There are 5 ways to get from Queens to Empire State Building by bus, subway, taxi, car or towncar

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Bus  •  40 min

  1. Take the bus from Cross Bay Bl /Rockaway Bl to W 34 St/5 Av Qm15

$2 - $7

4 alternative options

Subway  •  53 min

  1. Take the subway from 104 St to 34 St - Penn Station A

$3

Taxi  •  17 min

  1. Take a taxi from Queens to Empire State Building 10.9 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  17 min

  1. Drive from Queens to Empire State Building 10.9 miles

$1 - $2

Uber  •  17 min

  1. Take an Uber from Queens to Empire State Building 10.9 miles

$26 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Queens to Empire State Building is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Queens to Empire State Building is to taxi which costs $60 - $75 and takes 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cross Bay Bl /Rockaway Bl and arriving at W 34 St/5 Av. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 40 min.

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The distance between Queens and Empire State Building is 9 miles. The road distance is 10.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Queens to Empire State Building without a car is to bus which takes 40 min and costs $2 - $7.

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The bus from Cross Bay Bl /Rockaway Bl to W 34 St/5 Av takes 40 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Queens to Empire State Building bus services, operated by New York City Transit (MTA), depart from Cross Bay Bl /Rockaway Bl station.

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Queens to Empire State Building bus services, operated by New York City Transit (MTA), arrive at W 34 St/5 Av station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Queens to Empire State Building is 11 miles. It takes approximately 17 min to drive from Queens to Empire State Building.

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There are 1795+ hotels available in Empire State Building. Prices start at $115 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Queens to Empire State Building.
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  • Distance: 9.1 miles
  • Duration: 40 min

What companies run services between Queens, NY, USA and Empire State Building, NY, USA?

New York City Transit (MTA) operates a bus from Queens to Empire State Building hourly. Tickets cost $2 - $7 and the journey takes 40 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
New York City Transit (MTA)
Website
mta.info
Bus from Cross Bay Bl /Rockaway Bl to W 34 St/5 Av
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Queens to Empire State Building
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$26 - $35
UberX
$29 - $40
Car Seat
$35 - $50
UberXL
$40 - $55
Black
$55 - $75
Black SUV
$75 - $100
Taxi from Queens to Empire State Building
Ave. Duration
17 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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