New York City Tips

New York City Tips

How to get to and from airports:

If you’re traveling light or enjoy some adventure, the subway is the cheapest way to get to and from Manhattan and it can be faster than a taxi or other shuttle services during rush hour.


From Manhattan to JFK by subway/metro:

Take one of the subway lines:  E, Z or J towards Queens/Jamaica Center/Persons/Archer.
Get off on Sutphin Blvd./Archer Ave/JFK Airport – If you take the E train, it usually takes 35 minutes between JFK & Penn Station.-  Once you get there, follow the signs for Air Train that will take you the terminals. The metrocard costs $5. For more info click HERE!
You can also take the Long Island Rail Road and transfer to the Air Train in case you’re closer to the the train than to the subway:

From JFK to Manhattan by subway/metro:

At the airport follow the signs for Air Train and get off at the subway station stop. From there take the subway line that is closer to your final destination.



La Guardia to/from Manhattan by bus

By bus (M60, Q33,Q47, Q48, Q72) – You can take the subway N or W and get off on Astoria Boulevard in Queens and transfer to the M60 bus to La Guardia.


JFK and La Guardia by taxi:

JFK: U$55 plus taxes and tips and if you take a toll road, you must add that as well.

La Guardia: U$40 – plus taxes and tips and if you take a toll road, you must add that as well.


How to buy Broadway tickets in advance:

If you wanna buy your tickets in advance and plan your trip before you arrive, you can purchase not only Broadway but also other attractions and shows HERE! If you don’t mind trying your luck and waiting to get your tickets here, you can use TodayTix app, Tkts or even Broadway Roulette! 


Luggage Storage in Manhattan:

Most hotels and hostels offer storage room for you to leave your luggage after checkin-out. If this is not the case or your hotel is too far for you to return, you can use Schwartz Luggage.

Foto: Schwartz Luggage


Where to purchase your CityPASS, New York PASS or The New York Sightseeing Pass:

You can purchase your CityPASS HERE, your New York PASS HERE; The New York Sightseeing Pass HERE and The Explorer Pass HERE!



Discount codes for Uber, Lyft, VIA and Juno

Uber: marthas188

Lyft: MARTHA351616

Via: martha5i8

Get 10% off with the code JUNO



(More on the affordable side) hotels in NYC

The RowWellington, Edison Hotel, Paramount,Yotel, Citizen M, Hilton Garden Times SquareBelnord,  Pod Times Square, Double Tree by HiltonBelvedereHotel 31 e Pod 51 (com banheiro compartilhado ou privado!), Pennsylvania (um dos que causam mais controvérsia),Yotel.


Hostels in Nova York

For booking hostels and hotels I always use If you wanna save in accommodation here are 5 hostels worth staying in NYC:



Bike rental in NYC

Unlimited biking offers 30% OFF with the code MARTHA30 for all your rentals including day passes! Click HERE to make a reservation!


Car rentals:

Cars are not necessary in New York City. But if you are planning to escape the city, here are some recommendations:, BudgetEnterpriseAlamo .



Souvenir shop with discount!

I Love Souvenir is hands down the  cheapest souvenir shop I know and they offer 10% OFF to my followers! Just mention my name at checkout (everyone knows me and they are the best!)! The I Love Souvenir Shop is located at 377 5th Avenue, New York.


Websites to book air tickets in the USA:, Student Universe,  Skyscanner.



Bus services in NY and NJ:

Porth Authority Bus Terminal:
New Jersey Transit:


Tour buses to different cities:



Trains to other USA destinations:

Long Island Rail Road:
New Jersey Transit:


Travel insurance

Get Allianz Travel Insurance for your next trip, click HERE to check the website!


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