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There are 4 ways to get from Manhattan to City Island by bus, subway, taxi or car

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Bus  •  29 min

  1. Take the bus from 3 Av/E 87 St to Asch Loop/Alcott Pl BxM7

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Line 5 subway  •  35 min

  1. Take the line 5 subway from 86th Street to Gun Hill Rd 5

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Taxi  •  16 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manhattan to Baychester 12.5 miles

Drive  •  16 min

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Baychester 12.5 miles

Manhattan to City Island by bus

The bus journey time between Manhattan and City Island is around 29 min and covers a distance of around 12 miles. Operated by MTA Bus Company, the Manhattan to City Island bus service departs from 3 Av/E 87 St and arrives in Asch Loop/Alcott Pl. Typically 422 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

422 Weekly Buses
29 min Average Duration
$2 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to City Island is to line 5 subway which costs $1 - $3 and takes 35 min.

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The fastest way to get from Manhattan to City Island is to taxi which takes 16 min and costs $65 - $85.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from 3 Av/E 87 St and arriving at Asch Loop/Alcott Pl. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 29 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from 86th Street and arriving at Gun Hill Rd. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 35 min.

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The distance between Manhattan and City Island is 10 miles. The road distance is 12.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to City Island without a car is to bus which takes 29 min and costs $2 - $7.

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The bus from 3 Av/E 87 St to Asch Loop/Alcott Pl takes 29 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Manhattan to City Island bus services, operated by MTA Bus Company, depart from 3 Av/E 87 St station.

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Manhattan to City Island train services, operated by MTA, depart from 86th Street station.

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Manhattan to City Island bus services, operated by MTA Bus Company, arrive at Asch Loop/Alcott Pl station.

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  • Distance: 10.4 miles
  • Duration: 29 min

What companies run services between Manhattan, NY, USA and City Island, NY, USA?

MTA Bus Company operates a bus from 3 Av/E 87 St to Asch Loop/Alcott Pl every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $7 and the journey takes 29 min. Alternatively, MTA operates a vehicle from 86th Street to Gun Hill Rd every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 35 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
MTA Bus Company
Website
mta.info
Bus from 3 Av/E 87 St to Asch Loop/Alcott Pl
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
new.mta.info
Seniors 65+ and disabled
$1 - $4
Standard Fare
$2 - $7
Other operators
Taxi from Manhattan to Baychester
Ave. Duration
16 min
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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Manhattan to City Island train services, operated by MTA, arrive at Gun Hill Rd station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to City Island is 12 miles. It takes approximately 16 min to drive from Manhattan to City Island.

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