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LGA - Laguardia Airport

LGA Airport - Quick Transfer to New York City

Airport Transfers: Elite’s fixed rates from LGA airport to New York City (all-inclusive)

Elite offers fixed rates from LGA Laguardia Airport to all of New York City, including downtown, mid-town and uptown Manhattan. These rates include taxes, parking, tolls, airport fee, surcharges and 60 mins free waiting time. Elite also offers various reservation options.
LGA Rates
(All-Inclusive)
LGA
To/From
Manhattan
Executive SedanExecutive SUV
Curbside PickupInside PickupCurbside PickupInside Pickup
All Inclusive Rates$107.37 $157.60 $214.95 $290.30
Rates include taxes, parking, tolls, airport fee, surcharges and
60 mins waiting time

Rates Details

LGA Rates
(All-Inclusive)
LGA
To/From
Manhattan
Executive SedanExecutive SUV
Curbside PickupInside PickupCurbside PickupInside Pickup
Elite Charges
Base Fare$72.00$72.00$145.00$145.00
Service Charge
(Incudes Credit Card Charges)
$10.00$10.00$10.00$10.00
Airport Meet & Greet
(Inside Pickup)
- $35.00- $50.00
Gratuity 15%--$21.75$29.25
Tolls, Airport Charges & Surcharges
Airport Parking-$10.00 -$10.00
Port Authority Airport Fee
(pickup or Drop-off)
$2.50$2.50$2.50$2.50
Tolls (EZ Pass)$6.94$6.94$6.94$6.94
Fuel Surcharge (2.50%) $2.00 $2.00 $3.63 $3.63
NYC Congestion Surcharge$2.75$2.75$2.75$2.75
Sub Total$ 96.19$141.19$192.57$260.07
Taxes
NYS BCOIF Surcharge (2.75%)$2.65$3.88$5.30$7.15
NYS Sales Tax (8.875%) $8.54 $12.53 $17.09 $23.08
Total$107.37$157.60$214.95$290.30
Cancellation Policy
Airport Rates
Cancellation PolicyExecutive SedanExecutive SUV
Curbside PickupInside PickupCurbside PickupInside Pickup
Before dispatchNo ChargeNo ChargeNo ChargeNo Charge
1-5 min after dispatchNo ChargeNo ChargeNo ChargeNo Charge
6-20 min after dispatch$35.00$35.00$45.00$45.00
21 min after dispatch until reservation time$35.00
+
$1.10/min wait time
$95.00
+
$1.10/min wait time
$45.00
+
$1.50/min wait time
$105.00
+
$1.50/min wait time
After reservation timeFull fare
+
$1.10/min
Full fare
+
$1.10/min
Full fare
+
$1.50/min
Full fare
+
$1.50/min

Airport Transfers: Elite’s flat rates from LGA to Top 10 destinations outside New York City (all-inclusive)

Elite provides airport transfer from LGA airport to every city in the tri-state area.
Our top 10 destinations are as follows:

LGA Rates
(All-Inclusive)
LGA
To/From
Executive SedanExecutive SUV
Curbside PickupInside PickupCurbside PickupInside Pickup
Albany$637.32$698.51$988.49$1049.66
East Hampton$409.73$470.91$641.22$702.38
Philadelphia$428.54$488.84$649.94$710.21
Baltimore$789.80$850.10$1222.73$1283.00
Boston$865.77$926.07$1359.93$1420.20
Burlington$590.91$1209.47$923.02$1876.78
Hartford$452.07$512.37$705.01$765.29
Harrisburg$676.55$747.15$1063.09$1139.85
Providence$686.15$746.45$1085.06$1145.33
Washington$888.86$949.16$1384.87$1445.15

Baggage Collection for Transfer Passengers

There are currently no International Flights into LaGuardia (LGA) with the exception of Air Canada flights from Toronto and Montreal. Custom clearance for those flights is done before departing Canada. For international travelers arriving at JFK or EWR who then have connecting flights at LGA, they are required to collect baggage after immigration, clear customs and exit security. Upon reaching LGA they will then re-clear security. When booking connecting flights at different airports, international passengers should have a minimum of 3-5 hours to avoid missing connections.

