When most visitors think of New York City, they are thinking of Manhattan and its skyline famous the world over. But New York City is much more than just Manhattan! In this article, we offer the following maps:
Public Transportation for the New York Region is managed by The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). The MTA transports millions of people in the New York region daily with its subways, buses, and commuter trains. The fare for a subway or local bus ride is $2. The fare for an express bus ride is $5. If you qualify for reduced fare, you can travel for half fare. Up to three children 44 inches tall and under ride for free on subways and local buses when accompanied by a fare-paying adult. Infants (under two years of age) ride express buses free if the child sits on the lap of the accompanying adult. Please note, except solely for your own personal and non-commercial use, no part of these maps may be copied or used without the prior written permission of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority:
New York City Subway Map The New York City Subway offers one of the most extensive public transportation systems in the world, with over 400 passenger stations and more than 200 miles (300 km) of routes. The subway is also notable for being among the few rapid transit systems in the world to run 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Click here to read more about New York City subways. Want directions on your cellphone? Just click here.
Staten Island Railway Map The MTA Staten Island Railway (SIR), is the operator of the lone rapid transit line operating in the borough of Staten Island. The SIR operates with modified New York City Subway cars but offers no rail link between the line and the subway system. Staten Island commuters typically use the Staten Island <a href="/>Ferry to reach Manhattan.
Long Island Rail Road The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) is the busiest commuter railroad in North America, carrying an average of 301,000 customers each weekday on 735 daily trains. A subsidiary of New York State's Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the LIRR marks its 175th Anniversary in 2009. The LIRR system is comprised of over 700 miles of track on 11 different branches, stretching from Montauk—on the eastern tip of Long Island—to the refurbished Penn Station in the heart of Manhattan, approximately 120 miles away. Along the way, the LIRR serves 124 stations in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan. Click here to read more about the Long Island Rail Road. For travel information, call 1-718-217-LIRR, 1-516-822-LIRR or 1-631-231-LIRR.
Click here to view an interactive map of the Long Island Rail Road system.
Metro-North A subsidiary of New York State's Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro-North is recognized as one of the nation's preeminent railroads, winning the coveted American Public Transportation Association's Outstanding Achievement Award in 1993, 1998, and 1999.
The railroad's hours of operation are approximately 4 AM to 3:40 AM. Service intervals vary according to destination and time of day. First trains arrive in Grand Central at 5:30 AM and the last trains leave the terminal at 2 AM. Weekdays, peak-period trains east of the Hudson River run every 20-30 minutes; off-peak trains run every 30-60 minutes; and weekend trains run hourly. Click here to read more about Metro-North. For travel information, call (800) METRO-INFO (1-800-638-7646); in New York City, call (212) 532-4900.
Click here to view an interactive map of the Metro-North Rail system.
PATH The New Jersey-Manhattan PATH commuter train lists timetables and service updates on its official site. Recommended in the NYC.com New York on a Budget Guide as a great way to get to Manhattan cheap ($1.50 each way). PATH's new turnstiles accept the PATH QuickCard, the PATH SingleRide Ticket, and the Pay-Per-Ride (Regular) MetroCard ONLY. PATH turnstiles do not accept MTA Single Trip tickets or any Unlimited Ride MetroCard. For travel information, call (800) 234-PATH.
Click here to view an interactive map of the PATH system.
New York City Bike Map The New York City Cycling Map shows existing bicycle lanes, existing and planned greenways, and a network of recommended on-street routes. The existing and planned routes are the result of extensive fieldwork involving analysis of traffic conditions and assessment of the connectivity, accessibility, and safety of the network, as well as meetings that sought community input.
The New York Cycling Map was designed by in-agency Bicycle Program staff at the NYC Department of City Planning and the Department of Transportation. Cycling maps are available for free at the NYC Department of City Planning bookstore at 22 Reade Street in Manhattan, in bicycle shops, libraries, and schools. They can also be obtained by calling the New York City Call Center at 311 or 212-NEW-YORK.
NYC.com, the New York City Experts, offer an entire Visitor Guide with dozens of pages of useful information all about New York City, trip planning, getting around, with hundreds of tips and links. If you've just landed in our Visitor Guide, one place to begin would be on our Orientation and Information page in the trip planning section. Foreign visitors will find much useful information here, and there are articles on the history of New York, hotel basics, insider tips, safety & security, shopping tips, telephone & internet, the US visa waiver program, weather facts, when to go and where to stay. Our getting around section features information on every type of transportation from ferry service to limousines plus where to store your luggage as well as walking, biking and where to find public toilets. You'll also find hotel guides, neighborhood guides, New York City borough and neighborhood maps, guides to New York on a budget, off the beaten track information, several walking tours, and over two dozen What's Your Style guides for every type of traveler.
Each Visitor Guide section offers a handy pull-down menu at the upper right of the page, and the complete visitor guide can be accessed via quick links at the bottom right of each page. Happy navigating!