Though it may be dirt cheap to travel by bus or subway from the airport to your intended destination, such a trip is not recommended. To a newcomer, New York's subway system may seem like an incomprehensible maze. It takes a few times getting lost and missing your stop before getting acquainted. And even if you do manage to figure it out, getting from the subway or bus to your destination will involve several stairs and transfers. Thus, if you are not travelling light, this could be a rather uncomfortable way to travel.