How to Get Around Brooklyn
Brooklyn is a large borough with over 2.6 million residents living in over 45 culturally diverse neighborhoods. We know this may seem a bit intimidating, but we promise to make your visit to Brooklyn easy-peasy! Whether you like to walk, ride a bicycle, take the subway, drive, or be chauffeured, there are a ton of options to help you get around on any budget.
MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority)
Base Fare – $2.75 Subway and Local Bus (Reduced-Fare $1.35) Express Bus – $6.50 (Reduced-Fare $3.00 off-peak only)7-Day Unlimited – $317-Day Express Bus Plus – $57.25 30-Day Unlimited – $116.50 Fee for purchase of a new Metro Card – $1 Fee applies to each new Metro Card purchased at station booth, vending machine or commuter rail station.
Single Ride ticket – $3.00 (No Reduced-Fare) Sold at vending machines only. Must be used within 2 hours; no transfers included.
Fee for purchase of a new Metro Card – $1 Fee applies to each new Metro Card purchased at station booth, vending machine or commuter rail station.
Metered Fare Information
- Onscreen rate is ‘Rate #01 – Standard City Rate.’
- The initial charge is $2.50.
- Plus 50 cents per 1/5 mile or 50 cents per 60 seconds in slow traffic or when the vehicle is stopped.
- Passengers must pay all bridge and tunnel tolls.
- Your receipt will show your total fare including tolls. Please take your receipt.
- The driver is not required to accept bills over $20.
- Please tip your driver for safety and good service.
- There are no charges for extra passengers or bags.
For more NYC Taxi information, click here.
WATER TAXIS & FERRIES
New York Water Taxi
Experience NYC aboard New York’s most iconic boat! The All-Day Access Pass is the ferry to get you where you want to be. With hop-on hop-off service to 6 stops in Manhattan and Brooklyn you’ll have access to the city’s greatest neighborhoods, sights, and attractions. Along the way you’ll be treated to amazing views which include the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, One World Trade Center and much more. All this while enjoying first class amenities and narration by the most entertaining and informative guides in the business. New York Water Taxi is the better way to see NYC!
Fare: $31 Adult / $19 Child
DISCOUNT CODE: EXPLORE ($5 off the All-Day Access Pass – Online purchases ONLY)
For a list of other products, piers, and maps, click here.
East River Ferry
For fare information, policies, and maps, click here.
BROOKLYN BY BIKE
Brooklyn Greenway Initiative
This 14-mile route connects each piece of the Brooklyn water-front. Six miles are currently complete, with 8 miles left to build out for pedestrians, runners, and cyclists to enjoy.
Click here for maps and tips on how to utilize the Brooklyn Greenway.
- 24-hours of rides – $9.95 (includes unlimited 30 minute trips)
- 7-days of rides – $25.00 (includes unlimited 30 minute trips)
- Want more than 30 minutes per trip?
- + $4 = 30-60 mins
- + $9 = 60-90 mins
- + $12 = every additional 30 mins after
Click here for a map to find the nearest CitiBike.
SHARED ECONOMY OPTIONS
Get a reliable ride in minutes with the Uber app. From low-cost to premium, every option feels like an upgrade to the everyday. And payment is automatic—no cash, no card, no hassle.
Click here to download the app and get $20 off your first ride.
Take Lyft for a welcoming, affordable, and memorable ride. Request a ride in the Lyft app, and get picked up by a reliable community driver in minutes.
Click here to download the app.
Drive wherever, whenever. Use the app or spot a car2go on the street. No reservation is required – just take it when you want it.
Click here to learn more, join, and rent a car.
Black car service with top of the line fleet and customer service.
Click here to book a car.
Brooklyn’s premier airport shuttle transportation service. We offer a safe, reliable, and comfortable shared-ride experience for customers traveling to/from Brooklyn and New York City area airports, all at an affordable price. Our drivers are also courteous and professional. Concrete Connect has regularly scheduled departures from in front of LIRR Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn going to JFK Airport. For service to other NYC area airports and group rates, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 844-700-RIDE.
ExploreBK readers may use the code EXPBKCC to receive 20% off during March 2016.