New York City Transportation

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Most Viewed Transportation in New York City

  • 1. Subway

    Now, I am far from being an expert in how to get around on the New York subway system. I rode the subway plenty in my day (I used to take the Flushing train to Manhattan several times a week as a...

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  • 2. Taxis

    Taxis are a very easy way to travel the city, next to the subway. However, they get stuck in traffic as well and aroud 6PM, none can be found. When the lights on the roof are out, the cab is in use....

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  • 3. John F. Kennedy

    the John F Kennedy International Airport is the main gateway to new york city and state for both Domestic and International Flights however La Guardia and Newark Liberty in New Jersey complements JFK...

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  • 4. LaGuardia

    New York's Fiorello La Guardia International Airport (Airport Code: LGA), despite its name, is actually the domestic airport for New York City. While the airport hosts 15 airlines, the only...

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  • 5. Newark Liberty International

    providing a cheaper alternative to JFK and La Guardia since it has cheaper Landing Rights than both so that many local and International Airlines and budget carriers land here instead of the 2 other...

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  • 6. 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....

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  • 7. Grand Central Terminal

    New York's Grand Central Station (a.k.a. Grand Central Terminal or GCT) is the terminus for the Metro North Railway's Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven commuter rail lines. Used primarily by commuters,...

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  • 8. Walking

    New Yorkers love to walk. My step counter shows over 12000 steps on an average day working in the city, so when you're visiting you definitely do more than I do. New Yorkers make pace when they walk,...

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  • 9. Amtrak

    Penn Station is the centre of Amtrak's operations in New York, handling trains north through Boston and to Montreal, and south through Philadelphia, Washington D.C and beyond. It's an extremely busy...

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  • 10. Chinatown Bus

    Yobus is a cheap bus to travel to Boston or Philadelphia for just USD 12. It's a Chinese business so the boarding is at the median near 2 Pike Street, located between E. Broadway and Division Street...

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  • 11. Car & Limo Service

    The use of limousine is not only for the celebrities and the rich, I am none of those, but at the right time at the right place with the right people a limousine can be a good option for local...

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  • 12. Super Shuttle from Newark Airport

    I am not sure how I feel about the Super Shuttle. We flew into Newark and had bought vouchers for to and from New York through Orbitz so it was already paid for. If that had not been the case, I doubt...

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  • 13. MTA Buses

    In an effort to improve public transit, MTA has introduced a "select bus service," or Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). This system is envisioned to use a dedicated bus lane to speed travel, and to use limited...

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  • 14. Double Decker Bus Tours

    A college friend came in to town and requested a hop on hop off bus tour, I was quite skeptical at first, being a New Yorker and having fair knowledge of New York City. Boy was I wrong, the tours were...

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  • 15. www.hopstop.com

    As this is the most comprehensive website for public transportation directions in New York, even New Yorkers use is all the time. It will give you directions, estimated travel time plus walking...

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  • 16. Statue of Liberty Ferry

    It was freezing cold when we were out on the ferry. But it was one of the most visually breathtaking parts of our trip, next to the view from Top of the Rock. Ellis Island was closed down due to the...

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  • 17. Gray Line - Greyhound

    Borte booked a ticket for a bus online for a bus from Philadelphia to NYC. The bus, a Peter Pan Lines bus, a subsidiary of Greyhound, departed from the Greyhound Bus Terminal in Philadelphia, and...

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  • 18. Staten Island Ferry

    We took the Staten Island Ferry to get to Manhatten. We parked on Staten Island, much easier than trying to park in Manhatten, and less expensive. Plus, you have a great view of Ellis Island and the...

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  • 19. Port Authority Bus Terminal

    Bus travel is the cheapest option available when it comes to price. I have been traveling a lot in and out of New York. Everytime, I look for frequency of departures and the availibility of cheap...

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  • 20. NYC Water Taxi

    A water taxi service NEW YORK WATER TAXI offers commuter and sightseeing service mainly to points along the East River and Hudson River. NYWT has been operating since 2002, beginning with a fleet of...

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  • 21. Parking

    Although this isn't a transportation tip I have posted it here for easy access of information for those seeking to leave NYC for a short time while leaving their car or a rental behind. There are...

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  • 22. Driving

    My third time to NYC I decided to actually drive into the city. It was a lot less intimidating than I had feared! There are two tunnels connecting Manhattan with New Jersey, the Holland Tunnel and...

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  • 23. New Jersey Transit

    There are multiple options to get to and from Newark Airport into Manhattan but NJ Transit sounded like the best for us. From the airport you have to take the Air Train which is the interterminal...

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  • 24. Long Island Railroad

    The Long Island Railroad, or LIRR, has terminal stations at Penn Station in Manhattan, Long Island City in Queens, and Atlantic Terminal (near the new Barclay's Center) in Brooklyn. If you don't have...

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  • 25. Airport Bus

    We used the Airport shuttle buses on multiple occasions and found them to be convenient for people with luggage, and reliable. We also used the Airport Bus called NYC Airporter from Port Authority...

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  • giampiero6's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    NYC Subways are closed and it might take up to 4 days just to get the water pumped out....

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