Holiday travel tips
- To save time, tap and go with OMNY, our contactless fare payment system. You can use it on the subway and on all local buses — and Reduced-Fare customers can use it, too.
- Traveling on Long Island Rail Road or Metro-North? Use the TrainTime app to check schedules and buy tickets.
- If you're traveling out of LaGuardia Airport, consider using the free Q70 SBS LaGuardia Link. The bus takes travelers from the airport to the at Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av/74 St-Broadway, as well as the at 61 St-Woodside, and the LIRR at Woodside.
- If you're traveling out of JFK Airport, remember that you'll have to use AirTrain for the last leg of your trip. The AirTrain fare is $8, is separate from your subway or bus fare, and can only be paid by MetroCard.
- Check out our Planned Service Changes before heading out to ensure you have the most up-to-date information for your trip.
Thursday, November 24: Subways will operate on a Sunday schedule. There will be additional service on the and the 42 St in the early morning.
Some subway station entrances and exits along the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade route will be closed.
Friday, November 25: Subway lines, along with the Staten Island Railway, will operate on a regular weekday schedule.
Saturday, November 26, and Sunday, November 27: Subways will operate on a weekend schedule. Check out the Weekender for more details.
Thursday, November 24: Buses will operate on a Sunday schedule. Many buses in Manhattan may experience delays, and will be affected by reroutes, detours, and/or frozen zones, especially those routes operating in Midtown near the parade route. Plan a trip to see the latest schedules.
Friday, November 25: Buses will operate on a reduced schedule. Most routes will be running, but they may come less often. Limited-stop service will not run on some routes in Queens and Staten Island. Plan a trip to see the latest schedules.
See below for details on the special schedule for express bus routes. There will be no SIM4X or SIM8X service.
Saturday, November 26, and Sunday, November 27: Buses will operate on a normal weekend schedule.
Long Island Rail Road
Wednesday, November 23: LIRR will operate 11 extra trains departing Penn Station between 12:52 p.m. and 4:06 p.m. Alcohol will not be allowed on trains, stations or platforms from 8 p.m. Wednesday to 5 a.m. Thursday.
Thursday, November 24: LIRR will operate on a weekend schedule with extra service before and after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Friday, November 25: LIRR will operate on a regular weekday schedule. Off-peak fares will be valid on all trains.
Saturday, November 26, and Sunday, November 27: LIRR will operate on a regular weekend schedule.
Wednesday, November 23: Metro-North will operate 9 extra trains departing Grand Central between 1:16 p.m. and 3:27 p.m. On the Port Jervis Line, the 2:41 p.m. train from Hoboken will be extended to Port Jervis. Some trains during the evening rush hour will not run.
Thursday, November 24: Metro-North will operate on a special schedule on the Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven Lines, with enhanced service before and after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Port Jervis and Pascack Valley Lines will run on a regular weekend schedule, with an extra round-trip on the Port Jervis Line.
Friday, November 25: Metro-North will operate on a Saturday schedule on all lines, with extra service in the morning and evening rush periods.
Saturday, November 26 and Sunday, November 27: Metro-North will operate its normal Saturday and Sunday schedules.