There are many reasons people opt to take city buses while visiting New York City, especially if they are visiting the far East and West portions of Manhattan, as these areas are not close to a subway line. Getting from one place to another on a city bus is quite a bit slower than taking the subway however, riding the bus offer you the added pleasure of being able to look around and see the sights throughout Manhattan as you ride.
New York has an elaborate subway system that will get you just about anywhere within the city that you need to go. For a person just visiting NYC, the traffic and crowds can be a bit overwhelming but following some simple suggestions when riding the subway will have you feeling like a native in no time. Upon entering the subway station, there will be maps of the subway routes and schedules, along with maps of the different neighborhoods, studying your route will ensure that you get where you need to go. There will also be corresponding bus information in case you need to catch a bus when stepping off the train.