New York City’s already stressful commutes only get worse during the holiday season, when hundreds of thousands of people are trying to get either in or out of town. To help make your travels just a little less frustrating, Port Authority and the MTA have announced that they will offer free bus service to LaGuardia Airport to encourage travelers to take public transit.
Between Monday, November 19 and Monday, November 26, the LaGuardia Link Q70 bus—which is a surprisingly easy way to travel from the airport—will offer free rides to travelers in efforts to reduce roadway delays. The Q70 runs between the airport and two Queens subway stations—Jackson Heights–Roosevelt Avenue/74th Street, and 61st Street–Woodside—providing connections to seven different subway lines. It also connects to the Long Island Rail Road stop at Woodside.
Given the wave of people that will be traveling, the Port Authority and the MTA are urging people to allow for extra travel time when using public transportation to and from the airport. The busiest travel days this week are expected to be on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday, so plan accordingly.