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There are 4 ways to get from Times Square to Manhattan by subway, bus, taxi or foot

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Line 1 subway  •  6 min

  1. Take the line 1 subway from Times Sq-42 St to 72 St 1 / ...

$3

3 alternative options

Bus  •  12 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison Av/E 46 St to Madison Av/E 84 St BxM4 / ...

$2 - $60

Taxi  •  5 min

  1. Take a taxi from Times Square to Manhattan 3 miles

$18 - $23

Walk  •  44 min

  1. Walk from Times Square to Manhattan 2.3 miles

Times Square to Manhattan by subway

The subway journey time between Times Square and Manhattan is around 5 min and covers a distance of around 2 miles. The fastest subway normally takes 3 min. Operated by MTA, the Times Square to Manhattan subway service departs from Times Sq-42 St and arrives in 72 St. Typically 3681 subways run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Times Square to Manhattan subway schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Times Square to Manhattan is to line 1 subway which costs $3 and takes 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Times Square to Manhattan is to taxi which costs $18 - $23 and takes 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madison Av/E 46 St and arriving at Madison Av/E 84 St. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Times Sq-42 St and arriving at 72 St. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 min.

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The distance between Times Square and Manhattan is 2 miles.

The best way to get from Times Square to Manhattan without a car is to line 1 subway which takes 6 min and costs $3.

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The line 1 subway from Times Sq-42 St to 72 St takes 6 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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Times Square to Manhattan bus services, operated by MTA, depart from Madison Av/E 46 St station.

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Times Square to Manhattan train services, operated by MTA, depart from Times Sq-42 St station.

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Times Square to Manhattan bus services, operated by MTA, arrive at Madison Av/E 84 St station.

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Map of how to get from Times Square to Manhattan.
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  • Distance: 2.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 min

What companies run services between Times Square, NY, USA and Manhattan, NY, USA?

MTA operates a vehicle from Times Sq-42 St to 72 St every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 6 min. Alternatively, MTA operates a bus from Madison Av/E 46 St to Madison Av/E 84 St hourly. Tickets cost $2 - $7 and the journey takes 12 min. Two other operators also service this route.

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 Times Sq-42 St to 72 St
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Bus 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
Bus from Madison Av/E 46 St to Madison Av/E 84 St
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Westchester County Bee-Line System
Phone
+1 914 995-2000
Website
transportation.westchestergov.com
Bus from Madison Ave @ 47Th St to Madison Ave @ 99Th St
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
transportation.westchestergov.com
All other routes
$3
BxM4C/Rte28 Westchester-Manhattan Express
$8
Hampton Luxury Liner
Phone
+1 631-537-5800
Website
hamptonluxuryliner.com
Bus from 50th Street - Manhattan to 79th Street - Manhattan
Ave. Duration
4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $60
Schedules at
hamptonluxuryliner.com
Book at
hamptonluxuryliner.com
VIP
$45 - $60
Coach Class
$20 - $28
Luxury Class
$30 - $40
Other operators
Taxi from Times Square to Manhattan
Ave. Duration
5 min
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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Times Square to Manhattan train services, operated by MTA, arrive at 72 St station.

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