Plenty of Ways to Get Around NYC this Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, MTA New York City Transit wants to help you get around in peace and enjoy the city to the fullest with all of your friends and family. Whether it’s taking the Staten Island Railway’s earlier afternoon train to get a head start on the holiday, or using mass transit to catch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, we’ve got all the info you need to know to plan your day.

New York City Subway Thanksgiving Day Service

The New York City Subway will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Day. The 57 St F Subway station will be closed for entry and exit from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. To prevent overcrowding on stairways and platforms, some subway entrances at 34 St-Herald Sq B SubwayD SubwayF SubwayM SubwayN SubwayQ SubwayR SubwayW Subway, 34 St-Penn Station 1 Subway2 Subway3 Subway, 59 St-Columbus Circle 1 SubwayA SubwayB SubwayC SubwayD Subway and 72 St B SubwayC Subway may be closed or designated as exit-only.

MTA New York City Transit encourages the use of mass transit to the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The closest subway stations to the start of parade route are 79 St 1 Subway, 81 St B SubwayC Subway, and 59 St-Columbus Circle 1 SubwayA SubwayB SubwayC SubwayD Subway. There will be additional service on the 42 St S Subway Shuttle as well as increased early morning service on the 1 Subway line to accommodate spectators.

New York City Buses – Thursday/Friday Service Details

Buses operated by MTA New York City Transit and the MTA Bus Company will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Day. Many routes do not operate on Sundays or do not run on part of the route at certain hours. Customers traveling on Thanksgiving Day should check Sunday schedules, lines and routes.

All bus service in Manhattan may experience delays, especially those routes operating near the parade route such as the M7, M10, M11, and M79 SBS. Details will be provided at under “Service Status.” On Friday, November 24, service will operate on a weekday schedule with some exceptions listed at

Staten Island Railway Getaway Service on Wednesday, November 22

MTA Staten Island Railway (SIR) customers looking to get a head start on the Thanksgiving Day holiday will be able to catch earlier afternoon express train service on Wednesday, November 22 with SIR's Early Departure Getaway schedule. Extra SIR trains will be added earlier in the afternoon beginning at 2:30 p.m. from the St. George Ferry Terminal. One express train and one local train await every ferry until 7:50 p.m. On Thanksgiving Day, SIR will operate on a Saturday schedule.