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3 days in mahattan - best subway ticket option

Halifax, United...
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3 days in mahattan - best subway ticket option

Hi

We'll be in NYC from a Tuesday lunchtime ot the Friday evening - which subway ticket is best value - perhaps doing 2-3 rides a day

Thanks

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1. Re: 3 days in mahattan - best subway ticket option

I would get a pay as you ride card - www.mta.com has all the information - you buy a dollar value 10/20 - each ride is 2.50 on subway or bus....check the website for options.....

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2. Re: 3 days in mahattan - best subway ticket option

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3. Re: 3 days in mahattan - best subway ticket option

I think people underestimate their use of the subway. Most of my trips are 4day/3night long weekends and I've used the Metrocard Unlimited 30+ times on my last two. Break even point is 13 rides plus.

I always hand it to a random local once I've boarded my last train/bus, they alway enjoy that random act of kindness.

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4. Re: 3 days in mahattan - best subway ticket option

If you're reasonably confident about your estimate of the number of trips you'll make, then pay per ride makes more sense. I assume you know that pay per ride cards can be shared by up to four persons, so if there's more than one of you, you don't necessarily each need a separate card. Weekly unlimited cards do require that each person has one.

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