Get to LaGuardia Airport for Free with Q70 Bus
Improving accessibility at LaGuardia Airport has been a major issue in recent years in New York City. The only way to get there is to drive, get a cab or hop on an MTA bus.
There have been several proposals on how to fix it all, but so far, none of them have succeeded. The latest $2 billion project to build a rail link connecting New York City to LaGuardia Airport was officially put on hold last fall, after weeks of criticism from public officials and a lawsuit from neighborhood and environmental groups.
And while the city figure out what to do next, you at least have a free bus option to get to LaGuardia Airport. Starting this month the Q70 LaGuardia link bus service will be free for all, year round. The LaGuardia Link connects subway customers from the 74 Street-Broadway/Jackson Heights Roosevelt Avenue subway station with the airport in just 10 minutes. It also connects Long Island Rail Road customers from Woodside Station, at 61st Street and Roosevelt Avenue, where Q70 bus service begins.
Previously, the LaGuardia Link was offered as a free service on select weekends and holidays to assist in alleviating roadway congestion and incentivize travelers to use public transportation instead. The MTA will be working with the Port Authority to maximize the effectiveness of the year-round program, which launched on May 1st.
The Q70 runs 24 hours a day and has special luggage racks for people traveling to and from the airport. It runs approximately every 10 minutes during daytime hours and provides a direct non-stop trip to LaGuardia Terminals B, C, and D from the 74 Street-Broadway/Jackson Heights Roosevelt Avenue subway station which serves the E, F, M, R and 7 subway lines. All LIRR branches provide service options to Woodside Station, where customers can transfer to the LaGuardia Link Q70.