04 Aug Staten Island Ferry:
Manhattan, NY or Staten Island, NY
What better way to see the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and parts of the New York City skyline than on a free ferry ride? The Staten Island Ferry began as a free ferry to help with traffic between Manhattan and Staten Island. There are still many people who use it as their mode of transportation to and from work. Therefore, it is not advisable to go for a leisure ride during rush hour. There are approximately 70,000 passengers riding the ferry per day, equaling about 22 million a year!
The ferry terminal in Manhattan is right near Battery Park. Parking in that area is expensive (about $60 a day). It may be advisable to come to the Ferry via public transportation. The ferry ride takes approximately 25 minutes and passes both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. There is a nice viewing area at the Staten Island terminal, where you can sit in benches and watch the water. The New York Wheel is due to open right near the terminal in 2018.
Posted: August 3, 2017
Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.
Manhattan Terminal Address:
4 Whitehall Street
New York NY 10004
Staten Island Terminal Address:
1 Bay Street
Staten Island NY 10301
The ferry departs about every half hour. For a more detailed schedule check the website.
Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 5 minutes
Lakewood: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Monsey: 55 minutes
To the Manhattan Terminal