There are 6 ways to get from Times Square to Rikers Island by subway, bus, taxi, car 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.

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Subway, bus  •  53 min

  1. Take the subway from Times Sq - 42 St to Queens Plaza R / ...
  2. Take the bus from Jackson Av/42 Rd to Rikers Island Rdy/Rikers Island Q100

$5 - $10

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Bus  •  57 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison Av/E 42 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 2 subway, bus  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Take the line 2 subway from Times Sq - 42 St to Simpson St 2
  2. Take the bus from Hunts Point Av/Bruckner Bl to Ryawa Av/Halleck St Bx6 / ...

$5 - $10

Taxi  •  15 min

  1. Take a taxi from Times Square to Rikers Island 8.2 miles

$45 - $55

Drive  •  15 min

  1. Drive from Times Square to Rikers Island 8.2 miles

$1 - $2

Uber  •  15 min

  1. Take an Uber from Times Square to Rikers Island 8.2 miles

$20 - $26

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Times Square to Rikers Island. However, there are services departing from Madison Av/E 42 St and arriving at Rikers Island Rdy/Rikers Island via Jackson Av/42 Rd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 57 min.

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The distance between Times Square and Rikers Island is 6 miles. The road distance is 8.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Times Square to Rikers Island without a car is to subway and bus which takes 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 53 min to get from Times Square to Rikers Island, including transfers.

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Times Square to Rikers Island bus services, operated by New York City Transit (MTA), depart from Madison Av/E 42 St station.

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Times Square to Rikers Island bus services, operated by New York City Transit (MTA), arrive at Rikers Island Rdy/Rikers Island station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Times Square to Rikers Island is 8 miles. It takes approximately 15 min to drive from Times Square to Rikers Island.

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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 Times Square to Rikers Island.
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  • Distance: 6 miles
  • Duration: 53 min

What companies run services between Times Square, NY, USA and Rikers Island, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Times Square to Rikers Island via Queens Plaza S/28 St, Jackson Av/42 Rd, and Rikers Island Rdy/Rikers Island in around 57 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
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Bus from Madison Av/E 42 St to Queens Plaza S/28 St
Ave. Duration
17 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 Times Square to Rikers Island
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$20 - $26
UberX
$22 - $29
Car Seat
$30 - $40
UberXL
$30 - $45
Black
$45 - $60
Black SUV
$60 - $80
Taxi from Times Square to Rikers Island
Ave. Duration
15 min
Estimated price
$45 - $55
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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