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B46 Select Bus Service

Overview

The B46 is the busiest bus route in Brooklyn, carrying 44,000 daily riders. It is a vital north-south transit link, providing connections to the 3 subway 4 subway A subway C subway J subway subway lines and 30 connecting bus routes. It extends from Kings Plaza to Bedford-Stuyvesant and Williamsburg, via East Flatbush and Crown Heights.

SBS Improvements

Select Bus Service (SBS) brings faster and more reliable bus service to the B46. SBS improves speed and reliability through dedicated bus lanes,off-board fare payment, and transit signal priority (TSP). SBS also improves passenger comfort and convenience through enhanced bus stops that include shelters with seating and lighting. For more information on SBS features, please visit our SBS pages here and here.

How do I pay now?

Effective July 3, all customers must pay their fare BEFORE boarding at a fare machine. Bus stops typically have three fare machines located near the bus shelter. Two machines accept MetroCards and one machine accepts coins along with student half-fare MetroCards. After paying, you will receive a ticket as proof of purchase. You must keep your ticket for the duration of your trip. After paying, you can board the bus through any door. You do not need to show your ticket to the bus driver, unless you paid with coins and need a paper transfer. For customers using a MetroCard, transfers work the same way as other bus routes.

The B46 Corridor

Effective July 3, the B46 SBS replaces the B46 Limited and operates weekdays 6:08 AM – 10:42 PM, weekends 7:00 AM – 11:30 PM. B46 local continues service at all times. The B46 SBS travels between Kings Plaza and DeKalb Avenue, making only SBS stops (please see map below). For service to Broadway and Williamsburg Bridge Plaza, use the B46 Local, which operates 24 hours a day.

One B46 stop is changing location:

  • The northbound bus stop at Avenue H is being moved to the south side of the intersection.

 SBS Basemap Queens and Bronx Proposed Stops Only

B46 SBS Stop List

Northbound Stop Location
Kings Plaza Mall Flatbush Avenue at Avenue U
Avenue N Utica Avenue at Avenue N
Avenue K Utica Avenue at Avenue K
Avenue H Utica Avenue at Avenue H
Avenue D Utica Avenue at Avenue D
Church Avenue Utica Avenue at Church Avenue
Winthrop Street Utica Avenue and Winthrop Street
Empire Boulevard Utica Avenue at Empire Boulevard
Eastern Parkway Utica Avenue at Eastern Parkway
Fulton Street Utica Avenue at Fulton Street
Halsey Street Malcolm X Boulevard at Halsey Street
Gates Avenue Malcolm X Boulevard at Gates Avenue
DeKalb Avenue Malcolm X Boulevard at DeKalb Avenue
   
Southbound Stop Location
DeKalb Avenue Malcolm X Boulevard at DeKalb Avenue
Gates Avenue Malcolm X Boulevard at Gates Avenue
Halsey Street Malcolm X Boulevard at Halsey Street
Fulton Street Malcolm X Boulevard at Fulton Street
Eastern Parkway Utica Avenue at Eastern Parkway
Empire Boulevard Utica Avenue at Empire Boulevard
Winthrop Street Utica Avenue at Winthrop Street
Church Avenue Utica Avenue at Church Avenue
Avenue D Utica Avenue at Avenue D
Avenue H Utica Avenue at Avenue H
Flatlands Avenue Utica Avenue at Flatlands Avenue
Avenue N Utica Avenue at Avenue N
Kings Plaza Flatbush Avenue at Avenue U


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