Getting to NYC
Whether you live across the Hudson or across the Atlantic, getting to NYC is easy. If you’re coming from outside the United States, check this page for visa information. See below for the best ways to reach the five boroughs from anywhere in the world.
By train Those starting from a nearby suburb can reach NYC by NJ Transit, Long Island Rail Road or Metro-North Railroad. Amtrak also offers comfortable, convenient service to NYC from cities near and far.
By bus For some travelers, especially those coming from other East Coast cities, buses are an affordable and convenient travel option. New York City enjoys service from such companies as Megabus, BoltBus and Greyhound, as well as other local carriers.
Getting Around NYC
New York is an excellent walking city, and getting around by foot is the best way to familiarize yourself with neighborhoods and their (sometimes subtle) divisions. Of course, sometimes you'll need to move more quickly or cover great distances, for which you've got subways, buses and cabs at your disposal.
Taxis Cabs are a quick, convenient way to get around the five boroughs.
Other Ferries, pedicabs, cruise ships, bicycles and even helicopters are all great ways to get around New York.