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Bus  •  1h 5m

  1. Take the bus from E 57 St/ 3 Av to Seagirt Bl/Beach 27 St Qm17

$2 - $7

3 alternative options

Subway  •  1h 11m

  1. Take the subway from 59 St-Columbus Circle to Beach 25 St A

$3

Taxi  •  29 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manhattan to Far Rockaway 22.4 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  29 min

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Far Rockaway 22.4 miles

$2 - $4

Manhattan to Far Rockaway by bus

The bus journey time between Manhattan and Far Rockaway is around 1h 5m and covers a distance of around 20 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 3m. Operated by MTA, the Manhattan to Far Rockaway bus service departs from E 57 St/ 3 Av and arrives in Seagirt Bl/Beach 27 St. Typically 45 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
1h 5m
Fastest bus time:
1h 3m
Bus distance:
20 miles
Buses per week:
45
Cheapest price:
$2
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
16:02
Last bus departs at:
19:29

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Manhattan to Far Rockaway bus schedules

Manhattan → Far Rockaway
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Far Rockaway is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Far Rockaway is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Far Rockaway is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 22 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Far Rockaway is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Far Rockaway is to taxi which costs $120 - $150 and takes 29 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from E 57 St/ 3 Av and arriving at Seagirt Bl/Beach 27 St. Services depart every four hours, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 1h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from 59 St-Columbus Circle and arriving at Beach 25 St. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 11m.

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The distance between Manhattan and Far Rockaway is 17 miles. The road distance is 22.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Far Rockaway without a car is to bus which takes 1h 5m and costs $2 - $7.

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The bus from E 57 St/ 3 Av to Seagirt Bl/Beach 27 St takes 1h 5m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Manhattan to Far Rockaway bus services, operated by MTA, depart from E 57 St/ 3 Av station.

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Manhattan to Far Rockaway train services, operated by MTA, depart from 59 St-Columbus Circle station.

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Manhattan to Far Rockaway bus services, operated by MTA, arrive at Seagirt Bl/Beach 27 St station.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Far Rockaway.
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  • Distance: 16.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 5m

What companies run services between Manhattan, NY, USA and Far Rockaway, NY, USA?

MTA operates a bus from E 57 St/ 3 Av to Seagirt Bl/Beach 27 St every 4 hours. Tickets cost $2 - $7 and the journey takes 1h 5m. Alternatively, MTA operates a vehicle from 59 St-Columbus Circle to Beach 25 St every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 1h 11m.

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.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from 59 St-Columbus Circle to Beach 25 St
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 20 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 E 57 St/ 3 Av to Seagirt Bl/Beach 27 St
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Other operators
Taxi from Manhattan to Far Rockaway
Ave. Duration
29 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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Manhattan to Far Rockaway train services, operated by MTA, arrive at Beach 25 St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Far Rockaway is 22 miles. It takes approximately 29 min to drive from Manhattan to Far Rockaway.

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