NYC – Christmas Transit Guide

December 21, 2023

    Hi Mooviters,

    The holidays are upon us, and to ensure your journeys remain effortless and joyful, your favorite transit app is here with the latest updates & service changes! At Moovit, we’re dedicated to keeping you connected and informed throughout this festive season.

    What’s in Store?

    🎄 Holiday Schedule Updates: Many agencies are offering alternative service for Christmas and New Year’s. As always, Moovit is updated. Plan your travels with our trip planner. We have also compiled a list of your favorite agencies below. 

    🚌 Real-Time Arrivals: Traveling during the Holiday season can be hectic but Moovit helps you stay informed with Real-Time arrival updates that let you know exactly when your bus/train/subway is arriving.

    ⚠️ In-App Service Alerts: Don’t get caught by any last-minute service changes, stay informed with our in-app service alerts.

    Christmas Service by Agency

    • MTA Subway and Bus
      • MTA will operate Sunday service on Christmas Day, Monday, December 25th.
    • LIRR
      • LIRR will operate Weekend service on Christmas Day.
    • MNR
      • The Harlem, Hudson, and New Haven Lines will run on a special reduced schedule on Christmas Day Monday, December 25. Service at most stations will run every hour.
      • The New Canaan, Danbury, Waterbury, and Wassaic branches will run on a regular weekend schedule, but please check for possible changes in connecting train times.
    • NJ Transit
      • December 25th: 
        • Trains will operate on a weekend/holiday schedule (including Port Jervis Line Train 88).
        • Buses will operate an adjusted Sunday schedule.
      • Tuesday, December 26 through Friday, December 29
        • NEC and NJCL trains will operate on a modified weekday schedule with additional late-morning trains on both lines. Certain NEC morning rush-hour trains will be canceled. See NEC and NJCL timetables for details.
        • All other lines will operate on regular weekday schedules.
    • JFK Airtrain 
      • JFK Airtrain will operate regular service on Christmas Day.
      • Regular overnight closures of the 9 St and 23 St stations will be suspended on both Sunday evening, Dec. 24 to Monday morning, Dec. 25, and Sunday evening, Dec. 31 to Monday morning, Jan. 1.
    • PATH
      • On Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25, and on New Year’s Day, Monday, Jan. 1, PATH will operate on a Saturday schedule.
    • The following agencies will operate weekend service on Christmas Day:
      • CT Transit
      • NICE
      • Suffolk County Transit
      • Staten Island Railway
      • Staten Island Ferry
      • Greater Bridgeport Transit 
      • Lower Hudson Valley Transit
      • Transport Of Rockland (Lines 59, 91, 93, and Loop 3 operate Sunday service. Lines 94, 95, and 97 do not operate/ Loop 1 and 2 operate weekday service.)
      • Norwalk Transit District
      • Shore Line East
    • The following agencies will have no service on Christmas Day:
      • Bee-Line Bus
      • Suffolk County Transit
      • LANTA
      • Dutchess County Public Transit
      • HART
      • Housatonic Area Regional Transit
      • Ulster County Area Transit
      • River Valley Transit
      • Southeast Area Transit District
      • Monroe County Transit Authority
      • COLTS
      • Luzerne County Transportation Authority
      • Hazleton Public Transit
      • Schuylkill Transportation System
      • Move Sullivan

    From all of us at Moovit, we wish you safe and joyful travels. Happy Holidays!

    The USA Moovit Team