Our Staten Island Ferry Guide

January 28th, 2019 by

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While the Staten Island Ferry has been immortalized in such different films as Working Girl and The Purge, it’s a normal mode of transport used every day by commuters and tourists alike. It is the most direct route between Staten Island and Manhattan, transporting around 22 million people a year, and it makes a great day trip from Edison! Get all your questions about this New York City service answered below, and contact us near East Brunswick if you have any questions!

Staten Island Ferry FAQ’s

Where Does the Staten Island Ferry Go?

The ferry picks up at the St. George Ferry Terminal on the northeastern tip of Staten Island in the New Brighton area, and goes north across the Upper Bay to the Whitehall Ferry Terminal at the very southern tip of Manhattan near Battery Park.

How Much Does the Staten Island Ferry Cost?

It’s free! The ferry is run by the Department of Transportation at no cost to patrons.

How Often Does the Staten Island Ferry Operate?

The ferry operates 24 hours a day and you’ll be able to catch a ride about every 30 minutes or every 15-20 minutes during rush hour on weekdays. You can take advantage of visitor information in the waiting room at each terminal for the most updated schedules.

How Long is the Staten Island Ferry Ride?

The 5-mile journey across the New York Harbor usually takes around 25 minutes.

What Is There to See on the Staten Island Ferry?

From the ferry, you’ll get an unmatchable view of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, as well as the lower Manhattan New York City Skyline and bridges.

What Amenities Are Available on the Staten Island Ferry?

Take advantage of free wi-fi, concessions, and beer on the ferry, as well as a bicycle storage area for people who want to take their bikes across the water.

Where Can I Park for the Staten Island Ferry?

There are two municipal parking lots at the St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Island, as well as pay parking lots next to the Staten Island Yankees Ball Park. There is no public parking at the Whitehall Ferry Terminal in Manhattan, however, in both Staten Island and Manhattan there are many free Park & Ride lots, meter spots, and street parking at certain bus, rail, and subway stations that can then take you to the ferry. Check with the individual station to learn more.

Discover the Area With Mercedes-Benz of Edison

Once you’ve had a Staten Island Ferry adventure, explore what things to do near Edison and New Brunswick, from restaurants to parks to museums! Make sure you have your automotive needs met at Mercedes-Benz of Edison before heading out on your next adventure.

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