List of express bus routes in New York City

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An X37 express bus finishes a pickup in Midtown Manhattan on 23rd Street.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) operates 76 express bus routes in New York City. Express bus routes operated by MTA New York City Transit, or under contract to the city Economic Development Corporation by Academy Bus, are assigned an express (X) prefix, while those operated by MTA Bus Company are assigned multi-borough (BM, BxM, QM) prefixes. The MTA also plans to roll out the SIM prefix for new Staten Island bus routes being implemented in August 2018.

Below is a list of all express bus lines operating within the City of New York. The unidirectional fare, payable in coins or MetroCard, is $6.50. Discount fare media is available.

Manhattan to Staten Island[edit]

Unless otherwise indicated, most routes travel to and from Staten Island via the Verrazano Narrows Bridge and the Gowanus Expressway and then the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel into Lower Manhattan, or via a somewhat faster route via the Goethals Bridge and the New Jersey Turnpike and then the Lincoln Tunnel directly into Midtown Manhattan.

All routes are operated by New York City Transit, except for the X23 and X24, which are operated by Academy Bus.[1]

Route Terminals Streets traveled Notes and history
Manhattan Staten Island
Manhattan
Staten Island
X1*
[2]
Midtown
Central Park South and 7th Avenue
Eltingville Transit Center 6th Avenue (northbound), 5th Avenue, Broadway (southbound) Hylan Boulevard, Richmond Avenue
  • Daily service.
  • Operates all times. Overnight express service started on January 20, 2013.[3]
  • Peak-hour service starts/ends at 23rd Street in Manhattan.
  • Originally numbered R13X in 1972, then X13 in 1976.
X2
[2]
Midtown
East 57th Street and 3rd Avenue

AM

PM
New Dorp
Mill Road and Ebbits Street
Madison Avenue (northbound), Lexington Avenue (southbound), 23rd Street Hylan Boulevard
  • Peak service only
  • Bypasses Lower Manhattan via FDR Drive
X3
[2]
Lower Manhattan
World Financial Center

AM

PM
New Dorp
Mill Road and Ebbits Street
Church Street (northbound), Broadway (southbound)
  • Peak service only
X4
[2]
Lower Manhattan
World Financial Center

AM

PM
Eltingville Transit Center Father Capodanno Boulevard, Hylan Boulevard, Richmond Avenue
  • Peak service only
X5
[2]
Midtown Manhattan
East 57th Street and 3rd Avenue

AM

PM
Eltingville Transit Center Madison Avenue (northbound), Lexington Avenue (southbound), 23rd Street
  • Peak service only
  • Bypasses Lower Manhattan via FDR Drive
X7
[2]
Midtown
Central Park South and 7th Avenue

AM

PM
Eltingville Transit Center 6th Avenue (northbound), 5th Avenue, Broadway (southbound) Father Capodanno Boulevard, Nelson Avenue
  • Peak service only
  • Operates via West Street in Lower Manhattan
X8
[2]
Financial District
Downtown Loop

AM

PM
Eltingville Transit Center Church Street, Water Street
  • Peak service only
X9
[2]
Midtown
Central Park South and 7th Avenue

AM

PM
New Dorp
Mill Road and Ebbits Street
6th Avenue (northbound), 5th Avenue, Broadway (southbound) Hylan Boulevard
  • Peak service only
  • Operates via West Street in Lower Manhattan
  • Originally R9X in 1969, then became X9 in 1976
X10
X10B
[4]
Midtown
East 57th Street and 3rd Avenue
Port Richmond
Castleton Bus Depot
6th Avenue, Madison Avenue (northbound), 5th Avenue, Broadway (southbound) Gannon Avenue, Richmond Avenue, Port Richmond Avenue
  • Daily service.
  • Peak hour trips (X10B) operate via West Street at World Financial Center in Lower Manhattan instead of Broadway and Church Street. Battery Park service replaced by X11.
  • Service on Narrows Road provided by the X14 during peak hours, when the X10 does not stop there.
  • Originally R10X in 1970, then became X10 in 1976
X11
[4]
Tribeca
Worth Street and Broadway

AM

PM
Travis
end of Victory Boulevard
Church Street (northbound), Broadway (southbound) Gannon Avenue, Victory Boulevard
  • Peak service only
X12
X42
[5]
West Midtown
West 57th Street and 11th Avenue

AM

PM
Mariners Harbor
South Avenue and Richmond Terrace
57th Street, 6th Avenue, Madison Avenue (northbound), 5th Avenue, Broadway (southbound) Victory Boulevard, Watchogue Road, Port Richmond Avenue, Forest Avenue, South Avenue
  • Peak service only.
  • During the height of the rush hour, X12 trips end at 23rd Street, while X42 trips act as midtown super-express service (via the FDR Drive & 23rd Street instead of 6th Avenue/Broadway)
Madison Square
23rd Street and 5th Avenue
some peak service
X14
[6]
West Midtown
West 57th Street and 11th Avenue

AM

PM
Port Richmond
Castleton Bus Depot
Madison Avenue (northbound), Fifth Avenue (southbound), Water Street Clove Road, Forest Avenue, Port Richmond Avenue
  • Originally the R8X to Downtown Brooklyn.
  • Originally R14X in 1973, then became X14 in 1976

  • Peak service only
X15
[7]
Lower Manhattan
Downtown Loop

AM

PM
Eltingville Transit Center Church Street (northbound), Water Street (southbound) Richmond Road, Arthur Kill Road
  • Peak service only
X17A
[8]
Tribeca
Worth Street and Broadway

AM

PM
Annadale
Annadale Road and Drumgoole Road East
Church Street (northbound), Broadway (southbound) Richmond Avenue
  • Peak service only.
  • Replaces the X17C in the peak direction for downtown service to and from Annadale.
  • All X17 trips (A, C, and J) serve the Eltingville Transit Center.
X17C
[8]
Midtown
East 57th Street and 3rd Avenue
Huguenot
Woodrow Road and Huguenot Avenue
6th Avenue, Madison Avenue (northbound), 5th Avenue, Broadway (southbound) Richmond Avenue, Drumgoole Road, Huguenot Avenue
  • Originally R17X in 1973, then became X17 in 1976
  • No service during peak hours in the peak direction
    • Peak direction service replaced by X17A, X17J, X19, X22, X22A, and X24 during these hours.
  • Weekends, all X17 trips serve Bay Ridge, Brooklyn (to and from Manhattan only).
  • All X17 trips (A, C, and J) serve the Eltingville Transit Center.
  • Extended to Tottenville during off-peak weekdays via Outerbridge Park and Ride in January 2013.
Tottenville
Page Avenue and Hylan Boulevard
X17J
[8]
Midtown
East 57th Street and 3rd Avenue

AM

PM
Huguenot
Woodrow Road and Huguenot Avenue
34th Street, Madison Avenue (northbound), 5th Avenue, 42nd Street (southbound)
  • Peak service only.
  • Replaces the X17C in the peak direction for midtown Manhattan service.
  • Operates via the Lincoln Tunnel, New Jersey Turnpike and the Goethals Bridge
  • Created in 2000 as a result of NYCDOT planning studies
  • Formerly the Academy Bus Lines Richmond route, with some modifications
  • All X17 trips (A, C, and J) serve the Eltingville Transit Center.
X19
[8]
Tribeca
Worth Street and Broadway

AM

PM
Huguenot
Woodrow Road and Huguenot Avenue
Church Street (northbound), Broadway (southbound) Arden Avenue, Drumgoole Road, Huguenot Avenue
  • Peak service only.
  • Replaces the X17C in the peak direction for downtown service to and from Huguenot and Arden Heights.
X21
[9]
Midtown Manhattan
East 41 Street and 1st Avenue

AM

PM
Eltingville
Richmond Avenue and Hylan Boulevard
42nd Street Arthur Kill Road, Richmond Avenue
  • Peak service only.
  • New super express route began service on September 2, 2014.
X22
X22A
[10]
Midtown
East 57th Street and 3rd Avenue

AM

PM
Tottenville
Page Avenue and Hylan Boulevard
34th Street, Madison Avenue (northbound), 5th Avenue, 42nd Street (southbound) Amboy Road, Bloomingdale Road
  • Peak service only
  • X22 bypasses Outerbridge Park and Ride except for a few PM trips
  • X22A originates at Tottenville and operates express between Outerbridge Park and Ride and Manhattan, stopping only at Arthur Kill Road and Victory Boulevard
  • Operates via the Lincoln Tunnel, New Jersey Turnpike and the Goethals Bridge
  • Created in 2000 as a result of NYCDOT planning studies
  • Formerly the Academy Bus Lines Amboy route
  • Outerbridge Park and Ride service added in July 2011 to replace the AE7
  • X22A service added in January 2012.

