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, Bx M, QM) prefixes.
Below is a list of all express bus lines operating within the City of New York.
The unidirectional fare, payable in coins or Metro Card, is $6.50. 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.
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 Operated as Park Hill/Rosebank Loop.
AM buses ran from Targee Street & De Kalb 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 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.
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.