There are 7 ways to get from Upper East Side to Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) 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

Line 4 subway  •  8 min

  1. Take the line 4 subway from 86 St to Grand Central - 42 St 4 / ...

$3

6 alternative options

Line 28 bus  •  19 min

  1. Take the line 28 bus from 5Th Ave @ 85Th St to 5Th Ave @ 43Rd St 28

$3

Bus  •  40 min

  1. Take the bus from 85th St & Lex to 40th & Lex Montauk-Eastbound

$15 - $19

Taxi  •  4 min

  1. Take a taxi from Upper East Side to Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) 2.9 miles

$18 - $23

Uber  •  4 min

  1. Take an Uber from Upper East Side to Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) 2.9 miles

$9 - $14

Walk  •  49 min

  1. Walk from Upper East Side to Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) 2.6 miles

Bikeshare  •  19 min

  1. Cycle from E 85 St & 3 Ave to Pershing Square North 2.8 miles

$10

What companies run services between Upper East Side, NY, USA and Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway), NY, USA?

Westchester County Bee-Line System operates a bus from Upper East Side to Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) every 4 hours. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 10 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Westchester County Bee-Line System
Website
transportation.westchestergov.com
Bus from 5Th Ave @ 85Th St to 5Th Ave @ 43Rd St
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
transportation.westchestergov.com
Hampton Jitney Inc.
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Upper East Side to Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway)
Ave. Duration
4 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$9 - $14
uberX + Car Seat
$21 - $28
uberX
$12 - $17
uberXL
$16 - $22
UberBLACK
$23 - $30
SUV
$30 - $45
Citi Bike
Website
citibikenyc.com
Bike from E 85 St & 3 Ave to Pershing Square North
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$10
Bikeshare
$10
Taxi from Upper East Side to Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway)
Ave. Duration
4 min
Estimated price
$18 - $23
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Upper East Side to Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway)?

The distance between Upper East Side and Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) is 4 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Upper East Side to Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway)?

The cheapest way to get from Upper East Side to Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) is to line 4 subway which costs $3 and takes 8 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Upper East Side to Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway)?

The quickest way to get from Upper East Side to Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) is to taxi which takes 4 min and costs $18 - $23.

Is there a direct bus between Upper East Side and Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway)?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from 5Th Ave @ 85Th St and arriving at 5Th Ave @ 43Rd St. Services depart every four hours, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 10 min.

How long does it take to get from Upper East Side to Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway)?

The line 4 subway from 86 St to Grand Central - 42 St takes 7 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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