How Is Much Are Subway Fares In New York City?

I’m totally confused by the NYC metro website with pricing and the zone chart.
(I found a good answer on Yahoo Answers, but it is 6yrs old when a one-way subway ticket was $2).
I’ll be in the city for a few days and I’ll probably be taking about 10 one-way trips. What is the deal with the discounted cards ?
Thanks !

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5 Responses to “How Is Much Are Subway Fares In New York City?”

  1. Hi says:

    Somwhere around $2 since people use the subway as there normal tranportation but yea good luck in the big apple its really busy hope it helped

  2. Native New Yorker says:

    My friend, the fare on the subway, regardless of distance traveled, is $2.25.
    If you’re in town for a week, and you’re going to be using the subway a lot during your stay, you can purchase a 7-day unlimited ride MetroCard for $29, which is a huge money saver.
    The 7-day unlimited ride MetroCard will give you unlimited travel anywhere in the city on the subways, local buses, the Roosevelt Island Tram and the Staten Island Railway without worrying about how much money you have on your card.
    I hope this information is very helpful.
    Good luck

  3. Jessica says:

    It is exactly $2.25

  4. Bubbalic says:

    2 dollars and 25 cents : )

  5. LJ says:

    Don’t buy an unlimited metrocard if you are only using the subway 10 times.
    If you put exactly $21.10 on a regular metrocard, you’ll have enough, with the 7% bonus you get for every $10 you spend, for exactly 10 rides.
    Here’s how it works:
    A single ride costs $2.25 (unless you buy a single use, paper metrocard. That costs $2.50. DON’T pay for your fare that way!)
    10 rides cost $22.50.
    For every $10 you get a 7% bonus.
    So, if you pay for $20 on a metrocard, you’ll get $21.40 worth of fare on the card (the extra is the bonus.)
    Just add an additional $1.10 to bring the total up to $22.50.
    This means you’ll pay exactly $21.10, but you’ll get $22.50 actually ON your metrocard to spend!
    I know it’s confusing, but I hope this clarifies things.
    Many people get the unlimited metrocards to avoid doing the math. But it’s a real rip off if you don’t ride a LOT! I don’t ride every day, so I just keep putting $20.00 on my metrocard and eventually the bonuses even out.

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