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There are 6 ways to get from Elmsford to Manhattan by bus, train, subway, taxi or car

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Line 13 bus, train  •  1h 24m

  1. Take the line 13 bus from E Main St @ S Stone Ave to White Plains Bus Terminal Lane C 40 / ...
  2. Take the train from White Plains to Harlem-125th St. Harlem

$11 - $23

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Line 1 bus, bus  •  2h 18m

  1. Take the line 1 bus from E Main St @ N Central Ave to Broadway @ W 261St St 1
  2. Take the bus from Broadway/W 261 St to 5 Av/East 87 St BxM3

$5 - $10

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Line 1 bus, line 1 subway  •  1h 37m

  1. Take the line 1 bus from E Main St @ N Central Ave to Broadway @ Manhattan College Pkwy 1
  2. Take the line 1 subway from Van Cortlandt Park-242 St to 86 St 1

$6

Bus  •  2h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Central Ave @ Harding Ave to 5Th Ave @ 85Th St BxM4C / ...

$6

Taxi  •  24 min

  1. Take a taxi from Elmsford to Manhattan 22.7 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  24 min

  1. Drive from Elmsford to Manhattan 22.7 miles

$2 - $4

Elmsford to Manhattan by bus

The bus journey time between Elmsford and Manhattan is around 2h 16m and covers a distance of around 26 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 44m. Operated by Westchester County Bee-Line System and MTA, the Elmsford to Manhattan bus service departs from E Main St @ N Central Ave and arrives in 5 Av/East 87 St. Typically 80 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Elmsford to Manhattan bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Elmsford to Manhattan is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Elmsford to Manhattan is to taxi which costs $120 - $150 and takes 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Elmsford to Manhattan. However, there are services departing from E Main St @ S Stone Ave and arriving at 5Th Ave @ 85Th St via Central Ave @ Harding Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 18m.

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The distance between Elmsford and Manhattan is 20 miles. The road distance is 22.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Elmsford to Manhattan without a car is to line 13 bus and train which takes 1h 24m and costs $10 - $23.

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It takes approximately 1h 24m to get from Elmsford to Manhattan, including transfers.

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Elmsford to Manhattan bus services, operated by Westchester County Bee-Line System, depart from Central Ave @ Harding Ave station.

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Elmsford to Manhattan bus services, operated by Westchester County Bee-Line System, arrive at 5Th Ave @ 85Th St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Elmsford to Manhattan is 23 miles. It takes approximately 24 min to drive from Elmsford to Manhattan.

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There are 4175+ hotels available in Manhattan. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 20.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 24m

What companies run services between Elmsford, NY, USA and Manhattan, NY, USA?

Westchester County Bee-Line System operates a bus from Central Ave @ Harding Ave to 5Th Ave @ 85Th St every 2 hours. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 1h 4m.

Train operators
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from White Plains to Harlem-125th St.
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $20
Schedules at
mta.info
At Station Off-Peak
$8 - $11
Onboard Off-Peak
$16
At Station Peak
$11 - $14
Onboard-Peak
$18 - $20
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 Van Cortlandt Park-242 St to 86 St
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Bus operators
Westchester County Bee-Line System
Phone
+1 914 995-2000
Website
transportation.westchestergov.com
Bus from E Main St @ S Stone Ave to White Plains Bus Terminal Lane C
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
transportation.westchestergov.com
All other routes
$3
BxM4C/Rte28 Westchester-Manhattan Express
$8
Bus from E Main St @ N Central Ave to Broadway @ Manhattan College Pkwy
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
transportation.westchestergov.com
All other routes
$3
BxM4C/Rte28 Westchester-Manhattan Express
$8
Bus from Central Ave @ Harding Ave to 5Th Ave @ 85Th St
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
transportation.westchestergov.com
All other routes
$3
BxM4C/Rte28 Westchester-Manhattan Express
$8
Bus from E Main St @ N Central Ave to Broadway @ W 261St St
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
transportation.westchestergov.com
All other routes
$3
BxM4C/Rte28 Westchester-Manhattan Express
$8
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
Bus from Broadway/W 261 St to 5 Av/East 87 St
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Other operators
Taxi from Elmsford to Manhattan
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Mexico Car Service
Phone
+1 914-968-6666
Website
mexicocs.com
A&P Taxi
Phone
+1 845-429-2929
Stamford Taxi
Phone
+1-203-883-4553
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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