Getting to NYC
Whether you live across the Hudson or across the Atlantic, getting to NYC is easy. If you’re coming from outside the United States, check this page for visa information. See below for the best ways to reach the five boroughs from anywhere in the world, and click through each category (for example, “By plane”) for much more detail.
By plane If you’re coming from far away, you’ll probably want to fly into one of the New York City area’s major airports. There are a number of hotels conveniently located near the City’s airports.
By train Those starting from a nearby suburb can reach NYC by NJ Transit, Long Island Rail Road or Metro-North Railroad. Amtrak also offers comfortable, convenient service to NYC from cities near and far.
By bus For some travelers, especially those coming from other East Coast cities, buses are an affordable and convenient travel option. New York City enjoys service from such companies as Megabus, BoltBus and Greyhound, as well as other local carriers.
By car Driving to NYC? Use Google Maps to get directions, and plan ahead for where to park (there’s some street parking, plenty of parking garages and some hotels offer package deals that include parking).
Getting Around NYC
New York is an excellent walking city, and getting around by foot is the best way to familiarize yourself with neighborhoods and their (sometimes subtle) divisions. Of course, sometimes you’ll need to move more quickly or cover great distances, for which you’ve got subways, buses and cabs at your disposal. Click through each category (for example, “MTA Subways and Buses”) for much more detail.
MTA Subways and Buses A MetroCard gives you access to trains and buses that travel to nearly every corner of the City. The system is accessible to people with disabilities.
Taxis Cabs are a quick, convenient way to get around the five boroughs.
Cars Driving within the City? Google Maps can help you navigate all five boroughs.
Other Ferries, pedicabs, cruise ships, bicycles and even helicopters are all great ways to get around New York.