There are 4 ways to get from Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) to Empire State Building by bus, subway, taxi or foot

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  6 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - Madison & 43th St. to New York, NY - 34th St. & 5th Ave X23 Staten Island / ...

$2 - $14

3 alternative options

Line 6 subway  •  7 min

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

$3

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

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

Academy Bus LLC operates a bus from Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) to Empire State Building every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $12 - $14 and the journey takes 3 min. Westchester County Bee-Line System also services this route every 4 hours.

Train operators
Bus operators
Academy Bus LLC
Phone
201-420-7000
Website
academybus.com
Bus from New York, NY - Madison & 43th St. to New York, NY - 34th St. & 5th Ave
Ave. Duration
3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
academybus.com
Westchester County Bee-Line System
Website
transportation.westchestergov.com
Bus from 5Th Ave @ 43Rd St to 5Th Ave @ 35Th St
Ave. Duration
2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
transportation.westchestergov.com
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) and Empire State Building is 1 km.

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.

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

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, NY - Madison & 43th St. and arriving at New York, NY - 34th St. & 5th Ave. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 min.

The bus from New York, NY - Madison & 43th St. to New York, NY - 34th St. & 5th Ave takes 3 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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