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baggage collection

Dispatch Policy for LGA airport pickup

Dispatch Policy
In order to optimize dead time for the drivers and save wait time charges to our customers, vehicles are dispatched just in time, as soon as flight land or the flight is at the gate. We can customize these dispatch times as per kind of travel, such as, with luggage, with no luggage, customs or no customs or other customer preferences.
Your flight arrival may be delayed due to weather or some other reasons, so we do not dispatch a vehicle until your flight is about to land. Since our Dispatch system is linked to

FlightView, it is designed to dispatch the next available vehicle with optimized Dispatch policies for on-time arrival of the vehicle for your pickup and minimize dead time for drivers.

Based on our 37 years of industry experience, we have optimized our Dispatch Policy, as below, to save waiting time charges to the customers and dead time for the drivers. The Dispatch Delay Option gives you the control, if you wish, to delay or expedite the time of dispatch.

During inclement weather when there are erratic flight delays, flights may land but sit on the tarmac for some extended period of time and do not make to the gate until some time (due to unavailability of the gate, as all the flight start landing at the same time after the weather clears), we switch to a Dispatch only when the flight is at the gate model, or when you call us that you are ready.

Flight Check: Automated Flight arrival confirmation and pickup time updates

With direct API integration of SmartCab®, Elite’s Dispatch system, with FlightView, we track all incoming flights from scheduled departure time from the originating city to touchdown time at the NYC destinations, JFK, EWR and LGA, providing ETA updates, flight diversions and flight cancellations.

Flight Check

Where to meet Your Driver at LGA Airport

Each Terminal at LGA has its own pick area, which is subject to change during ongoing construction. Pickup Point will change depending upon whether it is an outside pickup or inside pickup (inside the terminal). Always stay alert and please free to call your driver or the car company when in doubt. A text message or email may provide you a link for the driver location.

Pick up points for each terminal are listed below under “Meet Your Driver” heading.

How to communicate with your driver

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For an efficient operation and to minimize costs to you and dead time for the driver, cars are dispatched just in time. Once a vehicle is dispatched, we send automatic email and text messages to you regarding your vehicle and its time of arrival. You can click on a link provided in your message to check the real time location of your driver and how to communicate with your driver, if needed.

Best way to Communicate with dispatch office

Our dispatch is available 24/7 with live operator 1-800-472-1123
communicate with dispatch office

Port Authority Airport Access Fee

Airport access

In 2019, Port Authority of NY and NJ approved the implementation of “airport access fee” surcharges on FHV and taxi trips, with the revenue earmarked to support the agency’s capital programs. Currently, this surcharge of $2.50 applies to all pickups and drops by Taxis or private hires.

LGA - Laguardia Airport - General Information

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The total $8 billion transformation of LaGuardia Airport makes it is the first new major airport built in the United States in the last 25 years. LaGuardia Airport (IATA LGA), named after former NYC mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, primarily accommodates airline service to domestic (and limited international) destinations. As of 2019, it was the third-busiest airport in the New York metropolitan area, behind Kennedy (JFK) and Newark (EWR) airports, and the twenty-first busiest in the United States by passenger volume. The airport is located directly to the north of the Grand Central Parkway, the airport’s primary access highway. While the airport is a hub for both American Airlines and Delta Air Lines, commercial service is strictly governed by unique regulations including a curfew, a slot system, and a “perimeter rule” prohibiting most non-stop flights to or from destinations greater than 1,500 miles.

Long Before it was LaGuardia:

It was the Bowery Bay Beach Club. Located on the north shore of Long Island where the Easy River connects with the Long Island Sound, Bowery Bay was opened in 1886 by Willaim Steinway, founder of the world-renowned Steinway & Sons Piano. By 1900 Bowery Bay, by then offering a bathing pavilion, beach, boathouse and “Gala Amusement Park”, was renamed North Beach and was compared to Coney Island. But the club’s popularity was fleeting. Prohibition, post-WW1 anti-German sentiment and the industrialization of the surrounding areas and pollution of the Queens waterfront quickly led to its demise in the mid 1920’s.