AM

PM
Pleasant Plains
Outerbridge Park and Ride
X23
[11]
Midtown
East 59th Street and 5th Avenue

AM

PM
Huguenot
Huguenot Avenue and Amboy Road
34th Street, Madison Avenue (northbound), 5th Avenue (southbound) Woodrow Road, Foster Road, Huguenot Avenue
  • Peak service only
  • Created in 2002 as a result of NYCDOT planning studies.
  • Formerly operated by Atlantic Express.[12]
  • Operated by Academy Bus.[1]
  • Operates via the Lincoln Tunnel, New Jersey Turnpike and the Goethals Bridge
X24
[13]
Midtown
East 59th Street and 5th Avenue

AM

PM
New Dorp
Tysens Lane and Hylan Boulevard
Huguenot Avenue, Arden Avenue, Hylan Boulevard
  • Peak service only
  • Created in 2002 as a result of NYCDOT planning studies.
  • Formerly operated by Atlantic Express.[12]
  • Operated by Academy Bus.[1]
  • Renamed from Arden line in 2002.
  • Operates via the Lincoln Tunnel, New Jersey Turnpike and the Goethals Bridge
X30
[14]
Midtown
West 57th Street and 11th Avenue

AM

PM
Sunnyside
Clove Rd and Victory Blvd
Madison Avenue (northbound), 5th Avenue (southbound), 42nd Street, 57th Street Forest Avenue
  • Peak service only
  • Operates via the Lincoln Tunnel, New Jersey Turnpike and the Goethals Bridge
  • Formerly the Academy Bus Lines Forest route
X31
[15]
Midtown
East 57th Street and 3rd Avenue

AM

PM
Eltingville Transit Center 34th Street, Madison Avenue (northbound), 5th Avenue (southbound), 42nd Street Bradley Avenue, Harold Street, Forest Hill Road, Travis Avenue
  • Peak service only
  • AM trips run via the Gowanus Expressway, PM trips run via Lincoln Tunnel, New Jersey Turnpike and the Goethals Bridge.

Proposed new bus routes[edit]

In 2015, the MTA began a comprehensive study of express bus lines on Staten Island. These lines had not been drastically changed since the 1980s, and as a result, they had been updated piece-by-piece.[16]:3 As a result, these routes were circuitous, duplicative, and infrequent.[16]:14–16 The MTA proposed replacing all of the existing express bus routes with simpler and shorter variants, a proposal supported by 76% of Staten Island residents who had learned about the study.[16]:20, 21, 23 In March 2018, after hosting several meetings with Staten Island residents, the MTA announced that express bus service to Staten Island was expected to be completely reorganized in August 2018.[17][18] As part of the redesign, all of the existing bus routes would be discontinued and replaced with 21 new routes with a "SIM" prefix on August 19, 2018.[19]:188-189 The "SIM" prefix was chosen to reduce confusion with the "X"-prefixed routes they replaced, but deviate from the "S" prefix used by local Staten Island bus routes.[19]:191

The new express bus lines largely serve the same areas as the existing routes through Staten Island. Unlike the old express routes, some of which serve both downtown and midtown Manhattan in the same trip, the new routes only serve a specific section of Manhattan. In the new system, there are five major groupings of routes that run along the same streets in Manhattan. On average, each of the new routes has fewer turns and less mileage compared to the old express lines.[19]:191 Four routes (SIM4X, SIM5X, SIM6X, and SIM8X) will also be part of a pilot program where they travel non-stop from a park-and-ride facility to Manhattan. These routes carry the "X" suffix, as they are variants of regular express routes that travel along the same corridors.[19]:191

All express routes will run during peak hours only unless otherwise indicated.

Route Terminals Streets traveled Original route(s) Notes and history
Manhattan Staten Island
Manhattan
Staten Island
SIM1[20] Tribeca
Worth and Church Streets
Eltingville Transit Center Church Street (northbound), Broadway (southbound) Hylan Boulevard, Richmond Avenue X1
  • Will operate all times.
  • Will replace the X1, X3, and X4.
  • SIM1 will be cut to Tribeca during peak hours.
  • SIM1C will be extended to Midtown at all other times.
SIM1C[21] Midtown
Sixth Avenue and 59th Street
Sixth Avenue (northbound), Fifth Avenue (southbound), 23rd Street
SIM2[20][21] Tribeca
Worth and Church Streets
Tottenville
Page Avenue and Hylan Boulevard
Church Street (northbound), Broadway (southbound) Arden Avenue, Woodrow Road, Huguenot Avenue, Hylan Boulevard X19
  • Will operate during both peak and off-peak hours.
  • Will replace the X17C and X19.
SIM3[20]
SIM3C
[21]
Midtown
Sixth Avenue and 59th Street
Port Richmond
Castleton Bus Depot
Sixth Avenue (northbound), Fifth Avenue, Broadway (southbound), 23rd Street Victory Boulevard, Watchogue Road, Port Richmond Avenue X12, X42
  • Will operate during both peak and off-peak hours.
  • Will replace the X10, X12, and X42.
  • SIM3 will operate via 23rd Street and the FDR Drive (similar to X42) to bypass intermediate stops to the south during peak hours.
  • SIM3C will operate via Sixth Avenue (northbound) and Broadway (southbound) (similar to X12) at all other times.
SIM4[20] Tribeca
Worth and Church Streets
Eltingville Transit Center Church Street (northbound), Broadway (southbound) Richmond Avenue X17A, X17C
  • Will replace X17A (peak) and X17C (off-peak).
  • SIM4 and SIM4X will run to Tribeca during peak hours.
  • SIM4C will run to Midtown during off-peak hours.
  • SIM4X will run non-stop to Staten Island Mall.
SIM4X[20] Staten Island Mall
SIM4C[21] Midtown
Sixth Avenue and 59th Street
Eltingville Transit Center Church Street, Sixth Avenue, Madison Avenue (northbound), Fifth Avenue, Broadway (southbound)
SIM5[20] Financial District
Water and Fulton Streets
Water Street Father Capodanno Boulevard, Midland Avenue, Hylan Boulevard, Richmond Avenue X7, X8
  • Will replace the X4, X7, and X8.
  • SIM5X will run non-stop to South Beach Park & Ride.
SIM5X[20] South Beach
South Beach Park & Ride
Father Capodanno Boulevard
SIM6[20] Midtown
Fifth Avenue and 59th Street
Eltingville Transit Center Madison Avenue (northbound), Fifth Avenue (southbound), 23rd Street Father Capodanno Boulevard, Midland Avenue, Hylan Boulevard, Richmond Avenue X5, X7
  • Will replace the X5 and X7.
  • SIM6X will run non-stop to South Beach Park & Ride.
SIM6X[20] South Beach
Sand Lane and Father Capodanno Boulevard
Father Capodanno Boulevard
SIM7[20] Union Square
14th Street and Broadway
Eltingville Transit Center Spring Street, Sixth Avenue (northbound), Broadway, Houston Street (southbound), West Street Hylan Boulevard, Richmond Avenue X7, X9
  • Will replace the X1, X3, X4, X7, and X9.
SIM8[20] Midtown
Fifth Avenue and 59th Street
42nd Street, Madison Avenue (northbound), Fifth Avenue, 42nd Street (southbound) Richmond Avenue, Woodrow Road X17J
SIM8X[20] Staten Island Mall
SIM10[20] Midtown
Sixth Avenue and 59th Street
Eltingville Transit Center Sixth Avenue (northbound), Fifth Avenue, Broadway (southbound), 23rd Street Hylan Boulevard, Richmond Avenue X1, X2
  • Will replace the X1, X2, X5, X7, and X9.
SIM15[20] Financial District
Water and Fulton Streets
Water Street Richmond Road, Wilder Avenue, Amboy Road, Arthur Kill Road X15
SIM22[20] Midtown
Fifth Avenue and 59th Street
Eltingville
Richmond Avenue and Hylan Boulevard
42nd Street, Madison Avenue (northbound), Fifth Avenue, 42nd Street (southbound) Arthur Kill Road, Richmond Avenue X21
  • Will replace the X1, X5, X17J, and X21.
  • Will operate via the Lincoln Tunnel, New Jersey Turnpike, and Goethals Bridge.
SIM23[20] Annadale
Arden Avenue and Hylan Boulevard
Arden Avenue X23, X24
  • Will replace the X17J, X23, and X24.
  • Will operate via the Lincoln Tunnel, New Jersey Turnpike, and Goethals Bridge.
  • Will be operated by Academy Bus.[22]
SIM24[20] Prince's Bay
Luten Avenue and Hylan Boulevard
Huguenot Avenue
SIM25[20] Tottenville
Page Avenue and Hylan Boulevard
Foster Road, Hylan Boulevard X22, X23
  • New route to help replace the X22 and X23.
  • Will operate via the Lincoln Tunnel, New Jersey Turnpike, and Goethals Bridge.
SIM26[20] Tottenville
Page Avenue and Hylan Boulevard
Bloomingdale Road, Amboy Road X22
  • Will replace the southern ends of the X17 and X22.
  • Will operate via the Lincoln Tunnel, New Jersey Turnpike, and Goethals Bridge.
SIM30[20] Sunnyside
Clove Road and Victory Boulevard
Forest Avenue, Victory Boulevard X30
  • Will replace the X12, X14, X30, and X42.
  • Will operate via the Lincoln Tunnel, New Jersey Turnpike, and Goethals Bridge.
SIM31[20] Midtown
Fifth Avenue and 59th Street
Eltingville Transit Center Madison Avenue (northbound), Fifth Avenue (southbound), 23rd Street Bradley Avenue, Harold Street, Forest Hill Road, Travis Avenue X31
  • Will replace the X10 and X31.
SIM32[20] Tribeca
Worth and Church Streets
Travis
end of Victory Boulevard
Church Street (northbound), Broadway (southbound) Gannon Avenue, Victory Boulevard X11
  • Will replace the X10 and X11.
SIM33[20] Union Square
14th Street and Broadway
Mariners Harbor
South Avenue and Richmond Terrace
Spring Street, Sixth Avenue (northbound), Broadway, Houston Street (southbound), West Street Port Richmond Avenue, Forest Avenue, South Avenue X10
  • Will replace the X10 and X12.
SIM34[20] Tribeca
Worth and Church Streets
Church Street (northbound), Broadway (southbound) Victory Boulevard, Watchogue Road, Port Richmond Avenue, Forest Avenue, South Avenue X12
SIM35[20] Financial District
Water and Fulton Streets
Port Richmond
Castleton Bus Depot
Water Street Clove Road, Forest Avenue, Port Richmond Avenue X14
  • Will replace the X10 and X14.

