There are 3 ways to get from Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) to Empire State Building by subway, taxi or foot

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Recommended option

Line 6 subway  •  7 min

  1. Take the line 6 subway from Grand Central - 42 St to 33 St 4 / ...

$3

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 min

  1. Take a taxi from Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) to Empire State Building 1.3 miles

$9 - $12

Walk  •  12 min

  1. Walk from Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) to Empire State Building 3455 feet

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The cheapest way to get from Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) to Empire State Building is to line 6 subway which costs $3 and takes 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) to Empire State Building is to taxi which costs $9 - $12 and takes 2 min.

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The distance between Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) and Empire State Building is 2555 feet.

The line 6 subway from Grand Central - 42 St to 33 St takes 2 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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The nearest airport to Empire State Building is New York La Guardia (LGA) Airport which is 6.2 miles away. Other nearby airports include Teterboro (TEB) (8.6 miles), Newark (EWR) (11 miles), New York JFK (JFK) (12.9 miles) and White Plains (HPN) (26.8 miles).

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Map of how to get from Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) to Empire State Building.
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  • Distance: 2555 feet
  • Duration: 7 min

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

New York City Transit (MTA) operates a vehicle from Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) to Empire State Building every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 2 min.

Train operators
Other operators
Taxi from Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) to Empire State Building
Ave. Duration
2 min
Estimated price
$9 - $12
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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