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There are 6 ways to get from Manhattan to South Hempstead by subway, bus, train, taxi or car

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Subway, bus  •  2h 8m

  1. Take the subway from Lexington Av/63 St to Parsons Blvd F / ...
  2. Take the bus from Jamaica Bus Term to W Columbia St / Main St n6 / ...

$9

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Subway, train  •  2h 11m

  1. Take the subway from Lexington Av/53 St to Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport E
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Hempstead Hempstead

$9 - $19

Train, bus  •  2h 34m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Westbury Port Jefferson / ...
  2. Take the bus from Railroad Av / Post to Grand Ave + Willis St n35

$11 - $21

Bus  •  2h 40m

  1. Take the bus from 44th St & 3 Ave to Huntington LIE/Rt 495, Exit 49, Northside Park & Ride Stratton Jitney Stratton-NYC
  2. Take the bus from Huntington, NY / Melville, NY to Hempstead Transit Center Patchogue-Binghamton / ...

Taxi  •  33 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manhattan to South Hempstead 26.8 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  33 min

  1. Drive from Manhattan to South Hempstead 26.8 miles

$2 - $4

Manhattan → South Hempstead
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  • 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 South Hempstead is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in South Hempstead is recommended.

The social distance requirement in South Hempstead is 2 metres.

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The most affordable way to get from Manhattan to South Hempstead is to drive, which costs $2 - $4 and takes 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to South Hempstead is to taxi which costs $140 - $170 and takes 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manhattan to South Hempstead. However, there are services departing from 44th St & 3 Ave and arriving at Grand Ave + Willis St via Huntington, NY / Melville, NY and Hemp Trans Ctr / Bays 6-10. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 40m.

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The distance between Manhattan and South Hempstead is 20 miles. The road distance is 26.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to South Hempstead without a car is to subway and bus which takes 2h 8m and costs $9.

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It takes approximately 2h 8m to get from Manhattan to South Hempstead, including transfers.

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Manhattan to South Hempstead bus services, operated by Stratton Jitney, depart from 44th St & 3 Ave station.

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Manhattan to South Hempstead bus services, operated by Shortline Bus, arrive at Hempstead Transit Center station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to South Hempstead is 27 miles. It takes approximately 33 min to drive from Manhattan to South Hempstead.

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There are 160+ hotels available in South Hempstead. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to South Hempstead.
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  • Distance: 19.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 8m

What companies run services between Manhattan, NY, USA and South Hempstead, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Manhattan to South Hempstead via Huntington LIE/Rt 495, Exit 49, Northside Park & Ride, Huntington, NY / Melville, NY, Hempstead Transit Center, and Hemp Trans Ctr / Bays 6-10 in around 2h 40m.

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 Lexington Av/63 St to Parsons Blvd
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from Lexington Av/53 St to Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Hempstead
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $13
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$7 - $10
Peak
$3 - $13
Train from New York Penn Station to Westbury
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$8 - $11
Peak
$5 - $15
Bus operators
Nassau Inter-County Express
Phone
+1 516-336-6600
Website
nicebus.com
Bus from Jamaica Bus Term to W Columbia St / Main St
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
nicebus.com
Bus from Railroad Av / Post to Grand Ave + Willis St
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
nicebus.com
Stratton Jitney
Phone
631.283.4600
Website
reservations.hamptonjitney.com
Bus from 44th St & 3 Ave to Huntington LIE/Rt 495, Exit 49, Northside Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
On demand
Schedules at
reservations.hamptonjitney.com
Book at
reservations.hamptonjitney.com
Shortline Bus
Phone
+1 (845) 782-3528
Email
shortline@coachusa.com
Website
web.coachusa.com
Bus from Huntington, NY / Melville, NY to Hempstead Transit Center
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
sales.coachusa.com
Other operators
Taxi from Manhattan to South Hempstead
Ave. Duration
33 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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