Transportation Options in the Upper East Side
Thanks to its Manhattan locale, the Upper East Side offers a host of transportation options for those looking to explore the rest of the island, or New York as a whole.
Whether you opt for the bus or subway, Upper East Side is accessible as a departure point or a destination. Various bus stops and subway stations along the eastern avenues allows for stress-free transport to nearly anywhere in the city. Let’s take a look at some of the options available to Upper East Side residents.
The MTA bus system in New York City will allow you to travel virtually anywhere in the five boroughs affordably, safely, and fast!
The M1 Bus Line
The M1 bus offers perhaps the widest breadth of options for those wishing to traverse from Upper East Side, throughout Manhattan, and back. The M1 bus runs north along Madison Ave. up to Harlem on 147th Street, then South along Fifth Ave. towards Broadway just on the edge of SoHo. This means that the M1 bus not only travels directly through the heart of Upper East Side with many convenient stops along the way, it also spans a range of hundreds of city blocks
The M15 Bus Line
The M15 bus is a particularly good option for those traveling to work in downtown Manhattan or the Financial District. The M15 has its northernmost stop at 126th Street. Along 1st Ave. It then crosses to 2nd Ave. where it travels south through Upper East Side, directly south through midtown and between Chinatown and Lower East Side, reaching its southernmost point along Battery Park in the heart of NYC’s Financial District. The bus then makes its way north again, through the eastern side of the Financial District, back uptown along 2nd Ave.with multiple stops along its route.
The M66 Bus Line
The M66 bus offers crosstown transportation between Upper East Side and Upper West Side via Central Park, allowing you to easy access to both neighborhoods. The M66 runs a loop around 68th and 67th Streets on Upper East Side, traveling directly through Central Park (take a scenic detour if you wish!) and then loops on 65th and 66th Streets on the Upper West Side. The M66 is your best bet for quick and easy transportation between Upper East Side and Upper West Side.
The New York City subways system is one of the few systems in the country offering 24/7 subway services. Like the MTA bus, the New York subway system is a fast and affordable transportation option.
The 4 Train
The 4 Train – called the Lexington Avenue Express – is perhaps the most comprehensive option for access to the Manhattan and Brooklyn. The this route stretches from Eastchester-Dyre Ave. all the way in the Bronx, straight through Manhattan’s southern tip, and then across the East River, right through the heart of Brooklyn before finally ending its route at Flatbush Ave. near Brooklyn College.The 4 train makes stops throughout Lexington Ave. in the Upper East Side including 77th, 86th, and 96th Streets. Hit the “museum mile,” then take a day trip to Brooklyn for shopping or food!
The Q Train
Q Train runs a similar but different route, likewise traveling through the length of Manhattan beginning at 96th Street in the heart of Upper East Side. The Q train travels across Central Park and then makes a run directly through the center of Manhattan with stops along 28th, 23rd, Canal, and Prince Streets, to name a few. After its Canal Street stop, the Q train takes a turn towards Brooklyn. Basketball fans and concert-goers will love the Q train’s easy service to the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. The Q then moves onwards to the southern tip of Brooklyn stopping finally at Coney Island’s Stillwell Ave. before returning back on it’s route to the Upper East Side.
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