There are 6 ways to get from Manhattan to Rikers Island by bus, subway, taxi, car, towncar or foot

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Bus  •  31 min

  1. Take the bus from Jackson Av/42 Rd to Rikers Island Rdy/Rikers Island Q100

$2 - $7

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Subway, bus  •  45 min

  1. Take the subway from Lexington Av/59 St to Queens Plaza R / ...
  2. Take the bus from Jackson Av/42 Rd to Rikers Island Rdy/Rikers Island Q100

$5 - $10

Taxi  •  15 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manhattan to Rikers Island 9.2 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  15 min

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Rikers Island 9.2 miles

$1 - $2

Uber  •  15 min

  1. Take an Uber from Manhattan to Rikers Island 9.2 miles

$22 - $29

Walk  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Walk from Manhattan to Rikers Island 7.4 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Rikers Island is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Rikers Island is to taxi which costs $50 - $65 and takes 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Jackson Av/42 Rd and arriving at Rikers Island Rdy/Rikers Island. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 25 min.

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The distance between Manhattan and Rikers Island is 4 miles. The road distance is 9.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Rikers Island without a car is to bus which takes 31 min and costs $2 - $7.

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The bus from Jackson Av/42 Rd to Rikers Island Rdy/Rikers Island takes 25 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Manhattan to Rikers Island bus services, operated by New York City Transit (MTA), depart from Jackson Av/42 Rd station.

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Manhattan 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 Manhattan to Rikers Island is 9 miles. It takes approximately 15 min to drive from Manhattan 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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  • Distance: 4.4 miles
  • Duration: 31 min

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

New York City Transit (MTA) operates a bus from Manhattan to Rikers Island every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $7 and the journey takes 25 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
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Manhattan to Rikers Island
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$22 - $29
UberX
$24 - $35
Car Seat
$30 - $45
UberXL
$35 - $50
Black
$50 - $65
Black SUV
$65 - $85
Taxi from Manhattan to Rikers Island
Ave. Duration
15 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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