There are 7 ways to get from Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) to Roosevelt Island by subway, taxi, towncar, foot or bike

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Line 6 subway  •  10 min

  1. Take the line 6 subway from Grand Central - 42 St to 86 St 6 / ...

$3

6 alternative options

Subway  •  19 min

  1. Take the subway from 42 St - Bryant Pk to 81 St - Museum of Natural History B

$3

Line 6 subway, subway  •  28 min

  1. Take the line 6 subway from Grand Central - 42 St to Bleecker St 6
  2. Take the subway from Broadway-Lafayette St to 81 St - Museum of Natural History B

$6

Taxi  •  4 min

  1. Take a taxi from Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) to Manhattan 2.8 miles

$18 - $22

Uber  •  4 min

  1. Take an Uber from Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) to Manhattan 2.8 miles

$6 - $9

Walk  •  51 min

  1. Walk from Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) to Manhattan 2.7 miles

Bikeshare  •  33 min

  1. Cycle from Pershing Square North to Central Park West & W 85 St 4.5 miles

$10

Questions & Answers

The distance between Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) and Roosevelt Island is 2 miles.

The best way to get from Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) to Roosevelt Island without a car is to line 6 subway which takes 10 min and costs .

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The line 6 subway from Grand Central - 42 St to 86 St takes 9 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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There are 1804+ hotels available in Roosevelt Island. Prices start at $116 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) to Roosevelt Island.
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  • Distance: 1.6 miles
  • Duration: 10 min

What companies run services between Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway), NY, USA and Roosevelt Island, NY, USA?

New York City Transit (MTA) operates a vehicle from Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) to Manhattan every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 9 min.

Train operators
New York City Transit (MTA)
Website
mta.info
Subway from Grand Central - 42 St to 86 St
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from 42 St - Bryant Pk to 81 St - Museum of Natural History
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from Grand Central - 42 St to Bleecker St
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from Broadway-Lafayette St to 81 St - Museum of Natural History
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) to Manhattan
Ave. Duration
4 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$6 - $9
UberX
$8 - $11
Car Seat
$17 - $22
UberXL
$11 - $15
Black
$23 - $30
Black SUV
$30 - $45
Citi Bike
Phone
+1 855-245-3311
Website
citibikenyc.com
Bike from Pershing Square North to Central Park West & W 85 St
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$10
More information at
citibikenyc.com
Bikeshare
$10
Taxi from Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) to Manhattan
Ave. Duration
4 min
Estimated price
$18 - $22
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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