There are 5 ways to get from Grand Central Terminal to Rikers Island by subway, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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 7 subway, bus  •  49 min

  1. 7 / ...
  2. Q100

$5 - $10

4 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Q32
  2. Q100

$5 - $14

Taxi  •  14 min

  1. 7.7 miles

$40 - $55

Drive  •  14 min

  1. 7.7 miles

$1 - $2

Uber  •  14 min

  1. 7.7 miles

$18 - $26

What companies run services between Grand Central Terminal, NY, USA and Rikers Island, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Grand Central Terminal to Rikers Island via Madison Av/E 42 St, Queens Plaza S/28 St, Jackson Av/42 Rd, and Rikers Island Rdy/Rikers Island in around 1 h 2 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
New York City Transit (MTA)
Website
mta.info
Bus from Jackson Av/42 Rd to Rikers Island Rdy/Rikers Island
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Bus from Madison Av/E 42 St to Queens Plaza S/28 St
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Grand Central Terminal to Rikers Island
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$18 - $26
uberX + Car Seat
$35 - $45
uberX
$26 - $35
uberXL
$30 - $45
UberBLACK
$40 - $55
SUV
$55 - $75
Taxi from Grand Central Terminal to Rikers Island
Ave. Duration
14 min
Estimated price
$40 - $55
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Grand Central Terminal and Rikers Island is 9 km. The road distance is 12 km.

The cheapest way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Rikers Island is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 14 min.

The quickest way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Rikers Island is to taxi which takes 14 min and costs $40 - $55.

No, there is no direct bus from Grand Central Terminal to Rikers Island. However, there are services departing from Madison Av/E 42 St and arriving at Rikers Island Rdy/Rikers Island via Jackson Av/42 Rd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 2 min.

It takes approximately 49 min to get from Grand Central Terminal to Rikers Island, including transfers.