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Best way to get from Laguardia airport to Staten Island?

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Best way to get from Laguardia airport to Staten Island?

Have a 16 yr old traveling to NYC in a couple of weeks. What is the best way to get from LGA airport to Staten Island?

This is not the first time the kid is going to be in NY.

Shuttle ? Bus ? Subway? combination?

He will be in there in the afternoon.

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1. Re: Best way to get from Laguardia airport to Staten Island?

Where in Staten Island makes a big difference. How do you define "best"? Easiest is a taxi or a car service. If he's traveling alone, that's what I'd do.

If he's going to see the Staten Island Yankees, I gather the stadium is a short walk from the ferry terminal so a slight cheaper option to door to door service from the airport would be take the taxi to the Staten Island ferry terminal in Manhattan and he can take the free ferry and walk from there on the SI side.

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2. Re: Best way to get from Laguardia airport to Staten Island?

there is a very long thread about this just a week ago

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60763-i5-k655757-…

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3. Re: Best way to get from Laguardia airport to Staten Island?

Thanks a lot nywhiz !

Sorry I wasn't too articulate - "Best" way as in cheap and safe to get to SI from LGA.

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4. Re: Best way to get from Laguardia airport to Staten Island?

It still depends on where on Staten Island he's going. If it's that stadium or somewhere near the ferry terminal on the Staten Island side, there are infinite numbers of options for him to get to the Manhattan ferry terminal of the SI ferry from shared shuttle buses (will take forever) to airport bus to Penn station and then subway downtown and then the ferry. Any will be safe. Some are more complicated than others and it depends on how seasoned a traveler he is, how confident and how much time he has to spare.

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5. Re: Best way to get from Laguardia airport to Staten Island?

How does this sound?

Q33 out of LGA to 74th street

Then take F train to 42nd and 7th ot E to Chamberlin sq

Then take x10 bus from either of these

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6. Re: Best way to get from Laguardia airport to Staten Island?

You still haven't said where on SI he's going.

1) If he needs an E train for the bus you want him to take, there's an E train connection at Jackson Heights/Roosevelt Ave. that connects to the Q33 bus. So why take the F and have to change?

2) There is no such thing as Chamberlin Sq. Where do you mean?

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7. Re: Best way to get from Laguardia airport to Staten Island?

Staten Island is 60+ square miles, or about three times the size of Manhattan. If you don't say where you are going, it is really absolutely impossible to give you directions on how to get there, isn't it?

There are 24 different express city bus routes that go between Staten Island and Manhattan -- but since you won't say where on Staten Island you want to go, you are leaving everyone here clueless about what advice to give you.

Is "Chamberlin Sq" your own creative version of "Chambers Street"?

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8. Re: Best way to get from Laguardia airport to Staten Island?

I apologize for not providing the obvious answer. Totally my bad !

I didn't have that info either - its a pain extracting info out of a 16 year old.

The destination in Staten Island is very close to the verezano bridge.

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9. Re: Best way to get from Laguardia airport to Staten Island?

"Near the Verrazzano-Narrow Bridge" is still kind of vague. All the same, while a taxi/car service would be better, I suppose that you could do the following:

Take the Q-33 Bus to the Roosevelt Avenue/74th Street/Broadway subway statin.

Take the R train all the way from there, through Manhattan, to the R terminal at 95th Street in Fort hamilton, Brooklyn.

Take the 53, 93, or 79 bus (the choice depends on the mysterious, unnamed Staten Island destination) from that subway terminal to wherever it is you are going "near the bridge."

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10. Re: Best way to get from Laguardia airport to Staten Island?

"Near" someting in teenage parlance can encompass a wide swath. Do you know at least know the name of his Staten Island destination... e.g., The College of Staten Island? [and if not, how is it that you're comfortable sending him off unescorted?]