Best metro line to take from Penn Station to 234 West 48th Gallivant Hotel
First, it’s called the subway.
Second, Penn Station to W 48th is uptown, not downtown.
Third, you can either take the E train to 50th and walk down to 48th or the 1 train to 50th and walk down to 48th.
If you have no luggage, you may want to walk 14 blocks. Maybe will take 25 minutesEdited: 20 October 2021, 15:28
Plug it into Google maps and choose public transport option. It may change based on actual departure time.
You can also use the Trip Planner on the MTA website which will give you real time travel times.
I would walk it unless I had lots of luggage or had mobility issues.
"Downtown" has different meanings in New York than elsewhere in the U.S. Most places it means "center city." In New York, however, it has two different meanings. One is a geographic area -- lower Manhattan. So Wall Street is Downtown, but Rockefeller Center is Midtown.
The second meaning is direction, at least in Manhattan. In this meaning, "downtown" means heading south. So you would travel downtown when heading south on the subway. You'll still see some subway entrances marked this way.
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**In New York, however, it has two different meanings.**
It actually has more than 2 meanings.
In Brooklyn...Downtown refers to the area centered around Fulton Street. If you live in Bay Ridge(as an example) and want to go shopping in downtown Brooklyn, you would be referring to that area...and actually would be headed north/"uptown" to get there.
This guide is great in explaining all things subway related, including what Uptown versus Downtown means. See post # 3 in the guide for the explanation.
Even though it was written 10 years ago, it's all still relevant. The cost of a single ride is now $2.75 though, and there is a new Omni card system in place (you can still buy Metrocards too).
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