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There are 4 ways to get from Manhattan to Riverhead by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  2h 35m

  1. Take the bus from 3 Av/E 44 St to Tanger North Fork-Eastbound

$22 - $32

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Train  •  3h 6m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Ronkonkoma Ronkonkoma
  2. Take the train from Ronkonkoma to Riverhead Ronkonkoma

$14 - $20

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Bus via Smithtown  •  4h 32m

  1. Take the bus from NYC 3 Av & 42 St to Ronkonkoma LIE/Rt 495, Exit 60S, 14c Hawkins Ave North Bound: Ronkonkoma-Cornell / ...
  2. Take the bus from Smith Haven Mall to Riverhead County Center S58 / ...

$21 - $53

Drive  •  1h 34m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Riverhead 76.4 miles

$7 - $11

Manhattan to Riverhead by train

The train journey time between Manhattan and Riverhead is around 2h 12m and covers a distance of around 76 miles. The fastest train normally takes 2h 6m. Operated by Long Island Rail Road, the Manhattan to Riverhead train service departs from New York Penn Station and arrives in Riverhead. Typically 26 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Manhattan to Riverhead train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Riverhead is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1h 34m.

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The fastest way to get from Manhattan to Riverhead is to drive which takes 1h 34m and costs $7 - $11.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manhattan to Riverhead. However, there are services departing from 3 Av/E 44 St and arriving at Riverhead LIRR via Old Country Rd/Tanger Mall Dr. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Manhattan station to Riverhead. However, there are services departing from New York Penn Station and arriving at Riverhead via Ronkonkoma. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 6m.

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The distance between Manhattan and Riverhead is 69 miles. The road distance is 76.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Riverhead without a car is to bus which takes 2h 35m and costs $21 - $35.

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It takes approximately 2h 35m to get from Manhattan to Riverhead, including transfers.

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Manhattan to Riverhead bus services, operated by Hampton Jitney Inc., depart from 3 Av/E 44 St station.

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Manhattan to Riverhead train services, operated by Long Island Rail Road, depart from New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Riverhead is to bus which takes 2h 35m and costs $21 - $35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $13 - $21 and takes 3h 6m.

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  • Distance: 69.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 35m

What companies run services between Manhattan, NY, USA and Riverhead, NY, USA?

Hampton Jitney Inc. operates a bus from 3 Av/E 44 St to Tanger 5 times a day. Tickets cost $18 - $30 and the journey takes 1h 55m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Manhattan to Riverhead via Ronkonkoma in around 3h 6m.

Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from New York Penn Station to Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$10 - $16
Train from Ronkonkoma to Riverhead
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$3 - $5
Bus operators
Hampton Jitney Inc.
Phone
212.362.8400
Website
hamptonjitney.com
Bus from 3 Av/E 44 St to Tanger
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
hamptonjitney.com
Prepaid Online Rate
$18 - $25
Onboard
$23 - $30
North Fork Express
Phone
1-631-588-7433
Website
northforkexpress.com
Bus from NYC 3 Av & 42 St to Ronkonkoma LIE/Rt 495, Exit 60S, 14c Hawkins Ave
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$15 - $50
Schedules at
northforkexpress.com
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Commuter fares
$15
North Fork fares
$35 - $50
Suffolk County Transit
Phone
+1 631.852.5200
Website
sct-bus.org
Bus from Smith Haven Mall to Riverhead County Center
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sct-bus.org

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Manhattan to Riverhead bus services, operated by Hampton Jitney Inc., arrive at Tanger station.

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Manhattan to Riverhead train services, operated by Long Island Rail Road, arrive at Riverhead station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Riverhead is 76 miles. It takes approximately 1h 34m to drive from Manhattan to Riverhead.

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