Transportation in New York City - How To Get Around

Getting around the city is pretty easy as the subway lines basically run a few blocks from each other in Manhattan.

If you are looking for transportation to and from the airports I would suggest taking a cab unless you want to save some money. A cab usually runs about $45 from the airport but that price usually changes so don't quote me on that.

If you are coming in by plane to JFK airport you can save some money by taking the air train to the subway. The air train cost $5 and the subway cost $2 for a total of $7 and it will have you in Manhattan in about an hour.

If you have a lot of luggage I would suggest a cab. Make sure you go to the cab stand at the airport and not to one of the local cabs that seem to hunt people down with suitcases as they will rip you off. Sure they sound like a good deal but what they do is drive you to a seedy looking neighborhood and demand an outrageous price to take you where you want to go. You are forced to pay otherwise they throw you out of the cab in that seedy neighborhood. Trust me and make sure you go to the taxi stand.

If you plan on staying for a while you may want to look into buying a weekly MetroCard for the subway as it will save you money getting around.

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