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There are 3 ways to get from Empire State Building to 79th Street - Manhattan by subway, taxi or foot

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Recommended option

Line 6 subway  •  19 min

  1. Take the line 6 subway from 33 St to 77 St 6 / ...

$3

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  4 min

  1. Take a taxi from Empire State Building to 79th Street - Manhattan 2.7 miles

$17 - $21

Walk  •  51 min

  1. Walk from Empire State Building to 79th Street - Manhattan 2.7 miles

Empire State Building to 79th Street - Manhattan by walk and subway

The journey time between Empire State Building and 79th Street - Manhattan is around 9 min and covers a distance of around 3 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 8 min. Services are operated by MTA. Typically 1968 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
9 min
Fastest journey time:
8 min
Journey distance:
3 miles
Services per week:
1968
Cheapest price:
$3
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:02
Last service departs at:
23:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Empire State Building to 79th Street - Manhattan walk and subway schedules

Empire State Building → 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: 28 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Empire State Building to 79th Street - Manhattan is to line 6 subway, which costs $3 and takes 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Empire State Building to 79th Street - Manhattan is to taxi which costs $17 - $21 and takes 4 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from 33 St and arriving at 77 St. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 min.

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The distance between Empire State Building and 79th Street - Manhattan is 2 miles.

The best way to get from Empire State Building to 79th Street - Manhattan without a car is to line 6 subway which takes 19 min and costs $3.

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The line 6 subway from 33 St to 77 St takes 9 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Empire State Building to 79th Street - Manhattan train services, operated by MTA, depart from 33 St station.

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

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There are 1050+ hotels available in 79th Street - Manhattan. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Empire State Building to 79th Street - Manhattan.
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  • Distance: 2.3 miles
  • Duration: 19 min

What companies run services between Empire State Building, NY, USA and 79th Street - Manhattan, NY, USA?

MTA operates a vehicle from 33 St to 77 St every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 9 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 33 St to 77 St
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Other operators
Taxi from Empire State Building to 79th Street - Manhattan
Ave. Duration
4 min
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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