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

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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  •  19 min

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

$14 - $20

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 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.

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

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

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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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
$14 - $20
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$14 - $20
uberX
$16 - $22
uberX + Car Seat
$25 - $35
uberXL
$20 - $27
UberBLACK
$22 - $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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Trips from Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway)