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There are 5 ways to get from Hofstra University to Manhattan by train, subway, bus, taxi or car

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Train, subway

  1. Take the train from Hempstead to Jamaica
  2. Take the subway from Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport to 5 Av/53 St

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Bus, subway

  1. Take the bus from Hemp Trans Ctr / Columbia to 179 St / Hillside
  2. Take the subway from Jamaica-179 St to Lexington Av/63 St

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Hemp Trans Ctr / Columbia to 179 St / Hillside
  2. Take the bus from Hillside Av/178 St to 39 Av/Main St
  3. Take the bus from Roosevelt Av/Main St to 27 Av/2 St

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Hofstra University to Manhattan

Drive

  1. Drive from Hofstra University to Manhattan

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hofstra University to Manhattan is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 34 min.

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The fastest way to get from Hofstra University to Manhattan is to taxi which takes 34 min and costs $220 - $270.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hofstra University to Manhattan. However, there are services departing from Hempstead Tpke + Oak St and arriving at 27 Av/2 St via Hemp Trans Ctr / Columbia, Hillside Av/178 St and Roosevelt Av/Main St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 38m.

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No, there is no direct train from Hofstra University to Manhattan. However, there are services departing from Hempstead and arriving at 5 Av/53 St via Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 35m.

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The distance between Hofstra University and Manhattan is 20 miles. The road distance is 24.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Hofstra University to Manhattan without a car is to train and subway which takes 1h 35m and costs .

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It takes approximately 1h 35m to get from Hofstra University to Manhattan, including transfers.

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Hofstra University to Manhattan bus services, operated by Nassau Inter-County Express, depart from Hemp Trans Ctr / Columbia station.

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Hofstra University to Manhattan train services, operated by Long Island Rail Road, depart from Hempstead station.

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Hofstra University to Manhattan bus services, operated by MTA, arrive at 27 Av/2 St station.

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Map of how to get from Hofstra University to Manhattan.
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  • Distance: 19.7 miles
  • Duration: 1h 35m

What companies run services between Hofstra University, NY, USA and Manhattan, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Hofstra University to Manhattan via Hempstead Tpke + Oak St, (arr.) Hemp TC / West, Hemp Trans Ctr / Columbia, Hillside Av/178 St, 39 Av/Main St, and Roosevelt Av/Main St in around 2h 38m.

Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Website
new.mta.info
Train from Hempstead to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
new.mta.info
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport to 5 Av/53 St
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
mta.info
Seniors 65+ and Concession
$2
Standard
$3
Subway from Jamaica-179 St to Lexington Av/63 St
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
mta.info
Seniors 65+ and Concession
$2
Standard
$3
Bus operators
Nassau Inter-County Express
Phone
+1 516-336-6600
Website
nicebus.com
Bus from Hemp Trans Ctr / Columbia to 179 St / Hillside
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
nicebus.com
MTA Bus Company
Website
mta.info
Bus from Hillside Av/178 St to 39 Av/Main St
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
new.mta.info
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Bus from Roosevelt Av/Main St to 27 Av/2 St
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $7
Website
mta.info
Standard
$2 - $7
Seniors 65+ and Concession
$1 - $4
Other operators
Taxi from Hofstra University to Manhattan
Ave. Duration
34 min
Estimated price
$220 - $270
Long Island Taxi
Phone
+1 516-418-2120
Website
longislandtaxi.li

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Hofstra University to Manhattan train services, operated by MTA, arrive at 5 Av/53 St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hofstra University to Manhattan is 24 miles. It takes approximately 34 min to drive from Hofstra University to Manhattan.

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