Section 1: New York City Subway
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
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.
2A. Metro-North Train Lines East of the Hudson River
- Train lines east of the Hudson River= Hudson Line, Harlem Line and New Haven Line.
- These trains arrive at/depart from Grand Central Terminal (42nd St. & Park Ave.).
- Get Hudson Line, Harlem Line & New Haven Line schedules and fares here.
- Read about the discounts Metro-North offers discounts for children, seniors, military and the disabled, under the section titled Daily/Single- Ride Tickets.
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.)
- Get 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
Section 8: John F. Kennedy Airport
AirTrain Subway= $7.75 ($5 for AirTrain $2.75 for subway).
You can purchase a combined AirTrain/Subway ticket.
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
- 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
9C. Additional Select Bus Service Information