Cheap Flights from Toronto to New York LaGuardia
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Toronto to New York LaGuardia
New York City may only be 90 minutes away from Toronto; it’s an entirely different country, however. While there are plenty of flights that you can take, you do need to keep a few things in mind before you take off for the Big Apple.
Flying out of Lester B. Pearson
If you’re looking for a nonstop flight to LaGuardia, you’ll be flying out of Pearson. Toronto’s Billy Bishop airport only offers connecting flights through other cities.
The great thing about flying between Toronto and the US is that you get to pass through US passport control at Toronto. This means that when you arrive at LaGuardia, the authorities see you as someone who’s already legally in the country. You get to walk right out. To take advantage of this convenience, however, you have to fly between 3:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. -- the times the U.S. Customs and Border Protection operates. If you decide to take a flight between 9 p.m. and 3:30 a.m., you’ll need to go through regular passport control when you arrive in New York.
It’s important to arrive well in time for your flight. Going through US passport control and customs and the Canadian Air Transport Security Association’s pre-board screening takes time. You should make sure that you give yourself at least three hours before your flight. If you’re a frequent traveler, you should apply for a NEXUS card that allows you quick and easy passage through customs and security.
Pearson is an older airport. There are plenty of convenience that you can take advantage of, however – there’s a gym, there are lots of dining options, children’s play areas and shopping options. You can even spend the night at the airport if you want, in one of different sleep pods provided. If you don’t want a pod, you can always stretch out on one of the dozens of cushioned, armrest-free benches that you find all over.
Arriving at LaGuardia
In New York, LaGuardia is the airport closest to Manhattan. Nevertheless, the airport isn’t the nicest one to fly into. Both the airport and the roads leading to it have been under construction for a while now, and will continue to be in this state in the foreseeable future. This can mean a lack of facilities at the airport, lack of security, and traffic-clogged roads outside.
If you plan to spend the night at the airport, you shouldn’t. The airport has a security problem, with homeless people frequently making their way in. Instead, you should either pay for one of the various airline lounges at the airport, or make a reservation at a hotel close to the airport. Skyscanner is a great tool for deals.
Getting to the city from the airport, you can rely on a number of options. If you need to catch a connecting flight at another New York airport, the NYC Airporter service provides bus connections. Another free bus service takes you around the airport’s different terminals and parking lots.
If you need to take an Amtrak train to another part of the country, you need to go to Penn Station in Manhattan. The NYC Airporter service helps you here, too. It runs once every 30 minutes, and takes about half hour. A Go Airlink right share shuttle goes to Manhattan, as well, and runs 24 hours a day. Considering the poor traffic conditions outside the airport, it’s best to take one is these official transportation methods out. While there are local, MTA bus services, you may get lost attempting to find your way to one of them.
Whatever you have questions about, you should feel free to ask one of the airport’s assistance staff. While the airport itself has a reputation for being worn out and run down, the staff are routinely recognized for their dedication and helpfulness.
Go look at New York
Once you get to the city, of course, there is no end of things to do. You’re in New York after all. Apart from planning for New York’s perennial favorites, you just need to make sure to check the listings for whatever is in season at the moment -- festivals, celebrations, parades, you name it.
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