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There are 4 ways to get from Manhattan to Merrick by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  50 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Merrick Babylon

$6 - $15

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  1h 35m

  1. Take the bus from NYC 3 Av & 42 St to Queens, NY-LIE/Rt 405, Exit 23
  2. Take the bus from Main St/Horace Harding Ey N to Archer Av/Sutphin Bl
  3. Take the train from Jamaica to Merrick

$21 - $67

Taxi  •  38 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manhattan to Merrick 31.6 miles

$160 - $200

Drive  •  38 min

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Merrick 31.6 miles

$3 - $5

Manhattan to Merrick by train

The train journey time between Manhattan and Merrick is around 49 min and covers a distance of around 26 miles. The fastest train normally takes 49 min. Operated by Long Island Rail Road, the Manhattan to Merrick train service departs from New York Penn Station and arrives in Merrick. Typically 28 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
49 min
Fastest train time:
49 min
Train distance:
26 miles
Trains per week:
28
Cheapest price:
$6
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:54
Last train departs at:
14:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Manhattan to Merrick train schedules

Manhattan → Merrick
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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 Merrick is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Merrick is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Merrick 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: 20 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Merrick is to drive which costs $3 - $5 and takes 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Merrick is to taxi which costs $160 - $200 and takes 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York Penn Station station and arriving at Merrick. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 50 min.

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The distance between Manhattan and Merrick is 23 miles. The road distance is 31.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Merrick without a car is to train which takes 50 min and costs $6 - $15.

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The train from New York Penn Station to Merrick takes 50 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Manhattan to Merrick train services, operated by Long Island Rail Road, depart from New York Penn Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Merrick is 32 miles. It takes approximately 38 min to drive from Manhattan to Merrick.

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There are 118+ hotels available in Merrick. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 23.4 miles
  • Duration: 50 min

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

Long Island Rail Road operates a train from New York Penn Station to Merrick hourly. Tickets cost $6 - $15 and the journey takes 50 min.

Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from New York Penn Station to Merrick
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $15
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$8 - $12
Peak
$6 - $15
Train from Jamaica to Merrick
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $13
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$7 - $10
Peak
$4 - $13
Bus operators
North Fork Express
Phone
1-631-588-7433
Website
northforkexpress.com
Bus from NYC 3 Av & 42 St to Queens, NY-LIE/Rt 405, Exit 23
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$15 - $50
Schedules at
northforkexpress.com
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Commuter fares
$15
North Fork fares
$30 - $50
MTA Bus Company
Website
mta.info
Bus from Main St/Horace Harding Ey N to Archer Av/Sutphin Bl
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
mta.info
Other operators
Taxi from Manhattan to Merrick
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
$160 - $200
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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