Getting In and Around New York City

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New York City, located at the mouth of Hudson river is the most populated city in the United States. It is also known as the cultural capital of the world as immigrants from around the world call it home.
The NYC is well connected through road transport – buses, taxis and walkways to reach all the popular attractions -Times Square, UN Headquarters, Wall Street, Central Park, Madison Square.  Moving between five Boroughs – Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island is conveniently possible by subway system.. The best option to see Manhattan is by foot, as this famous island among tourist and business alike  is located between Hudson and East river and home to many popular places  like Empire State Building in Midtown, Central Park, Times Square and Wall Street. Brooklyn is known for its music, Coney islands and beaches.  Heavy traffic on the streets makes renting a car not a good proposition for transportation.

Getting to NYC by Flight

NYC has the busiest aviation in the USA and is served by three major airports- Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and La Guardia Airport (LGA). Apart from these airports, there are reliever or satellite airports in the metro area which provide additional commercial air carrier services. You can reach any part of Manhattan by using buses, subways, taxis and car/taxi.

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

JFK is located in Queens and the airport primarily handles major international flights. Unique feature of this airport is one mile long "international zone" which is run by United Nations and not by the U.S. Government.

Taxi/Cabs Services
Taxis are available to ferry you from Airport to Manhattan or other places, although buses are also there but from airport it is best to take taxi buses need multiple transfers  For complete information on taxis and bookings Click here.
To book Limo/Sedan call (888) 446-5466
General Info: 718-244-4444
Parking Info: 718-244-4168

Bus and Van Services
NYC Airporter Bus:
Runs after every 30 minutes. Get tickets online here. Fare is $13. For more information, call (718) 777-5111.

Express Shuttle USA (formerly Gray Line):
These buses run daily from 7 am to 11.30 pm to various locations in Manhattan. One-way fare is $14. A bus is available after every 20 minutes. For exact schedules call (212) 315-3006 or (800) 451-0455.

Visit the website of JFK Airport

LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

LaGuardia is located in Queens and primarily handles domestic flights. If you are visiting from one of the states of US, you will come through this airport with  some exceptions such as Continental Airlines.

Taxi/Cab Services
They charge anywhere between $16-$26 excluding toll cost and take anywhere in the city from 20-40 minutes. For complete information on taxis and bookings click here.
To book Limo/Sedan call (888) 446-5466

Bus and Van Services

NYC Airporter Bus:
Runs after every 30 minutes. Purchase tickets online here.Fare is $13. For more information, call (718) 777-5111.

Express Shuttle USA (formerly Gray Line):
These buses run daily from 7 am to 11.30 pm to various locations in Manhattan. One-way fare is $13. A bus is available after every 20 minutes. For exact schedules call (212) 315-3006 or (800) 451-0455.

Visit the website of LaGuardia Airport

Newark International Airport (EWR)

The city of Newark hosts Newark Airport, though it is located in New Jersey yet it is a hub for both domestic and international flights.

Taxi/Cab Services
They charge anywhere between $16-$26 excluding toll cost and take anywhere in the city from 20-40 minutes. For complete information on taxis and bookings click here.
To book Limo/Sedan call (888) 446-5466
General Info: 973-91-6000
Parking Info: 888-397-46366

Visit the website of Newark Airport

Getting to NYC by Bus

New York city offers number of convenient and affordable buses to travel in the city and connects it well to other parts of USA and Canada. These include: BoltBus, Megabus and Greyhound.

Getting to NYC by Train

Grand Central Terminal and Penn Station are the two primary rail stations in Midtown. On the east side is located, Grand Central Terminal and Penn Station is located on the western side. Penn Station is served by Long Island Rail Road, Amtrak which goes all over to the US and NJ Transit. Grand Central is connected by Metro-North Railroad, which connects it to Connecticut and NYC suburbs in New York.

Rail Services

Amtrak
Amtrak is the national passenger railroad of the the United States. It connects New York City to all the major states of United States of America. For more information, click here.

Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
This railroad operates from Penn Station and serves to various destinations like Jones Beach, the Hamptons, Citi Field Montauk. For more information, click here.

Metro-North Railroad
It operates from Grand Central Terminal and goes to New York seven counties- Dutchess, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Bronx and New York. For more information, click here.

NJ Transit
This rail system features 12 lines in three divisions New Jersey, New York and New York City. For more information, click here.

Local Travel in New York City

Streets are numbered and most avenues are numbered from east to west. So if you’re on 22rd Street and wish to get to 41nd Street, you simply go 18 blocks north. Most travelers are normally confined to Manhattan but traveling to other Boroughs   convenient by  subways, buses or even ferries.

Subway
They are the easiest and quickest way to travel in New York City. Subway trains operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Subway stations on the same line are generally about 8 to 10 blocks apart. For $2.75 (the cost of a single ride when using a pay-per-ride MetroCard), you can use the system citywide and transfer to other subway lines as many times as you need, as long as you don't exit the system through a turnstile. Subway will not take you to Staten Island, to go there you have to take bus or free Staten Island Ferry. MetroCards are usually purchased at the ATM-style vending machines now located in every subway station, which accept cash, credit cards, and debit cards.
For schedule and fare click here.

Buses
Buses are a scenic way to see the city and are hybrid-electric models to make it environment friendly but most people prefer subways  due to appalling traffic on the streets. Buses are preferred most if traveling from east to west. All City buses accept the MetroCard. There are two types of buses: one which take all stops and another which take limited stops. Buses are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at regular intervals.

For timings click here.
For more information click here.

Taxi
You can take taxi/cabs from any place provided they are empty. Official New York taxi are yellow in color and rates are written on the door. Taxis are available 24 hours a day. The base fare on entering the cab is $2.50. You can dial 311 in NYC to know about your lost items or any other query. Visit the website for more information.

Car
Cars are the best way if you are planning to go by yourself. Use Google maps for directions and there are several parking website  that provide the parking information or charges of that particular area. There are many rent car services in NYC.

Bicycle
New York city is a great place for bicyclers with so much routes and lanes designed only for the bicycle riders. They are painted green in color with their own traffic signals. The city started the Citibike system in 2013 which charge $9.95 for a day with unlimited free trips.

Check out the complete Map Guide of NYC




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