We found the best way to travel is by purchasing a metro card depending on how long you are here for. You can buy one for a week or monthly. Or if you wish just top up the card as and when needed. At the time of this blog a journey costs $2:25 regardless of the distance it could be one stop or from 110st to Lefferts Blvd which is a considerable distance. If you are topping up the card it is best to top up on increments of $2:25. Thus making sure when you have finished the balance is $0.