There are 3 ways to get from Manhattan to Union City by subway, bus, taxi or bike

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, line 159 bus  •  38 min

  1. C / ...
  2. 159

$4 - $5

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  8 min

  1. 6.3 miles

$35 - $45

Bikeshare  •  19 min

  1. 3.2 miles


What companies run services between Manhattan, NY, USA and Union City, NJ, USA?

There is no direct connection from Manhattan to Union City. However, you can take the subway to 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal, take the walk to Port Authority Bus Terminal, then take the line 159 bus to New York Ave At 43Rd St. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Union City.

Train operators
Bus operators
Other operators
Citi Bike
Bike from Central Park West & W 85 St to Ave & W 40 St
Ave. Duration
19 min
On demand
Estimated price
Taxi from Manhattan to Union City
Ave. Duration
8 min
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Yellow Cab
+1 877-917-1111

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Manhattan and Union City is 5 km.

The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Union City is to subway and line 159 bus which costs $3 - $5 and takes 38 min.

The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Union City is to taxi which takes 8 min and costs $35 - $45.

It takes approximately 38 min to get from Manhattan to Union City, including transfers.