For a city the size of New York, getting around is easy. One of New York's best kept secret is the efficiency and success of it's public transportation system. In the city, you can get just about anywhere using public transit. The subway and bus networks are extensive and getting around New York city on the subway, train and bus lines is a unique adventure and a great way to get to know the city.
The Metropolitan Transit Authority or MTA as it's known locally operates subways, trains, and buses to just about every corner of the Greater New York area. The system covers a staggering 322 square miles, with more than 4,373 public buses.
Below is a list of options available to you while you are in New York City
New York City has a very extensive bus system serving the five boroughs. Taking a bus in the city is an easy way to get around, cover a lot of ground and do some sightseeing of the city.
There's no shortage of taxis in New York. When you can flag down a cab anywhere in the city. Available cabs will have an illuminated white light on the roof to identify them.
Serving Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island through MTA Staten Island Railway (SIR), the New York Subway is the fastest and one of the least expensive way to get around the city.
Renting a car in New York city is not a necessity, but if you must, there are lots of places to pickup a rental. Here are tips and things you need to know before renting.
Shuttle vans operated by off-airport companies are a popular and convenient transportation option at any of the New York city area airports.
Avoid gridlock traffic, subway delays and fighting for parking. Take a walk to get a closer look at all the landmarks and attractions.
Enjoy the comfort of a climate-controlled New York water taxi. This is a great way to take in the spectacular views of Lower Manhattan and other New York city neighborhood.
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The New York City Subway, is the largest subway system in the world by track mileage and the largest by number of stations.
Note: A double-decker bus tour of Manhattan is a good way to get a quick orientation. The bus line tours allow visitors to get off the bus at areas of interest and reboard a later bus to continue their exploration.
|Getting Around New York||New York Taxi|
|New York Subway Train||MTA Bus|
|Renting a Car in NYC||New York Airport Shuttle|
|Staten Island Ferry||New York Water Taxi|
|MetroCard||JFK International Airport|
|LaGuardia International Airport||Newark International Airport|