If you are a frequent traveler in the NYC area, it’s a great idea to get to know the MTA bus schedule. Study the NYC bus map to familiarize yourself with the routes that you frequently travel on.

Taking the NYC bus can be a great mode of transportation. It is relatively quick, simple, and affordable.

For your convenience, we have compiled some direct links to the MTA website to help your transportation experience be a pleasant one!
Click below to view the link:

*Metro Card

*NYC Bus Map

*Service Status and MTA Bus Schedule

METRO CARD FARES (Effective March 3, 2013)

  • Base Single Ride Fare: $2.50
  • Single Ticket Fare: $2.75 (Sold at vending machines only. Must be used within 2 hours, no transfers included)
  • Monthly MetroCard/30-Day Unlimited: $112
  • 7-Day Unlimited: $30.00
  • 7-Day Express Bus Plus: $55.00
  • Express Bus: $6.00
  • Fee to Purchase New MetroCard $1, so save those used or expired NYC MetroCards and exchange them for a new one! Fee applies to each new MetroCard purchased at station booth, vending machine or commuter rail station.
  • Pay Per Ride Bonus: An additional 5% is added to your MetroCard with the purchase or addition of $5 or more.

Those who qualify for a reduced fare can travel for half fare. Up to three children 44 inches tall and under ride for free on subways and local buses when accompanied by a fare paying adult. Infants (under two years of age) ride express buses free if the child sits on the lap of the accompanying adult. Using a Metro Card can lower the cost of your rides.

The previous fares were:

  • One-Way Ride: $2.25
  • Single Ride Ticket: $2.50
  • Express Bus Ride: $5.50

Have a safe trip!


with a few select NYC garages.