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For a leisurely walk, jog, or bicycle ride, there’s no better place than one of The Bronx’s many greenways.
The Mosholu-Pelham Greenway parallels parkways and scenic drives from Riverdale to City Island, and intersects all the other greenways. The Bronx River Greenway connects a string of parks through the center of the borough along the course of the Bronx River. The Hutchinson River Greenway traces the path of that river in the eastern Bronx. The Putnam Trail leads north into Westchester County, where it becomes the South County Trailway, which was built on the right-of-way of the old Putnam rail line. Just south of The Bronx, Randalls Island has multiple paths and an array of soccer and baseball fields.
SUBWAY & TRAINS
Subway and train lines in The Bronx generally run north-south, and are the best option for getting to and from the other boroughs. The trains travel to the east side of Manhattan, while the trains go to the west side. Transit maps are available from the station agent at most subway stations.
Metro-North Railroad commuter trains run about once every half-hour on weekdays and about once per hour on weekends at most stations, providing easy access to Grand Central Terminal, the Hudson Valley and Connecticut.
To access other regional and national transit services, including the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), New Jersey Transit (NJT), and Amtrak, take the trains to Penn Station in Manhattan.
Every corner of The Bronx is accessible by bus, and it’s the best way to travel east-west across the borough.
The Bronx has two Select Bus Service (SBS) routes, the Bx12 SBS serving Fordham Road and Pelham Parkway, and the Bx41 SBS, serving Webster Avenue. All SBS buses require payment before boarding; keep the receipt from the ticket vending machine as proof-of-payment for the duration of your trip.
The George Washington Bridge Bus Station in Washington Heights offers limited long-distance and interstate bus services, and several local bus routes in The Bronx connect to the station. For a greater range of services, the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown can be accessed via the 1 and 2 trains at the Times Sq-42 St station.
Of the three major airports in the New York City area, The Bronx is closest to LaGuardia Airport, just across the East River. The best way to get there by public transportation is to travel by subway or Metro-North into Manhattan and transfer at 125 Street to the M60 SBS.
To get to John F. Kennedy International Airport, travel by subway into Manhattan and transfer to a Jamaica Center (Queens)-bound train. At Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport, transfer to the AirTrain for service to all terminals. Alternately, travel by subway to Penn Station and board a LIRR train with service to Jamaica. At Jamaica, transfer to the AirTrain for service to all terminals.
For service to Newark Liberty International Airport, travel to Penn Station and board a New Jersey Transit train with service to the airport on the Northeast Corridor line or the North Jersey Coast Line.