Getting Around New York City
The innovative and invaluable IN New York Map, published quarterly, is the map of choice for millions of visitors and locals, featuring detailed city and theater maps along with traveler-friendly navigating tools.
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MTA New York City Transit subways connect four of the city’s five boroughs. Blue and white buses run in all five boroughs. Subways run 24 hours, seven days a week.
There are 24 subway lines designated by either a route number or letter, serving 468 stations. Round-the-clock, air-conditioned service is provided, seven days a week. Subways run every 2-5 mins. during rush hours; 10-15 mins. during the day, and about every 20 mins. btw midnight and 5 a.m. Stops are clearly posted and subway maps are on view at stations and in every car.
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There are 4,300-plus air-conditioned buses on over 200 routes. Buses stop at street corners about every two blocks. Look for signposts marked with a bus emblem and route number. Most buses operate btw 5 a.m. and 2 a.m., while certain buses run 24 hours a day. Schedules and maps are posted at stops.
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Metrocard / Cost of Ride
Whatever the distance, the fare is $2.50 payable by MetroCard or exact change for buses (no bills or pennies); subways only accept the MetroCard. There are two kinds of MetroCards: 1) Unlimited Ride—$29/seven consecutive days and $104/30 consecutive days; 2) Pay-Per-Ride—Purchase a multiple-ride MetroCard and receive a seven percent bonus. It allows one free transfer from subway to bus, bus to subway, or bus to bus within a two-hour period. Buy MetroCards at subway station booths and vending machines, train terminals and 3,500 stores throughout NYC. For assistance in English: 1-718-330-1234; in other languages: 1-718-330-4847.