There are 7 ways to get from Times Square to Washington Heights by train, subway, bus, taxi, car, 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

Train  •  17 min

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

$4 - $14

Cheapest option

Bus  •  27 min

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

$1 - $7

5 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

Bikeshare  •  39 min

  1. Cycle from Broadway & W 41 St to W 129 St & Convent Ave 6.3 miles

$10

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 17 min. Alternatively, NJ Transit operates a bus from Times Square to Washington Heights every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 27 min. New York City Transit (MTA) also services this route hourly.

Train operators
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Website
mta.info
Train from Grand Central to Morris Heights
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $14
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$6 - $8
Off-peak onboard
$12 - $14
Onboard
$9 - $13
At station
$4 - $10
Bus operators
New York City Transit (MTA)
Website
mta.info
Bus from 3 Av/E 49 St to Broadway/W 207 St
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Other operators
Citi Bike
Website
citibikenyc.com
Bike from Broadway & W 41 St to W 129 St & Convent Ave
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$10
Bikeshare
$10
Taxi from Times Square to Washington Heights
Ave. Duration
9 min
Estimated price
$45 - $55
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 Washington Heights is 11 km. The road distance is 13 km.

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

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

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 17 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Port Authority Bus Terminal and arriving at River Rd At Dempsey Ave. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 27 min.

The train from Grand Central to Morris Heights takes 17 min including transfers and departs hourly.