Then in 1929 the area was resurrected as a private seaplane base, New York Air Terminals which offered service to Albany, Atlantic City and Boston by Coastal Airway and Curtiss Flying Service. At a renaming ceremony a year later to Glenn H. Curtiss Airport honoring the recent passing of the aviation pioneer, a bid was tended by the forerunner of Trans World Airlines to establish the nation’s first transcontinental airmail route.

As Curtiss Field, again renamed North Beach, quietly gained attention of the aviation industry, Newark Airport remained the primary terminal for New York City-bound passengers and mail. As the 1930’s wore on, the argument continued that development of North Beach would provide quick access from Queens into Manhattan especially in view of the fact that New York City lacked its own central commercial airport.

The strongest support to develop the airport for commercial flights began with an outburst by New York mayor Fiorello La Guardia (in office from 1934 to 1945, a long-time aviation advocate who criticized both the federal and state governments’ slow progress in establishing municipal airports in the city. Returning on a TWA flight one day in 1934 from Chicago into Newark (the only commercial airport serving the New York City region at the time) he saw his ticket read destination, “New York”. He demanded to be taken to New York, had his plane turned around, where upon arrival he arranged a news conference and urged New Yorkers to support a new airport within their city.

Mayor LaGuardia continued his push for development in Curtiss Airport and the City soon leased the field for $1 per year, with an option to purchase the property. When the airport was officially dedicated New York Municipal Airport – LaGuardia Field on January 5, 1935 LaGuardia received a lease the same day from TWA making it the first major US airline to serve New York City directly. While it would still be years before TWA arrived at LaGuardia Field, Mayor LaGuardia had begun fulfilling one of his ultimate goals: extracting New York City from “the humiliating position of seeing all its passengers and mail traffic go to a nearby state.”

The airport opened for business on December 2 of that year. It wasn’t until June 1947, 3 months before the Mayor’s passing, that the modern name of LaGuardia Airport was adopted. The change followed an agreement to switch control of the airfield to the Port of New York Authority.

LGA Airport: Sadly Also A Favorite Location for Hustlers
How NOT to get conned

Beware of hustlers at the LGA Laguardia airport. It is an age-old curse by “Criminals taking advantage of just arriving passengers at LGA or other similar ports of disembarkation”. Despite regular loudspeaker announcements broadcasted by the Port Authority and signage in all terminals warning travelers, people still fall victim to these expert fraudsters. Criminals posing as legitimate taxi or limo drivers solicit arriving tourists or visitors and take them for a ride (literally). Once in their vehicle you may be overcharged, threatened or dumped at some random location. These Hustlers are waiting

hustlers
outside the customs gates or the baggage claim area. Never speak to solicitors offering you a taxi or limo. It is best to just ignore them or tell them you have a ride. As they sometimes organize into teams, beware of “fakes” with phone in hand pretending to be a busy dispatcher. Police have, in addition to dealing with constant traffic and safety issues, not been very effective in dealing with this issue. You need to watch out for yourself. Be a well-informed traveler.

At LGA Laguardia airport, the best way of getting airport transfer or transportation is to pre-book your ride with a legitimate Private Hire, limo or Black Car service. The other good options are to get a taxi at the airport-controlled taxi line or get an Uber or Lyft. The Information Counter just outside the Customs Hall can guide you to the Taxi Line or your Private Hire, Black Car or Uber-Lyft pick up area. Know your fare in advance. At LGA, Taxi Fare for Manhattan is fixed. If you are going someplace other than Manhattan, ask the Taxi Dispatcher for an estimated fare to your destination. Cost of your pre-arrange Private Hire, Black Car or limo ride should also be fixed and include all charges including tolls, taxes and credit card fees, etc. Only pay by credit card, even in a taxi. Before entering into a taxi, make certain that the driver will accept a credit card. Get a receipt. Please note down the Taxi License Number in case you forget something in the taxi. To avoid “Lost & Found” problems, using a legitimate Private Hire or Black Car Company that tracks your ride history and offers the surest way to get your property returned.

