"When coming from neighboring..." Amtrak Tip by Kate_
Amtrak, New York City: 22 reviews and 16 photos
When coming from neighboring states, use trains (Metro North, NJ Transit, etc.). Otherwise, fly in to JFK, LaGuardia or Newark International Airports.
The subway is the fastest and safest way to get around. Cheap too, as fares are not based on excursion. A $1.50 token will get you as far as you need to go. Buses cost the same, but are not as efficient because of heavy street traffic. Cabs are a must for late night traveling because they are safer, but can cost a lot more. Try not to catch a cab during heavy traffic (usually from early morning through 7 p.m. and always on rainy days). If you must take the train late at night, be sure to sit in the train car where the conductor is located or where it is most crowded. Be careful if bicycling or rollerblading to your destination--wear a helmet. NYC drivers are very aggressive and many accidents occur.
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