Observation Deck Sign at the Empire State Building in New York City
New York City

Buses from JFK to LaGuardia Airport (LGA) are a great way to transfer airports in New York City. The NYCAirporter bus shuttles passengers between the airports, making connections simple and relatively quick.

Bus Q-53 runs daily from outside of the arrivals halls at JFK airport. The bus stops at all terminals, making transport easy on passengers arriving on both domestic and international flights to JFK.

Buses from JFK to LaGuardia Airport start running at 5:00am and end at midnight. Departures take place every 30 minutes throughout the day. Buses leave on the hour and the half hour.

All passengers are allowed to bring two suitcases and one carry-on when traveling on the shuttle between airports in New York. If you have more than that, or if you are traveling with a large item like a bicycle or skis, you must purchase an additional ticket.

Tickets for Q-53 buses to LaGuardia Airport cost $12.50 one-way and $25 round-trip for adults. Seniors (over 62), college students (with ID), children (4 – 17), airport employees, and military personnel pay $10 one-way and $19 round-trip. Children under 3 ride for free.

You can purchase tickets for buses from JFK to LaGuardia Airport online before you travel. Alternately, you can buy them from a uniformed agent outside of the airport terminals before you board the airport shuttle in New York. Special discounts are often available if you book your tickets online, so make sure to check before you travel.