How to get to Central Park in new York
The Park is located in Manhattan between 59th and 110th streets (relatively speaking, "horizontally") and 5th and 8th avenues ("vertically"). The Park has the shape of an almost perfect rectangle. You can get to it from anywhere in the city without any problems, but it is preferable to travel by metro and on foot. However, given the size of the Park, you need to clearly understand what exactly you want to do and what exactly to see - the point of arrival will depend on this.
So, you can get there:
On foot. If you are in Manhattan in the range of streets (approximately) from 120th to 50th, it is best to walk to the Park on your own two feet. From times Square, it takes about 15-20 minutes up Broadway.
Taxi. It is very easy to catch a taxi - just wave your hand. A ride in a licensed yellow cab will cost you $ 18-20 for 5 miles (1 mile = about 20 blocks, i.e. a ride from 50th to 70th street will cost about$4). Do not forget about tips, the standard size of which in the United States is 15-20% of the total cost of the product or service.
By bus and metro. If you are traveling from a distance, it makes sense to use public transport. The cost of one trip on the metro or bus (a single card, called Metrocard) will be$ 3, unlimited trips during the week will cost only$31. But! The metro runs Express trains that do not stop at every station, so be careful, and to let the bus let you out, you need to press a special button. Nearest metro stations to the Park: 59-Street-Columbus Circle, 72-, 81-, 86-, 96-, 103-, 110-Street.
Private car. You can Park near the Park almost anywhere. Parking meters will tell you in detail where you can get up and for how much, plastic cards, coins, and special top-up Parking cards are accepted for payment. The cost of an hour of Parking near the Park varies from $ 1.50 to $ 3.50, and on Sunday you can not pay.
You can also ride a motorcycle, scooter, or Bicycle, or even on roller skates, just read the road signs carefully.