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LGA To Broadway (HELP)  
User currently offlineTonytifao From Brazil, joined Mar 2005, 1023 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3868 times:

I'm flying to LGA and going to NYC for the first time. What is the easiest way to get from LGA to Near Broadwa around 10am?

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,
Tony

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User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3834 times:

Broadway is huge (long). Where on Broadway do you need to be?

There is a MTA bus from LGA to the corner of Broadway and 103rd Street. In NYC is something is listed as "103 and Broadway" it means the point where they join.


User currently offlineTonytifao From Brazil, joined Mar 2005, 1023 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3828 times:

I'm going to 51st with 7  Smile

User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3826 times:

Quoting Tonytifao (Reply 2):
I'm going to 51st with 7

Get down with the Lingo! It's "51st and 7th"  Smile


User currently offlineTonytifao From Brazil, joined Mar 2005, 1023 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3823 times:

 Smile So I take a cab?  Smile Or is the metro faster?

User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11630 posts, RR: 61
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3808 times:

Honestly, in my experience, the easiest and most cost-effective way from LaGuardia (or Newark) into Midtown is to take the New York Airport Service Express Bus. It runs from the lower-level baggage claim at the LaGuardia terminals and goes to Grand Central, Port Authority, and Penn, in that order.

When you get outside security and claim your bags (if you checked any), just proceed out to the curb and look for the huge signs (usually red, white and blue) that say something to the effect of 'Express Bus to Manhattan' or 'New York Airport Shuttle,' etc. If in doubt, just ask someone - everyone knows what those buses are.

If you are going to Times Sq area of Broadway (which is my guess), then your best bet is probably to get off at Grand Central, as it is the first stop, and thus avoid the midtown traffic. From there, hop a cab over to Broadway (5 blocks west) or you can also get the S (shuttle) subway line and just go one stop to Times Sq-42nd St.

The bus runs about every 25-30 minutes, and the ride - at that time of the morning - shouldn't be more than 30 minutes into midtown (barring a wreck or something which could be par for the course on the BQE at any time of day).

The whole thing is actually pretty easy, and not to tiring. However, if none of this sounds to appealing to you, or you are going to be with a few other people, than it might well just pay to take a taxi from LaGuardia right into Midtown, which at that time shouldn't (theoretically) take more than 20-30 minutes, and cost probably somewhere in the neighborhood of $35-45.


User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3770 times:

Quoting Tonytifao (Reply 4):
ly 4, posted Fri Sep 28 2007 07:12:52 your local time (1 hour 11 minutes 40 secs ago) and read 48 times:

Smile So I take a cab? Smile Or is the metro faster?

Just take a cab and be done! LGA is not Metro (Subway) friendly at all. JFK and EWR are better. Enjoy your trip !


User currently offlineAAmechanic From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3734 times:

I use to work at LGA and lived not too far from there. The best way and cheepest way is take the M60 bus that picks you up right outside baggage claim. Take it to Astoria Blvd. and take the N or W train to Times Square. That station should be close to where you want to go.

User currently offlineCvg2lga From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 631 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3645 times:

I always take the Q33 (across the street from baggage claim, you'll see the bus shelter) to 82nd St & Jackson Heights then go right up the steps on the corner there to catch the 7 Train into Midtown, stops at Grand Central, NY Public Library & lastly Times Square. 4$ total and about the time it takes in a cab. Works for me, maybe it will for you. Best of Luck.
Tchau
DA-



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User currently offlineAnalog From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 1900 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3640 times:

Quoting Cvg2lga (Reply 8):
I always take the Q33 (across the street from baggage claim, you'll see the bus shelter) to 82nd St & Jackson Heights then go right up the steps on the corner there to catch the 7 Train into Midtown, stops at Grand Central, NY Public Library & lastly Times Square. 4$ total

$2 total, or as low as $1.67 if you put $10 on a MetroCard. The transfer from bus to subway (as well as bus to bus and subway to bus) is free.


User currently offlineAnalog From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 1900 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3637 times:

Go here: http://mta.info/metrocard/tourism/index.html

Check out the TripPlanner. It works pretty well, though it's output is a bit visually confusing.


User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3612 times:

Quoting Tonytifao (Reply 4):
Or is the metro faster?

An early welcome to our neck of the woods! Remember its Subway here. You may get some funny looks if you say metro! Enjoy your time in NY, and let us know if you have any more questions.



"Reality is wrong, dreams are for real." -Tupac
User currently offlineCOEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1064 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3531 times:

As others have said, the New York Airport Express bus is great. The only thing though is that I would just take it to Port Authority (42nd and 8th). This way to don't need to worry about taking a cab or the Shuttle Train across town. You could easily walk to 51st and 7th in about 10 minutes, but if you have bags you may want to just take a taxi.

Also, if you want to just take a taxi and be done with it, it will cost about $25-30 plus tip and tolls. Last time I took the bus it was about $12 per person.

Good luck and welcome to New York!


User currently offlineShuggie From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2007, 120 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3521 times:

I was visiting NY for the first time last week and this topic is making me wish I was back!

The subway and the bus are both cheaper than a cab and the bus will take you to almost exactly where you need to be but personally I would go for the cab option! You have to take a trip in a yellow taxi at some point during your visit (it's on every tourist's list isn't it?) and your first day when you have your bags with you and you don't know where you are going seems like the perfect opportunity if you ask me. It is much more expensive than the other options though...


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