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There are 6 ways to get from Times Square to Washington Heights by train, subway, bus, taxi, car or foot

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Train  •  18 min

  1. Take the train from Grand Central to Morris Heights Hudson

$4 - $14

Cheapest option

Bus  •  30 min

  1. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to River Rd At Palisades Terrace 158 / ...

$1 - $7

4 alternative options

Line 1 subway  •  27 min

  1. Take the line 1 subway from Times Sq - 42 St to 181 St 1

$3

Taxi  •  9 min

  1. Take a taxi from Times Square to Washington Heights 8.2 miles

$45 - $55

Drive  •  9 min

  1. Drive from Times Square to Washington Heights 8.2 miles

$1 - $2

Walk  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Walk from Times Square to Washington Heights 7.7 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Times Square to Washington Heights is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Times Square to Washington Heights is to taxi which costs $45 - $55 and takes 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Port Authority Bus Terminal and arriving at River Rd At Palisades Terrace. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Grand Central and arriving at Morris Heights. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18 min.

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The distance between Times Square and Washington Heights is 7 miles. The road distance is 8.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Times Square to Washington Heights without a car is to train which takes 18 min and costs $4 - $14.

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The train from Grand Central to Morris Heights takes 18 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Times Square to Washington Heights bus services, operated by NJ Transit, depart from Port Authority Bus Terminal station.

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Times Square to Washington Heights train services, operated by Metro-North Railroad (MNR), depart from Grand Central station.

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The best way to get from Times Square to Washington Heights is to train which takes 18 min and costs $4 - $14. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $1 - $7 and takes 30 min.

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  • Distance: 7 miles
  • Duration: 18 min

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

Metro-North Railroad (MNR) operates a train from Times Square to Washington Heights hourly. Tickets cost $4 - $14 and the journey takes 18 min. Alternatively, NJ Transit operates a bus from Times Square to Washington Heights every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $4 and the journey takes 30 min. MTA also services this route hourly.

Train operators
Bus operators
MTA
Website
mta.info
Bus from Madison Av/E 46 St to Sedgwick Av/Webb Av
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Other operators
Taxi from Times Square to Washington Heights
Ave. Duration
9 min
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov

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Times Square to Washington Heights bus services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at River Rd At Palisades Terrace station.

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Times Square to Washington Heights train services, operated by Metro-North Railroad (MNR), arrive at Morris Heights station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Times Square to Washington Heights is 8 miles. It takes approximately 9 min to drive from Times Square to Washington Heights.

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There are 1993+ hotels available in Washington Heights. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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