How to Get Around New York City

New York City offers a lot of different types of public transport. You can rent a Citi Bike, take an uber, ride the subway, hail down a taxi, or walk. This article breaks down the cost and efficiency of each mode of transportation.

Citi Bike

This method is cheaper than getting a taxi or Uber, but it requires physical exercise. If you’re planning on having a relaxing day exploring the city, I would recommend this.

It costs $3.50 for a single trip and $15 for a day pass. You’ll need the app in order to ride these bikes.


Uber in New York City is expensive, and not always quick because of traffic.


The cost of a taxi is similar to an Uber, and traffic needs to be taken into consideration if you’re in a rush to go somewhere.


Taking the subway is my preferred method because of the combination of cost and efficiency. It costs $2.75 per ride, and metrocard stations are at every entrance so it’s easy to re-load a metrocard with money. The lines are confusing, but Google Maps is up to date in real-time for the subway.


This is obviously the cheapest options as it’s free, but if you’re going a far distance or need to get somewhere fast this is not an ideal option.

Published by Seizing Sunny Days

Hi, I’m Mak! I’m obsessed with affordable luxury vacations, food, style, and fitness.

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