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Staten Island Ferry

4 South Street, New York City, NY 10004
+1 212-839-3061
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The Ferry operates between the St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Island and the Whitehall Terminal in Lower Manhattan. The trip is about 25 minutes long. The Ferry is free. The St. George Terminal is located at 1 Bay Street, Staten Island. The Whitehall Terminal is located at 4 South Street, Manhattan. Passengers using wheelchairs are encouraged to use lower-level boarding at both the Whitehall and St. George Terminals. All passengers are required to comply with applicable U.S. Coast Guard Security Regulations regardless of which level they board from. The Staten Island Ferry does not carry cars.
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4 South Street, New York City, NY 10004
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Reviewed today via mobile

Take this ferry and you’ll get nice and close to the Statue of Liberty! It’s free and you don’t have to be crowded with other tourists.

Thank WilsonLin
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Reviewed today

Yes this is free, yes this is great, yes you will see Liberty Statue and yes you will like it - a lot !

Thank Frederic L
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Ferry is the best way to see Satan Island and Statue of Liberty..booking on line is advisable and to be there at the pier half hour before helps..wear suitable clothing for windy and cold weather, even in early spring (April)..Pick a seat on edges..

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing opportunity to see statue of Liberty for free! If you want to see it from the island itself, you need to take different ferry, and pay $18.50, even more if you want to visit the crown. And the island is usually hugely crowded! So...More

Thank Karkkii
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Reviewed yesterday

We got the ferry at about 7:30pm. It was quiet. There were quite a few strange people on the ferry. Some 'unfavourables' and other people just blatantly staring at us which was a bit unnerving.. But the view of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty...More

Thank DontDoDisappointment
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Reviewed yesterday

The free ferry to Staten Island leaves every half hour and is a model of efficiency. People are herded on and off in a no fuss manner. The terminals at both ends are well presented especially at Staten Island. There is also a kiosk on...More

Thank Gary W
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the very few free things in New York and includes a great view of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline. It is very busy and nothing fancy, but the views are great! If you are on a budget it is great.

Thank Johannes v
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well worth a visit, it's free! Quick access, fantastic views of Manhattan. You also get to pass Liberty. You have to get off at Staten Island, which we did and walked to the nearest little pub called Stenny's for a couple of beverages!

Thank valwilson61
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Reviewed yesterday

Nothing posh or salubrious about this ferry ride but it serves the purpose, runs on time every time all the time and is free. Offers a quiet twenty five minutes across to Staten Island from Downtown Manhattan with superb views of Manhattan Skyline and, of...More

Thank fairlywelltravelled3
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As a free way to get close to the Statue of Liberty, the Staten Island Ferry is great. It’s brilliant that it’s all funded by the city.

Thank Andy M
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shannonolson2018
30 March 2018|
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Response from Aly P | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in times sq and dot the subway to the ferry terminal I can’t remember the name of the station we departed subway at but I’m sure if u ask anyone they will advise it was really easy to get there and as soon as u get... More
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Calvin J
4 March 2018|
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Response from Drivergary | Reviewed this property |
If your just by the airport for a short stopover it would be pointless to travel into Manhattan as it is quite a trek in, i think a trip to Coney Island would make better use of your time. Enjoy your stay
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Scott C
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Response from Sharon P | Reviewed this property |
They are so efficient getting people off and on the ferry that any time besides rush hour is probably fine. I’d line up for the ferry about 20 minutes before ferry arrival time, but I’m pretty anal like that! As far as the... More
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