There are 6 ways to get from Upper East Side to Times Square 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

Subway  •  9 min

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

$3

5 alternative options

Bus  •  10 min

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

$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

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

Westchester County Bee-Line System operates a bus from Upper East Side to Times Square every 4 hours. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 10 min. Hampton Jitney Inc. also services this route 6 times a week.

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 Times Square
Ave. Duration
4 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$10 - $15
uberX + Car Seat
$22 - $29
uberX
$13 - $18
uberXL
$17 - $22
UberBLACK
$24 - $35
SUV
$35 - $45
Citi Bike
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
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Upper East Side to Times Square?

The distance between Upper East Side and Times Square is 4 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Upper East Side to Times Square?

The cheapest way to get from Upper East Side to Times Square is to subway which costs $3 and takes 9 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Upper East Side to Times Square?

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

Is there a direct bus between Upper East Side and Times Square?

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 Times Square?

The subway from 86 St to Times Sq - 42 St takes 9 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.