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There are 4 ways to get from Manhattan to Howard Beach by bus, subway, taxi or car

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Bus  •  43 min

  1. Take the bus from E 57 St/ 3 Av to Cross Bay Bl/159 Av Qm16 / ...

$2 - $7

3 alternative options

Subway  •  50 min

  1. Take the subway from 59 St-Columbus Circle to Howard Beach-JFK Airport A

$3

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manhattan to Howard Beach 13.6 miles

$70 - $90

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Howard Beach 13.6 miles

$1 - $2

Manhattan to Howard Beach by bus

The bus journey time between Manhattan and Howard Beach is around 43 min and covers a distance of around 11 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 43 min. Operated by MTA, the Manhattan to Howard Beach bus service departs from E 57 St/ 3 Av and arrives in Cross Bay Bl/159 Av. Typically 72 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
43 min
Fastest bus time:
43 min
Buses per week:
72
Cheapest price:
$2
Carbon emissions:
2 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 Howard Beach bus schedules

Manhattan → Howard Beach
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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
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Howard Beach is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Howard Beach is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Howard Beach is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Manhattan to Howard Beach is to drive, which costs $1 - $2 and takes 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Howard Beach is to taxi which costs $70 - $90 and takes 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from E 57 St/ 3 Av and arriving at Cross Bay Bl/159 Av. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 43 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from 59 St-Columbus Circle and arriving at Howard Beach-JFK Airport. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 50 min.

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The distance between Manhattan and Howard Beach is 11 miles. The road distance is 13.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Howard Beach without a car is to bus which takes 43 min and costs $2 - $7.

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The bus from E 57 St/ 3 Av to Cross Bay Bl/159 Av takes 43 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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Manhattan to Howard Beach bus services, operated by MTA, arrive at Cross Bay Bl/159 Av station.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Howard Beach.
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  • Distance: 11.1 miles
  • Duration: 43 min

What companies run services between Manhattan, NY, USA and Howard Beach, NY, USA?

MTA operates a bus from E 57 St/ 3 Av to Cross Bay Bl/159 Av hourly. Tickets cost $2 - $7 and the journey takes 43 min. Alternatively, MTA operates a vehicle from 59 St-Columbus Circle to Howard Beach-JFK Airport every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 50 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.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from 59 St-Columbus Circle to Howard Beach-JFK Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 15 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 Cross Bay Bl/159 Av
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Other operators
Taxi from Manhattan to Howard Beach
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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Manhattan to Howard Beach train services, operated by MTA, arrive at Howard Beach-JFK Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Howard Beach is 14 miles. It takes approximately 23 min to drive from Manhattan to Howard Beach.

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