Traveling in and out of the Big Apple can definitely take a bite out of your pocketbook. Like most things in the greater New York City area, LaGuardia airport parking rates can be pricey.
But a little advance planning can not only save you money, it can also make your travels much less hectic. And who doesn’t want that? Check out these great ways to find discounts that can help you save big on short term and long term LGA parking.
In a hurry? Use one of these quick and easy methods to find cheap LGA airport parking rates. Click a link below and reserve directly:
Can’t decide which is best for you? Read on for more info on our great tips and money-saving parking strategies! We make searching for cheap LGA airport long-term parking easy and stress-free.
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Off-site lots – often the cheapest option for parking at LaGuardia Airport
If you need to park your car short term or long term for flights out of LGA, your best bet for a great rate is likely an off-site lot that is close to the airport and offers a free shuttle.
You can make an advance reservation, peruse customer reviews, find out distances to each LGA terminal and easily locate transfer information. It’s a great resource to ensure a hassle-free experience when flying out of New York.
It’s important to know that these lots tend to get booked to capacity – because everyone likes a good deal, right? Big NY events and holidays can make parking even tougher, so it’s best to check your travel dates and reserve your space as early as possible.
The parking reservations website even allows you to filter to find lots that offer valet service, as well as covered and indoor parking. Some even have auto spa services so your car will be clean and shiny upon your return. Seriously, it is so convenient!
Hotels near LaGuardia Airport with free parking and shuttle services are a great way to save
If you’re coming in from out of town to fly out of LaGuardia, finding a hotel that allows you to park for free when you book a room can be a great money-saving option. In addition, many of the hotels offer reduced room rates when you use this option.
Search this Park Sleep Fly LaGuardia website page to find NYC hotels within a few miles of LaGuardia where you can rest well, ensure you have plenty of time to make your flight and park for free.
Booking a hotel that allows you to leave your car in a safe and secure lot while you travel is a particularly good option for those who need long term LGA parking and those with early morning flights. Doing so means you won’t risk missing your flight because of traffic getting to the airport.
You’ll get a good night’s sleep and, in the morning, simply hop on a free shuttle that drops you and your luggage off right at your terminal. Easy peasy!
Search daily deal sites like Groupon for LGA parking (and other travel deals)
Travel and hospitality companies like offering discounts through sites like Groupon – and that’s great news for people like us looking to save money on travel.
This Groupon search for New York, NY turned up a bunch of great offers, including a steep discount on long term LGA parking, chauffer and limo services and other transportation methods.
We also found amazing deals on restaurants and things to do in New York, so if you’re planning to stay an extra night or two, be sure and give Groupon a quick check to see where you can save big.
The industries are competitive and building customer loyalty is essential (so offering a deal to get you try the service one time could pay big dividends down the road).
A note of caution: When purchasing through daily deal sites, be sure and read the fine print to make sure the offers are good on the days you plan to use them.
Consider renting a car both ways instead of parking at the airport
Two one-way car rentals is a nifty savings strategy that eliminates the need for parking at LaGuardia. But will it work for you?
If you live a good distance from the LGA and/or will be traveling for a lengthy period of time it could be just the solution, saving you money and eliminating the worry of parking at LGA with your personal vehicle.
How does it work? Reserve a rental car for the day you’re flying out at an agency that’s near your home. Drive the car directly to the airport and return it to the LGA car rental agency before boarding your flight (all on the same day). You also reserve a second car for the day you fly home so you can reverse the process.
Voila! No asking friends or relatives for a lift to and from LaGuardia airport. No worrying about finding a parking space. And no fretting about the safety of your car while you’re gone.
Of course, you need to find a good deal on a car rental for this to save you money. That’s where using an online car rental aggregator is a good idea.
We like to search RentalCars.com. It’s easy to compare prices and they allow you to reserve online without a credit card. Also, as part of the Priceline Group, they can negotiate great deals with all the major LGA car rental companies.
On-site lots as an option for LaGuardia Airport parking
Parking in the long-term area (Lot 3) at LaGuardia will cost you $78 for the first 48 hours, then $6 per 8-hour period after. However, it does put you right at the airport, which is a nice convenience. LGA’s other lots have a 24-hour maximum stay. A shuttle bus is available for drop-off service to each airport terminal from Lot 3.
Unfortunately, you can’t make advance reservations online for long term on-site parking at LaGuardia (only short term) and Lot 3 can get full. (It was 86% occupied when checking online at the time of writing this.) Payment for LGA on-site parking can be made using cash, credit, debit or the local E-ZPass service, which allows you to exit more quickly upon your return. Also, if you own an electric vehicle, you can charge it at LaGuardia.
Note: Rates can change so be sure and check the airport website before making a decision on whether you want to park at the on-site LaGuardia long term lot.
Weigh the costs using our favorite sites for comparing rates so you’ll be sure to get the best price no matter how long you need to leave your car:
- These are the companies that offer cheap off-site LaGuardia Airport parking rates
- These are the hotels near LaGuardia with free parking deals