New York Subway

Last updated: Jan 16, 2016

The New York Subway is the largest RT system in the world with its 468 operating stations on 232 mi (373 km) of routes. Stations are located throughout the boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, while Staten Island has a separate rail line not connected to New York Subway.

New York Subway

New York Subway Map

New York has an extensive subway network with over 20 subway lines signed with different numbers, letters, colors, and shapes. Use this interactive subway map to find your destination or your can download New York Subway PDF version.

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New York Subway Fares

One subway ride (as well as bus ride) is $2.75.

SingleRide ticket is $3.00 sold at vending machines only.

MetroCard is the best way to travel by New York Subway. It's a plastic card which you can use different ways.

Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard
You can refill your MetroCard at station booths and vending machines with an amount from $5.50 to $80. In this case you get a 11% bonus.

Unlimited Ride MetroCard

  • 7-Day Unlimited Pass for $31
    valid for subway and local bus rides
  • 7-Day Express Bus Plus MetroCard for $57.25
    valid for express bus, local bus, and subway rides
  • 30-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard for $116.50
    valid for subway and local bus rides

Note that New York Subway tickets (or MTA Tickets) are not sold online.

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How to Save Money on Subway Ticket

If you are 65 years+ old or have a qualifying disability, you're eligible for a Reduced-Fare MetroCard on New York Subway. It's a personalized MetroCard with your name and photograph printed on it. You must apply for, and be approved to receive it. Find more information regarding the application on MTA's website.

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