Terminals at the LGA Laguardia Airport

Currently LGA has 3 active terminals (A, B and C) and has 72 gates in total. Walkways and free shuttle buses connect the terminals.

If you are picking up family or friends at LGA, use our FREE Cell Phone Lot Waiting Area, located just off the airport on 94th Street between 23rd Ave and Ditmars Blvd. Vehicles must not be left unattended, and once the passenger has called for a pick-up, the driver can make their way to the curbside pick-up area of the terminal.

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Terminal A: The Marine Air Terminal

Located on the west side of the airport and accessed from Ditmars Boulevard, Terminal A consists of a single level is split into 2 parts with walkway connections. Departing passengers check-in inside a round-shaped building, the old Marine Air Terminal. The new part of the Terminal A handles Arrivals, baggage claim and boarding areas with gates.

Amenities: Dunkin’ (Coffee & Tea); Salotto (Italian Grab & Go)

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Airlines served:

Meet Your Driver:

The passenger pick-up area for Car Services and App-based Rides is located directly outside of, and across the street from, Terminal A.

Terminal B

Construction on the new 1.3 million square foot Terminal B in June 2016 was completed on time and on budget in 2022. The project included the Arrivals & Departures Hall, connected by 2 skybridges to 2 island concourses, a parking garage, and related roadway and infrastructure. This massive and complex project, the new Terminal B was built next to, behind and even over top of the original terminal, which remained operational during the majority of the construction.

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In 2023 LaGuardia Terminal B was named World’s Best New Airport Terminal and received a 5-Star rating based on global passenger survey conducted by airport rating firm Skytrax Air Travel guide.

Members only lounges: Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge; American Airlines Admirals Club; American Express Centurion Lounge; United Club.

Terminal B has lots of options to either sit and relax with your food or grab something quickly on the way to your gate: Bar 212 (American classics); Bar Veloce (Mexican); Dos Toros Taqueria (Mexican); Dunkin’ (coffee); Grean Leaf’s (sandwiches, bowls); Irving Farm (coffee); Junior’s (cheesecake); Mi Casa (Mexican); Shake Shack (burgers); Tony’s (pizza); Wendy’s (Burgers); 5 Boroughs (sandwiches); Beechers (grilled cheese), Brooklyn Diner; Eli’s ( bagels from Zabars); Hill Country (BBQ); Hunt & Fish Grill (diverse, upscale); Il Viaggio (Italian): La Chula (Sandwiches); Mulberry Street (Italian); NY Creperie (sweet & savory); Panorama Bar (American); Starbucks; Spirit & Bell (cocktails); Sweetleaf (artisanal coffee); Zaro’s (breakfast, sandwiches).

Shopping: Bowery Bay (NY iconic brands); The Dean (barber services); District Market (beverages, souvenirs); FAO Schwartz (toys); Gotham News (travel essentials), Hudson (newspapers, snacks); INMOTION (electronics); LGA Duty Free; MAC (everyday wear); Mad Ave Markets (snacks, periodicals); McNally & Jackson (bookseller): MYC Aglow (souvenirs, snacks); The Scoop (snacks, travel essentials); WH Smith (travel essentials).

Amenities: BE RELAX (massage, manicures); Childrens Play Spaces; Meditation Room; Minute Suites (private space)

Airlines served:

Meet Your Driver:

The Car Service and App-Based Ride pick-up area is located on Level 2 of the Terminal B Parking Garage, located directly adjacent to Terminal B. Please follow the “Car Services” signs in Terminal B to the pick-up area and contact your car service/app-based ride provider when you reach the pick-up area.

