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/Getting Around NYC by Subway & Bus

8/14/2014 - By Marea Edynak

You don't need a car in NYC, especially in Manhattan.

In fact more than 1/2 of New Yorkers don't have a car and many of us don't even have a driver's license.

Why? The public transportation here is cheap and it runs 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

The best bet is to buy an unlimited transportation card which works on both the bus and the subway.

Most visitors find the 7-day Unlimited card for $30 to be the best bet. 

Note: there is a $1 charge for a new card

Single Ride Ticket - $2.75 
7-Day Unlimited – $30
30-Day Unlimited – $112

Base Fare – $2.50 
Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard
Buy as many rides as you want:At a station booth: from $5 to $80*
At a MetroCard Vending Machine: from $5 to $100*

Put $5 or more on your card and receive a 5 percent bonus. For example, a $20 purchase gives you $21 on your card. Refill your card to use the balance.

You get an automatic free transfer between subway and bus, or between buses.

Your MetroCard can hold any combination of unlimited rides and dollar value!

Pay-Per-Ride Bonus
An additional 5% is added to your MetroCard with the purchase or addition of $5 or more. 
Single Ride ticket – $2.75
(No Reduced-Fare) 
Sold at vending machines only.
Must be used within 2 hours; 
no transfers included.

Fee for purchase of a new MetroCard – $1 
Fee applies to each new MetroCard purchased at station booth, vending machine or commuter rail station.
About the $1 New Card Fee
The MTA charges a $1.00 "new card fee" for each new MetroCard purchased at a MetroCard Vending Machine or station booth, or commuter rail station.
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