There are 5 ways to get from Empire State Building to Central Park 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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Subway  •  22 min

  1. Take the subway from 34 St - Herald Sq to 81 St - Museum of Natural History B

$3

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  6 min

  1. Take a taxi from Empire State Building to Central Park 3.3 miles

$20 - $25

Uber  •  6 min

  1. Take an Uber from Empire State Building to Central Park 3.3 miles

$8 - $11

Walk  •  54 min

  1. Walk from Empire State Building to Central Park 2.8 miles

Bikeshare  •  41 min

  1. Cycle from E 33 St & 5 Ave to Central Park West & W 85 St 4.7 miles

$10

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Empire State Building to Central Park is to subway which costs $3 and takes 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Empire State Building to Central Park is to taxi which costs $20 - $25 and takes 6 min.

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The distance between Empire State Building and Central Park is 3 miles.

The best way to get from Empire State Building to Central Park without a car is to subway which takes 22 min and costs $3.

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The subway from 34 St - Herald Sq to 81 St - Museum of Natural History takes 9 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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There are 1782+ hotels available in Central Park. Prices start at $115 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Empire State Building to Central Park.
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  • Distance: 2.6 miles
  • Duration: 22 min

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

New York City Transit (MTA) operates a vehicle from Empire State Building to Central Park every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 9 min.

Train operators
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Empire State Building to Central Park
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$8 - $11
UberX
$9 - $12
Car Seat
$18 - $23
UberXL
$13 - $17
Black
$25 - $35
Black SUV
$35 - $50
Citi Bike
Phone
+1 855-245-3311
Website
citibikenyc.com
Bike from E 33 St & 5 Ave to Central Park West & W 85 St
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$10
More information at
citibikenyc.com
Bikeshare
$10
Taxi from Empire State Building to Central Park
Ave. Duration
6 min
Estimated price
$20 - $25
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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