Seven bus routes pass through Jackson Heights. This page focuses on the Q49.
The Q49 bus is a local service running between the Victor A. Moore Bus Terminal at Roosevelt Avenue and 74th Street in Jackson Heights (where it connects with the E, F, M, R and 7 trains) and East Elmhurst. In East Elmhurst the bus terminates at Astoria Boulevard and 102nd Street. The return route begins at 102nd Street and 31st Avenue.
The Q49 bus service started in January 1938, when it was operated by the Triboro Coach Corporation. Today it is operated by the MTA. The Q49 was originally known as the Q19B, but was renumbered to Q49 on April 20, 2008.
Q49 Route Map
Below is a "picture" of the Q49 bus route map at 6:00 PM on July 19, 2017. Buses are indicated by the circled B's. The picture shows 10 buses on the route.
Click the map to be brought to the MTA's Bus Time map showing the current location of buses on the route.
Click the map to see a live version of the Q49 route. It refreshes every 15 seconds.