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

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Subway, line 159 bus  •  37 min

  1. Take the subway from 81 St - Museum of Natural History to 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal A / ...
  2. Take the line 159 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to New York Ave At 43Rd St 159

$4 - $5

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  8 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manhattan to Union City 6.3 miles

$35 - $45

Bikeshare  •  19 min

  1. Cycle from Central Park West & W 85 St to Ave & W 40 St 3.2 miles

$10

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Union City is to subway and line 159 bus which costs $3 - $5 and takes 37 min.

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

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The distance between Manhattan and Union City is 3 miles.

It takes approximately 37 min to get from Manhattan to Union City, including transfers.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Union City.
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  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Duration: 37 min

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
Phone
+1 855-245-3311
Website
citibikenyc.com
Bike from Central Park West & W 85 St to Ave & W 40 St
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$10
More information at
citibikenyc.com
Bikeshare
$10
Taxi from Manhattan to Union City
Ave. Duration
8 min
Estimated price
$35 - $45
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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