Getting around New York

That New York is a fascinating, incredible and surprising city is something we all know. For this reason, it receives so many thousands of visitors a year eager to experience the thousand experiences it holds firsthand. Perhaps because of its fast and sparkling pace , it is still a bit chaotic. Therefore, if you are going to travel to the Big Apple soon, it is important that you get practical information , which will be very useful once you are there.

And in that sense, one of the chapters that should be aware of is transportation . We have all seen the monumental New York traffic jams a thousand times in the movies. Therefore, these recommendations for moving around the city will come in handy.

The metro, the fastest option

New York offers an endless network of subway, bus and train lines, which can be a bit overwhelming at first. But, as there is no choice but to move by public transport, it is best to study the subject with spirit and from the beginning.

The New York Subway , to begin with, is one of the largest in the world, with about four and a half million commuters a day. You can take it any day at any time because it never closes, and you have 475 stations and 26 lines . The most complicated thing is that there are two types of wagons: local (which stop at all stations) and express (which stop every four or five stations). So, depending on where you want to get off, you can take one or the other type.

The famous yellow taxis

The bus is another alternative to travel around the city, also available 24 hours a day, and with more than 200 routes at your disposal. However, it is slower due to heavy traffic.

And the same happens with the famous taxis in New York , a more expensive option and not faster for that. If you take a taxi, remember that you must pay the taxi driver 15% of the amount of the race as a tip. New York is like that!