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Flights from Sydney (SYD) to New York (La Guardia) (LGA)

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Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine.

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Baggage included in every fare

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Visiting from Sydney to New York (La Guardia)

Queens travel information

Queens in the United States can satisfy nearly every taste. Foodies love the Greek cuisine of Astoria and the authentic Asian food in Flushing; others admire the inventive art at Socrates Sculpture Park and the stunning flora at the Queens Botanical Garden. In the borough’s southern extremes, the surf is always up at Rockaway Beach. It’s time to plan a visit to explore the neighbourhoods in Queens, NYC.

When to visit

Best time to visit Queens

The best time to visit Queens in NYS is in Spring (March to May) to take advantage of green spaces across the City. It’s the chance to admire cherry blossoms at botanic gardens; stroll through one of NYC parks; or enjoy a long, lazy brunch outdoors. In Summer there is always something happening with free outdoor concerts and the US Open with an average temperature of 29°C. Fall is also a pleasant time to visit Queens, during the month of September. The leaves change to beautiful shades of red, yellow and orange, with temperatures between 16°C - 25°C. The Village Halloween Parade, the Thanksgiving Day Parade and the New York City Marathon all take place during autumn.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

LaGuardia Airport (LGA)Opens external site in a new window is a domestic American airport in East Elmhurst, Queens, New York City. Covering 680 acres, the airport is the third busiest airport serving New York City, after JFK and Newark airports, and the twentieth busiest in the United States. It’s approximately 16km from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Queens, taking around 45 minutes by car.

Arriving in Queens, NYC

The helpful staff at Queens Airport will greet you when you land and assist you with your needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.

Getting into Queens from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA)

Getting to and from La Guardia Airport is easy with many different transport options on offer. With options ranging from public transport to app-based ride services, you can find a mode of transport to meet your travel needs. Getting to and from La Guardia Airport is easy with many different transport options on offer. With options ranging from public transport to app-based ride services, you can find a mode of transport to meet your travel needs. By public transport take the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) buses that service between LaGuardia Airport, Manhattan, Queens and beyond with connection to the subway, Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad. A number of car rental facilities are conveniently located at LaGuardia Airport. Rental agencies provide frequent free shuttles between LaGuardia and the rental car facility. All car rental shuttles pick-up and drop-off at Terminal A in the Rental Car Shuttle Transfer Point. Tax and ride share services are also available to take you from LGA airport to your destination.

Getting around Queens

Once you arrive in Queens, there are a number of transport options to get around Queens. It’s easy to get around Queens by train on the NJ Transit, Long Island Rail Road or Metro-North Railroad. Amtrak also offers comfortable, convenient service. Megabus,  BoltBus and Greyhound, are an affordable and convenient travel option. Queens is an excellent walking city and getting around by foot is the best way to familiarise yourself with the area. Taxi cabs, Uber and Lyft are quick and convenient way to get around. By car, pedicab and bicycles are all great ways to get around Queens.

Departure information

Fly from Sydney

Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Sydney, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip. 

What is the main airport called?

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD).Opens external site in a new window Is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km south of the Sydney central business district, in the suburb of Mascot. 

Baggage allowance

Passengers on Qantas flights from Sydney are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure. 

Checking in

Passengers travelling from Sydney can check in online up to 24 hours in advance or check in at the terminal by visiting a kiosk or desk.

Why Qantas

The benefits of flying Qantas

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Included baggage

Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Use the baggage calculator to find out what is included with your fare. 

Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.

If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important information

 This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 28 February 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 28 February 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 1 November 2021 and 31 December 2022. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable. For all changes, your applicable Fare Rules and the Qantas Conditions of Carriage apply.

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