Congratulations, you've found it -- the best NYC subway map app! Exit Strategy NYC works underground and features the official MTA subway, bus, and street maps PLUS comprehensive 'exit strategies' for each subway station that literally shave minutes off every trip.
Ever gotten off the train and realized the exit was at the FAR other end of the platform? As you make that looooong walk of shame, you're thinking 'If only I had known...I could have saved myself minutes'
Well, this app is THAT guide. Imagine pulling into your destination and stepping off the train DIRECTLY in front of the exit. You'll literally be the FIRST person out of the station every time -- and heck we even show you which side of the train the doors open on!
Detailed diagrams eliminate the guesswork from your ride, making your life easier and faster...plan where to stand and shave minutes off your trip! And this can all be yours for less than the cost of a roundtrip subway ride.
Exit Strategy NYC has gotten praise from NY Times, NY Post, NY Mag, Gizmodo, Wired and more. Try it and you'll quickly see why it's a MUST-HAVE for New Yorkers & savvy New York visitors. And now it even has integration with iTrans NYC!
With the official MTA subway map built in, there's no more unfolding those huge awkward paper maps and looking like a tourist (even if you are one!) And no more trying to read that map on the train that always has someone's head blocking it.
But wait...there's more. Know those amazing MTA neighborhood maps in each subway station? We've got 'em! We wove them together into a giant quilt-like STREET MAP! Just tap a station to see a detailed map of the surrounding area (works for all stops in Manhattan and selected outer borough neighborhoods). The map even has ADDRESS RANGES to help you figure out cross streets!
We've also included BUS MAPS for ALL FIVE boroughs to help you when the subway can't. No other app has these!
Additionally, our street maps show exactly where the ENTRANCES of each station are located at street level, getting you into and out of stations faster. Trying to figure out where the entrances to the West 4th Street station is? Just check the map! We like to call it 'Enter Strategy'.
NO PHONE SERVICE or INTERNET CONNECTION required, so you can use it on the subway! This app will quickly take a spot on your phone's home screen (and a spot in your heart). You'll wonder how you ever lived without it!
Summary of Features:
- Official MTA subway map (zoomable, scrollable and interactive!)
- Official MTA Bus Maps for all five boroughs
- Comprehensive MAP OF MANHATTAN showing address ranges and popular destinations created from the official MTA Neighborhood Maps. (Works offline when other map apps don't!)
- Exit Strategy diagrams help you plan where to stand ("Should I be at the front or back of train?"). Literally shaves minutes off every trip!
- Diagrams include locations of exits, transfer spots, and elevators, in most cases down to the optimal DOOR!
- Diagrams show the hours for exits that close.
-NO PHONE SERVICE OR INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED; use it on the subway!
(Neighborhood maps include Manhattan, Downtown Brooklyn, Park Slope, Williamsburg, Long Island City, and Jackson Heights)
(Want subway directions? The pre-installed Google 'Maps' app gives point-to-point transit subway and bus directions with schedule information too!!)
All subway, bus, and street maps are property of the MTA.
-Added Hudson Yards (Javits Center) station on the 7 line (the first addition to the NYC subway system since 1989!)
-Updated Subway maps
-Updated Bus maps
-Lots of fixes to various stations (thanks for sending those in!)
Ratings and Reviews
Very detailed app, but outdated and seemingly abandoned
The app is very thorough. It includes info on entrances and exits for most of the 400+ subway stations and includes NYC subway and bus maps for the 5 boroughs and local neighborhood maps of the areas surrounding each subway station as a bonus.
Unfortunately as of July 2019 the app hasn’t been updated in over 3 years, so a few significant developments such as the return of the W train in 2016 or the opening the Second Avenue Subway in 2017, as well as things like the opening of new elevators or entrances/exits at older stations are not reflected in the app. The subway and bus maps in the app are likewise outdated.
Given that over 3 years have passed without an update, the app seems to have been abandoned. (The official website for the app seems to have been abandoned too, as the site lists “469 stations” instead of 472 with the three new Second Avenue stations). The app is still pretty useful for traveling over most of the system, as long as you don’t use a station or route that has changed materially in the past few years.
Indespensible for this NYC resident
ETA (Nov2017): have to ding a star because, as many other reviewers note, it hasn’t been updated for key subway changes. Still the best transit app for NYC even without the needed updates, but would love added functionality. I’d throw a little more cash their way for more updates.
Now that they're updating the app again I can unequivocally state it's the transit app I use most often and most value. It doesn't give directions but it's otherwise invaluable for commuting and just being out and about around the 5 boroughs. Great value for the money.
COMPACT AND USEFUL APP!
This is a handy little app that really takes the guesswork out of the underground geography of the NY subway system. On your way to the subway, or even when you're already underground (i.e.the app is not signal- dependent), you can strategize: 1)what car on the train to board in order to make the most efficient transfer to the next line you plan to take, thus making your ride smoother and really easy to plan. You can also 2) open a geographically correct map of the local streets of your destination showing the exact placement of the exit staircases from your subway up to the street, so that you will be oriented perfectly when you come up to the surface again. I've lived in NY all my life, and although I know an awful lot of stations pretty intimately, it still helps me manage the ins and outs of the stations with which I am not as familiar. For a tourist it would be a real help, and for us natives, its a pleasure!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.