La Guardia airport is one of New York's three airports. It's named after Fiorello La Guardia, famous italo-american mayor of the city who had this structure built.The aiport is situated in the Queens district in front of the harbours of Flushing Bay, an area famous for its tennis tournament of Flushing Meadows, and Bowery Bay. The aiport is only 8 miles (13 kilometres) from the city centre, being that it is the closest layover to Manhattan.
This airport has four terminals linked to eachother by a shuttle bus, which is mainly used for internal low cost flights to Canada and other US states, therefore it does not operate direct connections with European countries. Airplanes belonging to more than 20 companies land on the airports runways, including Delta airlines, and more than 25 million people every year fly from and to the airport. So La Guardia is the smallest New York airport, if we compare it to Newark Liberty and Kennedy airport.
By filling out the form on this page it is possible to book a taxi from and to La Guardia airport.
Public transport such as buses, taxi's, shuttles and helicopters (obviously the most expensive) connect the airport to the city. The tube doesn't connect the "Big apple" directly to the aiport. Some people may also want to have a luxurious holiday and decide to hire a limousine, symbol of glamour and excess. City buses connect La Guardia directly to Brooklyn and Manhattan, the journey takes about 60-75 minutes.
By travelling with a chauffered private taxi, there is no risk of getting conned and having to pay more than necessary, as the price will be decided in the moment in which the online booking form has been filled out. On top of this in New York it's pretty much obbligatory to leave a tip, even if this is outrageous for many people in Europe. Tips are usually 20% of the total cost and should be given to public transport drivers too. On the contrary, its not necessary to leave a tip for private taxi drivers. On top of traditional public transport nowdays there's another way of travelling in comfort, which will take you to your destination in no time!
This opportunity consists in simply filling out a booking form, which will indicate the exact cost of the transfer based exclusively on the information inserted in the form. In case of any problems with the form its possible to make use of the new service " call me back", which means that customer service will call you to assist you in the best possible way, whatever the problem. Therefore private taxi transfers have many advantages, such as that of already knowing the set price but also the fact that you will be taken directly to your chosen destination. Also if you're travelling in a group, with many suitcases, its better to get a private taxi as you can share the cost with your friends.