There are 5 ways to get from Chinatown to Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) 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.

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Line 4 subway  •  9 min

  1. Take the line 4 subway from Brooklyn Bridge - City Hall to Grand Central - 42 St 4 / ...

$3

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Taxi  •  7 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chinatown to Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) 2.8 miles

$18 - $22

Uber  •  7 min

  1. Take an Uber from Chinatown to Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) 2.8 miles

$10 - $14

Walk  •  55 min

  1. Walk from Chinatown to Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) 2.9 miles

Bikeshare  •  23 min

  1. Cycle from Forsyth St & Canal St to Pershing Square North 3.2 miles

$10

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chinatown to Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) is to line 4 subway which costs $3 and takes 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chinatown to Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) is to taxi which costs $18 - $22 and takes 7 min.

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The distance between Chinatown and Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) is 3 miles.

The line 4 subway from Brooklyn Bridge - City Hall to Grand Central - 42 St takes 8 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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Map of how to get from Chinatown to Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway).
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  • Distance: 2.7 miles
  • Duration: 9 min

What companies run services between Chinatown, NY, USA and Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway), NY, USA?

New York City Transit (MTA) operates a vehicle from Chinatown to Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) 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 Chinatown to Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway)
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$10 - $14
Car Seat
$22 - $29
UberX
$13 - $18
UberXL
$16 - $21
Black
$22 - $29
Black SUV
$30 - $45
Citi Bike
Website
citibikenyc.com
Bike from Forsyth St & Canal St to Pershing Square North
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$10
Bikeshare
$10
Taxi from Chinatown to Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway)
Ave. Duration
7 min
Estimated price
$18 - $22
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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Trips to Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway)