How Do You Use the MTA TripPlanner to Plan an NYC Subway Trip?


Quick Answer

To use the MTA TripPlanner to plan a New York City subway trip, enter the full address, landmark or station name for the departure and destination location, and enter the date and planned departure or arrival time of the trip. If making the entire trip by subway, uncheck bus and rail options before clicking Submit. Click Advanced to view more options for the trip.

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Full Answer

The advanced options on TripPlanner include choosing an accessible trip, minimizing the number of transfers, travel time and fare cost, and restricting the amount of walking involved in the trip. Route preferences are also available.

To view maps of the New York City subway, click Subway under Getting There on the MTA home page and click Maps in the pop-up window. The window also offers tips on how to ride the subway.

The MTA TripPlanner is located in the top-right corner of the MTA home page. At the foot of the TripPlanner search box is a link to an alternative trip planner, the 511NY Get Connected To Go and a link to mobile services. Trip Planner is one of the services offered in MTA's On The Go app for Android, iPhone or iPad. The TripPlanner also offers to search for information about services in an area and provides a link to the subway schedules.

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