There are 6 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 4 subway  •  7 min

  1. Take the line 4 subway from Grand Central - 42 St to 86 St 4 / ...

$3

5 alternative options

Subway  •  21 min

  1. Take the subway from 42 St - Bryant Pk to 86 St B

$3

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 - $10

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

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 6 min.

Train operators
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 - $10
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$6 - $10
uberX + Car Seat
$23 - $30
uberX
$14 - $19
uberXL
$16 - $22
UberBLACK
$23 - $30
SUV
$30 - $45
Citi Bike
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
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) to Roosevelt Island?

The distance between Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) and Roosevelt Island is 3 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) to Roosevelt Island?

The cheapest way to get from Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) to Roosevelt Island is to line 4 subway which costs $3 and takes 7 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) to Roosevelt Island?

The quickest way to get from Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) to Roosevelt Island is to taxi which takes 4 min and costs $18 - $22.

How long does it take to get from Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway) to Roosevelt Island?

The line 4 subway from Grand Central - 42 St to 86 St takes 6 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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