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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Subway  •  9 min

  1. Q / ...

$3

5 alternative options

Bus  •  11 min

  1. 28 / ...

$3

Taxi  •  5 min

  1. 3.4 miles

$20 - $25

Uber  •  5 min

  1. 3.4 miles

$9 - $14

Walk  •  58 min

  1. 3 miles

Bikeshare  •  34 min

  1. 3.7 miles

$10

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

Westchester County Bee-Line System operates a bus from Times Square to Upper East Side every 4 hours. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 11 min. Hampton Ambassador also services this route twice a week.

Train operators
Bus operators
Westchester County Bee-Line System
Website
transportation.westchestergov.com
Bus from Madison Ave @ 47Th St to Madison Ave @ 84Th St
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
transportation.westchestergov.com
Hampton Ambassador
Phone
631.283.4676
Website
hamptonambassador.com
Bus from 3 Av & 51 St to 3 Av & 79 St
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Twice 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
$9 - $14
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$9 - $14
uberX + Car Seat
$25 - $35
uberX
$16 - $22
uberXL
$20 - $26
UberBLACK
$25 - $35
SUV
$35 - $50
Citi Bike
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
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Times Square and Upper East Side is 4 km.

The cheapest way to get from Times Square to Upper East Side is to subway which costs $3 and takes 9 min.

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

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madison Ave @ 47Th St and arriving at Madison Ave @ 84Th St. Services depart every four hours, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 11 min.

The subway from Times Sq - 42 St to 86 St takes 9 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.