There are 6 ways to get from Grand Central Terminal to Rikers Island by subway, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Line 7 subway, bus  •  49 min

  1. Take the line 7 subway from Grand Central - 42 St to Queensboro Plaza 7 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Jackson Av/42 Rd to Rikers Island Rdy/Rikers Island Q100

$5 - $10

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Bus  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison Av/E 40 St to Queens Plaza S/28 St Q32
  2. Take the bus from Jackson Av/42 Rd to Rikers Island Rdy/Rikers Island Q100

$5 - $14

Line 6 subway, bus  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Take the line 6 subway from Grand Central - 42 St to Hunts Point Av 6 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hunts Point Av/Bruckner Bl to Ryawa Av/Halleck St Bx6 / ...

$5 - $10

Taxi  •  14 min

  1. Take a taxi from Grand Central Terminal to Rikers Island 7.6 miles

$40 - $55

Drive  •  14 min

  1. Drive from Grand Central Terminal to Rikers Island 7.6 miles

$1 - $2

Uber  •  14 min

  1. Take an Uber from Grand Central Terminal to Rikers Island 7.6 miles

$18 - $24

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Grand Central Terminal to Rikers Island. However, there are services departing from Madison Av/E 40 St and arriving at Rikers Island Rdy/Rikers Island via Jackson Av/42 Rd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 2 min.

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The distance between Grand Central Terminal and Rikers Island is 6 miles. The road distance is 7.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Rikers Island without a car is to line 7 subway and bus which takes 49 min and costs $4 - $10.

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

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Grand Central Terminal to Rikers Island bus services, operated by New York City Transit (MTA), depart from Madison Av/E 40 St station.

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Grand Central Terminal to Rikers Island bus services, operated by New York City Transit (MTA), arrive at Rikers Island Rdy/Rikers Island station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Grand Central Terminal to Rikers Island is 8 miles. It takes approximately 14 min to drive from Grand Central Terminal to Rikers Island.

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There are 1741+ hotels available in Rikers Island. Prices start at $118 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Grand Central Terminal to Rikers Island.
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  • Distance: 5.7 miles
  • Duration: 49 min

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 40 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 40 St to Queens Plaza S/28 St
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Bus from Hunts Point Av/Bruckner Bl to Ryawa Av/Halleck St
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 10 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 - $24
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uber.com
UberPool
$18 - $24
UberX
$20 - $27
Car Seat
$29 - $40
UberXL
$30 - $40
Black
$40 - $60
Black SUV
$60 - $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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