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Here are a few helpful links for getting to and getting around New York City. We'll keep this page updated with special offers on airline tickets if they become available. If anyone out there comes across a deal and would like to share it, please contact us or post it on the Facebook event page.



Airline Travel
After doing a little research we came across a good website for comparing online ticket brokers. Bookingbuddy.com will compare multiple websites for you. Please note that it does not list Priceline.com or Travelocity.com so you'll have to manually visit those sites for a complete comparison. When we ran a comparison we were surprised to see just about every one of these sites come up with the same price ranges for their tickets. Most of these online ticket broker sites also allow you to book a flight and a hotel simultaneously, but you may want to visit our lodging page before making your final decision. You can save money on airfare by booking your flight either early or late. Booking early is the safest. The longer you wait the more expensive the flight will be. However, sometimes there are tickets available at the very last minute for a great price. Click here for more tips on how to save on airfare during your visit to New York.


By Bus
There are a number of affordable, convenient bus lines that travel to New York City from around the United States and parts of Canada. These include: BoltBusMegabus and Greyhound.


Car & Carpooling
Use Google Maps for driving directions to New York City. As for parking you may want to plan ahead by using a site like bestparking.com to compare parking rates and locations from a number of companies. They don't list every parking garage in Manhattan but they do have plenty listed for the area around Ground Zero. Another helpful parking site is Parkopedia, they list all of the parking lots and garages as well as information regarding on street parking.

In the last few years, more and more people are seeking to carpool to save on expenses. This is an excellent idea, but obviously make sure you trust the party you're traveling with. Check out our Facebook event page, which we can use as a forum for people looking to get together and carpool.


By Train
Those starting from a nearby suburb can reach NYC by NJ TransitLong Island Rail Road or Metro-North RailroadAmtrak also offers comfortable, convenient service to NYC from cities near and far.



Subway
The easiest and quickest way to travel around NYC is by public subway. Subway trains operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The cost of a single ride is $2.50 and allows you to use the system citywide and transfer as many times as you need, as long as you don't exit the system through a turnstile. The MTA website is pretty good at keeping up to date with service changes and interruptions so check their website frequently. There's no need to be concerned if you're not familiar with riding the NY subway system. People from our group that know how to get around New York will will help others when we need to travel a long distance.

*Subway Map (PDF)    *Subway Map (HTML)    *MTA website


Buses

Taking a bus is another affordable way to get around the city. Buses are also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All New York City buses accept the same MetroCard as the subway and exact coin change as well (no pennies or paper money accepted). A single ride will cost $2.50 on a local bus and $5.50 on an express bus, and will take you any distance until the end of the route.

*Manhattan Bus Map (PDF)   *Manhattan Bus Schedules


Taxis
The City's fleet of yellow taxicabs is regulated by the Taxi and Limousine Commission. Taxis are available 24 hours a day. Minimum metered fare is $2.50, which increases 50 cents every fifth of a mile; there is also a New York State tax surcharge of 50 cents per ride. An additional $1 surcharge is added to the meter Monday–Friday, 4–8pm, and a 50-cent surcharge is added at night, 8pm–6am. All taxis accept cash and most accept credit cards. Tolls are extra and added to the metered fare. Click here for a list of TLC for-hire services.