There are 6 ways to get from Mount Vernon to Long Island City by train, bus, subway, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  38 min

  1. Take the train from Mt Vernon East to Grand Central New Haven / ...

$9 - $18

Cheapest option

Bus, subway  •  43 min

  1. Take the bus from Central Park Ave @ Yonkers Ave to 5Th Ave @ 51St St BxM4C
  2. Take the subway from 5 Av/53 St to Court Sq E / ...

$6 - $10

4 alternative options

Line 2 subway  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Take the line 2 subway from Wakefield - 241 St to Times Sq - 42 St 2

$6

Bus  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from E 241 St/Cranford Ave to 5 Av/W 43 St BxM11

$6 - $10

Taxi  •  22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Mount Vernon to Long Island City 17.5 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  22 min

  1. Drive from Mount Vernon to Long Island City 17.5 miles

$1 - $3

Questions & Answers

The distance between Mount Vernon and Long Island City is 13 miles. The road distance is 17.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Mount Vernon to Long Island City without a car is to train which takes 38 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 38 min to get from Mount Vernon to Long Island City, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Mount Vernon to Long Island City is to train which takes 38 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 31 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mount Vernon to Long Island City is 18 miles. It takes approximately 22 min to drive from Mount Vernon to Long Island City.

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There are 1801+ hotels available in Long Island City. Prices start at $116 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Mount Vernon to Long Island City.
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  • Distance: 13.1 miles
  • Duration: 38 min

What companies run services between Mount Vernon, NY, USA and Long Island City, NY, USA?

Metro-North Railroad (MNR) operates a train from Mount Vernon to Long Island City every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $6 - $15 and the journey takes 31 min. Alternatively, New York City Transit (MTA) operates a bus from Mount Vernon to Long Island City hourly. Tickets cost $2 - $7 and the journey takes 1 h 23 min.

Train operators
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Mt Vernon East to Grand Central
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $15
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$7 - $9
Off-peak onboard
$13 - $15
Onboard
$11 - $15
At station
$6 - $11
Bus operators
Westchester County Bee-Line System
Phone
+1 914 995-2000
Website
transportation.westchestergov.com
Bus from Central Park Ave @ Yonkers Ave to 5Th Ave @ 51St St
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $8
Schedules at
transportation.westchestergov.com
New York City Transit (MTA)
Website
mta.info
Bus from E 241 St/Cranford Ave to 5 Av/W 43 St
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Other operators
Taxi from Mount Vernon to Long Island City
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Mexicana Car Service
Phone
+1 914-476.0800
Website
mexicanacarservice.com
Mexico Car Service
Phone
+1 914-968-6666
Website
mexico-car-service.com

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