There are 7 LaGuardia Airport parking facilities and about 3 large outside parking locations available to all passengers using LGA. If you’ve made the effort to familiarize yourself a bit with the airport facilities and amenities and to make your reservation in advance, parking at LaGuardia Airport shouldn’t be that difficult at all.
The airport-owned parking stations are located conveniently near the terminals: site 1 (open lot) and site 2 (garage) are both located near the Central Terminal Building; site 3 (for LGA long-term parking) is near the CTB and the US Airways Terminal; parking sites 4 and 5 service the Delta Airways building; and finally, LaGuardia Airport parking lots 6 and 7 and the metered parking lot are close to the Marine Air Terminal.
LGA, sadly, has earned a reputation for incessant flight delays – it was nominated as the worst airport in the United States last year because of this problem – a complete reversal of its fortunes – in its heydays in the 60s, La Guardia was voted as the best airport in the world by the aviation community, at the time. Still, it’s the airport closest to Manhattan, which is the best reason for hurried New Yorkers to continue using it. With more than twenty million travelers flying through the airport every year, LaGuardia Airport parking can be a bit of a hassle especially around the peak holiday seasons.
Short-term parking at LaGuardia Airport Lots 1,4,5,6, and 7 costs about $3 for the first 30 minutes and $3 for every hour after the first two hours, with a daily maximum of $33. Again, these are hourly parking rates and ideal for those who are staying for no more than 1-2 hours at LGA. These lots allow for parking of up to 30 days, at the usual hourly rates!
Parking lot 3 is the only lot designated for long-term LGA parking. The rates here are slightly lower at $66 for the first 48 hours and $6 for every additional 8 hours. These rates are closely similar to those in basically every large airport in the US, but it obviously would still cost you an arm and a leg to park in this so-called long-term parking lot, if you’re going on a month-long trip.
If you look at it, the only economical options for long-term LaGuardia Airport parking are the ones offered by the off-airport parking locations. These are very accessible and quality service lots and garages owned by companies who specialize in the airport parking industry. There’s Avistar along 23rd Ave, Dollar airport parking at 94th St, and AirPark along Ditmars Blvd, to name a few. For a seven day trip, parking costs would be anywhere from $119 to $170 with AirPark offering the lowest rate. Before you reserve your parking spot, be certain that you have the most updated rates by calling them directly or logging on to their site. It might also help to find out about shuttle or valet service, discounts, coupons, promotions, and special rates for certain types of payment.
If you’ve chosen to use LGA for its convenient proximity to Manhattan, it might be a good idea to make LaGuardia Airport parking a top item in your travel preparations. Finding a great parking spot at LGA Airport is not difficult at all if you’re aware of your alternatives. Don’t forget to reserve your parking and have a safe trip.