There are 5 ways to get from Jamaica (Station) 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

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

4 alternative options

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

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 10 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
POOL
$22 - $30
uberX + Car Seat
$35 - $45
uberX
$25 - $35
uberXL
$35 - $50
UberBLACK
$50 - $65
SUV
$65 - $85
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Jamaica (Station) to Rikers Island?

The distance between Jamaica (Station) and Rikers Island is 12 km. The road distance is 15 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Jamaica (Station) to Rikers Island?

The cheapest way to get from Jamaica (Station) to Rikers Island is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 12 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Jamaica (Station) to Rikers Island?

The quickest way to get from Jamaica (Station) to Rikers Island is to taxi which takes 12 min and costs $50 - $65.

Is there a direct bus between Jamaica (Station) and Rikers Island?

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.

How long does it take to get from Jamaica (Station) to Rikers Island?

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