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There are 5 ways to get from Times Square to Upper East Side by bus, subway, taxi, towncar or foot

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Bus  •  10m

  1. Take the bus from 3 Ave & E 51 St to 3 Av & E 86 St Montauk-Westbound / ...

$2 - $60

4 alternative options

Subway  •  10m

  1. Take the subway from Times Sq - 42 St to 86 St Q / ...

$3

Taxi  •  5m

  1. Take a taxi from Times Square to Upper East Side 3.4 miles

$20 - $25

Uber  •  5m

  1. Take an Uber from Times Square to Upper East Side 3.4 miles

$9 - $14

Walk  •  58m

  1. Walk from Times Square to Upper East Side 3 miles

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Times Square to Upper East Side is to subway which costs $3 and takes 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Times Square to Upper East Side is to taxi which costs $20 - $25 and takes 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from 3 Ave & E 51 St and arriving at 3 Av & E 86 St. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10m.

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The distance between Times Square and Upper East Side is 2 miles.

The best way to get from Times Square to Upper East Side without a car is to bus which takes 10m and costs $2 - $60.

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The bus from 3 Ave & E 51 St to 3 Av & E 86 St takes 10m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Times Square to Upper East Side bus services, operated by Hampton Jitney Inc., depart from 3 Ave & E 51 St station.

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Times Square to Upper East Side bus services, operated by Hampton Jitney Inc., arrive at 3 Av & E 86 St station.

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There are 2027+ hotels available in Upper East Side. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Times Square to Upper East Side.
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  • Distance: 2.4 miles
  • Duration: 10m

What companies run services between Times Square, NY, USA and Upper East Side, NY, USA?

Hampton Jitney Inc. operates a bus from Times Square to Upper East Side hourly. Tickets cost $20 - $35 and the journey takes 10m. Three other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Bus operators
Hampton Jitney Inc.
Phone
212.362.8400
Website
hamptonjitney.com
Bus from 3 Ave & E 51 St to 3 Av & E 86 St
Ave. Duration
10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
hamptonjitney.com
Online
$20 - $29
Onboard
$24 - $35
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
17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $8
Schedules at
transportation.westchestergov.com
Hampton Luxury Liner
Phone
+1 631-537-5800
Website
hamptonluxuryliner.com
Bus from 50th Street - Manhattan to 86th Street - Manhattan
Ave. Duration
6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $60
Schedules at
hamptonluxuryliner.com
VIP
$45 - $60
Coach Class
$20 - $28
Luxury Class
$30 - $40
Hampton Ambassador
Phone
631.283.4676
Website
hamptonambassador.com
Bus from 3 Av & 51 St to 3 Av & 86 St
Ave. Duration
10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $50
Schedules at
hamptonambassador.com
Book at
hamptonambassador.com
Prepay
$45
Onboard
$50
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Times Square to Upper East Side
Ave. Duration
5m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Signup at
uber.com
Car Seat
$23 - $29
UberX
$14 - $18
UberPool
$9 - $14
UberXL
$17 - $23
Black
$24 - $35
Black SUV
$30 - $45
Taxi from Times Square to Upper East Side
Ave. Duration
5m
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov

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