Manhattan to Brooklyn[edit]

New York City Transit[edit]

Route Terminals Streets traveled
Brooklyn Manhattan
Manhattan
Brooklyn
X27
X37
[23]
Bay Ridge
Shore Road and 4th Avenue
  • Midtown
    East 57th Street and Madison Avenue (full route)
  • Chelsea
    West 23rd Street and Broadway (Weekdays)
  • Lower Manhattan
    Thomas Street and Church Street (Weekdays)
  • Northbound: Trinity Place, Church Street, 6th Avenue, 23rd Street, Madison Avenue
  • Southbound: 5th Avenue, 23rd Street, Park Avenue South, Broadway
3rd Avenue, Bay Ridge Avenue, Shore Road
X28
X38
[23]
Bensonhurst
Cropsey Avenue and Canal Avenue
(full-time service)
86th Street, 14th Avenue, Cropsey Avenue, Surf Avenue
Sea Gate
West 37th Street and Surf Avenue
(part-time service)
X17C Weekends only service:

Route history and notes[edit]

Route History and notes
X27, X37
  • Weekday service only on the X37
  • X27 operates daily, no late-night service.
  • X37 operates rush hours only; non-stop express to 23rd Street, Manhattan via FDR Drive.
  • X27 terminates at 23rd Street or Thomas Street and Church Street during weekday rush hours.
  • X37 discontinued in June 2010 due to budget crisis,[24] restored in July 2011.[25]
  • Service began on January 3, 1972 as the B27X. This was the first express bus route between Manhattan and Brooklyn. It was hoped that the bus route would relieve crowding on the BMT Fourth Avenue Line.[26] The bus was converted into today's X27 in 1976.
X28, X38
  • Weekday service only on the X38.
  • X38 operates rush hours only; non-stop express to 23rd Street, Manhattan via FDR Drive.
  • X28 terminates at 23rd Street or Thomas Street and Church Street during weekday rush hours.
  • Some peak rush hour trips on both routes continue toward Sea Gate, most trips end at Cropsey Avenue and Canal Avenue.
  • X28 original southern terminus at Cropsey Avenue and Bay 49th Street in Brooklyn.
  • X38 was discontinued in June 2010 due as part of budget-related service reductions;[24] restored in July 2011.[25]
  • X28 weekend service was discontinued in June 2010 as part of budget-related service reductions;[24] restored service on September 4, 2016.[27]
  • Originally B28X in 1971, then renumbered as the X28 in 1976.

MTA Bus Company[edit]

These routes do not operate on Sundays.

Route Terminals Streets traveled
Manhattan Brooklyn
Manhattan
Brooklyn
BM1
[28]
Midtown
East 57th Street and 2nd Avenue
Mill Basin
56th Drive and Strickland Avenue
  • Northbound: Trinity Place, Church Street, Park Place, Broadway, Park Row, Frankfort Street, FDR Drive, 23rd Street, Madison Avenue
  • Southbound: 5th Avenue, 23rd Street, FDR Drive, Water Street, State Street, Battery Place
  • Downtown Loop only: Park Place, Broadway, Park Row, Frankfort Street, Pearl Street, Water Street, State Street, Battery Place
Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, Gowanus Expressway, Prospect Expressway, Coney Island Avenue, Cortelyou Road, Ocean Avenue, Avenue K, East 66th Street
Downtown
State Street and Battery Place

AM

PM
BM2
[29]
Midtown
East 57th Street and 2nd Avenue
Canarsie
Flatlands Avenue and Williams Avenue
Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, Gowanus Expressway, Prospect Expressway, Coney Island Avenue, Cortelyou Road, Flatbush Avenue, Avenue H, East 80th Street, Avenue M, Pennsylvania Avenue (downtown trips only)
Downtown
State Street and Battery Place

AM

PM
Starrett City
Pennsylvania Avenue and Seaview Avenue
BM3
[30]
Midtown
East 57th Street and 2nd Avenue
Sheepshead Bay
Emmons Avenue and Shore Boulevard
Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, Gowanus Expressway, Prospect Expressway, Coney Island Avenue, Cortelyou Road, Ocean Avenue, Batchelder Street, Shore Parkway, Emmons Avenue
Downtown
State Street and Battery Place

AM

PM
BM4
[31]
Midtown
East 57th Street and 2nd Avenue
Gerritsen Beach
Gerritsen Avenue and Lois Avenue
Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, Gowanus Expressway, Prospect Expressway, Coney Island Avenue, Cortelyou Road, Ocean Avenue, Nostrand Avenue, Gerritsen Avenue
Downtown
State Street and Battery Place

AM

PM
BM5
[32]
Midtown
East 57th Street and 2nd Avenue
Starrett City
Pennsylvania Avenue and Seaview Avenue
34th Street, 5th Avenue (southbound), Madison Avenue (northbound) Linden Boulevard, Ashford Street, Cozine Avenue, Van Siclen Avenue, Vandalia Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue
Queens:
Queens–Midtown Tunnel, Long Island Expressway, Woodhaven Boulevard, Cross Bay Boulevard

Route history and notes[edit]

Route History and notes
BM1
BM2
BM3
  • Operated by Pioneer Bus until 1979.
  • Operated by Command Bus Company from October 22, 1979 until MTA takeover on December 5, 2005.
  • BM2 extended to Starrett City from Canarsie in October 1974.[33]
  • Midtown service via Downtown area operates all day.
  • Midtown express service bypassing Downtown area operates weekday peak rush hours.
  • Downtown service operates weekday peak rush hours.
BM4
  • Operated by Erin Tours until 1989.
  • Operated by Command Bus Company from 1990 until MTA takeover on December 5, 2005.
  • Originally went on Nostrand Avenue between Avenue K and Flatbush Avenue, Flatbush Avenue between Nostrand Avenue and Cortelyou Road, instead of Avenue K and Ocean Avenue.
  • Midtown service via Downtown area operates all day.
  • Midtown express service bypassing Downtown area operates weekday peak rush hours.
  • Downtown service operates weekday peak rush hours.
BM5
  • Operated by Pioneer Bus until 1979.
  • Operated by Command Bus Company from October 22, 1979 until MTA takeover on December 5, 2005.
  • Formerly made only one stop in Queens, at 79th Street in Lindenwood.[34]
  • Expanded Queens service along Woodhaven and Cross Bay Boulevards began April 2010.
  • Last pickup to Manhattan and first dropoff from Manhattan is in Rego Park/Middle Village.
  • No Downtown service; Downtown service provided by weekday rush hour BM2 service.
  • Renumbered from BQM1 on July 16, 2007.[34]

Manhattan to Queens[edit]

New York City Transit[edit]

Route Terminals Streets traveled
Queens Manhattan Manhattan Queens
X63
[35]
Rosedale
149th Avenue and 253rd Street

