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Public Transport around New York

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Brisbane, Australia
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Public Transport around New York

I would like to be able to get around New York on public transport and I was wondering what is the most economical way of doing this? Is there a "7 day pass" or something like this for travel on subway/bus etc?

Saint Louis...
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1. Re: Public Transport around New York

Yes, you want a weekly unlimited Metrocard, good on subways and local buses. It costs $30 for any 7 day period.

Read GWB's excellent guide, "How Do I Ride the Subway" on the right hand side of the opening screen for the New York City forum.

Melbourne, Australia
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2. Re: Public Transport around New York

Your subway card can also be used on the Roosevelt tramway ( a gondela beside Queensboro bridge ) to go across to Roosevelt Island for great views back into mid-town Manhattan


New York NY
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3. Re: Public Transport around New York

The 7 day MetroCard is $30.00 per person. It is good for unlimited rides on all subways, city buses (except express buses) and the tram. You can't swipe it more than once in 18 minutes at the same station so two people can't share one.

If you're coming in from the airport, it is good for the subway portion of the trip. You would still need to pay for the Port Authority (airport) operated train but once you get to the subway, you can swipe your 7 day unlimited ride MetroCard.

Subways operate 24 / 7 and they're extremely safe - everything is very well-marked.

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4. Re: Public Transport around New York

This link may be of help to you......


Brisbane, Australia
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5. Re: Public Transport around New York

Hi everyone. Thanks for all of the great feedback on the best value public transport in New York. It will be fun being an Aussie "let loose" in the Big Apple:-)

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