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  LaGuardia International Airport - LGA

  LaGuardia International Airport - LGA

Central Terminal B - Concourse A or B for gates

Recommended Check-in Time 90 minutes

Even More® Speed

Ticket Counter Hours 4:00 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Baggage Claim Phone Number 1-718-672-2227, option 1 
Curbside Check-in Yes
Directions to Airport Click Here For Directions
Airport Website Click Here

Airport Alert! LaGuardia International Airport Road Construction

Please be advised of DOT road lane closures outside of the LGA Airport. Please plan accordingly and allow additional travel time to the LGA Airport per the road construction and possible traffic delays.

  **Travel Advisory**
  Please be advised that JetBlue recently expanded at New York's LaGuardia Airport (LGA), with more flights and more gates. Please be sure to check the airport departure and arrival screens for your flight's gate location since we now operate flights out of both Concourses A and B.
  Cutoff Time for Checking In
  • Checked baggage will not be accepted earlier than 6 hours prior to schedule departure time
  • Checked baggage will not be accepted less than 30 minutes* prior to departure on most domestic flights
  • Checked baggage will not be accepted less than 60 minutes prior to departure on international flights 

*Customers traveling domestically from Fort Lauderdale (FLL), John F. Kennedy (JFK), Boston (BOS) or Tampa (TPA) with checked baggage, must check in 40 minutes prior to scheduled departure.

JetBlue is not liable for any charges incurred for baggage that was checked late, nor will we be liable for delivery or compensation for late-checked baggage.

  • If you are not checking bags, you must check in no later than 20 minutes** prior to scheduled departure for domestic flights, and 60 minutes for international flights.
  • All customers must be onboard the aircraft 15 minutes prior to scheduled or posted departure time (domestic), and onboard the aircraft 20 minutes prior to scheduled or posted departure time (international).

**kiosk availability subject to airport hours of operation 

Check in cut-off times vary between check-in channels as follows:

  • Online check-in: 90 minutes of departure (domestic and international)
  • JetBlue mobile app: 45 minutes of departure (domestic), 90 minutes of departure (international)
  • Curbside/kiosk/ticket counter: 30 minutes of departure (domestic), 60 minutes of departure (international)

Please check information specific to items such as sporting equipment, firearms, musical instruments, etc. for guidelines on transporting them on JetBlue flights.

  Address and Phone Number - LGA


JetBlue Airways
LaGuardia Airport – Central Terminal Room # 3795
Flushing, NY 11371

General Airport Phone: 1-718-533-3400

  Baggage Claim Information - LGA

baggage claim information

Baggage Claim is located in the Central Terminal Building, Concourse A lower level. You can pick up your bags from Carousel 4.

making a baggage claim

If your baggage has been delayed or damaged, it is important to make a baggage claim with a JetBlue crewmember while you're at the airport.

If you need to make the claim once you've left the airport, please call the JetBlue Baggage Service Office at the airport you flew into within four hours after arrival.

The baggage service office is open from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 a.m.

LaGuardia Baggage Service Office telephone: 1-718-672-2227, option 1

baggage claim follow-up

If you’re following up on a baggage claim, contact Central Baggage Services. Click Here for hours of operation and contact information.

  Boarding & Deplaning Options - LGA
  All boarding and deplaning in LaGuardia is done via the jetbridge. LaGuardia does not participate in boarding or deplaning from the back of the aircraft.
  Car Rental Companies - LGA

Car rental agency counters are located on the Arrival’s level near the baggage carousel.

Avis 1-800-230-4898
Budget 1-800-527-0700
Dollar 1-800-800-4000
Enterprise 1-800-736-8222
Hertz 1-800-654-3131
National Car Rental 1-800-227-7368

other car rental options

We can also offer you special rates on rental cars through our partner Hotels.com. You can book these rates by clicking on the link below or, if you call our Reservations team to book your reservation, one of our Reservation crewmembers can transfer you to Hotels.com.

You may also contact Hotels.com Customer Support directly for questions regarding hotel or car reservations 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-544-3581 (English) or 1-800-520-8629 (Spanish)..

  Check-in & Gate Information - LGA

ticket counter hours and location

Our ticket counter is located in Central Terminal B, near Continental and CanJet and is open from 4:00 a.m. until 9:45 p.m.

