Guests travel in comfort on these passenger trains, stopping at stations throughout the country. Most include refreshment cars. For more information, call Penn Station, Eighth Ave., 800.872.7245.
Bikes available for rent for 30-minute intervals from various docking stations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and part of New Jersey and Queens. The website offers group rides, local events, bike classes and suggested routes. $12 for 24- Hour Access Pass, $24 for three- day Access Pass.
GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL
Trains run on the Metro- North railroad line to and from this majestic landmark, over 100 years old. For schedules and prices, visit mta.info/mnr. E. 42nd St., btw Lexington & Vanderbilt aves., 212.340.2583.
GRAY LINE CITYSIGHTSEEING NEW YORK
Sightseeing tours by bus, boat and helicopter. Buses leave from the Gray Line New York Visitor Center, 777 Eighth Ave., btw W. 47th & W. 48th sts., 212.445.0848.
HAMPTON LUXURY LINER
Daily van service from NYC to the Hamptons and Montauk. Vineyard tours every Sa & Su from NYC. 631.537.5800.
LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD
This rail service, which operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week (including all holidays), takes visitors from Penn Station or Jamaica to more than 100 destinations throughout Long Island, including beaches. For getaway packages, pricing and schedules, go to mta.info/lirr or call 511 and say “LIRR” at any time.
METRO- NORTH RAILROAD
This railroad travels to 120 stations throughout seven counties in New York State. 212.532.4900.
NJ Transit is your ride to Newark Liberty International Airport, MetLife Stadium, Prudential Center, the Jersey Shore and more. Buy your tickets in advance with NJ TRANSIT’s Mobile App. 973.275.5555.
This ferry service, operated by Hornblower, offers transportation along the East River to and from Lower Manhattan and Midtown and also parts of Brooklyn and Queens, with more routes being developed. Vessels offer charging stations, Wi- Fi and concessions. Adult one-way ticket, $2.75. Tickets can be bought through the NYC Ferry app, the website or at a ticket vending machine, available at all of the ferry landings.
At one of the nation’s busiest transit hubs, city buses and subways converge with commuter rail services to New Jersey and Long Island and national rail services. Eighth Ave., btw W. 31st & W. 33rd sts., 212.630.6401.
PORT AUTHORITY BUS TERMINAL
The nation’s largest bus terminal serves approximately 200,000 passengers from across the nation on a typical weekday. Bus carriers include New Jersey Transit, Greyhound and ShortLine Bus. 625 Eighth Ave., from W. 40th to W. 42nd sts., 800.221.9903.
Bright blue and yellow vans transport travelers on shared rides from home, office or hotel to LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy or Newark International airports. 800.258.3826.
famous transportation hub with this self- guided audio tour. $9 adults, $7 seniors/disabled, students/ children. Pickup from GCT Tour Window on the Main Concourse. 89 E. 42nd St., at Park Ave., 917.566.0008.
HIGH LINE TOUR
Enjoy a free tour of this fascinating elevated park, once the site of the New York Central Railroad, which carried goods to and from Manhattan’s industrial district. Knowledgeable volunteer guides lead 75-minute tours, offering an insider’s perspective on the park’s history, design and landscape. Tours take place twice a week on Tu (6:30 pm) and Sa (10 am) between May 1 and Oct. 31. No need to RSVP. 91 Gansevoort Street, at Washington St., 212.500.6035.
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN ALL-ACCESS TOUR
This tour of the famous sports and entertainment arena includes locker rooms of the New York Knicks basketball team and a photo gallery of celebrities who have performed at the venue. Daily 10:30 am-3 pm. $26.95 adults, $18.95 seniors/students, $17.95 children. Seventh Ave., at W. 33rd St., 866.858.0008.
The Manhattan skyline is on the menu, along with dining and dancing. Times/prices vary. Chelsea Piers, Pier 61, at W. 21st St. & the West Side Hwy., 866.483.3866; Lincoln Harbor Yacht Club, 1500 Harbor Blvd., btw Park Ave. & 19th St., Weehawken, NJ.
URBAN OYSTERS NYC WALKING TOURS
Visitors can explore the Brooklyn Navy Yard , sample some of New York City’s traditional ethnic foods from the Lower East Side and more, while learning about the importance of historical preservation. For information, call 347.618.8687.