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There are 4 ways to get from Chinatown to 79th Street - Manhattan by subway, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Line 6 subway  •  10 min

  1. Take the line 6 subway from Grand Central-42 St to 77 St 6 / ...

$3

3 alternative options

Line 6 subway via Canal St  •  21 min

  1. Take the line 6 subway from Canal St to 77 St 6 / ...

$3

Taxi  •  9 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chinatown to 79th Street - Manhattan 4.5 miles

$27 - $32

Drive  •  9 min

  1. Drive from Chinatown to 79th Street - Manhattan 4.5 miles

$1

Chinatown to 79th Street - Manhattan by subway and walk

The journey time between Chinatown and 79th Street - Manhattan is around 6 min and covers a distance of around 2 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 6 min. Operated by MTA, the Chinatown to 79th Street - Manhattan service departs from Grand Central-42 St and arrives in 79th Street - Manhattan. Typically 1894 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
6 min
Fastest journey time:
6 min
Journey distance:
2 miles
Services per week:
1894
Cheapest price:
$3
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:04
Last service departs at:
23:58

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chinatown to 79th Street - Manhattan subway and walk schedules

Subway services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Chinatown → 79th Street - Manhattan
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in 79th Street - Manhattan is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in 79th Street - Manhattan is recommended.

The social distance requirement in 79th Street - Manhattan is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 22 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chinatown to 79th Street - Manhattan is to drive which costs $1 and takes 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chinatown to 79th Street - Manhattan is to taxi which costs $27 - $32 and takes 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Grand Central-42 St and arriving at 77 St. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 min.

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It is 4 miles from Chinatown to 79th Street - Manhattan. It is approximately 4.5 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Chinatown to 79th Street - Manhattan without a car is to line 6 subway which takes 10 min and costs $3.

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The line 6 subway from Grand Central-42 St to 77 St takes 7 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Chinatown to 79th Street - Manhattan train services, operated by MTA, depart from Grand Central-42 St station.

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Chinatown to 79th Street - Manhattan train services, operated by MTA, arrive at 77 St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chinatown to 79th Street - Manhattan is 5 miles. It takes approximately 9 min to drive from Chinatown to 79th Street - Manhattan.

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There are 1045+ hotels available in 79th Street - Manhattan. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 4.5 miles
  • Duration: 10 min

What companies run services between Chinatown, NY, USA and 79th Street - Manhattan, NY, USA?

MTA operates a vehicle from Grand Central-42 St to 77 St every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 7 min.

Train operators
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from Grand Central-42 St to 77 St
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from Canal St to 77 St
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Other operators
Taxi from Chinatown to 79th Street - Manhattan
Ave. Duration
9 min
Estimated price
$27 - $32
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
La Revancha
Phone
+1 718-236-2424
Website
larevancha.net
Chico Express
Phone
+1 718-256-6666
Website
chicoexpress.net
Bay Express
Phone
+1 718-232-3434
Newark Airport Taxi
Phone
+1 973-273-4420
Website
newarkairporttaxi.us
Jacob's Taxi Service
Phone
+1 973-673-5900
Website
jacobstaxiservice.com
Gold Lincoln Taxi
Phone
+1 973-344-5566
Website
goldlincolntaxinj.com
Scotty's Taxi
Phone
+1 210-943-1234
Website
scottystaxicab.com
Lime Car Service & Taxi
Phone
+1 201-461-9999
Website
limetaxicab.com
Babes Taxi
Phone
+1 201-944-6800
Website
babestaxi.com

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