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Best way to get from Port Authority to Beacon Theatre

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Best way to get from Port Authority to Beacon Theatre

My son is planning to see a concert at the Beacon Theatre. He has not been to NYC before and not familiar with the city. He will be coming in by Bus to the Port Authority. What is the best way to get to the Beacon Theatre and back to the Port Authority. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

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1. Re: Best way to get from Port Authority to Beacon Theatre

Hey TC-PA:-) He's got a couple of options.. easiest IMO since he is unfamiliar with the City, would be to simply hop in a cab.. it's not far and depending on traffic, should run approx. $10-12 each way!

The subway is right there at 42nd Street as well.. The #2 or #3 train is 1 stop straight up to 72nd Street.. takes barely a few minutes on the train;-) There is also the local #1 which will make 3 stops in between before reaching 72nd Street.. the Beacon is right there a couple of blocks up Broadway;-) Trust he'll Enjoy!

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2. Re: Best way to get from Port Authority to Beacon Theatre

The Port Authority Bus Terminal is on 8th Avenue. The 1,2 and 3 trains run under 7th Avenue. Although you can enter right at the Port Authority and just follow the signs through the underground passages, so you also just walk at street level over to 7th Avenue/Times Square and get the train more directly.

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3. Re: Best way to get from Port Authority to Beacon Theatre

He can also just get on the C train which is directly under the Bus Terminal, no walking after entering the subway. Take it to 72 St, and walk along 72nd away from Central Park for 2 avenues. Even easier, much less crowded, no way to get lost.

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4. Re: Best way to get from Port Authority to Beacon Theatre

Yeah I'd take the C as well, go downstairs in the PA and get a metro card, then look for the C, uptown.

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5. Re: Best way to get from Port Authority to Beacon Theatre

.. why take the C train and walk so much further?! Of course it can work.. but why walk those 2 long Avenue blocks from Central Park West when it's right there with the #1, 2 or 3?! If looking to get to the Beacon fastest/best way, the #1..(or #2 or #3 Express in only 1 stop) leaves you barely a couple of short blocks away right ON Broadway.. you can even SEE the Beacon when you exit the subway.. piece of cake and super easy;-) Enjoyin'!

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