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

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Subway  •  10 min

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

$3

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Bus  •  11 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison Av/E 47 St to Madison Av/E 84 St BxM11 / ...

$2 - $60

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

$16 - $19

Walk  •  58 min

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

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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 Madison Av/E 47 St and arriving at Madison Av/E 84 St. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Times Sq - 42 St and arriving at 86 St. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. 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 subway which takes 10 min and costs $3.

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The subway from Times Sq - 42 St to 86 St takes 10 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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Times Square to Upper East Side bus services, operated by MTA, depart from Madison Av/E 47 St station.

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

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Times Square to Upper East Side 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 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?

MTA operates a vehicle from Times Sq - 42 St to 86 St every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 10 min. Alternatively, MTA operates a bus from Madison Av/E 47 St to Madison Av/E 84 St every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $7 and the journey takes 11 min. Four 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 86 St
Ave. Duration
10 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 47 St to Madison Av/E 84 St
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Hampton Jitney Inc.
Phone
212.362.8400
Website
hamptonjitney.com
Bus from 3 Av & E 39 St to 3 Av & E 86 St
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $17
Website
hamptonjitney.com
Prepaid Online Rate
$8 - $11
Onboard
$13 - $17
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
$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 40th Street - Manhattan to 86th Street - Manhattan
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $60
Schedules at
hamptonluxuryliner.com
Book 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 & 39 St to 3 Av & 86 St
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $50
Schedules at
hamptonambassador.com
Prepay
$45
Onboard
$50
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from Times Square to Upper East Side
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$16 - $19
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$16 - $19
Car Seat
$29 - $33
UberX
$17 - $19
UberXL
$27 - $31
Black
$36 - $41
Black SUV
$55 - $65
Taxi from Times Square to Upper East Side
Ave. Duration
5 min
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov

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Times Square to Upper East Side train services, operated by MTA, arrive at 86 St station.

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There are 1917+ hotels available in Upper East Side. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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