There are 5 ways to get from The Bronx to Rikers Island by subway, bus, taxi, towncar or foot

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Line 2 subway, bus  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the line 2 subway from Bronx Park East to Prospect Av 2
  2. Take the bus from Prospect Av/Westchester Av to Food Center Dr/Farragut St Bx46

$5 - $10

4 alternative options

Line 2 subway, bus via Times Sq - 42 St  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Take the line 2 subway from Bronx Park East to Times Sq - 42 St 2
  2. Take the bus from Jackson Av/42 Rd to Rikers Island Rdy/Rikers Island Q100

$8 - $13

Taxi  •  18 min

  1. Take a taxi from The Bronx to Rikers Island 10.6 miles

$55 - $70

Uber  •  18 min

  1. Take an Uber from The Bronx to Rikers Island 10.6 miles

$26 - $35

Walk  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Walk from The Bronx to Rikers Island 10.3 miles

Questions & Answers

The distance between The Bronx and Rikers Island is 4 miles.

The best way to get from The Bronx to Rikers Island without a car is to line 2 subway and bus which takes 1 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 15 min to get from The Bronx to Rikers Island, including transfers.

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There are 1745+ hotels available in Rikers Island. Prices start at $119 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from The Bronx to Rikers Island.
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  • Distance: 4.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 15 min

What companies run services between The Bronx, NY, USA and Rikers Island, NY, USA?

There is no direct connection from The Bronx to Rikers Island. However, you can take the line 2 subway to Prospect Av, take the walk to Prospect Av/Westchester Av, take the bus to Food Center Dr/Farragut St, then take the walk to Rikers Island. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from The Bronx to Rikers Island via Times Sq - 42 St, Queensboro Plaza, Jackson Av/42 Rd, and Rikers Island Rdy/Rikers Island in around 1 h 32 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
New York City Transit (MTA)
Website
mta.info
Bus from Prospect Av/Westchester Av to Food Center Dr/Farragut St
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Bus from Jackson Av/42 Rd to Rikers Island Rdy/Rikers Island
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.com
Towncar from The Bronx to Rikers Island
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$26 - $35
UberX
$28 - $40
Car Seat
$35 - $50
UberXL
$40 - $55
Black
$55 - $75
Black SUV
$75 - $95
Taxi from The Bronx to Rikers Island
Ave. Duration
18 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Lime Car Service & Taxi
Phone
+1 201-461-9999
Website
limetaxicab.com
Scotty's Taxi
Phone
+1 210-943-1234
Website
scottystaxicab.com
Babes Taxi
Phone
+1 201-944-6800
Website
babestaxi.com
Mexico Car Service
Phone
+1 914-968-6666
Website
mexico-car-service.com
Mexicana Car Service
Phone
+1 914-476.0800
Website
mexicanacarservice.com
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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