We recommend you arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes prior to departure. Avoid delays by checking for traffic alerts, and allow enough time to go through TSA screening, particularly during holidays and peak travel days. Please note, JetBlue has cutoff times for baggage check in, and also for check in at the departure gate; JetBlue will not be responsible for expenses incurred due to late check in.

You will need a boarding pass to get through security. Our flights depart out of Concourse A or B, depending on the schedule.

identification requirements

Click Here for Identification / ID Requirements

boarding cut-off time

Each customer must be onboard the aircraft 15 minutes prior to departure. Standby customers may be cleared at 10 minutes to departure. Any customer not onboard, even if they have checked in and received a boarding pass, may be denied boarding and will not be entitled to denied boarding compensation.

kiosk check in

If you have a confirmed reservation, feel free to use a kiosk machine to check in. You may check in using the kiosk no more than six hours prior to departure if you are checking baggage. Customers with no checked baggage may check in within 24 hours from their scheduled departure time. Kiosk check in is not available 30 minutes or less before departure.

You can retrieve your information and check in at a kiosk using one of the following methods:

  • Reservation number
  • Emailed itinerary with the bar code
  • Credit card with your name on it
  • TrueBlue number or email address and password if you're a TrueBlue member

In order to validate your boarding pass, you'll need to present it along with your photo ID at the gate.

Curbside Check In and Skycap

JetBlue is offering Curbside Check-in at LaGuardia International Airport.

Once you've checked in at curbside, your bags will be taken care of and you can head straight to security.

Please note there is a $2 fee per bag for curbside check in.

Only credit/debit cards are accepted (no cash).

  Check in & Pick Up Info for Unaccompanied Minors - LGA

Photo identification is required for both parties who drop off and pick up an unaccompanied minor. Unaccompanied minors will not be accepted without the guardian's photo ID.

When a gate pass is issued, it is the TSA's decision as to whether a young child, in addition to the unaccompanied minor, may pass through security with the adult.

drop off information

When dropping off the unaccompanied minor, the parent/guardian may NOT leave the airport until the following criteria are met:

  • the parent/guardian has a signed copy of the UMNR form
  • the UMNR is onboard the aircraft 
  • the parent/guardian's name, address and cell phone number are all documented on the minor's reservation.

In the event of a gate return, a JetBlue Crewmember will contact the parent/guardian so that he/she can immediately return to the airport to meet their minor. Please note, the parent/guardian must request a gate pass at the airport ticket counter to pick up their minor at the departure gate.

pick up information

Unaccompanied minors may be met at the baggage carousel area. Please arrive at the airport no later than 30 minutes before the scheduled arrival.

The child will only be released to the person indicated on the unaccompanied minor form or on the reservation and that person must present their government issued photo ID.

  Customer Paging Number - LGA
  Paging is not available in all areas of LGA Airport. If you’re trying to get a hold of someone at the airport and would like to try and have them paged, call the LGA Airport Info Line at 1-718-533-3400 and speak with the operator.
  Directions to LGA


from I-87 NY Thruway

Go south on Thruway-Major Deegan Expressway to Triborough Bridge to Queens. Head east on Astoria Boulevard to 94th Street and take a left onto 94th (north) directly to the airport.

from I-95 New England Thruway

Take the NE Thruway south to Bruckner Expressway. Take exit for I-678 south across the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge and exit Northern Boulevard (west). Head west on Northern Boulevard to Astoria Boulevard to 94th Street. Take a right on 94th Street (north) and follow directly to the airport.

from I-84/I-684

Go south on I-684 to I-287. Head west on I-297 to I-87 NY Thruway. Go south on Thruway-Major Deegan Expressway to Triborough Bridge to Queens. Head east on Astoria Boulevard to 94th Street and take a left onto 94th (north) directly to the airport.


Go west on Long Island Expressway (I-495) to Brooklyn Queens Expressway (I-278). Take BQE north to Exit 38/Northern Boulevard. Take Northern Boulevard east to 94th Street and turn left onto 94th Street (north) directly to the airport.


