There are 5 ways to get from Manhattan to Brooklyn by subway, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Subway  •  34 min

  1. Take the subway from 86 St to Prospect Park B

$3

4 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Jackson Av/45 Av to Roebling St/S 8 St B62
  2. Take the bus from Williamsburg Br Plz/Lane 4 to Nostrand Av/Church Av B44 / ...

$5 - $14

Taxi  •  18 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manhattan to Brooklyn 12 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  18 min

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Brooklyn 12 miles

$1 - $2

Uber  •  18 min

  1. Take an Uber from Manhattan to Brooklyn 12 miles

$40 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Brooklyn is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Brooklyn is to taxi which costs $65 - $80 and takes 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manhattan to Brooklyn. However, there are services departing from Jackson Av/45 Av and arriving at Nostrand Av/Church Av via Williamsburg Br Plz/Lane 4. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 7m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from 86 St and arriving at Prospect Park. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 34 min.

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The distance between Manhattan and Brooklyn is 9 miles. The road distance is 12 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Brooklyn without a car is to subway which takes 34 min and costs $3.

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The subway from 86 St to Prospect Park takes 34 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Manhattan to Brooklyn bus services, operated by MTA, depart from Jackson Av/45 Av station.

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Manhattan to Brooklyn train services, operated by MTA, depart from 86 St station.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Brooklyn.
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  • Distance: 9.3 miles
  • Duration: 34 min

What companies run services between Manhattan, NY, USA and Brooklyn, Kings County, NY, USA?

MTA operates a vehicle from 86 St to Prospect Park every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manhattan to Brooklyn via Roebling St/S 8 St and Williamsburg Br Plz/Lane 4 in around 1h 7m.

Train operators
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.

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Website
mta.info
Subway from 86 St to Prospect Park
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Bus operators
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 Jackson Av/45 Av to Roebling St/S 8 St
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Bus from Williamsburg Br Plz/Lane 4 to Nostrand Av/Church Av
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from Manhattan to Brooklyn
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$40 - $50
Car Seat
$55 - $65
UberX
$45 - $50
UberXL
$60 - $70
Black
$75 - $90
Black SUV
$110 - $130
Taxi from Manhattan to Brooklyn
Ave. Duration
18 min
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov

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Manhattan to Brooklyn bus services, operated by MTA, arrive at Nostrand Av/Church Av station.

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Manhattan to Brooklyn train services, operated by MTA, arrive at Prospect Park station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Brooklyn is 12 miles. It takes approximately 18 min to drive from Manhattan to Brooklyn.

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