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27-10-2011, 04:42 PM
buses and subway etc. I have no idea how hard/easy it is to navigate my way around New York's attractions.
Do the buses/subway run regular? Are they expensive? Any special deals?
If you've experienced New York transport, I'd love to hear your thoughts.
27-10-2011, 04:56 PM
Let's see...cost first...$2.50/ride (with free transfers) or I *believe* you can buy a single day fun pass (though I'm not sure of the cost). You can also buy a 7-day unlimited pass for $29 that is good for unlimited subway and local bus rides until midnight, 7 days from day of first use.
A couple of great links:
http://www.mta.info/nyct/subway/index.html (general info)
As far as "thoughts or experiences": I personally LOVE the public transportation NYC has to offer and use it quite frequently. I will, however, be the first to admit that it can be a bit confusing...so my best advice is to PLAN PLAN PLAN. Subs and busses are great, taxis are "ok" if you must. NEVER, EVER, EVER take a gypsy cap (even if the NYC police officer vouches for him) at *best* you'll get fleeced...at worst, well....just don't do it.
27-10-2011, 07:54 PM
The one thing we found was that (unlike London) the subway pretty much goes uptown/downtown and if you want to go across town you take a bus or walk, with the odd exception of around 42nd street where the subway does go across. I think what I'm trying to say is that it doesn't criss-cross like the London underground does so it's definitely worth planning routes in advance!
28-10-2011, 08:21 AM
Thanks guys. :hug2:
Great links Becca - they're now on my fave list.
Have to look into the pass if you can use it on buses and subway :yes:
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