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There are 6 ways to get from New York to Lawrence by train, subway, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  54 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Lawrence Far Rockaway

$3

5 alternative options

Train via Jamaica  •  1h 20m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Jamaica Port Jefferson / ...
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Lawrence Far Rockaway

$3

Subway  •  1h 22m

  1. Take the subway from W 4 St-Wash Sq to Far Rockaway-Mott Av A

$6

Bus  •  1h 43m

  1. Take the bus from NYC 3 Av & 42 St to Queens, NY-LIE/Rt 405, Exit 23
  2. Take the bus from Main St/Horace Harding Ey N to Archer Av/158 St
  3. Take the bus from Parsons Bl /88 Av to Mott Av /Rockaway Tpk

$19 - $61

Taxi  •  29 min

  1. Take a taxi from New York to Lawrence 21.1 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  29 min

  1. Drive from New York to Lawrence 21.1 miles

$2 - $3

New York to Lawrence by train

The train journey time between New York and Lawrence is around 49 min and covers a distance of around 22 miles. The fastest train normally takes 44 min. Operated by MTA, the New York to Lawrence train service departs from New York Penn Station and arrives in Lawrence. Typically 12 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
49 min
Fastest train time:
44 min
Trains per week:
12
Cheapest price:
$3
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
16:42
Last train departs at:
17:32

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York to Lawrence train schedules

New York → Lawrence
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Yes, travel within United States is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lawrence is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Lawrence is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Lawrence is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 23 Jun 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from New York to Lawrence is to drive, which costs $2 - $3 and takes 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Lawrence is to taxi which costs $110 - $140 and takes 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York to Lawrence. However, there are services departing from NYC 3 Av & 42 St and arriving at Mott Av /Rockaway Tpk via Main St/Horace Harding Ey N and Parsons Bl /88 Av. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 43m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York Penn Station station and arriving at Lawrence. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 54 min.

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The distance between New York and Lawrence is 16 miles. The road distance is 21.1 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Lawrence without a car is to train which takes 54 min and costs $3.

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The train from New York Penn Station to Lawrence takes 54 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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New York to Lawrence bus services, operated by North Fork Express, depart from NYC 3 Av & 42 St station.

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New York to Lawrence train services, operated by MTA, depart from New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from New York to Lawrence is to train which takes 54 min and costs $3. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $19 - $65 and takes 1h 43m.

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Map of how to get from New York to Lawrence.
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  • Distance: 16.2 miles
  • Duration: 54 min

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Lawrence, NY, USA?

MTA operates a train from New York Penn Station to Lawrence once daily. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New York to Lawrence via Main St/Horace Harding Ey N, Archer Av/158 St, and Parsons Bl /88 Av in around 1h 43m.

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
Train from New York Penn Station to Lawrence
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Train from New York Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Lawrence
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Website
mta.info
Subway from W 4 St-Wash Sq to Far Rockaway-Mott Av
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Bus operators
North Fork Express
Phone
1-631-588-7433
Website
northforkexpress.com
Bus from NYC 3 Av & 42 St to Queens, NY-LIE/Rt 405, Exit 23
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$15 - $50
Schedules at
northforkexpress.com
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northforkexpress.com
Commuter fares
$15
North Fork fares
$30 - $50
MTA Bus Company
Website
mta.info
Bus from Main St/Horace Harding Ey N to Archer Av/158 St
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
mta.info
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
Bus from Parsons Bl /88 Av to Mott Av /Rockaway Tpk
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Other operators
Taxi from New York to Lawrence
Ave. Duration
29 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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New York to Lawrence bus services, operated by MTA, arrive at Mott Av /Rockaway Tpk station.

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New York to Lawrence train services, operated by MTA, arrive at Lawrence station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Lawrence is 21 miles. It takes approximately 29 min to drive from New York to Lawrence.

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