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How To Get To The 9/11 Memorial Museum

The 9/11 Memorial Museum address, New York, is 180 Greenwich Street in lower Manhattan.

The memorial and the museum are a part of the World Trade Complex.

Address: 180 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10007. Get directions. 

It was created to remember the September 11, 2021, attacks that killed 2977 people and the 1993 World Trade Center bombings that killed six people.

Both the Memorial and the Museum are easily accessible by public transportation.

Visitors can choose their ideal mode of transport from various options like the subway, buses, paths, ferries and cars.

If you are wondering how to get to the 9/11 memorial, here are some of the easiest ways of visiting the 9/11 memorial & museum in New York.

By Subway

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The closest stations to the 9/11 Memorial Museum are Park Place, the World Trade Center and the WTC Cortlandt subway stations. 

The visitors can reach the memorial on foot after getting off the trains at one of these stations.

It takes less than 10 minutes to reach the 9/11 memorial admission location from these stations.

To reach the 9/11 memorial via subway, follow this route:

  1. Take trains A, C,1, 2 or 3, to Chambers Street
  2. Take trains A, C, J, Z, 2, 3, 4 or 5 trains to Fulton Street Station
  3. Take trains 2 or 3 to Park Place Station
  4. Take the E train to World Trade Center Station
  5. Take the R train to Rector Street Station
  6. Take the R train to Cortlandt Street Station 
  7. Or, take the 1 train to WTC Cortlandt.

How To Reach 9/11 Memorial From Fulton Street Station

The 9/11 Memorial is five minutes from the Fulton Street Station.

Start walking on Fulton Street towards Greenwich Street.

After walking for about four minutes, you can spot the World Trade Center.

Start walking in that direction, and after walking for a minute or two, you will reach the 9/11 memorial.

How to Reach The 9/11 Memorial From The World Trade Center Station

You can walk to the 9/11 Memorial from the World Trade Center station.

It takes around four minutes to reach the memorial by foot.

Get off at the World Trade Center Station and start walking on Church Street towards the World Trade Center.

After walking for about 250 yards, you will reach the 9/11 memorial.

How To Reach The 9/11 Memorial From Rector Subway Station

Get off at the Rector Subway Station and start walking on Greenwich Street.

It takes around seven minutes to reach the memorial from the station.

Start walking towards the World Trade Center, and after walking for approximately 510 yards, you will get to the Memorial.

How To Reach The 9/11 Memorial From Chambers Subway Station

The 9/11 memorial is an eight-minute walk from Chambers Subway Station.

Start walking toward Greenwich Street after getting off at the station.

Walk for around 640 yards, and you will see the Memorial Museum.

How To Reach The 9/11 Memorial From Wall Street Station

Walking from the Wall Street Station to the 9/11 memorial takes approximately ten minutes.

To walk from the Wall Station, head northwest on Wall St toward William St.

Now turn right onto Nassau St and then turn left onto Cedar St.

Now, keep walking for a few minutes till you see the Memorial.

How to reach the 9/11 Memorial from Cortlandt Station

Walking from the Cortlandt Station will take around four minutes to get to the 9/11 Memorial.

Get off at the station and walk northwest on Fulton Street toward Greenwich Street.

Turn left at Greenwich Street and keep walking until you see the Memorial.

By Bus

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Tourists visiting the 9/11 memorial can also take a bus to the memorial and museum. 

The closest bus station to the 9/11 Memorial Museum is the Port Authority Bus Terminal. 

Buses M55, M20 and M22 take you to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. 

These buses come to the 9/11 Memorial Museum:

  1. When going by the M55 Southbound bus, get off at Broadway and Thames Street
  2. If you take the M55 Northbound bus, get off at Trinity Place and Rector Street
  3. If you board the M20 Southbound bus, get off at South End Avenue between Liberty Street and Albany Street
  4. Visitors boarding the M22 Southbound bus must get off on Vesey Street between North End Avenue and West Street

By PATH

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If you visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum from New Jersey, PATH is the most convenient way to get there.

PATH is the abbreviation for The Port Authority Trans-Hudson. 

It is a 13.8-mile rapid transit system in the northeastern New Jersey cities of Newark, Harrison, Jersey City, Hoboken, and Lower and Midtown Manhattan in NYC. 

The Harrison PATH Station is convenient for visitors traveling by car from New Jersey or other points West.

Visitors can park in a parking facility there and then take PATH to the World Trade Center.

By Ferry

9 11 Memorial Museum by ferry
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Visitors can reach the 9/11 Memorial Museum by ferry from various locations in New York City and adjoining areas. 

The ferry service is available from midtown Manhattan, New Jersey, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. 

