Subway. The basis of a public transportation system of New York form subway and a bus. The fair for travel in the subway and bus is 1.5 dollar (retirees pay 75 cents). However, the money collected is still not enough, and city pay to the transportation departments extra cost. Apart from the actual New York subway, there is still a small underground network connecting New York with its western suburbs in New Jersey (Jersey City, Newark, Hoboken). The system is operated by PATH, shortening for Port Authority Trans-Hudson. The word "Trans-Hudson" suggests that subway crosses the river Hudson, two times by the way. New York Subway is old: it came into operation in 1904, that is later than in Boston (1897), but earlier than in Philadelphia (1907), but even more so in Chicago (1943).

Bus routes. Bus traffic, which began in 1907, far survived tram and trolley. References report that there are 4373 buses in New York which is one and a half times less than the subway cars. They serve 234 lines, including 31 line-express buses. Buses are new, comfortable, equipped with air-conditioners. Along with the usual stops there are stops provided "on demand". To inform the driver that you are going to go to the next "stop on demand", should press for one of the special vertical strips, which strengthened on the inner walls of the salon. Save and buses, where for the same purpose have to pull the cord. In the cabin of the bus you can take a booklet with the scheme bus routes in the region of New York. As in the streets of Manhattan are very extended a unilateral movement, it is often one bus route, but following in different directions, not moving on one street, but for different, nearby. For example, at the Fifth Avenue traffic goes from north to south, parallel to it but on Sixth - on the contrary, from south to north.\

Water transportation. Many people use the ferry. Large ferries from the southern tip of Manhattan constantly run through the bay to Staten Island. These ferries are always full of tourists wishing to enjoy the panorama of the city by the bay. Railroads. There are two big railway stations in Manhattan. The one that is more important is called the Grand Central Terminal, the smaller one is Pennsylvania-Station (in normal speech - Penn-Station). Both are located in densely built-up areas, so there is no place for landside area. For those who wnat to have a rest before a long trip a comfortable hotel will be a nice place to stay at.