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I am arriving into La Guardia just before 8 pm on Thursday evening and want to reach Hampton Bays. Train, uber, ideas?

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    The next-to-last LIRR train leaves Jamaica at 8:53, which seems tight. The following train is not until 1:10 AM and will get you to Hampton Bays about 3 AM :-( – Nate Eldredge May 30 '18 at 23:06
  • Are you arriving on a domestic or international flight, with or without luggage? If a domestic flight without luggage, it doesn't sound too tight. – gerrit May 31 '18 at 10:55
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    @gerrit: LGA doesn't have customs/immigration facilities, so all arriving flights are either domestic or come from a preclearance airport, which is effectively the same for present purposes. Still, it takes time to get off the plane and out of the airport, and Google predicts 30+ minutes to get from LGA to Jamaica by car. Any significant delays and you're in trouble. (There are closer LIRR stations but then you have to change at Jamaica; it doesn't seem better.) – Nate Eldredge Jun 1 '18 at 16:23
  • @NateEldredge "it doesn't seem better": There's a train from Woodside at 8:33 that connects very comfortably with the 8:53 at Jamaica. It's a 10- to 20-minute taxi ride, less than half the distance to Jamaica. The reduced risk of delays and the lower taxi fare probably do make this option rather better than a taxi to Jamaica. (It's also about a half-hour bus ride from the airport to Woodside station, but, unless the flight is early, the chance of missing the train would be rather too great for my taste.) – phoog Jun 1 '18 at 16:53
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You could go by bus with Hampton Jitney. However, you will need to take a taxi or Uber from LGA to their bus station “Queens Airport Connection - Eastbound” which is not far from LGA. See the website for more details.

  • The only bus after 8 PM is at 10:35 PM, but if it's not possible to make the LIRR train at 8:53 this would definitely be better than taking the 1:10 AM train. – phoog Jun 1 '18 at 16:25

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