Want to navigation New York City’s transit like a seasoned veteran? Here are some tips to help you. Always plan ahead and be prepared by downloading the important apps. Decide if you want a limited or unlimited MetroCard and keep a healthy balance on it. Get yourself accustomed to the stations you will frequent. Learn the rules, even about which foods and drinks are allowed. Finally, learn the established etiquette for riders of the subway, and if all else fails, get a bike!
- New York City subways and buses have good things going for them because they are open 24/7, are relatively cheap and connect all corners of New York.
- The subways are plagued with delays so try to get at the station a little earlier.
- To understand how the subways, bus and commuter rail services work and can best serve you, you have to download the MTA app.
“If you want to stay sane (and not devote a good chunk of your life to dealing with alternate-side parking regulations), it’s best to embrace mass transit in New York—specifically, the subways and buses.”