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Best way to get from LGA to JFK

Find the best ways to travel from LGA to JFK. You can also request a ride directly in the app at the tap of a button.

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Traveling from LGA to JFK? You have several transportation options available to you. Each option offers its own unique benefits, whether you're looking for speed, convenience, or affordability. With up to 5 transportation types to choose from, you can select the one that best fits your needs and budget. Let's explore your options and help you make an informed decision for your upcoming journey.

Uber: Request an Uber for a convenient ride from LGA to JFK. The average cost is around $50-70, and the travel time is approximately 30-45 minutes depending on traffic.

Public Transportation: Take the Q70-SBS bus towards LaGuardia Link Select Bus Service, exit at Sutphin Blvd/Archer Av/JFK Airport and transfer to the AirTrain JFK to reach your destination. The average cost is around $7.75 and travel time is approximately 1 hour.

Rental car: Renting a car is a great option for those who prefer to drive themselves. The cost and time can vary depending on the company and traffic conditions.

Taxi: Hail a yellow taxi for a classic New York City experience. The average cost is around $35-45, and the travel time is approximately 30-45 minutes depending on traffic.

Shuttle: Book a shuttle service for a shared ride with other passengers. The average cost is around $140-160 per person, and the travel time is approximately 45-60 minutes depending on wait times and traffic.

Note: Please note that the travel time and cost are approximate and subject to change depending on traffic conditions and other factors. Updated: April 26, 2023.

Reserve a ride in advance to JFK

Complete your plans today by reserving a ride with Uber to get from LGA to JFK. Request a ride up to 90 days before your trip, at any time and on any day of the year.

Reserve may not be available for your pickup location.

Getting from LGA to JFK

When you ride with Uber on your next trip from LGA to JFK, you’ve got choices. Whether you’re traveling alone or with others, find a ride option that fits your needs and budget. If you like to plan ahead, consider scheduling a ride to JFK in advance. Or you can request a ride on demand from LGA in the Uber app.

The route your driver takes might depend on the time of day and other factors, like traffic and how many other riders are making requests. You can have a stress-free ride knowing that the Uber app will suggest the most efficient route to your driver.

Average Travel Time

33 minutes

Average Route Price


Average Route Distance

12 miles

How to get from LGA to JFK

Compare ride options getting from LGA to JFK. Check the Uber app for current prices and travel options available.



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Sample rider prices are estimates only and do not reflect variations due to geography, traffic delays, promotions, or other factors. Flat rates and minimum fees may apply. Actual prices for rides and scheduled rides may vary.

Frequently asked questions

  • The Uber app gives you the power to request a ride from LGA anytime, 24/7.

  • The average price for this trip is $58. Open the Uber app and input JFK in the “Where to?” box. The price estimate for each ride option will appear; scroll to see what’s available. Prices will vary based on time of day and how many riders are making requests.

  • The most affordable ride choice from LGA to JFK is UberX.

  • The average duration for this ride is 33 minutes. Before a trip starts, your app gives an estimated time of arrival (ETA) for when your driver is likely to arrive at LGA. After your trip starts, your app provides an ETA for when you are likely to arrive at JFK. Please note: ETAs are not guaranteed; various factors like heavy traffic or road construction could affect travel time.

  • The average trip from LGA to JFK using the Uber app is about 12 miles.

  • If Uber Reserve is an option in the Uber app at LGA, you can request a ride from LGA anywhere from 2 hours to 90 days in advance, at any time and on any day of the year. Uber’s ride-scheduling technology and Uber Reserve can help you be on time.

  • Check in the Uber app to see if car rentals are available at LGA. If you see the Rent icon, you can complete your reservation using the Uber app. Then you can rent a car and drive yourself to JFK. To get more details, go to

The data presented on this page represents historical average prices, durations, and distances for routes. Actual prices, durations, and distances may vary based on factors such as location, traffic conditions, and other variables. Information provided here is for reference purposes only and should not be considered as binding.