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There are 5 ways to get from Radio City Music Hall to Empire State Building by subway, bus, taxi or foot

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Recommended option

Subway  •  7 min

  1. Take the subway from 47-50 Sts-Rockefeller Ctr to 34 St-Herald Sq F / ...

$3

4 alternative options

Bus  •  14 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - Madison Ave / E 48Th St to New York, NY - 34th St. & 5th Ave Southbound Midtown / ...

$17 - $21

Bus via W 37 St/5 Av  •  17 min

  1. Take the bus from 5 Av/W 46 St to W 37 St/5 Av Q32

$2 - $7

Taxi  •  1 min

  1. Take a taxi from Radio City Music Hall to Empire State Building 1.1 miles

$8 - $11

Walk  •  17 min

  1. Walk from Radio City Music Hall to Empire State Building 4905 feet

Radio City Music Hall to Empire State Building by walk and subway

The journey time between Radio City Music Hall and Empire State Building is around 3 min and covers a distance of around 5207 feet. The fastest journey normally takes 3 min. Services are operated by MTA. Typically 3039 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3 min
Fastest journey time:
3 min
Journey distance:
5207 feet
Services per week:
3039
Cheapest price:
$3
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:00
Last service departs at:
23:54

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Radio City Music Hall to Empire State Building walk and subway schedules

Radio City Music Hall → Empire State Building
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Empire State Building is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Empire State Building is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Empire State Building is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Radio City Music Hall to Empire State Building is to subway, which costs $3 and takes 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Radio City Music Hall to Empire State Building is to taxi which costs $8 - $11 and takes 1 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, NY - Madison Ave / E 48Th St and arriving at New York, NY - 34th St. & 5th Ave. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from 47-50 Sts-Rockefeller Ctr and arriving at 34 St-Herald Sq. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 min.

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The distance between Radio City Music Hall and Empire State Building is 4384 feet.

The best way to get from Radio City Music Hall to Empire State Building without a car is to subway which takes 7 min and costs $3.

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The subway from 47-50 Sts-Rockefeller Ctr to 34 St-Herald Sq takes 3 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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Radio City Music Hall to Empire State Building bus services, operated by Academy Bus, depart from New York, NY - Madison Ave / E 48Th St station.

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Radio City Music Hall to Empire State Building train services, operated by MTA, depart from 47-50 Sts-Rockefeller Ctr station.

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Radio City Music Hall to Empire State Building bus services, operated by Academy Bus, arrive at New York, NY - 34th St. & 5th Ave station.

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Map of how to get from Radio City Music Hall to Empire State Building.
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  • Distance: 4384 feet
  • Duration: 7 min

What companies run services between Radio City Music Hall, NY, USA and Empire State Building, NY, USA?

MTA operates a vehicle from 47-50 Sts-Rockefeller Ctr to 34 St-Herald Sq every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 3 min. Alternatively, Academy Bus operates a bus from New York, NY - Madison Ave / E 48Th St to New York, NY - 34th St. & 5th Ave hourly. Tickets cost $17 - $21 and the journey takes 5 min.

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 47-50 Sts-Rockefeller Ctr to 34 St-Herald Sq
Ave. Duration
3 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Bus operators
Academy Bus
Phone
201-420-7000
Website
academybus.com
Bus from New York, NY - Madison Ave / E 48Th St to New York, NY - 34th St. & 5th Ave
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Schedules at
academybus.com
MTA Bus Company
Website
mta.info
Bus from 5 Av/W 46 St to W 37 St/5 Av
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
mta.info
Other operators
Taxi from Radio City Music Hall to Empire State Building
Ave. Duration
1 min
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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Radio City Music Hall to Empire State Building train services, operated by MTA, arrive at 34 St-Herald Sq station.

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