Airport Bus, New York City
Start with the M60 bus from LaGuardia Airport station. You can transfer to a train to reach your final destination.
Use the New York City link and type in LaGuardia Airport as departure address and your hotel address as destination. Print out the map.
The M60 is the LaGuardia Airport bus which travels back and forth from LaGuardia into Manhattan, and all for $2.00 per trip or less! including a train transfer. The M60 route is through Queens to Manhattan.
There are buses running from the airports into midtown Manhattan. They have room for your luggage, and are very convenient, and much more reasonable than a taxi ride would be. They go from Laguardia and JKF into Manhattan, or between the airports, should you have to change airports for your flights, as I am about to do.
The New York Airport Service is a bus service that travels to and from JFK and LaGuardia Airports, to Manhattan and Midtown Hotels.
The main pickup/drop off in Manhattan is just near Grand Central Station, with service available to some of the Midtown hotels as well, and a stop off at Penn Station.
We used the service to travel back to JFK at the end of our trip, which cost us 15USD each for a oneway trip.
It was an easy option, and dropped us right at the airport terminal door.
Negatives - the driver was just throwing peoples luggage into the hold, and his driving was SCARY!!
There's an excellent bus service between JFK and La Guardia airports and Manhattan. There are several pickup points including Grand Central Terminal and Penn Station.
Prices are quite reasonable and there are significant discounts for seniors and students.
Services available from and to JFK and LaGuardia – Port Authority, Grand Central and Penn Station. JFK-Grand Central one way cost $13. Round fare and fare to other stops posted on their company website. Runs about every 20 minutes daytime. If you have only small luggage or are staying close to the stops, very timely and convenient.
If you are staying on Manhattan there are shuttleservices which brings you from the airport to the doorstep of your hotel/motel. These costs far less than a cab and you don't have to carry your luggage much. You'll find them by the transport desk at the airport.
When you want them to pick you up at your hotel/motel, remember to book a day in advance.
We bought a week pass for the subway/bus.
Using the subway is very convenient, but I suggest you go by bus every now and then, it takes longer time but it's a nice way to see even more of the city.
I used the subway during the night too, and found it quite safe (Several people have commented on this statement, but I think the NY authorities have done quite a job lately making the city safer for visitors).