There are 6 ways to get from Battery Park City to Empire State Building by subway, taxi, towncar, foot or bike

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Line 2 subway  •  15 min

  1. Take the line 2 subway from Chambers St to 34 St - Penn Station 2 / ...

$3

5 alternative options

Subway  •  18 min

  1. Take the subway from Cortlandt St to 34 St - Herald Sq R / ...

$3

Taxi  •  8 min

  1. Take a taxi from Battery Park City to Empire State Building 3.7 miles

$22 - $27

Uber  •  8 min

  1. Take an Uber from Battery Park City to Empire State Building 3.7 miles

$11 - $17

Walk  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Walk from Battery Park City to Empire State Building 3.5 miles

Bikeshare  •  32 min

  1. Cycle from South End Ave & Liberty St to E 33 St & 5 Ave 4.1 miles

$10

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Battery Park City to Empire State Building is to line 2 subway which costs $3 and takes 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Battery Park City to Empire State Building is to taxi which costs $22 - $27 and takes 8 min.

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The distance between Battery Park City and Empire State Building is 3 miles.

The line 2 subway from Chambers St to 34 St - Penn Station takes 8 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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Map of how to get from Battery Park City to Empire State Building.
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  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Duration: 15 min

What companies run services between Battery Park City, NY, USA and Empire State Building, NY, USA?

New York City Transit (MTA) operates a vehicle from Battery Park City to Empire State Building every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 8 min.

Train operators
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Battery Park City to Empire State Building
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$11 - $17
Car Seat
$24 - $35
UberX
$15 - $20
UberXL
$19 - $25
Black
$26 - $35
Black SUV
$35 - $50
Citi Bike
Phone
+1 855-245-3311
Website
citibikenyc.com
Bike from South End Ave & Liberty St to E 33 St & 5 Ave
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
citibikenyc.com
Bikeshare
$10
Taxi from Battery Park City to Empire State Building
Ave. Duration
8 min
Estimated price
$22 - $27
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Chico Express
Phone
+1 718-256-6666
Website
chicoexpress.net
La Revancha
Phone
+1 718-236-2424
Website
larevancha.net
Bay Express
Phone
+1 718-232-3434
Jacob's Car Service
Phone
+1 973-673-5901
Website
jacobscabservice.com
Gold Lincoln Taxi
Phone
+1 973-344-5566
Website
goldlincolntaxinj.com
Newark Airport Taxi
Phone
+1 973-273-4420
Website
newarkairporttaxi.us
https://www.newarknj.gov/
Website
panynj.gov
Lime Car Service & Taxi
Phone
+1 201-461-9999
Website
limetaxicab.com
Babes Taxi
Phone
+1 201-944-6800
Website
babestaxi.com
Scotty's Taxi
Phone
+1 210-943-1234
Website
scottystaxicab.com
Elizabeth Taxi
Phone
+1 908-344-1729
Website
elizabethtaxi.com
Black Cabby
Phone
+1 908-76-82947
Website
blackcabby.com
http://www.elizabethnj.org/
Website
panynj.gov

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