LGA TSA Security Wait Times

How long does it take to get through security at LGA? Find out below!

LaGuardia (New York, NY)

Passengers moving through the security checkpoints at LaGuardia should anticipate waiting on average for:
7 minutes and 30 seconds

TSA Precheck Lanes: Available

Terminal TA

  • Terminal A CheckpointOpen

Terminal TB

  • Concourse B CheckpointOpen
  • Concourse C CheckpointOpen
  • Concourse D CheckpointOpen

Terminal TC

  • East CheckpointClosed

Terminal TD

  • Terminal D CheckpointOpen

Estimated Wait Times For Today

12 am - 1 am
10 m

1 am - 2 am
12 m

2 am - 3 am
8 m

3 am - 4 am
13 m

4 am - 5 am
18 m

5 am - 6 am
13 m

6 am - 7 am
5 m

7 am - 8 am
6 m

8 am - 9 am
5 m

9 am - 10 am
10 m

10 am - 11 am
12 m

11 am - 12 pm
10 m

12 pm - 1 pm
7 m

1 pm - 2 pm
9 m

2 pm - 3 pm
9 m

3 pm - 4 pm
8 m

4 pm - 5 pm
2 m

5 pm - 6 pm
2 m

6 pm - 7 pm
2 m

7 pm - 8 pm
10 m

8 pm - 9 pm
33 m

9 pm - 10 pm
18 m

10 pm - 11 pm
10 m

11 pm - 12 am
2 m

* Wait times are estimates, subject to change, and may not be indicative of your experience.

LGA Security Wait Times FAQ’s

As a general rule you should aim to get to LGA 2 hours before a domestic flight and 3 hours for an international flight.

You should, however, allow for a number of things and use your judgement accordingly:

  • New York traffic can be atrocious, especially at rush hour.
  • If you are carrying or packing anything, such as prohibited items, that may delay you at security.
  • Based on 2019 data the LGA TSA wait times were amongst the worst - be sure to check the LaGuardia security wait times shown above.
  • Are you taking a taxi, Uber, public transport to the airport or are you driving and parking at LaGuardia Airport? Transport times will vary with public transport or parking at the airport likely to cut most into your time.
TSA PreCheck is available at the LaGuardia terminal checkpoints shown above. For those not already enrolled with TSA PreCheck, be aware that you could greatly reduce your LaGuardia Airport wait times. Find out more or sign up here https://www.tsa.gov/precheck.
Please check the LGA wait times above. This will give you a good idea of how busy the airport is today and how long the security lines at LGA are likely to be.

For further information on LaGuardia security wait times, TSA, bag screening and more visit https://www.laguardiaairport.com/