There are 7 ways to get from New York to Rikers Island by subway, bus, 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.

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Subway, bus  •  57 min

  1. Take the subway from W 4 St to Queens Plaza M / ...
  2. Take the bus from Jackson Av/42 Rd to Rikers Island Rdy/Rikers Island Q100

$5 - $10

6 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison Av/E 34 St to Queens Plaza S/28 St Q32
  2. Take the bus from Jackson Av/42 Rd to Rikers Island Rdy/Rikers Island Q100

$5 - $14

Line 6 subway, bus  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Take the line 6 subway from Astor Pl to Hunts Point Av 6 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hunts Point Av/Bruckner Bl to Ryawa Av/Halleck St Bx6 / ...

$5 - $10

Taxi  •  18 min

  1. Take a taxi from New York to Rikers Island 9.7 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  18 min

  1. Drive from New York to Rikers Island 9.7 miles

$1 - $2

Uber  •  18 min

  1. Take an Uber from New York to Rikers Island 9.7 miles

$28 - $40

Walk  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Walk from New York to Rikers Island 8.8 miles

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New York to Rikers Island is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Rikers Island is to taxi which costs $50 - $65 and takes 18 min.

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The distance between New York and Rikers Island is 7 miles. The road distance is 9.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 57 min to get from New York to Rikers Island, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York to Rikers Island. However, there are services departing from Madison Av/E 34 St and arriving at Rikers Island Rdy/Rikers Island via Jackson Av/42 Rd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 2 min.

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

You can take a bus from New York to Rikers Island via Queens Plaza S/28 St, Jackson Av/42 Rd, and Rikers Island Rdy/Rikers Island in around 1 h 2 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
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Bus from Madison Av/E 34 St to Queens Plaza S/28 St
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Bus from Hunts Point Av/Bruckner Bl to Ryawa Av/Halleck St
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.com
Towncar from New York to Rikers Island
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$28 - $40
uberX
$30 - $40
uberX + Car Seat
$40 - $50
uberXL
$40 - $55
UberBLACK
$50 - $70
SUV
$70 - $90
Taxi from New York to Rikers Island
Ave. Duration
18 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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