Here are the most recommended transportation options from these areas:

  1. New York Water Taxi 
  2. East River Ferry Service
  3. NY Waterway
  4. Staten Island Ferry
  5. Statue Cruises

Reaching the 9/11 Memorial Museum from the John F. Kennedy Airport

The distance between the 9/11 Memorial Museum and the airport is 25.7 miles (41 km).

The best way for tourists to reach the 9/11 Memorial Museum from the John F. Kennedy Airport is via taxi.

You can hire a private taxi or book a cab online.

The drive to the memorial from  John F. Kennedy takes around 40 to 50 minutes, depending on the route and the traffic.

Driving to the 9/11 Memorial from the Airport via car

Visitors can reach the 9/11 Memorial from the Airport by following one of the three routes: 

  1. Via Belt Parkway

To reach the Memorial via this route, get on the Belt Parkway from 130th Pl, Pan Am Road and Lefferts Blvd.

Now, continue on the Belt Parkway. 

Drive to NY-9A N/West St in Manhattan.

Now exit from I-478 N and drive for about 30 minutes (23.6 miles – 38 km).

Use the right three lanes to turn right onto NY-9A/West St (signs for Holland Tunnel/Lincoln Tunnel/G Washington Br).

After driving for another 0.3 miles (0.4 km), you will reach the 9/11 Memorial. 

  1. Via Grand Central Parkway and FDR Drive.

To reach the 9/11 Memorial Museum, use Grand Central Parkway and FDR Drive.

Get on I-678 N from 130th PI and drive for around one mile.

Now continue on I-678 N. 

Take Grand Central Parkway, I-278 E and FDR Drive to S St Viaduct/West St in Manhattan.

After driving for around 24.1 miles (38.7 km), continue onto Battery Park Underpass.

The Battery Park Underpass slightly turns left and becomes SSt Viaduct/West St.

Continue to follow West St. After driving for another 0.3 miles (0.4 km), you will reach the 9/11 Memorial Museum.

  1. Via I-678 and I-495 W

Get on I-678 N from 130th Pl and continue on I-678. This route includes tolls. 

Take I-495 W and FDR Drive to S St Viaduct/West St in Manhattan.

After driving another 19.6 miles (31.5 km), continue on the Battery Park Underpass.

Continue to follow West St; after two minutes, you will reach the 9/11 Memorial Museum.

How to get from Penn Station to the 9/11 Memorial

Visiting the 9/11 Memorial from Penn Station typically takes around 20 minutes and costs about $3.

Visitors must enter the subway and get on the train A at Penn Station.

Now get off at Fulton Street Station and walk to the 9/11 Memorial, which takes around five minutes.

How to get to the 9/11 memorial from Times Square

Walk to Times Sq-42 St and get on the South Ferry.

You will reach WTC Cortlandt, get off there and walk towards the 9/11 memorial, which is a two-minute walking distance from there.

How to get to the 9/11 memorial from Battery Park

The easiest way to reach the 9/11 memorial from Battery Park is on foot.

It is a 10-minute walk from the park.

Head north toward Battery Pl and continue onto Greenwich Street.

Slight right onto Trinity Pl and then turn left onto Cedar St.

Keep walking for about 289 feet (88 meters) until you see the 9/11 memorial.

How to get to the 9/11 memorial from Grand Central Station:

Get on a train towards New Lots Avenue Downtown and Brooklyn. 

Get off at Fulton Station and head out of the station.

Now, walk towards the Memorial, around 430 yards (390 meters) from the station.

Riding from the Grand Central Station is around $3 and takes 25 minutes.

FAQs About How to Get to 9/11

1. What is the address of the 9/11 memorial?

The address of the 9/11 memorial is- 180 Greenwich St, New York, NY, 1007, USA.

2. How do you get to the 9/11 memorial?

Visitors can reach the memorial by any mode of transportation, such as cars, taxis, buses, ferries, or trains. 

You can take the subway to the World Trade Center Station or buses M20, M22, and M50 to the Port Authority Bus Terminal

3. How do you get from Brooklyn Bridge to the 9/11 memorial?

Head to the Brooklyn Bridge City Hall station and get on a train toward New Lots Avenue. Get off at the Fulton Station and walk towards the memorial.

It takes around ten minutes to reach the memorial from the Brooklyn Bridge.

4. How to get to the 9/11 memorial from Penn Station?

 Get on the train A at Penn Station and leave at Fulton Station. 

 The whole journey takes about 20 minutes and costs $3.

After getting off the train at Fulton Station, head out of the subway and start.     

Walking towards the memorial.

5. How to get tickets to the 9/11 memorial?

You can buy tickets at the memorial, but it is recommended to purchase tickets online.

Buying the skip the line tickets online helps you save time by not having to stand in the queue at the venue.

The tickets are also cheaper online.

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