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There are 5 ways to get from Manhattan to Rockville Centre by train, subway, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  41 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Rockville Centre Babylon

$5 - $14

4 alternative options

Subway, bus  •  1h 25m

  1. Take the subway from Lexington Av/53 St to Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer E
  2. Take the bus from Archer Ave. & 158 St. to Merrick Rd + Davison Pl n4

$6

Bus  •  1h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Main St/Horace Harding Ey N to Merrick Bl/Archer Av Q44-Sbs / ...
  2. Take the bus from Archer Ave + Merrick Blvd to Merrick Rd + Davison Pl n4

$20 - $57

Taxi  •  32 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manhattan to Rockville Centre 23.9 miles

$120 - $160

Drive  •  32 min

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Rockville Centre 23.9 miles

$2 - $4

Manhattan to Rockville Centre by train

The train journey time between Manhattan and Rockville Centre is around 40 min and covers a distance of around 21 miles. The fastest train normally takes 39 min. Operated by Long Island Rail Road, the Manhattan to Rockville Centre train service departs from New York Penn Station and arrives in Rockville Centre. Typically 28 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
40 min
Fastest train time:
39 min
Train distance:
21 miles
Trains per week:
28
Cheapest price:
$5
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:54
Last train departs at:
14:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Manhattan to Rockville Centre train schedules

Manhattan → Rockville Centre
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Yes, travel within United States is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rockville Centre is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rockville Centre is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Rockville Centre is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 20 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Rockville Centre is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Rockville Centre is to taxi which costs $120 - $160 and takes 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manhattan to Rockville Centre. However, there are services departing from NYC 3 Av & 42 St and arriving at Merrick Rd + Davison Pl via Main St/Horace Harding Ey N and Archer Ave + Merrick Blvd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 41m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York Penn Station station and arriving at Rockville Centre. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 41 min.

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The distance between Manhattan and Rockville Centre is 19 miles. The road distance is 23.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Rockville Centre without a car is to train which takes 41 min and costs $5 - $14.

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The train from New York Penn Station to Rockville Centre takes 41 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Manhattan to Rockville Centre bus services, operated by MTA Bus Company, depart from Main St/Horace Harding Ey N station.

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Manhattan to Rockville Centre 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 Rockville Centre is to train which takes 41 min and costs $5 - $14. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $20 - $60 and takes 1h 41m.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Rockville Centre.
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  • Distance: 19.2 miles
  • Duration: 41 min

What companies run services between Manhattan, NY, USA and Rockville Centre, NY, USA?

Long Island Rail Road operates a train from New York Penn Station to Rockville Centre hourly. Tickets cost $5 - $14 and the journey takes 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manhattan to Rockville Centre via Main St/Horace Harding Ey N, Merrick Bl/Archer Av, and Archer Ave + Merrick Blvd in around 1h 41m.

Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from New York Penn Station to Rockville Centre
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $14
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$8 - $11
Peak
$5 - $14
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from Lexington Av/53 St to Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Bus operators
Nassau Inter-County Express
Phone
+1 516 336-6600
Website
nicebus.com
Bus from Archer Ave. & 158 St. to Merrick Rd + Davison Pl
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
nicebus.com
Bus from Archer Ave + Merrick Blvd to Merrick Rd + Davison Pl
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
nicebus.com
MTA Bus Company
Website
mta.info
Bus from Main St/Horace Harding Ey N to Merrick Bl/Archer Av
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
mta.info
Other operators
Taxi from Manhattan to Rockville Centre
Ave. Duration
32 min
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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Manhattan to Rockville Centre bus services, operated by Nassau Inter-County Express, arrive at Merrick Rd + Davison Pl station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Rockville Centre is 24 miles. It takes approximately 32 min to drive from Manhattan to Rockville Centre.

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