New York City Transport
New York's public transport system is relatively good and cheap, including buses and the subway. There are also the ever-present, although more expensive, yellow cabs. Unlicensed gypsy cabs should be avoided. It is possible to get around the city using a combination of these, or simply on foot. Walking is often the best way to experience the city, and during rush hours, when buses and taxis are caught up in the gridlock and the subway is overcrowded or delayed, it can also be the fastest way to get around.
Generally though, the most efficient way to get around is the 24-hour underground system, especially as most of Manhattan's sights are near subway stations, although it can be confusing at first. Much simpler but slower, is the bus system, which is a good option for shorter distances or for travelling across town. Driving in New York is not recommended as traffic is heavy, drivers aggressive and parking exorbitant.
Become our New York City Travel Expert
We are looking for contributors for our New York City travel guide. If you are a local, a regular traveller to New York City or a travel professional with time to contribute and answer occasional forum questions, please contact us.