Terminal C: The Delta Terminal

LaGuardia Terminal C, also know as the Delta Terminal, is twice the size of the terminal it replaces, combing 37 gates into one spacious 21st century facility incorporating the lastest airport innovations with locally-inspired amenities. The entire terminal features huge floor-to-ceiling windows with natural light during the day.

Designed for efficiency and speed, travelers

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can seamlessly access their gates using the latest technologies such as hands-free bag drop and Digital ID screening. Using curbside service will allow already checked-in to quickly access the security screening area. The departures hall offers 36 full-service check-in counters, 49 self-service kiosks and 16 bag-drop counters. On the arrivals level passenger can reteive their luggae from one of 5 baggage carousels.

Members only lounge: Delta Sky Club

Terminal C food offerings are vast and varied. From pizza to bagels and coffee to go, the restaurant choices will keep travelers satisfied: Artichoke (pizza), Birch (coffee), Bisoux (French); Bubby’s (coffee), Cibo Express (travel essentials, Eggy Weggy (breakfast); Essex (burgers), Flatiron (sandwiches), H & H (bagels), Kombu (sushi), Poppy’s (breakfast); Starbucks, Sunday Supper (Italian), World Bean (coffee).

Stores & Shopping: Buzz Feed (travel essentials), Le Labo (fragrances), MAC (cosmetics), Patricia Nash (fashion accessories),

Airlines served:

Meet Your Driver:

The Car Service and App-Based Ride pick-up areas are located at Terminal C arrivals (ground) level. Terminal C pick-up is at the arrivals inner lane. Please follow the “Car Services” signs in Terminal C to the pick-up area and contact your car service/app-based ride provider when you reach the respective pick-up area.

Transfer Options at LGA Laguardia Airport

All terminals are fully served by Taxis, Black Cars, Uber and other for-hire vehicles. All For Hire (FHV) vehicles serving LGA are licensed by the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission.

Black Cars, Private Hire and Limousines at LGA

Just like taxis, Black Car Companies, vehicles and drivers are all licensed and regulated by the City of New York Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC). Vehicles are inspected for safety by the TLC every four months. Drivers are licensed after mandatory classes, background checks, driving record checks and drug testing. Insurance filings of the vehicles and driving records of the drivers are monitored on a continuous basis, with direct computer links to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and other agencies.

Black Car and Limo Companies are only allowed to pick up by prearranged reservations or by calling a company you know after arriving at the airport. If your car company is a small company, you should make a reservation because it may not have a vehicle readily available for on demand service.

Elite Limousine Plus is the largest Black Car and Private Hire Company in the New York Metropolitan area, with over 300 Vehicles in its fleet. You can make a reservations in multiple ways

For Airport Transfers from LGA, we have various pick up options.

Black Car Transfer Fares from Laguardia LGA

Black Car or Private Hire Transfer fares from LGA vary from company to company based on the quality and reliability of service. Elite offers the best value based on quality and reliability.

Passenger Pick up Area for Black cars at Laguardia LGA Airport

The Pickup Area for your reservation will depend on your choice of reservation and your terminal. 
Appropriate pick up points are listed above for each terminal under the heading
“Meet Your Driver”.

Taxis at LGA:

At LGA Laguardia Airort, all terminals are serviced by a Metered Taxi Line, managed by a Uniformed Taxi Dispatcher. There are signs all over the arrivals hall to guide you to it. Only Yellow Medallion taxis, licensed by the City of New York Taxi Limousine Commission (TLC) are allowed at the LGA Laguardia Airport. Vehicles are inspected for safety by the TLC every four

At John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport, all terminals are serviced by a Metered Taxi Line, managed by a Uniformed Taxi Dispatcher. There are signs all over the arrivals hall to guide you to it. Only Yellow Medallion taxis, licensed by the City of New York Taxi Limousine Commission (TLC) are allowed at the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport. Vehicles are inspected for safety by the TLC every four months. Drivers are licensed after mandatory classes, background checks, driving record and drug testing. Insurance filings of the vehicles and the motor vehicle data of the drivers are monitored on a continuous basis, with direct computer links to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and other agencies.

