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Getting Around New York City by Subway, Bus, Cab, and More

Although New York City can feel like a big place, it's pretty easy to get around town using the wide variety of transport options. If you like public transit, subways and buses are an affordable and efficient way to get around town. If you prefer privacy, you can opt for cabs and car services. And if you're eco-minded, try getting around New York City by bike or on your own two feet.

Getting Around NYC on the Subway
The New York City subway offers visitors an affordable, quick and easy way to get around. Navigating the buses and New York City subway is key to getting around quickly and easily, so we've got the basics of New York's buses and subways, as well as some insider tips to share with you.

MetroCards For Beginners
If you want to take the bus or subway in New York City, you'll need to get a MetroCard. Learn about how they work and what you should know before you purchase one and you'll be using NYC's vast public transit system in no time.

Taking Taxis in New York City
New York taxis offer visitors and residents the convenience of having a car in New York City without the hassle and expense of parking (or driving). Learn about how to hail a cab, taxi fares and rules and tips to make your next New York taxi ride a breeze.

Riding Buses in New York City
New York City Buses may not be as quick and efficient for getting around New York City as taking the subway is, but they offer visitors great views of Manhattan, as well as easy access to areas located further away from subway lines.

New York City's Bike Share Program
Citi Bike, New York City's bike share program, offers residents and visitors an easy, affordable way to make short trips via bicycle around New York City.

NYC Car Services
Looking for a NYC Car Service to provide transportation to the airport or around New York City? These NYC Car Services will meet you at the airport or your hotel and provide personalized transportation around New York City.

New York City Subway Tips
The New York City Subway is a fast, affordable way to get around New York City. Read these tips for riding the New York City Subway and you'll be traveling around New York City like a native in no time.

Grand Central Terminal
If you're traveling to or from New York City on Metro North, you'll need to catch your train at Grand Central on Manhattan's East Side.

Staten Island Ferry
Try a free cruise from Battery Park to Staten Island on the Staten Island Ferry. Our visitors guide has all the information you need, including directions and schedules.

Taking the AirTrain and Subway between JFK Airport and Manhattan
The Airtrain is an efficient and affordable public transit option that connects to the New York City subway for travel between JFK and Manhattan.

Metropolitan Transit Authority
Find schedules, maps, and more for transportation in and around the city. Includes subway and buses, Metro North, Long Island Rail Road, Long Island buses, and bridges & tunnels.

NY Waterway
Ferry service between New Jersey, Upstate New York and various points in Manhattan.

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