Owned by Greyhound, BoltBus is notable for its free wi-fi (which occasionally actually works). Buses travel from New York to Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore and Washington, DC. Prices range from $10 to $27, with better deals the earlier you buy (even $1 deals sometimes!). Buses depart from W 33rd between 11th and 12th Aves.
15 miles from Midtown in southeastern Queens, has eight terminals, serves 45 million passengers annually and hosts flights coming and going from all corners of the globe. Major renovations have been in progress for several years, including the AirTrain link with the subway (and free service between terminals).
Penn Station is the departure point for all Amtrak trains, including the Metroliner and Acela Express services to Princeton, NJ, and Washington, DC (note that both these express services will cost twice as much as a normal fare). All fares vary, based on the day of the week and the time you want to travel. There is no baggage-storage facility at Penn Station.
Don’t write off New Jersey when looking for airfares to New York. The same distance from Midtown as JFK, Newark’s airport, 16 miles from Midtown, brings many New Yorkers out for flights (there’s some 36 million passengers annually). Actually it became the metropolis’ first major airport in 1928.
Used mainly for domestic flights, LaGuardia is smaller than JFK but only eight miles from midtown Manhattan; it sees about 26 million passengers per year. It has been open to commercial use since 1939, making it considerably older, too. US Airways and Delta have their own terminals.
Private car services are a common taxi alternative in the outer boroughs. Fares differ depending on the neighborhood and length of ride, and must be determined beforehand, as they have no meters. Car services in Brooklyn include Northside in Williamsburg.
Private car services are a common taxi alternative in the outer boroughs. Fares differ depending on the neighborhood and length of ride, and must be determined beforehand, as they have no meters. Car services in Brooklyn include Arecibo in Park Slope.
Zipping across the river to Roosevelt Island via the four-minute aerial tram is a trip in itself and worth it for the stunning view of the East Side of Manhattan framed by the 59th St Bridge. Trams leave from the Roosevelt Island tramway station .
Its ferries make runs up the Hudson River Valley and from Midtown to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. A popular commuter route goes from the New Jersey Transit train station in Hoboken to the World Financial Center in Lower Manhattan.
Long Island MacArthur Airport , in Islip, is a money-saving (though time-consuming) alternative, but may make sense if a visit to the Hamptons or other parts of Long Island are in your plans.
For long-distance bus trips, you’ll leave and depart from the world’s busiest bus station, the Port Authority Bus Terminal , which sees nearly 60 million passengers pass through each year.