MetroCard, New York City
Walk if distances are short: you'll see a lot of the city and buses are often stuck in traffic anyway. For anything further out use the subway: it's fast, not too expensive and it runs 24/7. Taxi's are a good idea when you go out at night as they're safe and cheap if you share with other people.
Due to the fact that we would be in Manhattan for a week or so, we purchased a 7 day unlimited ride metro card (includes subway and buses) each. I believe it cost us $35 USD each, from memory, for full priced adults.
We made good use of the card, using the subway extensively from one end of Manhattan to another, uptown, downtown, eastward and westward.
We also walked extensively, as we enjoy walking, but to cover long distances very quickly, the subway is outstanding.
The best way to get around subway and buses is to buy or a one day fun-pass metrocard or a 7 day metrocard pass. this is the best as you can use the public transportation system as many times as you wish.
The fare for a subway or local bus ride is $2. The fare for an express bus ride is $5. If you qualify for Reduced Fare, you can travel for half fare. Up to three children 44 inches tall and under ride for free when accompanied by a fare paying adult.
1-Day Fun Pass
Cost: $7, reduced fare not available
Good for unlimited subway and local bus rides from first use until 3 a.m. the following day. Sold at MetroCard Vending Machines and at neighborhood stores. Not available at station booths.
7-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard
Cost: $24, reduced fare $12
Good for unlimited subway and local bus rides until midnight, 7 days from day of first use.
30-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard
Cost: $76, reduced fare $38
Good for unlimited subway and local bus rides until midnight, 30 days from day of first use. This card is insured against loss when purchased at a vending machine with a credit or debit/ATM card.
You can buy metrocards in subway stations booths, buses and street vans, subway metrocard machines.
Hmm, I guess it can't be avoided. I'm not a big fan of the subway, and I avoided it whenever possible, but sometimes it's the best choice. I have more than enough moan, moan stories about the subway to fill a book, but if you're visiting or living here, you'll no doubt have to use it at some stage.
These tickets are fantastic. We stayed for 4 days and it turned out cheaper for us to buy a weekly than to buy a ticket for each time we used the subway. If you want a cheap good value option, the metro card is the way to go.
They can also be used on the buses
Buy a metrocard 1 day fun pass = $7 or a 7 day unlimited ride = $21 for unlimited number of subway and local bus rides.
a single fare on the nyc transit is $2.00.
thank-you kalimerahara for the up to date prices.
depends where u going from...i travelled from connecticut to newyork by train.
the subway is the best way to travel around town. i thought it was a bit different to travel where u have train nos. rather than train lines. a subway map is always handy. buses and cabs are also available at not a very expensive charge.
We bought a Metro card which can be used for the subway trains and the local buses as many times as you wish. A 1 day pass costs $4, a 7 day pass costs $17 dollars, but extremely good value for money. They can be bought at Times Square Visitors Centre, Grand Central Station, or from vending machines in the subweay using either cash or your credit/debit card.
The best way to get to NYC is mass transit. Driving in this city is challanging in the best of times. Parking fees in Midtown are outrageous. The subway system is a great way to get around the city.
Walking or Subway
New York city is always $$$$$$, now their ONE-DAY Metro Card is raising to $7 usd, and a single trip to $2 usd. It depends on how long you're going to stay in Mahantan.:)
Make sure which stop you're going to, and see clearly by those signs on the entrance of Metro before you get down stairs....Or you would walk a lot...:P
The subways and the buses are the best ways to go around NY but of course, when it's late in the evening or your lost.....the cab is the choice transpo. Buy a Metro Card and you're set to travel. There are 3 kinds of MetroCard (i researched this, of course to help you guys.). (i) Unlimited Ride - lets you ride all you want for one price. The more you ride, the less you pay. (There's the 7-day, 30-day or 30-day express bus plus metrocard). (ii) The Fun Pass - gives you a day of unlimited subway and local bus rides, then (iii) pay-per-ride metrocard. If you have more questions, call (212) Metrocard
Don't pay more than you have to! With this little tip, you can save yourself a few pennies - but more importantly, you can keep the Metrocard people from enriching themselves at your expense.
Instead of punching in the pre-programmed sums of money, manually punch in one of these sums: $17.35 (7 trips), $22.30 (9 trips), $32.20 (13 trips) or $39.65 (16 trips). This allows you to use the money on the card more fully, so the Metrocard people don't get to keep the change.
When your Metrocard runs out, don't throw it away. According to the new regulations, you will have to pay $1 for a new one. The old one can be refilled over the course of a year. The cost per ride in NYC is now $2.75.
One of the best way to circulate around NY is the subway. I love it, it's quick and pretty regular, relatively safe depending of the region.
Good info found on http://www.mta.nyc.ny.us/nyct/maps/submap.htm
I took the subway, walked a lot, couldn't pay for a private helicopter, grabbed one taxi who took me WAY out of the way & claimed I told him something different.
Walking was enough for me, as I never got out of Manhattan.
Talking about the MetroCard, let me show you how it actually looks (see photo). So it's 17USD for one week of unlimited travel on NYC's subways and buses.
It's also available for one day for 4USD (another great bargain).
Ha mar a MetroCardrol beszelunk, akkor hadd mutassam meg, hogyan nez ki (lasd a fotot). Szoval 17USD-be kerul egy hetre korlatlan metro es buszutra. Egy napra is megveheted, akkor 4USD-t kell erte fizetned (eleg jo uzlet).