AM

PM
East Midtown
East 23rd Street and 1st Avenue
  • Northbound:
    23rd Street, Madison Avenue, 57th Street
  • Southbound:
    3rd Avenue, 57th Street, 5th Avenue, 23rd Street
Long Island Expressway (Northbound), Queens Boulevard, Van Wyck Expressway service road, Linden Boulevard, Merrick Boulevard, Hook Creek Boulevard, Francis Lewis Boulevard
X64
[36]
Cambria Heights
Linden Boulevard and 235th Street

AM

PM
Long Island Expressway (Northbound), Queens Boulevard, Liberty Avenue, Farmers Boulevard, Linden Boulevard
X68
[37]
Floral Park
Hillside Avenue and 268th Street

AM

PM
Long Island Expressway (Northbound), Queens Boulevard, Hillside Avenue

Route history and notes[edit]

Route History and notes
X63
  • Peak weekday rush hour service only.
  • Began service October 18, 1971.[38]
  • Formerly Q20X, and then X20 in 1976;[38] renumbered April 12, 1990
X64
  • Peak weekday rush hour service only.
  • Began service October 18, 1971.[38]
  • Formerly Q24X, and then X24 in 1976,[38] renumbered April 12, 1990
X68
  • Peak weekday rush hour service only.
  • Two AM peak trips travel across to 5th Avenue via 34th Street and resume normal southbound service
  • Three AM peak trips terminate at East 57th Street and 3rd Avenue, operating via Madison Avenue
  • Began service on August 2, 1971 as the Q18X,[39][40] became X18 in 1976, the first NYCT express service between Queens and Manhattan,[39] renumbered April 12, 1990.

MTA Bus Company[edit]

Routes QM1 to QM20[edit]

Route Terminals Streets traveled History and notes
Manhattan Queens
[41] Midtown Manhattan
6th Avenue

AM

PM
Fresh Meadows
188th Street and 64th Avenue
Manhattan: 34th Street, 6th Avenue, 57th Street
Queens: Union Turnpike, 188th Street
  • Operates during rush hours only, off peak service available via QM5
  • Began service on February 26, 1968;[42] operated by Steinway Transit from 1968 until 1985, and by Queens/Steinway Transit Corp. until 1988.[42]
  • Operated by Queens Surface Corporation from 1988 until MTA takeover in 2005.
  • Last dropoff from Queens is at 57th Street.
  • Downtown trips redesignated QM7 in June 2010.
  • Off-peak service discontinued on December 31, 2015
  • Former 3rd Ave branch split off to new QM31 in early September 2016
QM2
[43]
Bay Terrace
Bay Terrace Shopping Center
Manhattan: 34th Street, 6th Avenue, 57th Street (Manhattan bound), 59th Street (Queens bound)
Queens: Whitestone Expressway service road (weekdays only), Parsons Boulevard (weekends only), Cross Island Parkway service road
  • Service began under Queens Transit Corporation on June 9, 1969.[44][45] Operated by Queens Transit from 1969 until June 30, 1988.
  • Operated by Queens Surface Corporation from July 1, 1988 until MTA takeover in February 27, 2005.
  • Last Manhattan bound dropoff is at 57th Street and 3rd Avenue.
  • Last Queens bound pickup is on 59th Street and Lexington Avenue.
  • Rerouted away from Whitestone Expressway Service Road to serve Parsons Boulevard on weekends on April 6, 2014.
  • Rerouted away from 57th Street onto 59th Street in the Queens bound direction on August 24, 2015.
  • 3rd Ave route spilt off to new route QM32 in early September 2016
QM3
[46]

AM

PM
Little Neck
Little Neck Parkway and Horace Harding Expressway
Manhattan: 34th Street, 6th Avenue, 57th Street (Manhattan bound), 59th Street (Queens bound)
Queens: Northern Boulevard, Little Neck Parkway.
  • Originally Operated by Queens Transit from 1970 until 1988.
  • Temporarily operated by Caravan Transit from 1988 until 1990.
  • Operated by Queens Surface Corporation from 1990 until MTA takeover in 2005.
  • Last drop off is on 57th Street and 3rd Avenue.
  • Last pick up to Queens is on 59th Street and Lexington Avenue.
  • Queens bound buses taken off 57th Street and put onto 59th Street on August 24, 2015.
[47] Electchester
164th Street and Horace Harding Expressway
Manhattan: 34th Street, 6th Avenue, 57th Street
Queens: Jewel Avenue
  • Operated by Queens Transit from 1971 until 1988.
  • Operated by Queens Surface Corporation from 1988 until MTA takeover in 2005.
  • Last dropoff is at 57th Street and 3rd Avenue.
  • Former 3rd Avenue service relabeled to QM44 on July 5, 2016.
[41] Glen Oaks
260th Street and Union Turnpike
Manhattan: 34th Street, 6th Avenue, 57th Street
Queens: Union Turnpike, 73rd Avenue, Horace Harding Expressway
  • QM5 buses bypass Fresh Meadows during rush hours in the peak direction
  • Operated by Steinway Transit from 1968 until 1985, and by Queens/Steinway Transit Corp. until 1988.
  • Operated by Queens Surface Corporation from 1988 until MTA takeover in 2005.
  • Last dropoff from Queens is at 57th Street.
  • Formerly part of the QM1A, redesignated June 2010.[48]
  • Downtown trips redesignated QM8 in June 2010.[48]
  • Former 3rd Avenue service relabeled QM35 in September 2016
[41] Lake Success
North Shore Towers
Manhattan: 34th Street, 6th Avenue, 57th Street
Queens: Union Turnpike, Lakeville Road
  • Operated by Steinway Transit from 1968 until 1988.
  • Operated by Queens Surface Corporation from 1988 until MTA takeover in 2005.
  • Last dropoff from Queens is at 57th Street.
  • Formerly part of the QM1A, renumbered in June 2010.[48]
  • Former 3rd Avenue service relabeled QM36 in early September 2016
Downtown Manhattan
Downtown Loop

AM

PM
Glen Oaks
260th Street and Union Turnpike
Manhattan: Water Street/Church Street
Queens: Union Turnpike, 73rd Avenue, Horace Harding Expressway
  • Peak service only.
  • QM7 operates from Fresh Meadows, QM8 operates from Glen Oaks bypassing Fresh Meadows.
  • QM8 AM super express service serves Fresh Meadows.
  • Operated by Steinway Transit 1978 until 1988.
  • Temporarily operated by Caravan Transit from 1988 until 1990.
  • Operated by Queens Surface Corporation from 1990 until MTA takeover in 2005.
  • Formerly the Downtown QM1/QM1A service; redesignated in June 2010.[48]
QM10
[50]
Midtown Manhattan
6th Avenue

AM

PM
Rego Park/Elmhurst Loop Manhattan: 34th Street, 6th Avenue, 57th Street
Queens: 63rd Road, 57th Avenue
  • Peak service only.
  • Formerly operated by Triboro Coach.
  • Last dropoff is at 57th Street.
  • Former 3rd Avenue service relabeled QM40 in early September 2016
QM11
[50]
Downtown Manhattan
Downtown Loop

AM

PM
Manhattan: Water Street, Church Street
Queens: Queens Boulevard, 63rd Road, 57th Avenue
  • Peak service only.
  • Formerly operated by Triboro Coach.
  • Trips operate via Forest Hills.
  • Last dropoff is Beekman St and Park Row.
  • Former downtown branch of the QM10
  • Began service as QM11 in 1971
QM12
[51]
Midtown Manhattan
6th Avenue

AM

PM
Glendale
Union Turnpike and Trotting Course Lane
(Crescent Apartments)
Manhattan: 34th Street, 6th Avenue, 57th Street
Queens: Yellowstone Boulevard
  • Peak service only.
  • Formerly operated by Triboro Coach.
  • Last dropoff is at 57th Street.
  • Stops east of 71 Avenue in Forest Hills discontinued in January 2011
  • Stops in Elmhurst were added on July 5, 2016, and on the same date, the route was rerouted onto Woodhaven Boulevard and Queens Boulevard (EB).
  • Midday service eliminated (in parts) from Summer 2010 to Winter 2012
  • 3rd Ave service split off into new QM42
  • 3rd Avenue service split off from QM12 designation in September 2016.
QM15
[52]
Howard Beach
157th Avenue and 102nd Street
Manhattan: 34th Street, 6th Avenue, 57th Street
Queens: Woodhaven Boulevard, 155th Avenue, 157th Avenue, Cross Bay Boulevard
  • No Sunday service.
  • Began service under Green Lines in 1970.[53]
  • Saturday service added July 1979.[54]
  • Nicknamed "Shopper's Special".[54][55][56]
  • Operates via Lindenwood between Howard Beach and Ozone Park via 157th Avenue.
  • Off-peak service ends at 157th Avenue and 92nd Street near Cross Bay Boulevard instead of 102nd Street.
  • Last dropoff is at 57th Street.
  • Service is supplemented by the BM5.
QM16
[57]

