Travel Guide

Brooklyn, New York City 

Getting In

From the Boroughs 

Manhattan to Brooklyn
Many New Yorkers conveniently use the city’s subway trains to travel between Manhattan and Brooklyn. A number of subway routes traveling south from the Midtown and Downtown areas of Manhattan end their journey or pass through stations in Brooklyn. Major subway stations in Midtown Manhattan include Penn Station, Port Authority Bus Terminal, Times Square, and Grand Central Terminal. You can flag for a yellow cab along the street or call for a livery cab to take you to Brooklyn. There are also the express buses departing from bus stops or stations in Midtown and Downtown Manhattan to locations in Brooklyn.

Penn Subway Station, Manhattan (New York City)

Penn Subway Station in Manhattan by Pamela V White

Queens to Brooklyn
Several subway routes directly link neighboring Queens with Brooklyn. These subway routes include the Crosstown Local (Line G), Eighth Avenue Express (Line A), Eighth Avenue Local (Line C), Seventh Avenue Express (Line 3), and Lexington Avenue Express (Line 4 & 5). MTA buses (Q7, Q8, Q24, Q35, Q54, Q56, and Q59 lines) also carry passengers between Queens and Brooklyn. Yellow cabs from Queens to Brooklyn are also available but hard to come by and a better alternative is to call for a livery cab.

Seventh Avenue Express, Manhattan (New York City)

Seventh Avenue Express in Brooklyn by Ed Meskens

The Bronx to Brooklyn
There are not many yellow cabs in The Bronx and therefore better to call for a livery cab if you want to get from The Bronx to Brooklyn. Even if there are yellow cabs in The Bronx, not many will take passengers to Brooklyn. A better option is to take the subway trains in The Bronx with many lines passing through Manhattan before reaching stations in Brooklyn. There are also MTA express buses traveling from several stations in The Bronx to Uptown Manhattan and from here passengers change to other express buses going to Brooklyn.

Staten Island to Brooklyn
There are no subway links between Staten Island and Brooklyn. An option is to take the buses departing from Staten Island to Brooklyn, which crosses the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. The bus journey takes about 20 minutes from Silver Lake Park on Staten Island to Bay Bridge in Brooklyn. If you have luggage to carry and willing to pay the extra cost, you can call a livery cab to transport you across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge into Brooklyn. 

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Brooklyn (New York City)

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge by H.L.I.T.


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