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Downtown Connection Bus

Hop aboard our FREE bus service!

SERVICE ADVISORY:

  • Beginning Monday, May 27, 2019 through Monday, September 2, 2019, the Downtown Connection® bus will be skipping five stops along The Battery. This change affects Battery Park City-bound stops including: State St & Bridge St; Battery Pl & Washington St; and Battery Pl & West St; and Seaport-bound stops including: Battery Pl & West St; and Battery Pl & Washington St.
     
  • Beginning February 20, 2017 until approximately November 2019, the Downtown Connection® bus route will be operating with a service change. For the duration of NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC)’s Warren Street Reconstruction project, the bus will not make the following three stops: Warren St & Greenwich St; and Warren St & Church Ave (Seaport-bound), or at North End Ave & Chambers St (Battery Park City-bound). To access Whole Foods and other TriBeCa destinations, please use the temporary bus stop at Chambers St & West Broadway (Seaport-bound).

OUR FREE BUS SERVICE CONNECTS THE SEAPORT TO BATTERY PARK CITY WITH 36 STOPS FROM RIVER TO RIVER.

Celebrating over 15 years serving the Lower Manhattan and Battery Park City communities, the Downtown Connection® is New York City’s only free circulator bus service. The Downtown Connection® features seven state of the art buses offering free service (and free WiFi!) across Lower Manhattan and Battery Park City, each with periphery seating for 22 passengers and standing room for about eight. All buses are easily identifiable by their red color and Downtown Connection® branding. For real-time bus tracking and arrival times, please see the map above, access via web, or download the NextBus app (iPhone | Android).

With easy access to subway lines, bus routes and ferries, the Downtown Connection® is the most convenient way to explore Lower Manhattan's businesses, shops, restaurants, and attractions. Bus rides are free so hop on and off as often as you'd like.

Daily service starts at 10 AM and ends with a final run at 7:30 PM

  • 36 stops around the perimeter of Lower Manhattan, including a Warren/Murray Street loop

  • Arrival times average 10-minute intervals on weekdays and at 15-minute intervals on weekends (traffic permitting)

  • ADA accessible

  • Lost & Found: Call (212) 306-5656

For our full map and brochure, please click here.

DOWNTOWN CONNECTION® Route Map

Map of Downtown Connection Bus Route During Warren Street Construction with Stop Names