NYC Subway Information

In order to get the true New York experience, you must ride the subway. You can rub shoulders with all sorts of New Yorkers (and tourists) which makes for interesting people watching. For both locals and tourists, sometimes it can get confusing, but there are a lot of great tools to help. Here are a few key tips:

  • Don't be afraid to ask for directions (but double-check as people don't always know what they're saying)
  • Late at night (after midnight), it can take a while (20-30 mins) for the trains to come
  • Look for signs and listen to announcements for changes in schedule / routing
  • Carry around and use a map if you need to
  • Use the tools below!
  • Here are excellent resources to help you plan trips. The first two are especially useful:


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