There are 4 ways to get from Lower East Side to Upper East Side by subway, taxi, car or towncar

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Subway  •  24 min

  1. Take the subway from Essex St to 86 St M

$3

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  9 min

  1. Take a taxi from Lower East Side to Upper East Side 5.8 miles

$30 - $40

Drive  •  9 min

  1. Drive from Lower East Side to Upper East Side 5.8 miles

$1

Uber  •  9 min

  1. Take an Uber from Lower East Side to Upper East Side 5.8 miles

$23 - $28

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The cheapest way to get from Lower East Side to Upper East Side is to drive which costs $1 and takes 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lower East Side to Upper East Side is to taxi which costs $30 - $40 and takes 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Essex St and arriving at 86 St. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 24 min.

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The distance between Lower East Side and Upper East Side is 5 miles. The road distance is 5.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Lower East Side to Upper East Side without a car is to subway which takes 24 min and costs $3.

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The subway from Essex St to 86 St takes 24 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Lower East Side to Upper East Side train services, operated by MTA, depart from Essex St station.

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Lower East Side to Upper East Side train services, operated by MTA, arrive at 86 St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lower East Side to Upper East Side is 6 miles. It takes approximately 9 min to drive from Lower East Side to Upper East Side.

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There are 2210+ hotels available in Upper East Side. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 4.7 miles
  • Duration: 24 min

What companies run services between Lower East Side, NY, USA and Upper East Side, NY, USA?

MTA operates a vehicle from Lower East Side to Upper East Side every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 24 min.

Train operators
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from Lower East Side to Upper East Side
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$23 - $28
Car Seat
$37 - $41
UberX
$25 - $28
UberXL
$37 - $42
Black
$45 - $55
Black SUV
$70 - $80
Taxi from Lower East Side to Upper East Side
Ave. Duration
9 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
La Revancha
Phone
+1 718-236-2424
Website
larevancha.net
Chico Express
Phone
+1 718-256-6666
Website
chicoexpress.net
Bay Express
Phone
+1 718-232-3434
Scotty's Taxi
Phone
+1 210-943-1234
Website
scottystaxicab.com
Lime Car Service & Taxi
Phone
+1 201-461-9999
Website
limetaxicab.com
Babes Taxi
Phone
+1 201-944-6800
Website
babestaxi.com

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