There are 3 ways to get from Long Island to Manhattan by bus, train or car
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Bus, train • 2h 1m
$12 - $18
2 alternative options
Bus • 2h 6m
$17 - $52
Drive • 1h 9m
$5 - $8
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Questions & Answers
The most affordable way to get from Long Island to Manhattan is to drive, which costs $5 - $8 and takes 1h 9m.
The quickest way to get from Long Island to Manhattan is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 1h 9m.
No, there is no direct bus from Long Island to Manhattan. However, there are services departing from Hawkins Ave/Williams Blvd and arriving at NYC 3 Av & 42 St via Ronkonkoma LIE/Rt 495, Exit 60S, 14c Hawkins Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 6m.
The distance between Long Island and Manhattan is 47 miles. The road distance is 52.9 miles.
The best way to get from Long Island to Manhattan without a car is to bus and train which takes 2h 1m and costs $12 - $19.
It takes approximately 2h 1m to get from Long Island to Manhattan, including transfers.
Long Island to Manhattan bus services, operated by North Fork Express, depart from Ronkonkoma LIE/Rt 495, Exit 60S, 14c Hawkins Ave station.
Long Island to Manhattan bus services, operated by North Fork Express, arrive at NYC 3 Av & 42 St station.
Yes, the driving distance between Long Island to Manhattan is 53 miles. It takes approximately 1h 9m to drive from Long Island to Manhattan.
There are 4175+ hotels available in Manhattan. Prices start at $100 USD per night.
What companies run services between Long Island, Suffolk County, NY, USA and Manhattan, NY, USA?
North Fork Express operates a bus from Ronkonkoma LIE/Rt 495, Exit 60S, 14c Hawkins Ave to NYC 3 Av & 42 St on demand. Tickets cost $15 - $50 and the journey takes 1h 41m.
Bus from Ronkonkoma LIE/Rt 495, Exit 60S, 14c Hawkins Ave to NYC 3 Av & 42 St
- Ave. Duration
- 1h 41m
- On demand
- Estimated price
- $15 - $50
- Schedules at
- Book at
- Commuter fares
- North Fork fares
- $35 - $50
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