There are 6 ways to get from Times Square to Upper East Side by bus, subway, taxi, towncar, foot or bike

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Bus  •  10 min

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

$2 - $18

5 alternative options

Subway  •  10 min

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

$3

Taxi  •  5 min

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

$20 - $25

Uber  •  5 min

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

$8 - $11

Walk  •  58 min

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

Bikeshare  •  34 min

  1. Cycle from Broadway & W 41 St to E 85 St & 3 Ave 3.7 miles

$10

Questions & Answers

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

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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 5 min.

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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 Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 10 min.

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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 10 min and costs $2 - $18.

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The bus from 3 Ave & E 51 St to 3 Av & E 86 St takes 10 min 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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Map of how to get from Times Square to Upper East Side.
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  • Distance: 2.4 miles
  • Duration: 10 min

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 every 4 hours. Tickets cost $15 - $18 and the journey takes 10 min. Three other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Bus operators
Hampton Jitney Inc.
Hampton Luxury Liner
Website
hamptonluxuryliner.com
Bus from 50th Street - Manhattan to 86th Street - Manhattan
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
hamptonluxuryliner.com
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $8
Schedules at
transportation.westchestergov.com
Hampton Ambassador
Phone
631.283.4676
Website
hamptonambassador.com
Bus from 3 Av & 51 St to 3 Av & 86 St
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
hamptonambassador.com
Book at
hamptonambassador.com
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Times Square to Upper East Side
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$8 - $11
UberX
$9 - $12
Car Seat
$18 - $23
UberXL
$13 - $17
Black
$25 - $35
Black SUV
$35 - $50
Citi Bike
Phone
+1 855-245-3311
Website
citibikenyc.com
Bike from Broadway & W 41 St to E 85 St & 3 Ave
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$10
More information at
citibikenyc.com
Bikeshare
$10
Taxi from Times Square to Upper East Side
Ave. Duration
5 min
Estimated price
$20 - $25
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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