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

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Subway  •  8 min

  1. Take the subway from 86 St to 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal C / ...

$3

4 alternative options

Bus  •  10 min

  1. Take the bus from 5Th Ave @ 85Th St to 5Th Ave @ 43Rd St 28 / ...

$2 - $60

Taxi  •  5 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manhattan to Times Square 2.9 miles

$18 - $23

Uber  •  5 min

  1. Take an Uber from Manhattan to Times Square 2.9 miles

$15 - $18

Walk  •  46 min

  1. Walk from Manhattan to Times Square 2.4 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Times Square is to subway which costs $3 and takes 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Times Square is to taxi which costs $18 - $23 and takes 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from 5Th Ave @ 85Th St and arriving at 5Th Ave @ 43Rd St. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from 86 St and arriving at 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 min.

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The distance between Manhattan and Times Square is 2 miles.

The best way to get from Manhattan to Times Square without a car is to subway which takes 8 min and costs $3.

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The subway from 86 St to 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal takes 8 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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

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Manhattan to Times Square train services, operated by MTA, depart from 86 St station.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Times Square.
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  • Distance: 2.2 miles
  • Duration: 8 min

What companies run services between Manhattan, NY, USA and Times Square, NY, USA?

MTA operates a vehicle from 86 St to 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 8 min. Alternatively, Westchester County Bee-Line System operates a bus from 5Th Ave @ 85Th St to 5Th Ave @ 43Rd St every 4 hours. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 10 min. Two other operators also service this route.

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 86 St to 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal
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 @ 43Rd St
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
transportation.westchestergov.com
All other routes
$3
BxM4C/Rte28 Westchester-Manhattan Express
$8
Hampton Jitney Inc.
Phone
212.362.8400
Website
hamptonjitney.com
Bus from 77th & Lex to 40th & Lex
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $17
Website
hamptonjitney.com
Prepaid Online Rate
$8 - $11
Onboard
$13 - $17
Hampton Luxury Liner
Phone
+1 631-537-5800
Website
hamptonluxuryliner.com
Bus from 86th St- Lexington btwn 85th & 86th St to 47th St- Lexington btwn 46th & 47th St
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $60
Schedules at
hamptonluxuryliner.com
Book at
hamptonluxuryliner.com
VIP
$45 - $60
Coach Class
$20 - $28
Luxury Class
$30 - $40
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from Manhattan to Times Square
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$15 - $18
Car Seat
$28 - $31
UberX
$16 - $18
UberXL
$26 - $29
Black
$34 - $38
Black SUV
$50 - $60
Taxi from Manhattan to Times Square
Ave. Duration
5 min
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov

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Manhattan to Times Square bus services, operated by Westchester County Bee-Line System, arrive at 5Th Ave @ 43Rd St station.

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Manhattan to Times Square train services, operated by MTA, arrive at 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal station.

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There are 2261+ hotels available in Times Square. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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