AM

PM
Jacob Riis Park
Parking lot
Manhattan: 34th Street, 6th Avenue, 57th Street
Queens: Cross Bay Boulevard, Rockaway Beach Boulevard
  • Began service under Green Lines on April 12, 1971 between Rockaway Park–Beach 116th Street and Midtown Manhattan.[56]
  • Pick-ups and drop-offs in Queens north of 157th Avenue in Howard Beach, via Lindenwood and along Woodhaven and Cross Bay Boulevards[58][59] eliminated on July 3, 2006.[60]
  • Extended from Rockaway Park to Neponsit on September 4, 2007,[61][62] then Roxbury at Fort Tilden on April 18, 2011,[61][63] before being truncated to Jacob Riis Park in December 2011 to accommodate customer parking.[64]
  • Last dropoff is at 57th Street.
QM17
[57]

AM

PM
Far Rockaway
Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue subway station
( A  train)
Manhattan: 34th Street, 6th Avenue, 57th Street
Queens: Cross Bay Boulevard, Beach Channel Drive, Seagirt Boulevard
  • Began service under Green Lines on December 20, 1976.[65]
  • Pick-ups and drop-offs in Queens north of 157th Avenue in Howard Beach, via Lindenwood and along Woodhaven and Cross Bay Boulevards[58][59] eliminated on July 3, 2006.[60]
  • Last dropoff is at 57th Street.
QM18
[66]

AM

PM
South Ozone Park
130th Street and 150th Avenue
Manhattan: 34th Street, 6th Avenue, 57th Street
Queens: Queens Boulevard, Lefferts Boulevard, 135th Avenue
  • Began service under Green Lines around 1975.[67]
  • Extended along 135th Avenue in spring 2008.
  • Last dropoff is at 57th Street.
QM20
[68]
Bay Terrace
Corporal Kennedy Street and 23rd Avenue
Manhattan: 34th Street, 6th Avenue, 57th Street (Manhattan bound), 59th Street (Queens bound)
Queens: Willets Point Boulevard, Utopia Parkway, 26th Avenue
  • Weekday service only.
  • Began service on July 7, 1970. Originally operated on QM2 route north/west of Utopia Parkway.[69]
  • Operated by Queens Transit until June 30, 1988.
  • Operated by Queens Surface Corporation from July 1, 1988 until MTA takeover in February 27, 2005.
  • Last Manhattan bound dropoff is at 57th Street and 3rd Avenue.
  • Last Queens bound pickup is at 59th Street and Lexington Avenue.
  • Rerouted off of 57th Street and onto 59th Street in the Queens bound direction on August 24, 2015.
  • Renumbered from QM2A in September 2011.

Routes QM21 to QM44 and BM5[edit]

Route Terminals Streets traveled History and notes
Manhattan Queens
QM21
[70]
Midtown Manhattan
East 23rd Street and Park Avenue

AM

PM
Rochdale Village Loop Manhattan: 23rd Street, Madison Avenue, 57th Street
Queens: Queens Boulevard, Linden Boulevard, Guy R. Brewer Boulevard
  • Formerly operated by Jamaica Buses.
  • Last dropoff is at 57th Street.
QM24
[71]
Midtown Manhattan
6th Avenue

AM

PM
Glendale
Myrtle Avenue and 73rd Street
Manhattan: 34th Street, 6th Avenue, 57th Street
Queens: Eliot Avenue, Fresh Pond Road
  • Peak service only.
  • Formerly operated by Triboro Coach.
  • Began service June 6, 1988.
  • Rerouted from 8th Avenue to 6th Avenue in spring 2011.
  • Last dropoff is at 57th Street.
  • Former downtown service relabeled to QM25 in June 2010.
  • Former 3rd Avenue service relabeled to QM34 on July 5, 2016.
QM25
[72]
Downtown Manhattan
Downtown Loop

AM

PM
Manhattan: Church, Water Streets
Queens: Eliot Avenue, Fresh Pond Road, Myrtle Avenue
  • Peak service only.
  • Formerly operated by Triboro Coach as the QM24W
  • Began service June 6, 1988.
  • Downtown service split off from QM24 designation in June 2010.
[73] Midtown Manhattan
3rd Avenue

AM

PM
Fresh Meadows
188th Street & 64th Avenue
Manhattan: 3rd Avenue
Queens: Union Turnpike
  • Operates during rush hours only
  • Began service on February 26, 1968;[42] operated by Steinway Transit from 1968 until 1988.[42]
  • Operated by Queens Surface Corporation from 1988 until MTA takeover in 2005.
  • Last dropoff from Queens is at 55th Street.
  • Formerly part of the QM1, service relabeled in September 2016.
QM32
[74]

AM

PM
Bay Terrace
Bay Terrace Shopping Center
Manhattan: 3rd Avenue
Queens: Whitestone Expressway service road, Cross Island Parkway service road
  • 3rd Avenue service operates AM rush hours in both directions and PM rush hours eastbound only.
  • Operated by Queens Transit from 1969 until June 30, 1988.
  • Operated by Queens Surface Corporation from July 1, 1988 until MTA takeover in February 27, 2005.
  • Last Manhattan bound dropoff is at 55th Street.
  • Last Queens bound pickup is on 59th Street and Lexington Avenue.
  • Formerly part of the QM2, service relabeled in September 2016.
QM34
[71]

AM

PM
Glendale
Myrtle Avenue and 73rd Street
Manhattan: 3rd Avenue
Queens: Eliot Avenue, Fresh Pond Road, Myrtle Avenue
  • Peak service only.
  • Formerly operated by Triboro Coach as the QM24
  • Originally the 3rd Avenue branch of the QM24
  • Began service June 6, 1988.
  • 3rd Avenue service split off from QM24 designation in July 2016.
[75]
AM

PM
Glen Oaks
260th Street and Union Turnpike
Manhattan: 3rd Avenue
Queens: Union Turnpike, 73rd Avenue, Horace Harding Expressway
  • The last inbound bus serves Fresh Meadows
  • Operates rush hours only.
  • Operated by Steinway Transit from 1968 until 1988.
  • Operated by Queens Surface Corporation from 1988 until MTA takeover in 2005.
  • Last dropoff from Queens is at 55th Street.
  • Originally part of the QM1A; later part of the QM5, service relabeled in September 2016.
[76]
AM

PM
Lake Success
North Shore Towers
Manhattan: 3rd Avenue
Queens: Union Turnpike, Lakeville Road
  • Operated by Steinway Transit from 1968 until 1988.
  • Operated by Queens Surface Corporation from 1988 until MTA takeover in 2005.
  • Last dropoff from Queens is at 55th Street.
  • Originally part of the QM1A; later part of the QM6, service relabeled in September 2016.
QM40
[77]

AM

PM
Rego Park
Elmhurst Loop
Manhattan: 3rd Avenue
Queens 63rd Road, 57th Avenue
  • Peak service only.
  • Formerly operated by Triboro Coach.
  • Last dropoff is at 55th Street.
  • Formerly part of the QM10, service relabeled in September 2016.
QM42
[78]

AM

PM
Glendale
Crescent Apartments
Manhattan: 3rd Avenue
Queens: Yellowston Boulevard.
  • Peak service only.
  • Formerly operated by Triboro Coach.
  • Last dropoff is at 55th Street.
  • Formerly part of the QM12, service relabeled in September 2016.
[47]
AM

PM
Electchester
164th Street and Horace Harding Expressway
Manhattan: 3rd Avenue
Queens: Jewel Avenue
  • Originally Operated by Queens Transit from 1970 until 1988.
  • Operated by Queens Surface Corporation from 1990 until MTA takeover in 2005.
  • Last drop off is on 3rd Avenue at 55th Street
  • Originally the 3rd Avenue branch of the QM4
  • 3rd Avenue service split off from QM4 designation in July 2016.
BM5 Multiple stops along Woodhaven and Cross Bay Boulevards. See the BM5 section and the QM15 route for more details.

Manhattan to the Bronx[edit]

All routes are operated by MTA Bus.

