There are 5 ways to get from Upper East Side to Times Square by bus, subway, taxi, towncar or foot

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Bus  •  10 min

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

$2 - $60

4 alternative options

Subway  •  10 min

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

$3

Taxi  •  5 min

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

$19 - $24

Uber  •  5 min

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

$15 - $19

Walk  •  58 min

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

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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 5 min.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from 86 St and arriving at Times Sq - 42 St. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 min.

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

The best way to get from Upper East Side to Times Square without a car is to bus which takes 10 min and costs $2 - $60.

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The bus from 5Th Ave @ 85Th St to 5Th Ave @ 43Rd St takes 10 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Upper East Side to Times Square bus services, operated by Westchester County Bee-Line System, depart from 5Th Ave @ 85Th St station.

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Upper East Side to Times Square train services, operated by MTA, depart from 86 St station.

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Upper East Side to Times Square bus services, operated by Westchester County Bee-Line System, arrive at 5Th Ave @ 43Rd 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?

Westchester County Bee-Line System operates a bus from Upper East Side to Times Square every 3 hours. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 10 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, MTA operates a vehicle from Upper East Side to Times Square every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 10 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Westchester County Bee-Line System
Phone
+1 914 995-2000
Website
transportation.westchestergov.com
Bus from 5Th Ave @ 85Th St to 5Th Ave @ 43Rd St
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
transportation.westchestergov.com
All other routes
$3
BxM4C/Rte28 Westchester-Manhattan Express
$8
Hampton Jitney Inc.
Phone
212.362.8400
Website
hamptonjitney.com
Bus from 77th & Lex to 40th & Lex
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $17
Website
hamptonjitney.com
Prepaid Online Rate
$8 - $11
Onboard
$13 - $17
Hampton Ambassador
Phone
631.283.4676
Website
hamptonambassador.com
Bus from 85th St. & Lex to 40th & Lex
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $50
Schedules at
hamptonambassador.com
Prepay
$45
Onboard
$50
Hampton Luxury Liner
Phone
+1 631-537-5800
Website
hamptonluxuryliner.com
Bus from 86th St- Lexington btwn 85th & 86th St to 39th St- Lexington btwn 38th & 38th St
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $60
Schedules at
hamptonluxuryliner.com
Book at
hamptonluxuryliner.com
VIP
$45 - $60
Coach Class
$20 - $28
Luxury Class
$30 - $40
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from Upper East Side to Times Square
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$15 - $19
Car Seat
$28 - $32
UberX
$16 - $19
UberXL
$26 - $30
Black
$35 - $39
Black SUV
$50 - $60
Taxi from Upper East Side to Times Square
Ave. Duration
5 min
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov

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Upper East Side to Times Square train services, operated by MTA, arrive at Times Sq - 42 St station.

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There are 2122+ hotels available in Times Square. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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