There are 5 ways to get from Manhattan to Rockefeller Center by bus, subway, taxi, towncar or foot

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Line 28 bus  •  10 min

  1. Take the line 28 bus from 5Th Ave @ 85Th St to 5Th Ave @ 51St St 28

$3

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Subway  •  11 min

  1. Take the subway from 86 St to 47-50 Sts - Rockefeller Ctr B

$3

Taxi  •  4 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manhattan to Rockefeller Center 2.8 miles

$18 - $22

Uber  •  4 min

  1. Take an Uber from Manhattan to Rockefeller Center 2.8 miles

$14 - $18

Walk  •  41 min

  1. Walk from Manhattan to Rockefeller Center 2.2 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Rockefeller Center is to line 28 bus which costs $3 and takes 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Rockefeller Center is to taxi which costs $18 - $22 and takes 4 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from 5Th Ave @ 85Th St and arriving at 5Th Ave @ 51St St. Services depart every four hours, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from 86 St and arriving at 47-50 Sts - Rockefeller Ctr. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 8 min.

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The distance between Manhattan and Rockefeller Center is 2 miles.

The best way to get from Manhattan to Rockefeller Center without a car is to line 28 bus which takes 10 min and costs $3.

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The line 28 bus from 5Th Ave @ 85Th St to 5Th Ave @ 51St St takes 8 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Manhattan to Rockefeller Center bus services, operated by Westchester County Bee-Line System, depart from 5Th Ave @ 85Th St station.

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Manhattan to Rockefeller Center train services, operated by MTA, depart from 86 St station.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Rockefeller Center.
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  • Distance: 1.8 miles
  • Duration: 10 min

What companies run services between Manhattan, NY, USA and Rockefeller Center, NY, USA?

Westchester County Bee-Line System operates a bus from 5Th Ave @ 85Th St to 5Th Ave @ 51St St every 4 hours. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 8 min. Alternatively, MTA operates a vehicle from 86 St to 47-50 Sts - Rockefeller Ctr every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $3 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 86 St to 47-50 Sts - Rockefeller Ctr
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Bus operators
Westchester County Bee-Line System
Phone
+1 914 995-2000
Website
transportation.westchestergov.com
Bus from 5Th Ave @ 85Th St to 5Th Ave @ 51St St
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
transportation.westchestergov.com
All other routes
$3
BxM4C/Rte28 Westchester-Manhattan Express
$8
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from Manhattan to Rockefeller Center
Ave. Duration
4 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$14 - $18
Car Seat
$27 - $31
UberX
$15 - $18
UberXL
$25 - $29
Black
$33 - $38
Black SUV
$50 - $60
Taxi from Manhattan to Rockefeller Center
Ave. Duration
4 min
Estimated price
$18 - $22
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov

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Manhattan to Rockefeller Center bus services, operated by Westchester County Bee-Line System, arrive at 5Th Ave @ 51St St station.

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Manhattan to Rockefeller Center train services, operated by MTA, arrive at 47-50 Sts - Rockefeller Ctr station.

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There are 2275+ hotels available in Rockefeller Center. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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