Route Terminals Streets traveled
Manhattan Bronx
Manhattan
Bronx
BxM1
[79]
East Midtown
East 33rd Street and 3rd Avenue
Riverdale
Riverdale Avenue and West 263rd Street
Lexington Avenue (southbound), 3rd Avenue (northbound) Broadway (select trips), 230th Street, Kappock Street, Henry Hudson Parkway, Riverdale Avenue
BxM2
[80]
Midtown Manhattan
Herald Square
Riverdale
Riverdale Avenue and West 263rd Street
79th Street Traverse, 2nd, 5th and 7th Avenues (southbound), 3rd, Madison and 6th Avenues (northbound) 230th Street, Kappock Street, Henry Hudson Parkway, Riverdale Avenue
BxM3
[81]
Midtown Manhattan
East 29th Street and Madison Avenue
Yonkers
Getty Square
5th Avenue (southbound), Madison Avenue (northbound) Sedgwick Avenue, Broadway
Yonkers: South Broadway
BxM4
[82]
Midtown Manhattan
East 29th Street and Madison Avenue
Woodlawn
Katonah Avenue and East 242nd Street
5th Avenue (southbound), Madison Avenue (northbound) Grand Concourse, Bainbridge Avenue, Katonah Avenue
BxM6
[83]
Midtown Manhattan
East 23rd Street and Madison Avenue
Parkchester
Metropolitan Oval near
Parkchester subway station
( 6   <6> ​ trains)
5th Avenue (southbound), 3rd and Madison Avenues (northbound), 72nd Street (eastbound) East 177th Street, Metropolitan Avenue
BxM7
[84]
Midtown Manhattan
East 23rd Street and Madison Avenue
Co-op City, Bronx
Dreiser Loop
5th Avenue (southbound), 3rd and Madison Avenues (northbound), 72nd Street (eastbound) Hutchinson River Parkway East, Co-Op City Boulevard
BxM8
[85]
Midtown Manhattan
East 23rd Street and Madison Avenue
Pelham Bay Park
Pelham Bay Park subway station
( 6   <6> ​ trains)
5th Avenue (southbound), 3rd and Madison Avenues (northbound), 72nd Street (eastbound) Westchester Avenue, Bruckner Boulevard
BxM9
[86]
Midtown Manhattan
East 23rd Street and Madison Avenue
Throgs Neck
Layton Avenue and Ellsworth Avenue
5th Avenue (southbound), 3rd and Madison Avenues (northbound), 72nd Street (eastbound) Randall Avenue, Harding Avenue, Throgs Neck Boulevard (outbound), Clarence Avenue (inbound)
BxM10
[87]
Midtown Manhattan
East 23rd Street and Madison Avenue
Baychester
Eastchester Road and Boston Road
5th Avenue (southbound), 3rd and Madison Avenues (northbound), 72nd Street (eastbound) Morris Park Avenue, Eastchester Road
BxM11
[88]
Midtown Manhattan
East 26th Street and Madison Avenue
Wakefield
241st Street subway station
( 2  5  trains)
5th Avenue (southbound), Madison Avenue (northbound) White Plains Road
BxM18
[89]
Lower Manhattan
Battery Place

AM

PM
Riverdale
Riverdale Avenue and West 263rd Street
Church Street, 6th Avenues, West 23rd Street and Madison Av (northbound), 5th Avenues, East 23rd Street, Park Av South, Union Square East, and Broadway (southbound) 230th Street, Kappock Street, Henry Hudson Parkway, Riverdale Avenue

Route history and notes[edit]

Route History and notes
BxM1
  • Daily service.
  • Formerly operated by Riverdale Transit Corp. before 1984, then was operated by Liberty Lines Express.
  • Select trips operate via Major Deegan Expressway, skipping Inwood, weekdays only.
  • Service began in 1968.
BxM2
  • Daily service.
  • Formerly operated by Riverdale Transit Corp. before 1984, then was operated by Liberty Lines Express.
BxM3
  • Daily service.
  • Formerly operated by Riverdale Transit Corp. before 1984, then was operated by Liberty Lines Express.
  • Pick-up in Harlem is available only at 123rd Street and Madison Avenue
BxM4
  • Daily service.
  • Formerly operated by Riverdale Transit Corp. before 1984, then was operated by Liberty Lines Express.
  • Previously BxM4B. Relabeled to BxM4 when Bedford Park service (BxM4A) was discontinued in June 27, 2010.
BxM6
  • Daily service.
  • Formerly operated by New York Bus Service.
  • Route was named: "BxM-6 Parkchester Express"; started operations on August 24, 1970.[90]
BxM7
  • Daily service.
  • Formerly operated by New York Bus Service.
  • To Manhattan via 1-2-3-4-5 in Co-op City; from Manhattan via 5-4-3-2-1 in Co-op City. During the AM rush, service is divided up so certain trips only serve 1 or 2 sections of Co-Op City before continuing to Manhattan.
  • Route was named: "BxM-7 Co-op City Express"; started operations on January 18, 1971.
  • Wall Street Express ended in the 1980s.
BxM8
  • Daily service.
  • Formerly operated by New York Bus Service.
  • Two peak-direction trips (to Manhattan AM, from Manhattan PM) are extended to City Island to replace former BxM7B.
  • Renumbered from BxM7A in September 2011.
  • Route was named: "BxM-7A Pelham Bay Park Express"; started operations on January 10, 1972.
  • Route was named: "BxM-7B — City Island Express"; started operations on January 7, 1980.
BxM9
  • Daily service.
  • Formerly operated by New York Bus Service.
  • Route was named: "BxM-9 Throggs Neck Express"; started operations on August 2, 1976.
BxM10
  • Daily service.
  • Formerly operated by New York Bus Service.
  • Route was named: "BxM-10 Morris Park Express"; started operations on January 7, 1980.
BxM11
BxM18
  • Peak service only.
  • Formerly operated by Riverdale Transit Corp. until 1984 then by Liberty Lines Express until 2005.
  • Began service in 1978.
  • First drop-off/last pickup in Manhattan is at Madison Square.
  • Stops at 5th Avenue and West 35th Street for transfers from Queens and other Bronx express buses.
  • Stops at Madison Avenue and East 56th Street for transfers to Queens and other Bronx express buses.

Manhattan intra-borough[edit]

Route Terminals Notes
X80
[91]
Randall's Island
Icahn Stadium

(before events)
----------

(after events)
Harlem
125th Street and Lexington Avenue
at 125th Street ( 4  5  6   <6>  trains)
and Harlem–125 Street Metro-North station
  • Operated by MTA New York City Transit.
  • Special event service only, fares collected only for travel to Randall's Island.
  • Local bus service available from Lexington Avenue to Icahn Stadium on the M35 full-time.

Former routes[edit]

New York City Transit[edit]

Route Terminals Streets Traveled History and Notes
X6
[92]
Midtown Manhattan
Central Park South and 7th Avenue
Eltingville Transit Center,
Staten Island
Arthur Kill Road and Richmond Avenue
Madison Avenue (NB), Fifth Avenue/Broadway (SB), Father Capodanno Boulevard, Hylan Boulevard, Richmond Avenue Discontinued June 27, 2010 due to budget crisis[24]
X13
[93]
Lower Manhattan
Water & Broad Street (AM), Trinity Place & Rector Street (PM)
Port Richmond, Staten Island
Castleton Avenue and Jewett Avenue
Church Street, Water Street, Clove Road, Forest Avenue, Port Richmond Avenue In 2002, service was changed from operating to/from Worth Street/Broadway to operating along the Downtown Loop routing shared by the X15, X18, and X20. Discontinued June 27, 2010 due to budget crisis[24]
X16
[94]
Lower Manhattan
Worth Street and Broadway
Port Richmond, Staten Island
Castleton Avenue and Jewett Avenue
Church Street (NB), Broadway (SB), Victory Boulevard, Forest Avenue Discontinued June 27, 2010 due to budget crisis[24]
X18
[95]
Lower Manhattan
Water & Broad Street (AM), Trinity Place & Rector Street (PM)
Concord, Staten Island/Arrochar, Staten Island
Narrows Road and Targee Street (AM), School Road & Dennis Torricelli Street (PM)
Church Street, Water Street, Targee Street, Tompkins Avenue, Bay Street Operated as Park Hill/Rosebank Loop. AM buses ran from Targee Street & DeKalb Street to Water Street & Broad Street. PM buses ran from Trinity Place & Rector Street to School Road & Dennis Torricelli Street. Discontinued June 27, 2010 due to budget crisis[24]
X20
[96]
Lower Manhattan
Water & Broad Street (AM), Trinity Place & Rector Street (PM)
South Beach, Staten Island
Sand Lane and Father Capodanno Boulevard
Church Street, Water Street, Sand Lane, Steuben Street Discontinued June 27, 2010 due to budget crisis[24]
X21
(First use)
Midtown Manhattan
57th Street and 3rd Avenue
Pleasant Plains, Staten Island
Amboy Road & Bedell Street
34th Street, Madison Av (NB), Lexington Avenue, 23rd Street (SB), Rossville Avenue, Woodrow Road, Bloomingdale Road Established in 2001 as a short-turn of the X22 with 3 trips each way. Discontinued in 2002, replaced by X22 bus.
X25
[97]
Lower Manhattan
World Financial Center
Vesey Street and North End Avenue
Midtown Manhattan
Grand Central Terminal
42nd Street and Lexington Avenue
Worth Street (SB), Chambers Street (NB), 42nd Street, FDR Drive Discontinued June 27, 2010 due to budget crisis[24]
X26
[98]
Battery Park City, Manhattan
Vesey Street and North End Avenue
Midtown Manhattan
Penn Station
32nd Street and 7th Avenue
West Street Created in 2002 with 9/11 funds, discontinued April 12, 2004[99]
X27B

