There are 6 ways to get from Chinatown to Empire State Building by subway, bus, 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.

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Subway  •  11 min

  1. Take the subway from Grand St to 34 St - Herald Sq B / ...

$3

5 alternative options

Bus  •  34 min

  1. Take the bus from New York - 19 Pike St. to New York - Oakwood 888 6th Ave. Capital Bus Tours / ...

$7 - $9

Taxi  •  7 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chinatown to Empire State Building 2.6 miles

$16 - $20

Uber  •  7 min

  1. Take an Uber from Chinatown to Empire State Building 2.6 miles

$6 - $9

Walk  •  47 min

  1. Walk from Chinatown to Empire State Building 2.5 miles

Bikeshare  •  23 min

  1. Cycle from Forsyth St & Canal St to E 33 St & 5 Ave 3 miles

$10

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chinatown to Empire State Building is to subway which costs $3 and takes 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chinatown to Empire State Building is to taxi which costs $16 - $20 and takes 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York - 19 Pike St. and arriving at New York - Oakwood 888 6th Ave.. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 30 min.

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The distance between Chinatown and Empire State Building is 2 miles.

The best way to get from Chinatown to Empire State Building without a car is to subway which takes 11 min and costs $3.

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The subway from Grand St to 34 St - Herald Sq takes 7 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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Chinatown to Empire State Building bus services, operated by Capital Bus Tour, depart from New York - 19 Pike St. station.

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Chinatown to Empire State Building bus services, operated by Capital Bus Tour, arrive at New York - Oakwood 888 6th Ave. station.

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There are 1795+ hotels available in Empire State Building. Prices start at $115 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chinatown to Empire State Building.
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  • Distance: 2.3 miles
  • Duration: 11 min

What companies run services between Chinatown, NY, USA and Empire State Building, NY, USA?

Capital Bus Tour operates a bus from Chinatown to Empire State Building every 4 hours, and the journey takes 30 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Bus operators
Capital Bus Tour
Website
capitalbustour.com
Bus from New York - 19 Pike St. to New York - Oakwood 888 6th Ave.
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
capitalbustour.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Rockledge Bus
Phone
7577171677VA
Email
climing44@yahoo.com
Website
rockledgebus.com
Bus from Chinatown-152 East Broadway to Midtown - 34 W 31st St
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
rockledgebus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Focus
Phone
+1 215-625-2727
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from New York to New York 31st St.
Ave. Duration
3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Chinatown to Empire State Building
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$6 - $9
UberX
$8 - $10
Car Seat
$17 - $21
UberXL
$10 - $13
Black
$22 - $29
Black SUV
$30 - $45
Citi Bike
Phone
+1 855-245-3311
Website
citibikenyc.com
Bike from Forsyth St & Canal St to E 33 St & 5 Ave
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$10
More information at
citibikenyc.com
Bikeshare
$10
Taxi from Chinatown to Empire State Building
Ave. Duration
7 min
Estimated price
$16 - $20
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

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