Even for us seasoned veterans, the New York City subway can sometimes get confusing. To a tourist, it can be terrifying.
Local software engineer and author Minh T. Nguyen recently created this great comprehensive guide called The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to the New York Subway to help tourists navigate the complicated system.
Seeing so many visitors struggle with the system, I decided to write a guide to set them at ease. I make absolutely no assumptions about what you know about taking public transportation in New York and explain how to use it from top to bottom, sometimes in excruciating detail. I’ve added a lot of photos to help illustrate the subway system. My goal is to make an easy-to-read, step-by-step guide that allows you to overcome your fear and frustration with taking the trains and maximize your time and money while you are here.