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months. Drivers are licensed after mandatory classes, background checks, driving record and drug testing. Insurance filings of the vehicles and the motor vehicle data of the drivers are monitored on a continuous basis, with direct computer links to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and other agencies.

Taxi Fares:

Taxi Fares are regulated by the TLC. Fares to Manhattan, Newark Airport and LaGuardia Airport are fixed.Fares to other destinations are determined by a licensed meter installed near the dashboard. Credit Cards are mostly accepted. Tolls, Tips, nighttime surcharge and credit card fees will be added to the fare. There may be a minimal charge for luggage. Rides to Out of Town (outside of NYC limits) destinations are double the one-way fare to compensate the driver for the return trip, as he will not find a fare coming back to the city. If you do take a taxi ride, get a receipt and note down the license number (Medallion Number) of the vehicle, which is posted in and outside the vehicle. This way, in case you forget something in the vehicle, you would know who to contact. Complaints against the Taxi or the Driver may be filed with the City of New York Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC).

Taxi Pick Up Area:

You are only allowed to board a taxi at the taxi line. 
A taxi driver cannot meet you inside the airport terminal.
For Airport Transfers from LGA, we have various pick up options.

Black Car or Private Hire Transfer fares from LGA vary from company to company based on the quality and reliability of service. Elite offers the best value based on quality and reliability.

Uber, Lyft and other app companies at LGA Laguardia Airport

Both Uber and Lyft are available at LGA Laguardia Airport. In their business model, drivers do not provide Meet and Greet Service to pick you up inside the terminal, You must walk to meet your driver. They do not offer fixed fares, as they change depending on the traffic and delays.

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CAR RENTAL options at LGA Airport

Car rental has become expensive these days and fewer options are available than before, COVID-19 and Uber have affected this business quite a bit.
After arriving at the airport, clearing immigration, collecting your baggage and clearing customs, you need to first call the car rental company (If you already have a reservation) to request a shuttle bus or take Air Train to the federal circle. Usually there are long waiting times to get a car. If you do not have a reservation, you may need to go to the car rental company counter and make a reservation. So, if you have been flying long distances and are tired and want to get to your hotel or other destination soon, it may not be a good choice. The process of getting to the car rental counter, pushing your luggage around and then getting your car, may sometimes take 2–3 hours.
Car rental has become expensive these days and fewer options are available than before, COVID-19 and Uber have affected this business quite a bit.
After arriving at the airport, clearing immigration, collecting your baggage and clearing customs, you need to first call the car rental company (If you already have a reservation) to request a shuttle bus or take
car rental
Air Train to the federal circle. Usually there are long waiting times to get a car. If you do not have a reservation, you may need to go to the car rental company counter and make a reservation. So, if you have been flying long distances and are tired and want to get to your hotel or other destination soon, it may not be a good choice. The process of getting to the car rental counter, pushing your luggage around and then getting your car, may sometimes take 2–3 hours.

Available Car Rental Companies at Laguardia LGA Airport

This is a list of some of the rental car companies at the Laguardia LGA airport

Public Transport and Access to LGA Airport

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LaGuardia (LGA) Airport is easily accessible by a private car, Taxi, Black Car, Uber and Lyft. Not the case by rail, or subway.

Rail:

LaGuardia Airport, in the New York City borough of Queens, is the only major U.S. airport that is not served by train as of 2022. The nearest New York City Subway station to the airport is 3 miles (4.8 km) away.

AirTrain:

Announced on March 12, 2023: There will be no AirTrain to La Guardia Airport. Gov. Kathy Hochul has abandoned plans to build a light-rail link to La Guardia after a review found that the project’s cost had ballooned to $2.4 billion, more than five times initial estimates

Bus:

From Uptown Manhattan:
Take the M60-SBS all the way and stops at all terminals. Remember to pay the Select Bus fare before you board. Many M60 stops are conveniently near subway stations:

From Midtown Manhattan:
Options: Take the subway or Long Island Railroad to Queens the free LaGuardia Link Q70.

