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

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Subway  •  10 min

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

$3

5 alternative options

Bus  •  30 min

  1. Take the bus from 77th & Lex to 40th & Lex Montauk-Eastbound / ...

$2 - $18

Taxi  •  4 min

  1. Take a taxi from Upper East Side to Times Square 3.1 miles

$19 - $24

Uber  •  4 min

  1. Take an Uber from Upper East Side to Times Square 3.1 miles

$10 - $15

Walk  •  58 min

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

Bikeshare  •  19 min

  1. Cycle from E 85 St & 3 Ave to Broadway & W 41 St 3 miles

$10

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Upper East Side to Times Square is to subway which costs $3 and takes 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Upper East Side to Times Square is to taxi which costs $19 - $24 and takes 4 min.

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The distance between Upper East Side and Times Square is 2 miles.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from 77th & Lex and arriving at 40th & Lex. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 30 min.

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Upper East Side to Times Square bus services, operated by Hampton Jitney Inc., depart from 96 St station.

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Map of how to get from Upper East Side to Times Square.
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  • Distance: 2.4 miles
  • Duration: 10 min

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

Hampton Jitney Inc. operates a bus from Upper East Side to Times Square hourly. Tickets cost $15 - $18 and the journey takes 30 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Bus operators
Hampton Jitney Inc.
Hampton Luxury Liner
Website
hamptonluxuryliner.com
Bus from 86th St- Lexington btwn 85th & 86th St to 47th St- Lexington btwn 46th & 47th St
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
hamptonluxuryliner.com
Westchester County Bee-Line System
Phone
+1 914 995-2000
Website
transportation.westchestergov.com
Bus from 5Th Ave @ 98Th St to 5Th Ave @ 43Rd St
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $8
Schedules at
transportation.westchestergov.com
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Upper East Side to Times Square
Ave. Duration
4 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$10 - $15
Car Seat
$23 - $30
UberX
$14 - $19
UberXL
$17 - $23
Black
$23 - $30
Black SUV
$30 - $45
Citi Bike
Phone
+1 855-245-3311
Website
citibikenyc.com
Bike from E 85 St & 3 Ave to Broadway & W 41 St
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
citibikenyc.com
Bikeshare
$10
Taxi from Upper East Side to Times Square
Ave. Duration
4 min
Estimated price
$19 - $24
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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