The Staten Island Ferry

Hours of Operation

The Staten Island Ferry provides service every day, year-round. All schedules are subject to change without notice. Please check or dial 311 for updates.


It is free to ride the ferry.

Getting Around

The Ferry operates between the St. George Terminal on Staten Island and the Whitehall Terminal in Lower Manhattan.

Staten Island Ferry: Harbor Horizons and Maritime Majesty

Sail Across the Harbor, Where the Staten Island Ferry Unveils Maritime Beauty.


Staten Island Ferry, New York

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Staten Island Ferry, New York

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About The Ferry

The Staten Island Ferry, an iconic maritime journey, offers a captivating voyage across the New York Harbor, connecting Lower Manhattan to Staten Island. With panoramic views of the Statue of Liberty and the city skyline, the ferry provides commuters and sightseers with an unparalleled experience on the water.

  • Iconic Harbor Transit: The ferry offers a unique and iconic means of transit, showcasing the maritime charm of New York Harbor.
  • Free and Accessible: Providing free passage, the Staten Island Ferry is an accessible option for commuters and tourists alike, allowing everyone to enjoy the harbor views.
  • Statue of Liberty Spectacle: Revel in the breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty, creating a memorable and picturesque journey across the harbor.
Routes and Destinations

The Staten Island Ferry operates between the St. George Terminal on Staten Island and the Whitehall Terminal in Lower Manhattan. While there are no intermediate stops, passengers can enjoy uninterrupted views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Lower Manhattan skyline during the approximately 25-minute voyage each way.

  • St. George Terminal (Staten Island)
  • Whitehall Terminal (Manhattan)
Schedule and Frequency

The Staten Island Ferry operates 24/7, providing frequent service throughout the day and night. Ferries typically depart every 30 minutes during peak times and every hour during off-peak hours. The schedule may vary on holidays and weekends.

Ticketing and Fares

Tickets for the Staten Island Ferry are free of charge and can be obtained at the terminals on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no need to purchase tickets in advance or online.

Amenities and Facilities

Indoor and outdoor seating is available on the ferry, allowing passengers to enjoy the views in comfort. Restrooms are available onboard for convenience. While there are no concessions onboard, passengers are welcome to bring their own food and drinks.


The Staten Island Ferry is accessible to all passengers, including those with disabilities. Wheelchair ramps and designated seating areas are available onboard, and terminals are equipped with elevators and tactile signage for easy navigation.

Safety and Security

Safety is a top priority for the Staten Island Ferry, with strict adherence to safety protocols and regulations. Passengers are required to follow all onboard safety instructions and crew member directives.

Experience the Majesty of New York Harbor on the Staten Island Ferry

Embark on a journey across New York Harbor with the Staten Island Ferry, where you’ll be treated to unparalleled views of the city’s skyline and waterfront. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned local, the Staten Island Ferry offers a unique and memorable way to experience the beauty of New York City.

Savor the cool harbor breeze and experience an affordable and accessible journey, seamlessly connecting Lower Manhattan to Staten Island while reveling in the unparalleled beauty of New York Harbor.


Frequently Asked Questions

Pets, other than service animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, are not allowed in the facilities and/or onboard the ferry boats, unless they are in a cage, carrier or muzzled.

Yes, the ferry is bike-friendly, allowing passengers to bring their bicycles on board.

E-Transportation Devices

  • Riders may NOT board the Staten Island Ferry with electric mopeds (electric motorcycles)
  • Riders may transport e-bikes with pedals, but may NOT charge any e-transportation devices
  • Charging of any e-bike or other mobility device (lithium) battery is prohibited onboard the ferry

In addition to privately operated lots, there is a NYC DOT Municipal parking lot at St. George Ferry Terminal. The hourly parking rate is $1.50. The daily parking rate is $12.00. There is an 18 hour limit. Parking in the nearby municipal garage and lot at St. George Courthouse Garage costs $70 per month.

The upper South Lobby Kiss & Ride at the St. George Ferry Terminal is open for passenger pick-ups and drop-offs. Passengers should take the South Lobby elevator on the main concourse level to the third floor. Drivers can access this area by taking the bus ramp from Richmond Terrace, using the outermost right lane.