This post covers all of the High Line entrance points which allow you to reach the park.
There are currently a total of 12 High Line entrances, and we will include directions on where to find them.
Where Are the High Line Entrances?
Here are the 12 ways to gain entrance to the High Line in New York City.
Each link will take you to an individual section dedicated to helping you locate the High Line entrance in question.
You can also use the map below to get a better idea of where these entry points are located.
- Gansevoort Street and Washington Street (elevator access)
- 14th Street (elevator access)
- 16th Street (elevator access)
- 17th Street (temporary access)
- 18th Street (under construction)
- 20th Street
- 23rd Street (elevator access)
- 26th Street
- 28th Street
- 30th Street (elevator access)
- 30th Street and 10th Avenue
- Crossroads Connection
- 34th Street (ramp access)
There are currently only 5 High Line entrances with elevator access and one with ramp access.
The rest are only accessible via stairs.
This will be important to factor in if you are disabled or have trouble walking up and down stairways.
High Line Hours
- Apr 1 to May 31, 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
- June 1 to Sept 30, 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
- Oct 1 to Nov 30, 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
- Dec 1 to Mar 31, 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
How to Reach Each High Line Entrance
This section provides details about each entrance to the High Line, including directions, an image of the location, and how to get there using public transportation.
If you already know which entry point you wish to use, you can click on the link for that High Line entrance in the section above for direct access to the information listed below.
Gansevoort Street and Washington Street
This High Line entrance has elevator access, making it an excellent choice for anyone who has trouble with stairs or uses a wheelchair.
You can expect the entrance to look like this, complete with exposed steel beams:
You can also use this Google Map to get personal directions to this location from anywhere in New York City.
There are a few ways to get here using various forms of transportation from throughout NYC.
One interesting option is to rent a Citi Bike because they have a depot right across the street from this High Line entrance.
The closest subway stop is at 14th St / 8 Av, and this is approximately 4 blocks from the entrance.
If you’re coming by bus, there is a stop at Greenwich Street and Horatio Street, just 2 blocks south. This bus stop is serviced by line M11.
This is another entrance with elevator access, so it’s a pretty good option for those with disabilities. There is also a bus stop nearby, so it’s very easy to find this location.
Here’s an image of the 14th Street High Line entrance:
Use this Google Map for directions from anywhere in New York City.
The easiest way to get here is via bus, as the 14th Street bus stop is right outside the entrance. This bus stop is serviced by lines M11, M12, and M14D-SBS.
The closest subway stop is at 14th St/ 8 Av. This is approximately 2 blocks from the High Line entrance.
There is also a Citi Bike station near this location, so renting a bike could be a good option here as well.
NOTE: This entrance is closest to the Hudson River Overlook, located between 14th street and 15th street. This is also where you'll find the Diller-von Furstenberg Sundeck & Water Feature. If you're looking for excellent views, this is a great place to access the High Line.
This High Line entrance is the last location with elevator access for 7 blocks, so if you’re south of 19th Street, we recommend choosing this location if you have trouble with stairs or are using a wheelchair.
The entrance can be seen below:
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The two easiest ways to get here are either by bus or bike.
As you can see in the image, there is a Citi Bike station located conveniently right outside the entrance.
There is also a bus stop on 10th Avenue that is right next to the entrance, and it services the M11 line.
The closest subway stop is at 14th St / 8 Ave.
This isn’t the best way to get here, because it’s 2 blocks south and 2 blocks east of the 16th Street High Line entrance.
If you’re planning to get off the subway there, we recommend heading to the 14th Street entrance instead.
This entrance to the High Line was intended to be temporary, and it probably won’t be there forever.
If and when it is no longer accessible, we will update this post with that information.
This location is only accessible via the following stairway:
Use this Google Map for directions to the 17th Street entrance.
There is no Citi Bike station here, and this is not a good option for anyone who is disabled or uses a wheelchair.
The easiest way to get here is via bus, as the closest stop is on 11th Avenue and 17th Street, just a block away from the temporary High Line entrance.
Yet again, the closest subway stop is at 14th St / 8 Av, which is 3 blocks south and 2 blocks east.
If you’re planning to use the subway, it will be much easier to reach the 14th Street entrance.
NOTE: The 10th Avenue Square is located at the 17th Street access point, just past the Chelsea Market Passage. This spot has a small grove of maple trees and benches where you can enjoy a nice break. There is also a small amphitheater and overlook here where they sometimes hold special events!
This High Line entrance is only accessible by stairs, so it won’t be a viable option for disabled visitors or anyone who uses a wheelchair.
It’s also worth noting there isn’t a Citi Bike station nearby, so cyclists might want to choose another location.
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The easiest way to get here is by taking the bus, as there is a stop on 10th Avenue between 19th Street and 20th Street.
This bus stop is just a block from the entrance. This stop is serviced by the M11 line.
For those coming from the subway, we recommend getting off at the 23rd Street station.
There’s an even closer entrance to this subway station that we will mention below, and we don’t recommend walking down to this location unless necessary.
This is one of the few High Line entrances with an elevator, and it’s easy to access via multiple forms of transportation.
If you’re using a wheelchair or have trouble with stairs, consider coming to this entrance.
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This entrance is 2 blocks east of the 23rd Street subway station, and it’s only one block north of a Citi Bike station.
There is also a bus stop on 10th Avenue serviced by line M11, and it’s only about a block north of the entrance.
If you’re planning to use any of these forms of transportation, this is an excellent spot to get on the High Line.
This is another entrance that is only accessible via a stairway, so if you’re using a wheelchair, it will be important to choose another entry point.
There are a few different ways to get here, but it’s not ideal for all forms of transportation.
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There is a Citi Bike station right outside this High Line entrance, so if you’re planning to come by bike, this would be a good option.
