRR and the subway trains operate to/from Manhattan.
It’s nice to see LaGuardia offering the Q70 bus free of charge, however quite frankly this should always be free, since you still have to pay for a subway ride to/from the bus, and this always includes a free transfer.
If you have any questions about getting to LaGuardia, feel free to comment below.