New York's public transport system is relatively good and
cheap, including buses and the subway. There are also the
ever-present, although more expensive, yellow cabs.
Unlicensed gypsy cabs should be avoided. It is possible to
get around the city using a combination of these, or simply
Walking is often the best way to experience the city, and
during rush hours, when buses and taxis are caught up in the
gridlock and the subway is overcrowded or delayed, it can
also be the fastest way to get around. Generally though, the
most efficient way to get around is the 24-hour underground
system with most of Manhattan's sights near subway stations,
although it can be confusing at first.
Much simpler but slower, is the bus system, which is a good
option for shorter distances or for travelling across town.
The subway and bus fare are standard ($2); note that buses
require the exact change in coins, not dollar bills.
MetroCards allow free transfer between buses and the subway
within two hours.