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There are 6 ways to get from Manhattan to Hempstead by bus, subway, train, taxi or car

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  1. Take the bus from New York to Hempstead

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Subway, bus via Parsons Blvd

  1. Take the subway from Lexington Av/63 St to Parsons Blvd
  2. Take the bus from Jamaica Bus Term to (arr.) Hemp TC / East

Subway, train

  1. Take the subway from Lexington Av/53 St to Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Hempstead

Subway, bus

  1. Take the subway from 86 St to Far Rockaway-Mott Av
  2. Take the bus from Mott Av / B 21st to Centre St / Franklin

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Manhattan to Hempstead

Drive

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Hempstead

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Hempstead is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Hempstead is to taxi which costs $210 - $250 and takes 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York and arriving at Hempstead. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Manhattan to Hempstead. However, there are services departing from Lexington Av/53 St and arriving at Hempstead via Jamaica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 33m.

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The distance between Manhattan and Hempstead is 19 miles. The road distance is 23.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Hempstead without a car is to bus which takes 1h 30m and costs $10 - $15.

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The bus from New York to Hempstead takes 1h 30m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Manhattan to Hempstead bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New York station.

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Manhattan to Hempstead train services, operated by MTA, depart from Lexington Av/53 St station.

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Manhattan to Hempstead bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Hempstead station.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Hempstead.
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  • Distance: 19.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 30m

What companies run services between Manhattan, NY, USA and Hempstead, NY, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from New York to Hempstead once daily. Tickets cost $10 - $15 and the journey takes 1h 30m.

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 Lexington Av/53 St to Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
mta.info
Seniors 65+ and Concession
$2
Standard
$3
Subway from Lexington Av/63 St to Parsons Blvd
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
mta.info
Seniors 65+ and Concession
$2
Standard
$3
Subway from 86 St to Far Rockaway-Mott Av
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
mta.info
Seniors 65+ and Concession
$2
Standard
$3
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
new.mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Hempstead
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $13
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$7 - $10
Peak
$4 - $13
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York to Hempstead
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$26 - $40
Nassau Inter-County Express
Phone
+1 516-336-6600
Website
nicebus.com
Bus from Jamaica Bus Term to (arr.) Hemp TC / East
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
nicebus.com
Senior 65+, disabled
$2
Regular Fare
$3
Bus from Mott Av / B 21st to Centre St / Franklin
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
nicebus.com
Senior 65+, disabled
$2
Regular Fare
$3
Other operators
Taxi from Manhattan to Hempstead
Ave. Duration
33 min
Estimated price
$210 - $250
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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Manhattan to Hempstead train services, operated by Long Island Rail Road, arrive at Hempstead station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Hempstead is 23 miles. It takes approximately 33 min to drive from Manhattan to Hempstead.

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