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The closest major airport is LaGuardia Airport, located at a distance of just 5 miles from the center of Manhattan, NY.
Most of the people who live in Manhattan use the public transportation as their commute to work, which makes Manhattan unique, because of the fact that 88% of Americans, nationwide, drive to their jobs and only 5% use public transportation. In Manhattan, only 18% drive to work, while more than 75% of Manhattan households do not own a car.
The New York City Subway, which is the largest subway system in the world by track mileage and the largest by number of stations, is the most used transportation mean, within the city, connecting all boroughs, except Staten Island. There are 147 subway stations in Manhattan.
The city has a 2nd subway, called PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson), which connects 6 stations, in Manhattan, to northern New Jersey. Passengers pay fares with pay-per-ride MetroCards, which are valid on all city buses and subways, as well as on PATH trains. A one-way fare on the bus or subway is $2.25, while on PATH, it only costs $1.75.
The metro region’s commuter rail lines converge at Penn Station and Grand Central Terminal (the two busiest rail stations in USA), on the west and east sides of Midtown Manhattan, respectively. Amtrak provides inter-city passenger rail service from Penn Station to other cities, including Washington DC, Upstate New York, cross-border service to Toronto and Montreal, as well as to destinations in the South and Midwest.
The main bus system, in Manhattan, is the MTA New York City Bus, which offers a wide variety of local buses within Manhattan’s area, including an extensive network of express bus routes that serves commuters and other travelers, who are heading into Manhattan.
New York City is served by the iconic yellow cabs, which number 13,087 city-wide.
Easy! Just follow the driving directions listed below!
From LaGuardia Airport: Head west and make a slight right toward Grand Central Pkwy W. Take the ramp on the left onto Grand Central Pkwy W and continue onto I-278 E. Exit onto Robert F Kennedy Bridge and take the 125th St/2 Ave exit. Turn right at E 125th St/Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., and continue to follow E 125th St. Turn left at Broadway. Barnard College will be on the right.
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