There are three major international airports that together make up the New York City airport system, the busiest in the world after London. These three airports are the John F. Kennedy International Airport in Southern Queens, the Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey, and the LaGuardia International Airport (LGA) in Queens County, Long Island, on the Flushing Bay and Bowery Bay waterfronts. Despite being the smallest out of the three airports, LaGuardia is busier than many larger international airports in other parts of the country and it is popular for being the closest airport to Manhattan.

Delta Airlines is currently building a new hub at LGA, and U.S Airways as well as American Airlines already have hubs there. And though LaGuardia has no non-stop flights to and from Europe, it has four large terminals connected by walkways and buses. Finding parking at LaGuardia, however, can be a bit of a challenge, especially for those who want long-term parking. Here are some of the options for those who are driving to LaGuardia.

Short Term Parking

Short term parking is fairly accessible at LaGuardia. The rates are technically steep, but it's convenient if you're just there to pick up or drop off a family member or friend. It's $3 for the first 30 minutes, $6 for the first hour, and an additional $3 for every hour after that.

Long Term Parking

Long term parking at LaGuardia airport can be steep, and because only one of the seven lots is designated for long term parking, it can also be hard to find a spot, especially on busy periods. The first 24 hours of parking cost $33 and the first 48 hours cost $66. After that, each eight-hour period is an additional $6.

Offsite Parking

If you find yourself at the LGA and can't seem to find a long term parking spot, follow the "P" signs, as they will take you to the nearby, off-site parking lots. These lots charge from $14 to $20 per day and most offer free shuttle services that take passengers to and from the airport terminals.