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

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

Bus  •  31 min

  1. Q100

$2 - $7

5 alternative options

Subway, bus  •  46 min

  1. N / ...
  2. Q100

$5 - $10

Taxi  •  15 min

  1. 9.2 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  15 min

  1. 9.2 miles

$1 - $2

Uber  •  15 min

  1. 9.2 miles

$21 - $30

Walk  •  2 h 26 min

  1. 7.4 miles

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
$21 - $30
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$21 - $30
uberX + Car Seat
$35 - $50
uberX
$29 - $40
uberXL
$35 - $50
UberBLACK
$50 - $65
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Manhattan and Rikers Island is 7 km. The road distance is 15 km.

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

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

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.

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