There are 6 ways to get from Manhattan to Long Island City by subway, bus, taxi, towncar or foot

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Subway  •  6 min

  1. Take the subway from 7 Av to Court Sq E

$3

5 alternative options

Bus  •  8 min

  1. Take the bus from E 59 St/Park Av to Queens Plaza S/28 St Q32

$2 - $7

Subway via 86 St  •  14 min

  1. Take the subway from 86 St to 7 Av B
  2. Take the subway from 7 Av to Court Sq E

$3

Taxi  •  7 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manhattan to Long Island City 4.3 miles

$25 - $31

Uber  •  7 min

  1. Take an Uber from Manhattan to Long Island City 4.3 miles

$19 - $22

Walk  •  1h 24m

  1. Walk from Manhattan to Long Island City 4.4 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Long Island City is to subway which costs $3 and takes 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Long Island City is to subway which costs $3 and takes 6 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from E 59 St/Park Av and arriving at Queens Plaza S/28 St. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from 7 Av and arriving at Court Sq. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 min.

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The distance between Manhattan and Long Island City is 3 miles.

The best way to get from Manhattan to Long Island City without a car is to subway which takes 6 min and costs $3.

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The subway from 7 Av to Court Sq takes 6 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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Manhattan to Long Island City bus services, operated by MTA, depart from E 59 St/Park Av station.

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Manhattan to Long Island City train services, operated by MTA, depart from 7 Av station.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Long Island City.
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  • Distance: 2.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 min

What companies run services between Manhattan, NY, USA and Long Island City, NY, USA?

MTA operates a vehicle from 7 Av to Court Sq every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 6 min. Alternatively, MTA operates a bus from E 59 St/Park Av to Queens Plaza S/28 St every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $7 and the journey takes 8 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 7 Av to Court Sq
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from 86 St to 7 Av
Ave. Duration
6 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 E 59 St/Park Av to Queens Plaza S/28 St
Ave. Duration
8 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 Long Island City
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$19 - $22
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$19 - $22
Car Seat
$32 - $36
UberX
$20 - $23
UberXL
$31 - $35
Black
$40 - $45
Black SUV
$60 - $70
Taxi from Manhattan to Long Island City
Ave. Duration
7 min
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov

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Manhattan to Long Island City bus services, operated by MTA, arrive at Queens Plaza S/28 St station.

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Manhattan to Long Island City train services, operated by MTA, arrive at Court Sq station.

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There are 2276+ hotels available in Long Island City. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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