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Your complete transportation guide to NYC’s Intrepid Museum

Where is the Intrepid Museum located?

The Intrepid Museum in New York City is situated on Pier 86 at 46th Street, within the bustling Hell's Kitchen neighborhood on Manhattan's West Side, overlooking the Hudson River.

Address: Pier 86, 12th Avenue & West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036 | Find on maps

Closest landmark: Lincoln Center for Performing Arts (1.2 miles away)

Getting to the Intrepid Museum by public transport

Getting to Intrepid Museum

By bus

Travel time: 20 minutes from Times Square

Closest stop: 12th Avenue @ 46th street

Timings: 24x7

The Intrepid Museum is conveniently accessible by bus, with routes M42 and M50 buses stopping at the nearest bus stop.The museum is just a short walk away from there.

Getting to Intrepid Museum

By subway

Travel time: 21 minutes from Times Square

Closest station: 42 Street-Port Authority Bus Terminal (via Subway line E)

Timings: 24x7

Take Subway line E to the 42 Street-Port Authority Bus Terminal. The museum is approximately a 10-minute walk from the station.

Getting to the Intrepid Museum by Car

Getting to Intrepid Museum

Driving route

Travel time: 5 - 15 minutes

From Times Square: Head west on W 42nd Street toward 8th Avenue, and turn right onto 12th Avenue. The total drive is about 2 miles and typically takes 4-10 minutes depending on traffic.

From Central Park: Head west on W 59th Street/Central Park S toward 7th Ave, turn left onto W 46th Street The total drive is about 3.1 miles and typically takes 5-15 minutes depending on traffic.

Getting to Intrepid Museum

Parking

There are ample parking options available nearby. Park Right at 670 W 43rd Street and Manhattan Cruise Parking both offer convenient parking facilities just a brief walk from the museum's pier. Additionally, there are municipal car parks within walking distance of the museum. There is also limited metered street parking available in the area

Parking facilities: Park Right

Timings: Open 24 hours

Daily rates: Daily parking rates start from $27.

Walking to the Intrepid Museum

Getting to Intrepid Museum

Travel time: 1 hour

Distance: 3.1 miles

The walk from Central Park to the Intrepid Museum is a pleasant one, especially on a good weather day. Start from the southern edge of Central Park and head west on W 59th St/Central Park S toward 7th Ave. Turn right onto 11th Ave, then continue until you reach W 46th St. A left turn here will take you straight to the Intrepid Museum. Along the way, you’ll pass by several notable landmarks and enjoy the bustling city life of New York!

Best ways to get to the Intrepid Museum

  • Budget-friendly: For a budget-friendly and authentic NYC experience, hop on the subway (MTA), which covers most of the city’s major sites for just $2.75 a ride. Alternatively, consider getting a MetroCard for unlimited travel passes.
    Fastest route: If you’re starting from Manhattan, taking a taxi is the quickest way to reach the Intrepid Museum. The approximately 3-mile drive typically takes around 10 minutes, subject to traffic conditions.
    Sightseeing: If you’re not in a rush and would like to enjoy the sights of New York City, consider walking to the museum from Central Park or Times Square. The walk is approximately 3.1 miles from Central Park and 2 miles from Times Square. En route, you’ll encounter iconic landmarks and get to experience the lively pulse of New York.

Intrepid Museum entrance

The Intrepid Museum's main entrance is located on Pier 86, overlooking the majestic Hudson River. Look for a large, modern building with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum logo prominently displayed. The entrance itself is a clear glass structure facing the water. Upon arrival, simply head towards this building and you'll find the ticketing area.




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Frequently asked questions about getting to the Intrepid Museum

What is the Intrepid Museum's address?

The Intrepid Museum's address is 12th Avenue & 46th Street, New York, NY 10018, USA.

Is parking available at the Intrepid Museum?

There is limited metered street parking available in the area. However, nearby pay garages like Park Right and Manhattan Cruise Parking offer more reliable parking options.

Can I walk to the Intrepid Museum?

Yes, the museum is accessible by foot from nearby areas. If you're in Midtown Manhattan, it's a walkable 2-3 miles. Otherwise, consider the subway or bus!

I'm traveling with young children. How easy is it to get to the Intrepid Museum with a stroller?

Both subway and bus routes are stroller-friendly. Subway stations have elevators and ramps, and most buses have designated areas for strollers. Keep in mind that navigating crowded platforms and buses might require some extra patience.

Is there anything to see along the way while walking to the Intrepid Museum?

Yes! Depending on your route, you could explore the High Line, a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan's West Side. Another option is Hudson Yards, a recently developed neighborhood with unique architecture and art installations.

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