X28B
See X27 (X27B) and X28 (X28B) for the current destinations and streets traveled.
  • X27B and X28B travel path is the same as X27 and X28 except running via West Street and World Financial Center.
  • Service operated briefly from January 3, 2011[100] until July 1, 2011,[25] due to lawsuit which stated that 2010 service cuts violated the ADA law.[101]
  • These routes were replaced by reinstated X37 and X38 bus service.
X29
[102]
Midtown Manhattan
57th Street and Madison Avenue
Coney Island, Brooklyn
Stillwell Avenue and Surf Avenue
Northbound: Church Street, 6th Avenue, Madison Avenue
Southbound: 5th Avenue, Broadway
Brooklyn: Coney Island Avenue, Surf Avenue
Originally B29X in 1972, then became X29 in 1976.
  • Began service on February 14, 1972 as B29X.[103][104]
  • Served Midtown and Downtown Manhattan.[104]
  • Original terminal was West 5th Street and Sea Breeze Avenue (near Surf Avenue);[104] later extended to Surf Avenue & West 37th Street (at Sea Gate),[105] then truncated to Stillwell Avenue.
  • Discontinued June 27, 2010 due to budget crisis.[24]
X32
[106]
Bedford Park, Bronx
The Bronx High School of Science
205th Street and Paul Avenue
Jamaica, Queens
165th Street Bus Terminal
Parsons Boulevard, Union Street, Kissena Boulevard, Horace Harding Expressway, 188th Street
  • School days only, discontinued June 27, 2010 due to budget crisis. Service replicated by Q44 and Bx22 local buses and private buses for school students.[24][48][107]
  • Traveled between Queens and the Bronx via the Whitestone Bridge, and non-stop in the Bronx via the Hutchinson River Parkway, Cross Bronx Expressway, Bronx River Parkway, Kasmiroff Boulevard, and Bedford Park Boulevard.[106]
Oakland Gardens, Queens
Union Turnpike and Springfield Blvd
Parsons Boulevard, Union Street, Kissena Boulevard, 46th Avenue, 48th Avenue, Springfield Boulevard
Bay Terrace, Queens
Bell Boulevard and 23rd Avenue
Parsons Boulevard, Union Street, 150th Street, 29th Avenue, 32nd Avenue
X51
[108]
Midtown Manhattan
34th Street and 3rd Avenue
Auburndale, Queens
Sanford Avenue and 165th Street
34th Street, 6th Avenue, 57th Street, Sanford Avenue Began service September 5, 1978 and discontinued June 27, 2010 during budget crisis, due to low ridership and proximity to 7 subway service, and the Long Island Rail Road Port Washington Branch stations nearby.[24][48]
X61
Lower Manhattan
Peck Slip and Water Street
Riverdale, Bronx
West 262nd Street and Broadway
Broadway, Major Deegan Expressway, FDR Drive, Wall Street Discontinued in early 1990.
X66
Midtown Manhattan
57th Street and 5th Avenue
Coney Island, Brooklyn
Avenue Z and Ocean Parkway
Broadway, 5th Avenue, Bay Ridge Parkway, Stillwell Avenue, 86th Street, Shell Road, Avenue Z. Discontinued in early 1980, became BM15 operated by Fiesta Bus in 1981, then operated by Metro Apple Express in the late 1980s, Discontinued when Metro Apple Express went bankrupt.
X81
Woodside, Queens
61st Street ( 7   <7> ​ trains) and
Woodside (LIRR) stations
Randall's Island
Icahn Stadium
Brooklyn Queens Expressway, Grand Central Parkway, Hell Gate Circle Events-only special. Last ran in 2009, discontinued sometime after.[109]
X90
[110]
Lower Manhattan
Vesey Street and North End Avenue
Yorkville, Manhattan
91st Street and York Avenue
West Street, FDR Drive, Water Street, York Avenue
  • The New York City Transit Authority, in March 1971, sought permission from the New York City Board of Estimate to operate express buses during rush hours along the FDR Drive. It was hoped that the route would attract Upper East Side residents that used their cars to get to the Financial District. At the time, the NYCTA planned to start the new bus route on April 1, 1971.[111]
  • Discontinued June 27, 2010 due to budget crisis[24]
  • Renamed from the X23 in 1988.
  • The route had an alternate northern terminus in Harlem at 110th Street and 5th Avenue.[112]
  • The two former southern termini in Lower Manhattan were at Pearl Street and Frankfort Street, and at Water Street and Broad Street.[112]
X92
[113]
Lower Manhattan
South Ferry
Yorkville, Manhattan
92nd Street and York Avenue
FDR Drive, 1st Avenue, 2nd Avenue, York Avenue Combined into the then X90 route in 2004.
R8X
[39]
Port Richmond, Staten Island
Richmond Avenue and Richmond Terrace
Downtown Brooklyn
Adams Street and Fulton Street
Clove Road, Broadway, Verrazano–Narrows Bridge, Gowanus Expressway
  • Service started on November 3, 1965, fare at the time was 30 cents.[39]
  • First express bus route to link Staten Island with Downtown Brooklyn.[39]
  • Service discontinued in early 1990 due to low ridership.[39]

MTA Bus Company[edit]

Route Terminals Streets Traveled History and Notes
BxM4A
[114]
Midtown Manhattan
26th Street and Madison Avenue
Bedford Park, Bronx
205th Street and Paul Avenue
  • Manhattan: 5th Avenue (southbound), Madison Avenue (northbound)
  • Bronx: Grand Concourse, West Gun Hill Road
  • Discontinued on June 27, 2010 due to budget crisis.[115]
  • It was replaced by the BxM4, and no service was restored to the Bedford Park branch.
BxM7B
[116]
Midtown Manhattan
23rd Street and Madison Avenue
City Island, Bronx
Rochelle Street and City Island Avenue
  • Manhattan: 2nd Avenue, 116th Street, 5th Avenue (southbound); Madison Avenue, 72nd Street, 3rd Avenue (northbound),
  • Bronx: Bruckner Expressway, City Island Avenue
  • Discontinued on June 27, 2010 due to budget crisis.[115]
  • It was replaced with two BxM8 trips extended to City Island.
See QM1, QM6, QM7 and QM8 for details.
QM2A
Relabeled to QM20.
QM22
[117]
Midtown Manhattan
  • Eastbound: 57th Street and 3rd Avenue
    (both branches)
  • Westbound:
    • 34th Street and 3rd Avenue (via 3rd Avenue)
    • 38th Street and 3rd Avenue (via 6th Avenue)
Jackson Heights, Queens
31st Avenue and 77th Street
  • Manhattan:
    • 3rd Avenue branch: 3rd Avenue, 59th Street
    • 6th Avenue branch: 34th Street, 6th Avenue, 57th Street
  • Queens: 21st Street, 21st Avenue, Ditmars Boulevard
  • Formerly operated by Triboro Coach beginning June 6, 1988.[118]
  • Two different route branch in Manhattan: Third Avenue and Sixth Avenue
  • Discontinued June 27, 2010 due to budget crisis.[115][118]
QM23
[119]
Midtown Manhattan
33rd Street and 7th Avenue
at Penn Station
Woodhaven, Queens

102nd Street and Jamaica Avenue

  • Manhattan: 34th Street
  • Queens: Woodhaven Boulevard, Jamaica Avenue
BQM1
Relabeled to BM5

Command Bus Company (special service)[edit]

Eight special routes, which was operated by Pioneer Bus then Command Bus Company.[121] All service discontinued in 2001.[122]

Route Terminals Streets Traveled
BQ5
Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
86th Street and 4th Avenue
86th Street, 19th Avenue, 65th Street, 23rd Avenue, Avenue M, Flatlands Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue, Linden Boulevard
BQ10
Midwood, Brooklyn
Nostrand Avenue and Flatbush Avenue
Flatbush Avenue, Church Avenue, Linden Boulevard
BQ11
  • Kings Highway route: Kings Highway, Avenue M
  • Coney Island route: Stillwell Avenue, Neptune Avenue, Ocean Parkway, Avenue Z, Nostrand Avenue, Avenue U, Mill Avenue, Ralph Avenue
  • Both routes: Flatlands Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue, Linden Boulevard
BQ12
Midwood, Brooklyn
Nostrand Avenue and Flatbush Avenue
Shea Stadium, Queens Flatbush Avenue, Church Avenue, Linden Boulevard
BW4
Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
86th Street and 4th Avenue
Yonkers Raceway, Westchester County 86th Street, 19th Avenue, 65th Street, 23rd Avenue, Avenue M, Flatlands Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue, Linden Boulevard
BMJ1
Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn
East 15th Street and Sheephead Bay Road
Meadowlands Racetrack, New Jersey Avenue Z, Coney Island Avenue, Avenue M, 23rd Avenue, 65th Street, 19th Avenue, 86th Street, 4th Avenue, Flatbush Avenue
BMJ2
Spring Creek, Brooklyn
Pennsylvania Avenue and Flatlands Avenue
Meadowlands Racetrack, New Jersey Flatlands Avenue, Avenue M, Kings Highway, Nostrand Avenue, Flatbush Avenue

Note: An additional route, the BM2S bus route, ran from Starrett City to Downtown Manhattan ran via Flatlands Avenue between East 80th Street and East 105th Street. The service still operates as part of regular BM2 service during rush hour. [121] In addition, Command operated ferry shuttle buses around the Bay Ridge area from the Brooklyn Army Terminal after September 11, 2001, for the free ferry ride to/from the Wall Street pier. Both Pioneer Bus then Command Bus operated bus service to/from Roosevelt Raceway.