North on NJ Turnpike to Exit 13; east across Goethals Bridge to I-278-Staten Island Expressway; cross Verrazano Bridge; Gowanus Expressway north to BQE north to Exit 38/Northern Boulevard; Take Northern Boulevard east to 94th Street; turn left onto 94th Street (north) directly to the airport.


via I-78

Go east on I-78 to NJ Turnpike south to Exit 13. Cross Goethals Bridge to I-278-Staten Island Expressway. Cross Verrazano Bridge Gowanus Expressway north to BQE north and exit 38/Northern Boulevard. Go east to 94th Street directly to the airport.

via I-80/I-280

Go east on I-80 to I-280. Take I-280 east to NJ Turnpike south and continue as above.

  Flight Durations

Approximate flight durations, as well as other pertinent flight details may be found on the 'Select your flights' screen when booking on jetblue.com.

Please note: flight durations vary with wind currents, weather developments, aircraft congestion, and air traffic control directives.

  Ground Transportation - LGA

Express Bus Service 

The NYC Airporter, the official express bus operator for all New York Airports is the most affordable transportation solution from and to the Airports.  The Bus stops outside of each Airport Terminal and provides transportation to New York City, including Grand Central Terminal, the Port Authority Bus Terminal, Penn Station and numerous Midtown hotels. Purchase your bus ticket online at www.nycairporter.com or call 718-777-5111 for additional information.


JetBlue has a partnership with GroundLink, the leading revolutionary online ground transportation provider, to provide customers with the option to book exclusive discount rates on www.jetblue.com/cars.

This new car service option provides our customers with an additional level of comfort and service that comes with pre-booking ground transportation with a knowledgeable, professional and reliable car service and limo provider. This option allows travelers to reserve the service online for a ride to or from the airport, including prompt curbside pick-up and drop-off by a local driver with GPS to ensure efficient and stress-free travel to the final destination.

Taxi (Metered)

Taxis are available on demand through a uniformed dispatcher. Taxi service costs approximately $25 - $29 with a travel time of approximately 30 minutes.

  Mileage Information - LGA
JFK Airport 11.8 miles
Manhattan 9.3 miles
Bronx, NY 10.5 miles
Mineola, NY 15.5 miles
Newark, NJ 22.1 miles
Philadelphia, PA 107 miles
Washington D.C. 235.9 miles
New Haven, CT 73.3 miles
Waterbury, CT 84 miles
  Other Airlines - LGA

If you're making a connection in LaGuardia, below is a list of other airlines:

Air Canada 1-888-247-2262
Air Tran Airways 1-800- 247-8726
American 1-800- 433-7300
American Eagle 1-800- 433-7300
CanJet 1-800- 809-7777
Colgan 1-800- 428-4322
Comair 1-800- 354-9822
Continental 1-800- 525-0280
Continental Express 1-800- 525-0280
Delta 1-800- 221-1212
Delta Connection 1-800- 325-5205
Delta Shuttle 1-800- 325-5205
Frontier Airlines 1-800- 432-1359
Midwest 1-800- 452-2022
Northwest 1-800- 225-2525
Song 1-800- 221-1212
Spirit 1-800- 772-7117
United 1-800- 241-6522
United Express 1-800- 241-6522
US Airways 1-800- 428-4322
US Airways Express 1-800- 428-4322
US Airways Shuttle 1-800- 428-4322
  Parking - LGA

*All rates are subject to change without notice.

daily parking

The Parking Garage and Lots 1, 4, 5, 6 & 7 are *$3 for the first half hour or part, *$6 for up to 1 hour, and *$3 for each hour or part thereafter with a maximum rate of *$24.00 for each 24-hour period.

Daily lots can be used for up to 30 days parking at the posted daily rate. No long-term reduced rates are offered in the daily parking lots.

long-term parking

Long-Term reduced rate parking is available in Lot 3 only at a rate of *$24 for each of the first two 24-hour periods or part. Once you've exceeded 48 hours it is *$5 for each 12-hour period or part thereafter.

The long-term lot has a limited number of parking spaces and parking is on a first come basis. Just follow the "P" signs to the airport exit for additional parking lots. These are privately operated parking lots located near the airport.

  Special Service Information - LGA

For your convenience, regular and oversized wheelchairs are available upon request. Electric carts are not available in the concourse area.

TTY/TDD phones are available at both the ticket counter and the gate area.