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There are 6 ways to get from Newark Airport (EWR) to Rikers Island by bus, train, subway, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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  •  1h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Terminal C to Grand Central Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Jackson Av/42 Rd to Rikers Island Rdy/Rikers Island Q100

$22 - $27

Cheapest option

Shuttle  •  31m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Newark Airport to Rikers Island

$16 - $75

4 alternative options

Train, line 2 subway, bus  •  2h 2m

  1. Take the train from Terminal B to Newark Liberty Airport Station
  2. Take the train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to New York Penn Station
  3. Take the line 2 subway from 34 St - Penn Station to Simpson St 2
  4. Take the bus from Hunts Point Av/Bruckner Bl to Ryawa Av/Halleck St Bx6

$20 - $30

Taxi  •  32m

  1. Take a taxi from Newark Airport (EWR) to Rikers Island 24.7 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  32m

  1. Drive from Newark Airport (EWR) to Rikers Island 24.7 miles

$2 - $4

Towncar  •  32m

  1. Take a town car from Newark Airport to Rikers Island 24.7 miles

$16 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Newark Airport (EWR) to Rikers Island is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Newark Airport (EWR) to Rikers Island is to shuttle which costs $16 - $75 and takes 31m.

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The distance between Newark Airport (EWR) and Rikers Island is 17 miles. The road distance is 24.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Newark Airport (EWR) to Rikers Island without a car is to bus which takes 1h 9m and costs $22 - $27.

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It takes approximately 1h 9m to get from Newark Airport (EWR) to Rikers Island, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Newark Airport (EWR) to Rikers Island is 25 miles. It takes approximately 32m to drive from Newark Airport (EWR) to Rikers Island.

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There are 2127+ hotels available in Rikers Island. Prices start at $97 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Newark Airport (EWR) to Rikers Island.
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  • Distance: 17.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 9m

What companies run services between Newark Airport (EWR), USA and Rikers Island, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Newark Airport (EWR) to Rikers Island via Grand Central Terminal, Grand Central - 42 St, Queensboro Plaza, Jackson Av/42 Rd, and Rikers Island Rdy/Rikers Island in around 1h 9m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Newark Airport Express
Phone
+1-908-354-3330
Email
olympia@coachusa.com
Website
newarkairportexpress.com
Bus from Terminal C to Grand Central Terminal
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$17
Book at
Newark Airport Express
MTA
Website
mta.info
Bus from Jackson Av/42 Rd to Rikers Island Rdy/Rikers Island
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Bus from Hunts Point Av/Bruckner Bl to Ryawa Av/Halleck St
Ave. Duration
10m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Shuttles by Jayride
Shuttle from Newark Airport to Rikers Island
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Other operators
Private Transfers
Towncar from Newark Airport to Rikers Island
Ave. Duration
32m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$16 - $180
Taxi from Newark Airport (EWR) to Rikers Island
Ave. Duration
32m
Estimated price
$130 - $160
http://www.elizabethnj.org/
Website
panynj.gov
Elizabeth Taxi
Phone
+1 908-344-1729
Website
elizabethtaxi.com
Black Cabby
Phone
+1 908-76-82947
Website
blackcabby.com
Newark Airport Taxi
Phone
+1 973-273-4420
Website
newarkairporttaxi.us
Jacob's Car Service
Phone
+1 973-673-5901
Website
jacobscabservice.com
https://www.newarknj.gov/
Website
panynj.gov
Gold Lincoln Taxi
Phone
+1 973-344-5566
Website
goldlincolntaxinj.com

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