There are 5 ways to get from Manhattan to Empire State Building by bus, subway, taxi, towncar or foot

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Line 28 bus  •  15 min

  1. Take the line 28 bus from 5Th Ave @ 85Th St to 5Th Ave @ 35Th St 28

$3

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Subway  •  15 min

  1. Take the subway from 86 St to 34 St - Herald Sq B

$3

Taxi  •  5 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manhattan to Empire State Building 3 miles

$19 - $23

Uber  •  5 min

  1. Take an Uber from Manhattan to Empire State Building 3 miles

$15 - $18

Walk  •  56 min

  1. Walk from Manhattan to Empire State Building 2.9 miles

Questions & Answers

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Empire State Building is to line 28 bus which costs $3 and takes 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Empire State Building is to taxi which costs $19 - $23 and takes 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from 5Th Ave @ 85Th St and arriving at 5Th Ave @ 35Th St. Services depart every four hours, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from 86 St and arriving at 34 St - Herald Sq. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 11 min.

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The distance between Manhattan and Empire State Building is 3 miles.

The best way to get from Manhattan to Empire State Building without a car is to line 28 bus which takes 15 min and costs $3.

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The line 28 bus from 5Th Ave @ 85Th St to 5Th Ave @ 35Th St takes 12 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Manhattan to Empire State Building bus services, operated by Westchester County Bee-Line System, depart from 5Th Ave @ 85Th St station.

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Manhattan to Empire State Building train services, operated by MTA, depart from 86 St station.

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What companies run services between Manhattan, NY, USA and Empire State Building, NY, USA?

Westchester County Bee-Line System operates a bus from 5Th Ave @ 85Th St to 5Th Ave @ 35Th St every 4 hours. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 12 min. Alternatively, MTA operates a vehicle from 86 St to 34 St - Herald Sq every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 11 min.

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 34 St - Herald Sq
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Bus operators
Westchester County Bee-Line System
Phone
+1 914 995-2000
Website
transportation.westchestergov.com
Bus from 5Th Ave @ 85Th St to 5Th Ave @ 35Th St
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
transportation.westchestergov.com
All other routes
$3
BxM4C/Rte28 Westchester-Manhattan Express
$8
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from Manhattan to Empire State Building
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$15 - $18
Car Seat
$28 - $32
UberX
$16 - $18
UberXL
$26 - $30
Black
$34 - $39
Black SUV
$50 - $60
Taxi from Manhattan to Empire State Building
Ave. Duration
5 min
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov

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Manhattan to Empire State Building bus services, operated by Westchester County Bee-Line System, arrive at 5Th Ave @ 35Th St station.

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Manhattan to Empire State Building train services, operated by MTA, arrive at 34 St - Herald Sq station.

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There are 2274+ hotels available in Empire State Building. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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