New York City
Travel Guide

New York City 

Getting In 

By Train on the Commuter Rail

 
 
Long Island Rail Road
The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) operates between New York City and along the length of Long Island. Jamaica Station in Queens is a major hub and transit station for the LIRR in New York City. LIRR terminals within the city include Long Island City in Queens, Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn, and Penn Station in Manhattan. Tickets can be purchased online or inside the stations before boarding the trains. Tickets are also available for purchase on the trains but are very expensive.

LIRR concourse in Penn Station, New York City

LIRR concourse in Penn Station by Leif Knutsen

Metro-North Rail Road
The Metro-North Rail Road operates between Grand Central Terminal in Midtown Manhattan and stations north and east of New York City in New Jersey and all the way to Connecticut. Besides Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan, trains also stop at Harlem Station on 125th Street and Park Avenue in Upper Manhattan. The New Haven line serves stations along the coast and branches to Danbury and Waterbury. The Harlem Line serves Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess County to Pawling and Wassaic. The Hudson Line serves stations along the Hudson River to Poughkeepsie.

Port Authority Trans-Hudson
The Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is a subway system connecting Manhattan with various stations in neighboring New Jersey including Jersey City, Hoboken, Harrison, and Newark. One line terminates near the World Trade Center in Downtown Manhattan and the other at 33rd Street in Midtown Manhattan. PATH train fares are $1.75 per trip but travelers can use the Smartlink card or Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard. The MetroCard is more convenient if traveling on both the PATH and the MTA systems but there is no free transfers between the systems. 
Inside the PATH subway car, New York City
Inside the PATH subway car by David R. Tribble
New Jersey Transit
The New Jersey Transit operates five routes between Penn Station and various stations in New Jersey. Transit routes (and their terminals in New Jersey) include the Montclair-Boonton Line (Hackettstown), Morris and Essex Lines (Hoboken), Northeast Corridor Line (Trenton), North Jersey Coast Line (Bay Head), and the Atlantic City Express Service (Atlantic City).
New Jersey Transit train, New Jersey

New Jersey Transit train by Adam E. Moreira

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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