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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Subway  •  10m

  1. Take the subway from 81 St - Museum of Natural History to 47-50 Sts - Rockefeller Ctr B

$3

4 alternative options

Bus  •  12m

  1. Take the bus from 5Th Ave @ 98Th St to 5Th Ave @ 51St St BxM4C

$2 - $8

Taxi  •  4m

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

$18 - $22

Uber  •  4m

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

$8 - $13

Walk  •  41m

  1. Walk from Manhattan to Rockefeller Center 2.2 miles

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Rockefeller Center is to subway which costs $3 and takes 10m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from 5Th Ave @ 98Th St and arriving at 5Th Ave @ 51St St. Services depart every four hours, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 10m.

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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 subway which takes 10m and costs $3.

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The subway from 81 St - Museum of Natural History to 47-50 Sts - Rockefeller Ctr takes 7m including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Manhattan to Rockefeller Center bus services, operated by Westchester County Bee-Line System, depart from 5Th Ave @ 98Th St station.

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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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There are 2132+ hotels available in Rockefeller Center. Prices start at $94 USD per night.

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

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

Westchester County Bee-Line System operates a bus from Manhattan to Rockefeller Center every 4 hours. Tickets cost $2 - $8 and the journey takes 10m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Westchester County Bee-Line System
Phone
+1 914 995-2000
Website
transportation.westchestergov.com
Bus from 5Th Ave @ 98Th St to 5Th Ave @ 51St St
Ave. Duration
10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $8
Schedules at
transportation.westchestergov.com
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Manhattan to Rockefeller Center
Ave. Duration
4m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Signup at
uber.com
Car Seat
$21 - $28
UberX
$12 - $17
UberPool
$8 - $13
UberXL
$15 - $21
Black
$22 - $29
Black SUV
$30 - $40
Taxi from Manhattan to Rockefeller Center
Ave. Duration
4m
Estimated price
$18 - $22
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov

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