Caravan Transit (temporary operation)[edit]

From late 1988 to early 1990, Queens Surface Corporation temporarily outsourced these lines to Caravan Transit (a school bus operator) due to equipment shortages with the approval of the NYCDOT. Caravan Transit returned the lines to Queens Surface Corp. when 50 new MCI Classics suburban type buses (900-949) were delivered new to that company during 1989.

Route Terminals Streets Traveled
QM19
Queens and Manhattan Same as current QM3 route
QM20
QM25
Same as current QM7 route
QM26
Same as current QM8 route

Metro Apple Express (MAX)[edit]

Metro Apple Express (MAX) operated buses in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and to Jones Beach during its existence. They didn't have fare boxes on the bus so the drivers were able to make change. Their bus schedules were color-coded for each route, BM10 was black, BM11 was blue, BM12 was green and BM15 was red. The president was Patrick Condren.[123]

Route Terminus
in Brooklyn
Streets traveled
in Brooklyn
Streets traveled
in Manhattan
Terminus
in Manhattan
BM10
Bay Ridge
97th Street and 3rd Avenue
Northbound: 3rd Avenue, (originally some non-rush hours trips made stops on 3rd Avenue between 65th Street & 39th Street), Gowanus Expwy
Southbound: Gowanus Expressway, Belt Parkway, 4th Avenue
Northbound: Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, Trinity Place, Church Street, 6th Avenue

Southbound: 5th Avenue, Broadway, Brooklyn Battery Tunnel

Midtown
59th Street and 5th Avenue
BM11
Bensonhurst
Bay Ridge Parkway and Bay Parkway, (originally, Bay Parkway & 65th Street)
Northbound: Bay Parkway, 65th Street, Gowanus Expressway

Southbound: Gowanus Expressway, (Belt Parkway, 4th Avenue, 67th Street, 6th Avenue), 65th Street, Bay Parkway

BM12
Bay Ridge
4th Avenue and Bay Ridge Parkway
Bay Ridge Parkway, Fort Hamilton Parkway, McDonald Avenue, Terrace Place, Prospect Expressway, Gowanus Expressway
BM15
Coney Island
Ocean Parkway and Avenue Z at
Coney Island Hospital
Bensonhurst
Bay Parkway and Bay Ridge Parkway
(Saturday service)
Northbound: Avenue Z, Shell Road, 86th Street, Stillwell Avenue, Bay Ridge Parkway, 3rd Avenue, Gowanus Expwy, (originally, Avenue Z, Shell Road, 86th Street, Stillwell Avenue, Bay Ridge Parkway, 12th Avenue, 65th Street, Gowanus Expressway)
Southbound: Gowanus Expressway, Belt Parkway, 4th Avenue, Bay Ridge Parkway, Stillwell Avenue, 86th Street, Shell Road, Avenue Z, (originally, 65th Street, 12th Avenue, Bay Ridge Parkway, Stillwell Avenue, 86th Street, Shell Road, Avenue Z)
Notes:
  • All routes started in 1981 and were discontinued in May 1994 when company shut down. They tried to start again as Metro Apple in August 1995, using ex N Y C T Blitz buses, but it did not last.
  • Bay Ridge Parkway was listed as 75th Street on their schedules and bus signs, which is the same street name.
  • Route BM15: Originally, Fiesta Bus operated the route, BM15 originally ran southbound via Lexington Avenue.
  • Route BM10, BM11 super express ran during the PM Rush Hours, via 23rd Street, FDR Drive and Downtown Manhattan service began at Thomas Street & Broadway, BM10 super express originally ran Via West Houston Street, West Street, than switched to the FDR Drive.
  • Route BM15 one trip during the PM Rush Hours started at Fulton Street & Water Street.
  • The check point Brooklyn bound originally was at Broadway and Exchange Pl, then 66th Street & 4th Avenue in Bay Ridge, it was changed when they started the super express so passengers may transfer between buses, that is why the BM11, and BM15 routes were changed, the check point for Manhattan bound was the last pick up stop in Brooklyn.
  • QBM1, (Breezy Point, Beach 217th Street) and QBM2 (Hammels, Beach 73rd Street) via Madison Ave. Originally, operated by Erin Tours.
  • They had 2 Jones Beach routes, the BN1 Bay Ridge, the MN1 Midtown, 55th Street & 2nd Avenue ran during the summer months, and they ran a Amtrak special ran between Grand Central & Penn Station for passengers who needed to transfer between trains, and a Department Of Labor ran for the employees between the office and Downtown Brooklyn to connect to the subways.

Red & Tan in Hudson County[edit]

Route Terminus
(in Staten Island)
Streets traveled
(in Staten Island)
Streets traveled
(in New Jersey)
Terminus
(in New Jersey)
122
[124]
Eltingville
Richmond Avenue and Hylan Boulevard
Hylan Boulevard, Steuben Street, Clove Road,
Forest Avenue, Willowbrook Expressway
Interstate 78,
Route 440,
Bayonne Bridge
Hoboken
Hoboken Terminal
144
[125]
Arden Heights
Arthur Kill Road and West Shore Expressway
Arden Road, Richmond Avenue, Staten Island Mall,
Forest Avenue, Willowbrook Expressway
Notes:
  • Route 122: Discontinued in May 2005.[126]
  • Route 144: Discontinued January 2007,[127]

Atlantic Express[edit]

All routes going into Manhattan terminate at Midtown on East 59th Street and Madison Avenue.

All routes traveled via into West Shore Expressway, Goethals Bridge into New Jersey's New Jersey Turnpike, Lincoln Tunnel; in Manhattan: 34th Street, Madison Avenue (northbound) and 5th Avenue (Southbound).

All of these routes have been rebranded or eliminated.[128]

Route Terminus
(in Staten Island)
Streets traveled
(in Staten Island)
Notes
AE1
[129]
Huguenot
Luten Avenue and Amboy Road
Luten Avenue, Hylan Boulevard, Seguine Avenue, Foster Road, Woodrow Road
  • Service began in July 2001.
  • Rebranded X23 on August 27, 2001.[130][131]
AE2
[132]
New Dorp
Luten Avenue and Hylan Boulevard
Hylan Boulevard, Arden Avenue, Woodrow Road, Huguenot Avenue
  • Service began in July 2001.
  • Rebranded X24 on August 27, 2001.[130][133]
  • Formerly Academy Bus Arden route.
AE4
[134]
Rossville
Bloomingdale Road and Veterans Parkway
Bloomingdale Road, Amboy Road, Rossville Avenue, Arthur Kill Road
  • Service began June 25, 2001.
  • Replaced by X21 on August 27, 2001, operated by NYC Transit.[130]
  • Discontinued permanently in 2002.
AE5
[135]
Richmond Valley
Page Avenue and Amboy Road
Amboy Road, Main Street, Hylan Boulevard, Segume Avenue, Huguenot Avenue
  • Service began June 25, 2001.
  • Replaced by X22 on August 27, 2001, operated by NYC Transit on August 27, 2001.[130]
  • Formerly Academy Bus Amboy route.
AE6
[136]
Travis
141 East Service Road at
Showplace Bowling (Park-and-Ride)
West Shore Expressway
  • Service began in 2001.
  • Service discontinued on August 4, 2003, because Atlantic Express lost the lease at the bus terminal.[128]
  • It was combined with route AE7 operations and MTA's X22 express route.
AE7
[137]
Pleasant Plains
West Shore Expressway and Veterans Parkway
at Outerbridge Park-and-Ride
West Shore Expressway, Page Avenue, Hylan Boulevard
  • Originally operated at Travis in June 2001.[131]
  • Move to new terminal at Pleasant Plains on January 13, 2003.[138]
  • Discontinued in December 2010.[139][140]
  • X22 service rerouted to Outerbridge Park & Ride in July 2011.

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