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There are 3 ways to get from Grand Central Terminal to Empire State Building by subway, taxi or foot

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Line 6 subway  •  6m

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

$3

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  1m

  1. Take a taxi from Grand Central Terminal to Empire State Building 3770 feet

$7 - $9

Walk  •  12m

  1. Walk from Grand Central Terminal to Empire State Building 3404 feet

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The cheapest way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Empire State Building is to line 6 subway which costs $3 and takes 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Empire State Building is to taxi which costs $7 - $9 and takes 1m.

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The distance between Grand Central Terminal and Empire State Building is 2424 feet.

The best way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Empire State Building without a car is to line 6 subway which takes 6m and costs $3.

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

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There are 2095+ hotels available in Empire State Building. Prices start at $95 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Grand Central Terminal to Empire State Building.
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  • Distance: 2424 feet
  • Duration: 6m

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

MTA operates a vehicle from Grand Central Terminal to Empire State Building every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 2m.

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