NYC's underground transportation system run 24 hours a day, seven days a week—a convenient and inexpensive way to get around the City. For more on how to buy a MetroCard, see the video above, and if you're interested in learning even more, see our our in-depth transportation section.
How to Catch the Subway Like a New Yorker
Find a station.
Buy a MetroCard.
You’ll find vending machines at the station entrance.
Select your language and follow the instructions on the touch screen.
Cash, debit or credit – it’s all good here.
Swipe your MetroCard.
“Please swipe again”? it happens.
Just, uh, swipe again.
Are you heading in the right direction?
Uptown = North
Downtown = South
You can always use a map or info kiosk…
…or just ask a New Yorker.
(We don’t bite. Usually.)
Enjoy the ride!
Get going at nycgo.com