The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to the New York Subway

· Minh T. Nguyen
8 reviews

About this ebook

The most convenient, cost-effective way to travel in New York City is by subway, but many first-time visitors, tourists, and even locals find the complexity of the system intimidating and confusing. Whether you are a first-time visitor or have struggled to use the subway system in the past, this guide is for you!

This book makes absolutely no assumptions about what you know about taking public transportation in New York or elsewhere. Illustrated with more than 70 pictures and figures, this detailed guide breaks down everything you need to know about using the subway — from the ground up. You’ll learn how to read the subway map, properly differentiate between the many subway lines, and identify the correct trains and platforms. Filled with detailed information and many pictures, this guide will alleviate your fear and confusion about taking the subway and allow you to navigate it confidently and effectively so that you can focus on enjoying New York City.

What this guide includes:

  • A step-by-step guide on how to use the subway system
  • Dealing with weekend and weeknight service changes
  • Frequently asked questions about the subway
  • 70+ pictures and figures allowing you to visually understand the system
  • Tips, tricks, and subway etiquette
  • Getting from New York’s three major airports into Manhattan

Ratings and reviews

8 reviews
Jade Churchill
February 4, 2015
Made me feel a little more at ease knowing a little bit more about the subways etc. Thanks
2 people found this review helpful
Did you find this helpful?
Socrates Frederick
April 17, 2014
Very useful guide. I really recommend it.
1 person found this review helpful
Did you find this helpful?
Aleena Atkins
December 20, 2013
Did you find this helpful?

About the author

Minh T. Nguyen has previously authored Visual Studio .NET Tips and Tricks to great reviews. He currently resides in New York City where he works as a senior software engineer for Google.

Rate this book

Tell us what you think.

Reading information

Smartphones and tablets
Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.
Laptops and computers
You can listen to audiobooks purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.
eReaders and other devices
To read on e-ink devices like Kobo eReaders, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Follow the detailed Help Center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.