New York City Public Transit Resources

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Image of the Times Square-42nd Street subway station in New York City. Picture shows commuters walking on platform as a subway enters the station.

Section 1: New York City Subway

1A. MetroCard

For up-to-date cost of subways and buses, including Unlimited MetroCards, Express Buses and JFK AirTrain MertoCard, see the MTA Fares & MetroCard page.

Use this MetroCard Calculator for  help calculating your MetroCard’s value

New York City subway map.

Google Maps. Zoom in close to see subway stops and commuter railroad stations (Long Island Railroad, Metro-North, etc).

Dial 511 within the New York City area for telephone assistance. Say, “Subways and buses,” when the automated system answers.

Section 2:  Metro-North Railroad

The Metro-North Railroad runs on both sides of the Hudson River.

Map of the Metro-North Railroad systemTo enlarge map on Windows: Press Ctrl On Macs: Command

2A. Metro-North Train Lines East of the Hudson River

2B:  Metro-North Train Lines West of the Hudson River

  • Train lines west of the Hudson River= Pascack Valley Line and Port Jervis Line.
  • These trains arrive at/depart from Penn Station (32nd St. & 7th Ave.)
  • See Pascack Valley Line & Port Jervis Line schedules and fares here.
  • For automated schedule and fare information by telephone, call (212) 532-4900 and follow the prompts.
    To speak with a human being, call (212) 532-4900 and say “Representative” when the automated system answers.

2C:  Destinations of Metro-North Train Lines

  • The Hudson Line serves: the western Bronx and the New York State Counties of Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess.
  • The Harlem Line serves: the central Bronx and the New York State Counties of Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess.
  • The New Haven Line serves: the eastern Bronx, eastern Westchester County and Fairfield County, Connecticut.
  • The Pascack Valley Line serves:  Passaic and Bergen Counties in New Jersey and Rockland County, New York.
  • The Port Jervis Line serves:  Passaic and Bergen Counties in New Jersey and Rockland and Orange Counties in New York.

Section 3: Long Island Railroad

  • The Long Island Railroad (LIRR) connects midtown Manhattan with Queens, Nassau County, Long Island and Suffolk County, Long Island.
  • LIRR trains arrive at/depart from Penn Station, located at 32nd St. & 7th Ave. in midtown Manhattan.
  • Map of the Long Island Railroad system. Enlarge map by pressing Ctrl on Windows and Command on Macs.
  • Schedules and fares for the LIRR are available here.
  • Be sure to read the LIRR’s “Ways To Save” page.
  • For automated schedule and fare information, dial (718) 217-5477 and follow the prompts.
    To speak with a person, call (718) 217-5477 and say “Representative” when the system answers.

Section 4: New York City Taxi Fare

Use our New  York City taxi fare calculator for estimated taxi fare between New York City locations.

Section 5:  New Jersey Transit Railroad

  • New Jersey Transit website.  Select “Schedules and Fares” at top of page.
  • Map of All New Jersey Railroads.  
  • New Jersey Transit telephone number: (973) 275-5555 (8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m EST, GMT -5; press 0 for representative).
  • New Jersey Transit’s Railroad system connects New York’s Penn Station (32nd St. & 7th Ave.) with more than half of New Jersey.
  • Trains are divided among: regular NJ Transit trains, Light Rail trains, River Line trains and the PATH trains.
  • See maps for individual rail lines by clicking “Maps” at the top of NJ transit website.
  • Call or use “Trip Planner” function on their website if unsure which is best option.
  • May destinations require transferring trains at either Secaucus Junction or Newark’s Penn Station (not to be confused with New York’s Penn Station).

Section 6: New Jersey PATH Train

  • The NJ PATH train is, in practice, an extension of the New York City subway system.
    The PATH trains connect downtown/midtown Manhattan with the New Jersey cities closest to Manhattan: Hoboken, Jersey City and Newark.
    See map, schedules and fares for the New Jersey PATH train.

Section 7: New Jersey Transit Buses

New Jersey Transit bus schedules, fares and maps available here.

Section 8: John F. Kennedy Airport

AirTrain= $5

AirTrain Subway= $7.75 ($5 for AirTrain $2.75 for subway).

You can purchase a combined AirTrain/Subway ticket.

Map of AirTrain and subways closest to JFK Airport.

See JFK Air Train and a complete map here. (Price that appears in brochure is outdated.)

Section 9: New York City Buses

9A. M60 Select Bus Service (SBS) Between Uptown Manhattan and LaGuardia Airport

Important notes:

  • SBS stands for Select Bus Service.
  • The M60 SBS route replaces the old M60 bus route.
  • The M60 SBS operates 24 hours a day and has a dedicated traffic lane in Manhattan.
  • Buy your ticket BEFORE boarding the bus.
  • You buy your ticket from a ticket machine next to the bus stop.
  • You cannot use your Metro-Card to pay on board the bus.
  • Ticket machines accept Metro-Cards and coins only. No cash/credit cards.
  • You can board the M60 SBS bus through either the front or back door.
  • You do not have to show your ticket to the driver. It is an honors system.
  • If you are dishonorable and are caught without a ticket by an officer, you will pay the fare plus a fine.
  • The M60 SBS stops at all of LaGuardia Airport’s terminals (Terminals A, B, C & D).
  • A map of the M60 SBS’s route is available here.
  • A complete list of the M60 SBS’s stops, including subway access points, is available here.

9B. Maps New York City Bus Routes

Map of Manhattan Bus Routes

Map of Queens Bus Routes

Map of Brooklyn Bus Routes

Map of Bronx Bus Routes

Map of Staten Island Bus Routes

9C. Additional Select Bus Service Information

Select Bus Service Routes, Machine Outages, Maps & Additional Info 

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