There are 5 ways to get from Jamaica (Station) to Rikers Island by subway, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Subway, bus  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Take the subway from Sutphin Blvd - Archer Av - JFK Airport to Queens Plaza E
  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 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Sutphin Bl /Archer Av to Queens Plz N/29 St Q60
  2. Take the bus from Jackson Av/42 Rd to Rikers Island Rdy/Rikers Island Q100

$5 - $14

Taxi  •  12 min

  1. Take a taxi from Jamaica (Station) to Rikers Island 9.4 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  12 min

  1. Drive from Jamaica (Station) to Rikers Island 9.4 miles

$1 - $2

Uber  •  12 min

  1. Take an Uber from Jamaica (Station) to Rikers Island 9.4 miles

$22 - $30

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Jamaica (Station) to Rikers Island. However, there are services departing from Sutphin Bl /Archer Av and arriving at Rikers Island Rdy/Rikers Island via Jackson Av/42 Rd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 46 min.

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The distance between Jamaica (Station) and Rikers Island is 7 miles. The road distance is 9.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Jamaica (Station) to Rikers Island without a car is to subway and bus which takes 1 h 1 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 1 min to get from Jamaica (Station) to Rikers Island, including transfers.

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Jamaica (Station) to Rikers Island bus services, operated by New York City Transit (MTA), depart from Sutphin Bl /Archer Av station.

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Jamaica (Station) 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 Jamaica (Station) to Rikers Island is 9 miles. It takes approximately 12 min to drive from Jamaica (Station) to Rikers Island.

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There are 1745+ hotels available in Rikers Island. Prices start at $119 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Jamaica (Station) to Rikers Island.
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  • Distance: 7.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 1 min

What companies run services between Jamaica (Station), NY, USA and Rikers Island, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Jamaica (Station) to Rikers Island via Queens Plz N/29 St, Jackson Av/42 Rd, and Rikers Island Rdy/Rikers Island in around 1 h 46 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 Sutphin Bl /Archer Av to Queens Plz N/29 St
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Jamaica (Station) to Rikers Island
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$22 - $30
UberX
$25 - $35
Car Seat
$30 - $45
UberXL
$35 - $50
Black
$50 - $70
Black SUV
$65 - $90
Taxi from Jamaica (Station) to Rikers Island
Ave. Duration
12 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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