Discovering New York by subway is by far the fastest, easiest and most affordable mode of transportation. And, if you really don’t feel like walking, most of the subway stations have buses right at your disposal which a free of charge when you use the subway. The transfers are always free if you transfer within 2 hours of initial check in.
Purchasing a New York Subway pass is very easy and can be done at one of the various counters or at self-services ticket machines. You can pay by card and cash. Not all subways stations have such ticket counter, which are marked with a “red ball” above the station’s entrance. You already need a ticket to actually enter such a subway station. When the station’s entrance is marked with a “green ball” you can enter without a subway ticket and purchase the ticket you need right there before you make your way to the tracks.
When you check in, always be sure this is the right track you are checking in for. This is somewhat unclear sometimes and once you’ve checked in for the wrong track or direction, you cannot have a refund. So, be sure to always check the New York subway map before you check in.