Transportation to La Guardia from NJ

Nithin

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Other than Taxis what are my options? I'm at the Super 8 near the Lincoln
tunnel and the motel manager tells me it's going to cost me 90-100 $.

What are my other options to get to LGA?

None of the shuttle options seems to pick up from NJ and since I need to
be there at 5:30 AM i'm kinda reluctant to take the subway.

Thanks,
Nithin.
 

blackdogdeek

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check njtransit.com for buses from your area into the port authority. then check for shuttles from the port authority to LGA.
 

akshatp

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Like blackdogdeek said... Get a NJTransit train to Penn station... take the 1 train one stop uptown to Times Square, switch to the 7 two stops to grand central..

There are frequent shuttles to LGA that depart from the Lexington Avenue side of Grand Central...

Check the train schedules, I am not sure if NJT runs that early to get you into the city early enough to get to LGA by 5.30am...

Alternatively, you could get a cab to the Hoboken train station and take the PATH to 33rd street.. ($2 ride) PATH runs all night and is pretty safe. Then follow subway directions from Penn station as listed above... (33rd st = Penn Station)

BTW, the subway is not that dangerous or scary. even at 4am... Plus you'll only be on it for a total of 3 stops
 

Nithin

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what is the traffic like at 5:00 in the morning? if i decide to take the cab when should i start to reach by 5:30? is 45 mins enough?
 

oboeguy

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You could take a NJ Transit bus into Manhattan and then catch a cab. Much cheaper than taking a NJ cab! OTOH if the buses between the Port Authority bus terminal and LGA are running early enough you could do that -- the terminal is at the Manhattan end of the Lincoln tunnel, where all the NJ Transit buses terminate. Get the idea?

Edit: 45 minutes would probably be enough at that hour but I say you're pushing it. Better safe than sorry and all that jazz.
 

Josh

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Trains is going to be the cheapest/most annoying way...or I'll do it for $75 :p
 

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