Staten Island Ferry
Staten Island Ferry
Staten Island Ferry

Staten Island Ferry Tours and Tickets

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The distinctive orange Staten Island Ferry passing through New York Harbor has been a familiar sight to New Yorkers since 1905, when the fleet first began carrying commuters between Staten Island and Manhattan. In recent years the free ferry has gained traction with tourists, who crowd the decks to admire front-row views of New York City’s dazzling skyline, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty.

  • Open 24 hours every day
  • Whitehall Ferry Terminal, 4 Whitehall St., Manhattan, New York City, New York, 10004

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Q:What are Staten Island Ferry hours of operation?
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Staten Island Ferry hours of operation: Open 24 hours every day. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Q:How often does the Staten Island Ferry operate?
A:The Staten Island Ferry operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. During weekday rush hour 6–9:30am and 3:30–8pm), the ferry departs every 15 minutes. At all other times of the day and on weekends, the Staten Island Ferry departs every half hour.
Q:Is there parking at the Staten Island Ferry terminals?
A:Yes, parking is available near the Staten Island Ferry's St. George Terminal on Staten Island. Several lots are available for ferry riders, including two NYC Dot Municipal parking lots, and parking tends to range between $12-15 per day. However, parking is very limited near Manhattan's Whitehall Ferry Terminal.
Q:Can I bring my bicycle on the Staten Island Ferry?
A:Yes, bikes are permitted on the Staten Island Ferry, and there is no additional charge for bringing them on board. However, cyclists must board on the lower level at both ferry terminals, dismount, walk their bikes to the waiting area, and store them in designated areas.
Q:Where does the Staten Island Ferry travel to?
A:The Staten Island Ferry travels between two main points: the Whitehall Ferry Terminal in Lower Manhattan and the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island. The journey takes around 25 minutes each way and is free for all riders. While useful for commuters, the ferry also offers prime sightseeing opportunities.
Q:What is the best time of day to ride the Staten Island Ferry?
A:Because the Staten Island Ferry is primarily designed as a commuter vessel, it can be pretty busy during morning and evening rush hours. To enjoy a less crowded experience, set out during the afternoon (or later in the evening, when you can admire the skyline all lit up after dark).
Q:Is the Staten Island Ferry accessible?
A:Yes, the Staten Island Ferry is accessible to wheelchair users and those with limited mobility. The Whitehall and St. George Terminals have elevators and escalators; wheelchair users are recommended to board the ferries via the lower levels. Service animals are also welcome on board all vessels.