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Time to get to LGA for 6am flight & taxi/shuttle??

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Time to get to LGA for 6am flight & taxi/shuttle??

Hi. Sorry this is another boring airport question but 8 of us have booked a flight at 6am from LGA to Buffalo to check out Niagara Falls for a day trip coming back to our NYC hotel late that night.

1. What time would we need to get to LGA for a 6am flight? We would not have luggage with us.

2. Considering this, what is the best mode of transport at that hour of the morning? I was thinking shuttle but maybe a taxi would be cheaper if there is not much traffic around, 2 couples in each taxi to share the cost.

Is it easy to get a taxi or shuttle at that hour? Can we book ahead?

Thanks in advance everyone.

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1. Re: Time to get to LGA for 6am flight & taxi/shuttle??

6 of you will not fit into any taxi together so you'd need 2 taxis or a car service with a large vehicle. Without knowing where you're starting, it's hard to say about availability of taxis, but typically, yes they're around. At that early hour you can probably make it to LGA in 30 mins. or less, but I'd allow 45. You should be there an hour before the plane is scheduled to leave.

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are 2 cos. we recommend if you want a car service. Taking a shuttle makes no sense for a party of 6.

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2. Re: Time to get to LGA for 6am flight & taxi/shuttle??

Thanks for that. We are staying at Times Square. Just to clarify there are 8 of us.

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3. Re: Time to get to LGA for 6am flight & taxi/shuttle??

45 min SHOULD do it, but check with your airline's website as to the time (without checking luggage).

If you leave hotel 4:15am you will have more than enough time (but def no later than 4:30a, IMHO)

4. Re: Time to get to LGA for 6am flight & taxi/shuttle??

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