We are doing the go west tour.
How much money do we need to put on the card? There's four of us, do we need a metro card each?
And can we buy these card at penn station where the tour starts?
We recommend that you buy your MetroCards at any other subway station and even on an earlier day if possible as lines at Penn Station can be longer. If you are going to buy them at Penn Station please arrive at least one half hour before the tour start time.
Yes you can buy the metro cards at the metro station in penn station. Allow enough time as can be queues and busy station read email direction instructions carefully. You'll need cash I know we did as lots of places didn't take card.
Yes, each person needs a metrocard. For this tour, we only took the subway once, so you don't need much money in the card. But you'd better have some money for your traveling in NYC. You can keep recharging the card as much as you can. As the website of Metro suggests, it's best to pay $10.50 that allows you to ride 4 times with 3 cents left with 5% bonus.
Since I stayed in New Jersey, I purchased two metrocards on the night before the tour at Port Authority Bus Terminal. I recharged once.
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