Bus Directions NYC Penn Station To High Line

Taking The Bus From Penn Station to High Line’s Northernmost Entrance

  • You must have a MetroCard for this option (to pay for bus)
  • Buy MetroCard in Penn Station if you don’t already have one
  • Exit Penn Station (#13 on map)

If exiting Penn Station Via 7th Ave. :

  • You will be at 7th Ave. & 32nd St. after exiting station
  • Turn left (north) after leaving station
  • Walk north to 34th St.
  • Cross over to opposite side of 34th St. (north side of street)
  • Look for bus stop at corner of 34th St. and 7th Ave.

If exiting Penn Station via 8th Ave. :

  • You will be at either 8th Ave. & 31st St. or 8th Ave. & 33rd. St.
  • Turn right (north) after leaving station
  • Walk north to 34th St.
  • Cross over to opposite side of 34th St. (north side of street)
  • Look for bus stop at corner of either 34th St. and 8th Ave.

When you reach bus stop:

  • You will be taking an M34 bus
  • Front of M34 bus says: M34 Javits Ctr-12 Av
  • The M34 is a Select Service Bus (SBS) route
  • With SBS buses, YOU MUST PAY BEFORE BOARDING

To pay for M34 Select Service Bus (SBS) Before Boarding:

  • Find ticket machine next to bus stop
  • Follow instructions on machine
  • Machine asks you to insert your MetroCard
  • Bus fare is deducted from your MetroCard
  • Machine then prints a paper receipt
  • KEEP THIS PAPER RECEIPT–It is your PROOF OF PAYMENT

After paying for bus fare at machine:

  • Take M34 bus to the 11th Ave. stop
  • Descend from M34 bus at 11th Ave. stop (#23 on map)
  • You will be at 11th Ave. & 34th St.
  • Walk west along 34th St. (toward Hudson River) half a block to High Line’s northern entrance
  • Entrance is on 34th St., between 11th & 12th Avenues. (see #2 on map)
  • For more transportation options, or to see map, see How To Get To The High Line

IMPORTANT NOTES

Note 1:

  • There is an M34 bus and an M34A bus.
  • Only take the M34. DO NOT TAKE THE M34A.
  • Front of M34 says: Javits Ctr./12th Av (this is the one you want)
  • Front of M34A says: Port Authority (you DO NOT want this one)
  • Confirm with bus driver that you boarded correct bus

Note 2:

  • After getting your receipt from machine at bus stop, you do not have to show or pay anything when boarding the bus–just find your seat
  • If, however, a roving ticket agent boards bus, you must present receipt/proof of payment
  • If you do not present receipt, you will pay a VERY LARGE FINE
  • Don’t forget, buy MetroCard at Penn Station if you don’t have one already

Note 3:

  • If 3 or more in your group, taking taxi might be faster/less expensive.
  • For more info, see Option 3 under Section 2B of How To Get To The High Line

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