Subway:

LaGuardia Airport, in the New York City borough of Queens, is the only major U.S. airport that is not served by train as of 2022. The nearest New York City Subway station to the airport is 3 miles (4.8 km) away.

Roads and Highways:

The airport is located directly to the north of the Grand Central Parkway (GCP), the airport’s primary access highway. Follow signs to LaGuardia on all highways:

Frequently asked questions for LGA Airport

  1. Uber and other app based companies surge prices may be a lot higher and it may cost a lot more due to flight conditions. With multiple flight arrivals at the same time creates more demand at the airport sporadically resulting in unpredictable and higher prices which may be 2-3 times the usual fare
  2. Uber drivers don’t make inside pickups so you spend extra time looking for your driver in the maze of cars lined up to pick up the passenger in the passenger pickup area. This situation gets worse in the inclement weather.

Uber cost depends upon travel distance and time. Since New York city traffic is unpredictable at times, the cost of an Uber ride would fall within a wide range.

Unlike Elite Limousine, Uber prices surge during peak hours or when the demand is more in a certain geographical area. Multiple flight arrivals at or around the same time may create unusual demand resulting in surge prices.

Savvy travelers, especially with baggage, prefer to make fixed-rate or flat-rate reservations and choose inside pickups so drivers can assist passengers with the luggage and escort them to the parking lot. Although there is an extra charge for this service but when you compare it with the convenience then it is worth it.
  1. Free 60 mins waiting time helps for baggage claim and custom delays.
  2. Drivers assist with luggage handling so it is a lot more convenient after a long flight.
  3. Don’t have to go through the hassle of searching for your car at the crowded pickup area.
  4. Less chances of being conned by the hustlers.
Since our Dispatch system is linked to FlightView, it automatically tracks all flight delays and arrivals. We dispatch the next available vehicle when your flight is about to land in order to minimize wait time charges to you and minimize dead time for drivers.
Weather related delays are common at the airports. So Elite checks all flight arrival times before dispatching the car. This saves customers unnecessary waiting time. Cars are dispatched after the flight arrival confirmation and based upon airport dispatch policy.
Early flight arrivals are not a problem. Elite’s automated flight check system verifies flight arrival time ahead of time. If your flight is early, your car gets dispatched early so you never have to wait for your car to arrive.
Since our Dispatch system is linked to FlightView, it automatically tracks all flight delays, arrivals or cancellations. We only dispatch a vehicle when your flight is about to land. If a flight is canceled or diverted we will not send a vehicle. But please try to send us a message at res@eliteny.com because sometimes, FlightView, the flight information system, may not be updated correctly during chaotic weather delays.
Driver location is available on Elite Mobile App but if you can not locate your driver then please call our 24x7x365 dispatch office at 718-472-2000 and speak to our live operator.

There is no train or subway option. But there are multiple ground transfer options. Most cost effective is the shuttle bus connection to other airports. Other choices are Taxi or other limousine services like Elite which provides a fixed-rate service.

Yes and NO. Uber or Taxi drivers don’t pick up passengers from inside the terminals. But Elite can pick you up from baggage claim (or outside customs area for international passengers). Driver will assist you with the luggage handling and will take you to the parking lot. Although there is an extra charge of $50 for this service, this is the most convenient service. It also includes up to 60 minutes of free wait time.

Yes. Please feel free to call our 24×7 dispatch office at 718-472-2000.

Yes. When placing the reservation, use the SPECIAL REQUEST function on the Mobile App or Website to notify that you are traveling with your pet. Type in any additional information for the driver.

No. As per Taxi and Limousine commission regulations, no smoking or drinking is allowed in the car.

Please call our customer service at 718-472-2300 during regular business hours or send us an email at customer_service@EliteNY.com. We handle complaints professionally. All complaints and queries are addressed in a timely manner.
Please call our customer service at 718-472-2300 during regular business hours or send us an email at customer_service@EliteNY.com. We will do our best to contact the driver and expedite the delivery of your items when we find it.

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