You’ll also find a bus stop servicing line M11 on 10th Avenue, just about a block from this location.
Unfortunately, the closest subway station is still on 23rd Street, so it would make more sense to use that entrance if you’re coming via the subway.
Like other High Line entrances without an elevator, this isn’t a great option for people who use a wheelchair or have trouble with stairs.
This location also won’t be the best choice for visitors coming via the subway.
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If you’re planning to rent a bike to get here, it’s worth noting that there is a Citi Bike station at 27th Street and 11th Avenue, which is about a block away from this entrance.
There is also a bus stop servicing line M11 at 10th Avenue and 27th Street.
This stop is also approximately one block from the 28th Street High Line entrance.
Unfortunately, this location is about 5 blocks away from the 23rd Street subway station, and 6 blocks from the 34th Street station, so visitors using this form of transportation should consider another entry point.
30th Street and 10th Avenue
Located just down the street from the 30th Street High Line entrance, this entry point is right across the street from Wells Fargo, and it’s only accessible by a flight of stairs.
If you don’t need an elevator, this is an excellent option that might be closer for some visitors.
Use this Google Map if you need directions to this location.
The closest bus stop is right across the street at 10th Avenue and 31st Street. This stop only services line M11.
If you’re planning to come by Citi Bike, it would actually make more sense to use the station at the 30th Street High Line entrance, because there is also a flight of stairs there.
The closest subway station is 34th Street-Hudson Yards, which is on the other side of Hudson Yards. There is a closer entry point if you’re planning to take the subway.
NOTE: This is where you'll find the Spur, an area of the High Line with balconies offering excellent views and a piazza for hosting special events.
This is another High Line entrance that has elevator access, making it a great choice for anyone who uses a wheelchair or has a disability.
There is also another entry point just to the east, so it’s a much better option for visitors coming from the west.
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The closest bus stop is at 10th Avenue and 31st Street, and it services line M11.
However, there’s actually a closer entry point for visitors coming from this bus, so we don’t recommend walking further down the street unless you need to use the elevators.
If you’re coming from the west, the closest bus stop is at 11th Avenue and 29th Street, and it services the M12 line.
This stop is about a block south and half a block west of the 30th Street High Line entrance.
There is also a Citi Bike station here, so if you’re planning to rent a bike, this will be a great spot to get on the High Line.
The closest subway station is at 34th Street-Hudson Yards, and it’s clear on the other side of Hudson Yards.
That being said, if you need elevator access and you’re coming from northern Manhattan, this is going to be your best bet.
Located at 11th Avenue and 30th Street, this High Line entrance is only accessible via a set of stairs, so it’s not ideal for the disabled or visitors who use a wheelchair.
That said, it might be a better option for anyone coming from near the water.
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If you’re coming by bus, the closest stop is at 11th Avenue and 29th Street, which is about a block south of this location. This bus stop services line M12.
The closest Citi Bike station is at the 30th Street High Line entrance, so it doesn’t really make sense to walk further west to use this entry point when there’s both an elevator and stairs at that entry point.
Similarly, the closest subway stop is at 34th Street-Hudson Yards, and there is a closer entrance to the High Line for anyone using this form of transportation.
Anyone coming from upper Manhattan will want to consider heading to this High Line entrance, as it’s the closest option.
This entrance is on the level with the road, and it has a ramp, so it should be accessible to just about everyone.
The closest subway station is at 34th Street-Hudson Yards, which is about a block east of this location.
There’s also a bus stop right at the West 34th Street High Line entrance, and this stop services the Megabus.
There is also a stop right around the corner on 11th Avenue which services the M34-SBS line.
Furthermore, you’ll find a Citi Bike station right across the road at 34th Street and 11th Avenue.
This is one of the easiest High Line entrances to access, and it’s also right next to Hudson Yards, making it an excellent spot to enter the pathway, if you’re also planning to do some additional sightseeing.
FAQs - Frequently Answered Questions
Where is the High Line?
Located on the west side of Manhattan, in the neighborhood that was once called the meatpacking district, you'll find this above-ground public park starting at Gansevoort Street near the Whitney Museum of American Art and running north up to 34th Street and Hudson Yards.
Can you see the Hudson River from the High Line?
The High Line is just blocks from the Hudson River on Manhattan's west side, so you can expect great views of the water from here, and they even have a Hudson River Overlook located between 14th and 15th street!
What is the High Line designed for?
This public park is intended to be used for recreation, allowing visitors to walk amongst green and lively spaces without having to worry about the car traffic below. It's also a nice way to walk from the lower end of Midtown Manhattan to Lower Manhattan!
Which entrance is best for the High Line?
The answer to this question is entirely a matter of personal taste. Personally, we recommend finding the closest entrance to you, but it's much easier to walk the entire length of the High Line by starting either at the north end or the south end.
How do you get to the High Line using the Subway?
The following subway stops are closest to High Line access points:
- 14th St / 8 Av
- 23rd Street
- 34th Street-Hudson Yards
How do you get to the High Line from Times Square?
The easiest way to get here from Times Square is to hop on the subway at Times Sq-42 St and take it to 34th Street-Hudson Yards. This stop is a very short walk from the last access point for the High Line, where you can begin your journey going south.
How do you get to the High Line from Penn Station?
Penn Station is actually just a few blocks east of the High Line, so all you have to do is head to Hudson Yards. You'll find the 34th Street-Hudson Yards access point on the western side of this massive building.
Can you bring food on the High Line?
Yes, tourists and locals alike are welcome to bring some food with them and have something of a picnic on the High Line.
Are there any Restrooms on the High Line?
You'll find restrooms at the Ganesvoort Street, 30th Street, and 16th Street access points.