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Modes of transportation in New York: subway, buses and cabs

In such as big metropolis as New York, the transport system is very well developed and intricate. In this section, we’ll tell you what you need to know as a tourist when he comes to move around New York.

Subway in New York

Most popular and easiest mode of transport. Click on the map to open it in full size. The file is in PDF format (approx. 1 MB).
The cost of 1 ride 2.75$
Subscription: 30$ for 7 days.
When open: every day of the year, 24 hours a day. The subway in New York never closes.
More: you can change onto a bus and back within 2 hours, for free.

Map of Hop-On-Hop-Off tourist bus in New York

Hop-On-Hop-Off buses in New York

The system of the New York City buses is a very complicated and confusing one, so it is not recommended for tourists to spend time trying to understand it; instead we recommend that you take the subway or tourist buses.
How it works: the map on the left (clickable) shows all possible routes and bus schedules, you can ride all the day long on these buses, visiting attractions that you are interested in. During the tour you will be given headphones to listen to the tour in one of the 11 available languages. It's much more interesting to travel on a touristic Hop-On-Hop-Off bus, you may once try the subway, but ride by touristic bus is worth!
Price: 49$ per ticket for 2 days and 59$ per ticket for 3 days.
Detailed description: buy a ticket online.

Taxicabs in New York

Taxicabs of New York City

Taxis (cabs) are not in great demand among tourists as it is much nicer to ride on the tourist buses described above. The cost of travel by taxi is calculated per meter, plus payment for toll tunnels and a mandatory tip for the taxi driver of around 15%. If you ask the driver for the price of the taxi ride, the driver will quote you a price that excludes the tip and tax so that you are not scared by the price.
Some popular destinations such as JFK Airport have a standard fare of $55.

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Text printed from the website www.inthenewyork.com