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There are 4 ways to get from Riverdale to Manhattan by subway, bus, taxi or car

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Line 1 subway  •  28 min

  1. Take the line 1 subway from Van Cortlandt Park-242 St to 86 St 1

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Bus  •  45 min

  1. Take the bus from Henry Hudson Pky W/W 252 St to 5 Av/W 94 St BxM2

Taxi  •  10 min

  1. Take a taxi from Riverdale to Manhattan 10 miles

Drive  •  10 min

  1. Drive from Riverdale to Manhattan 10 miles

Riverdale to Manhattan by subway

The subway journey time between Riverdale and Manhattan is around 28 min and covers a distance of around 8 miles. Operated by MTA, the Riverdale to Manhattan subway service departs from Van Cortlandt Park-242 St and arrives in 86 St. Typically 1337 subways run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

1337 Weekly Subways
28 min Average Duration
$1 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Riverdale to Manhattan is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Riverdale to Manhattan is to taxi which costs $55 - $70 and takes 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Henry Hudson Pky W/W 252 St and arriving at 5 Av/W 94 St. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Van Cortlandt Park-242 St and arriving at 86 St. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 28 min.

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The distance between Riverdale and Manhattan is 9 miles. The road distance is 10 miles.

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The best way to get from Riverdale to Manhattan without a car is to line 1 subway which takes 28 min and costs $1 - $3.

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The line 1 subway from Van Cortlandt Park-242 St to 86 St takes 28 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Riverdale to Manhattan bus services, operated by MTA Bus Company, depart from Henry Hudson Pky W/W 252 St station.

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Riverdale to Manhattan train services, operated by MTA, depart from Van Cortlandt Park-242 St station.

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Riverdale to Manhattan bus services, operated by MTA Bus Company, arrive at 5 Av/W 94 St station.

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Map of how to get from Riverdale to Manhattan.
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  • Distance: 8.7 miles
  • Duration: 28 min

What companies run services between Riverdale, Bronx County, NY, USA and Manhattan, NY, USA?

MTA operates a vehicle from Van Cortlandt Park-242 St to 86 St every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 28 min. Alternatively, MTA Bus Company operates a bus from Henry Hudson Pky W/W 252 St to 5 Av/W 94 St hourly. Tickets cost $4 - $7 and the journey takes 45 min.

Train operators
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 Van Cortlandt Park-242 St to 86 St
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
mta.info
Seniors 65+ and Concession
$2
Standard
$3
Bus operators
MTA Bus Company
Website
mta.info
Bus from Henry Hudson Pky W/W 252 St to 5 Av/W 94 St
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
new.mta.info
Other operators
Taxi from Riverdale to Manhattan
Ave. Duration
10 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Mexico Car Service
Phone
+1 914-968-6666
Website
mexicocs.com

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Riverdale to Manhattan train services, operated by MTA, arrive at 86 St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Riverdale to Manhattan is 10 miles. It takes approximately 10 min to drive from Riverdale to Manhattan.

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