There are 7 ways to get from Grand Central Terminal to Upper West Side by subway, taxi, towncar, foot or bike

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Line 7 subway, line 1 subway  •  13 min

  1. Take the line 7 subway from Grand Central - 42 St to Times Sq - 42 St 7 / ...
  2. Take the line 1 subway from Times Sq - 42 St to 86 St 1

$6

Cheapest option

Line 1 subway  •  21 min

  1. Take the line 1 subway from Times Sq - 42 St to 86 St 1

$3

5 alternative options

Line 1 subway via 50 St  •  26 min

  1. Take the line 1 subway from 50 St to 86 St 1

$3

Taxi  •  4 min

  1. Take a taxi from Grand Central Terminal to Upper West Side 3.2 miles

$19 - $24

Uber  •  4 min

  1. Take an Uber from Grand Central Terminal to Upper West Side 3.2 miles

$7 - $10

Walk  •  59 min

  1. Walk from Grand Central Terminal to Upper West Side 3.1 miles

Bikeshare  •  29 min

  1. Cycle from Pershing Square South to W 84 St & Broadway 4 miles

$10

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Upper West Side is to line 1 subway which costs $3 and takes 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Upper West Side is to taxi which costs $19 - $24 and takes 4 min.

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The distance between Grand Central Terminal and Upper West Side is 2 miles.

The best way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Upper West Side without a car is to line 7 subway and line 1 subway which takes 13 min and costs $6.

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It takes approximately 13 min to get from Grand Central Terminal to Upper West Side, including transfers.

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There are 1780+ hotels available in Upper West Side. Prices start at $115 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Grand Central Terminal to Upper West Side.
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  • Distance: 2.5 miles
  • Duration: 13 min

What companies run services between Grand Central Terminal, NY, USA and Upper West Side, NY, USA?

There is no direct connection from Grand Central Terminal to Upper West Side. However, you can take the line 7 subway to Times Sq - 42 St then take the line 1 subway to 86 St. Alternatively, New York City Transit (MTA) operates a vehicle from Grand Central Terminal to Upper West Side every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 9 min.

Train operators
New York City Transit (MTA)
Website
mta.info
Subway from Grand Central - 42 St to Times Sq - 42 St
Ave. Duration
3 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from Times Sq - 42 St to 86 St
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from 50 St to 86 St
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Grand Central Terminal to Upper West Side
Ave. Duration
4 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$7 - $10
UberX
$8 - $12
Car Seat
$17 - $23
UberXL
$12 - $16
Black
$24 - $35
Black SUV
$35 - $45
Citi Bike
Phone
+1 855-245-3311
Website
citibikenyc.com
Bike from Pershing Square South to W 84 St & Broadway
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$10
More information at
citibikenyc.com
Bikeshare
$10
Taxi from Grand Central Terminal to Upper West Side
Ave. Duration
4 min
Estimated price
$19 - $24
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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