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Transportation Information

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There are any number of ways to get around fast-paced NYC. Here is information on how to arrive in New York City by plane, train, bus, car and more, and how visitors can navigate the five boroughs.

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Getting Here


Air travelers to New York City may arrive at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) or LaGuardia Airport (LGA), both in Queens, or Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in neighboring New Jersey. Visitors can reach Manhattan from all three airports by using taxis, buses, subways and/or commuter trains. Other metropolitan-area airports include New York Stewart International Airport (SWF), Westchester County Airport (HPN) and MacArthur Airport (ISP).

By Train

New York City has two main rail stations in Midtown Manhattan: Grand Central Terminal (on the east side) and Penn Station (on the west side). There is access to numerous subway and bus lines from each station. Grand Central is home to Metro-North Railroad, which goes to NYC suburbs in New York and Connecticut. Penn Station is home to the following: Amtrak, the US national passenger railroad, serving many points throughout the United States and Canada; Long Island Rail Road, a commuter railroad serving Long Island and parts of Queens and Brooklyn; and NJ Transit, a commuter railroad serving New Jersey and parts of Pennsylvania.

NYC Transportation

New York is an excellent walking city, and getting around by foot can be the best way for your clients to familiarize yourself with the City’s neighborhoods. Of course, sometimes visitors need to move more quickly or cover great distances, for which there are subways, buses and cabs.

MTA Subways and Buses: A MetroCard gives access to trains and buses that travel to every corner of the City. The system is accessible to people with disabilities.

Taxis:Yellow cabs are a quick, convenient way to get around the five boroughs.

Cars: If you’re planning to drive around the City, use Google Maps to help you navigate New York City roads; there are also apps like Waze to help you get around. Make sure you know where to park. You may want to use an app like SpotHero to compare parking rates and locations.

Other Modes of Transportation: Trams, ferries, pedicabs, bicycles and even helicopters are also great ways to get around New York


New York City is committed to ensuring accessibility for visitors with special needs.

MTA New York City Transit buses are equipped with lifts so that wheelchair users can travel anywhere in the City. Individual door-to-door paratransit service is available for people who are unable to use public bus or subway service. Many subway stations have elevators, ramps, visual display signs, accessible public telephones and tactile and audio features on vending machines. Passengers with disabilities pay reduced fares on most trips. Please note that not every subway station is accessible to persons with disabilities. Visitors with special needs can download apps ahead of their visit to the City in order to make it even easier to get around once they're here.

Cruise Info

New York is one of the United States’ top cruise ports. Passengers from New York City can cruise to the Caribbean year-round and may also cruise to Bermuda, Canada, the United Kingdom and many other destinations around the world.

The City has two cruise terminals:

New York Cruise Terminal
Piers 88, 90 and 92
711 12th Ave. (at W. 55th St.)

Brooklyn Cruise Terminal
Pier 12, Building 112
Bowne St. (at Imlay St.)

For more information on New York City's cruise terminals, visit nycruise.com.

Charter Bus Guidelines

The New York City Department of Transportation has special guidelines for charter bus operators. When arranging group transportation, visit their website for the latest on established tour bus routes, construction work, holiday motor coach regulations and more.