In accordance with Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order effective April 17, 2020 at 8 PM, all passengers must wear face coverings at all times within Staten Island Ferry terminals and aboard the ferry.

Welcome to the Staten Island Ferry

The Staten Island Ferry is one of the last remaining vestiges of an entire ferry system in New York City that transported people between Manhattan and its future boroughs long before any bridges were built. In Staten Island, the northern shores were spiked in piers, competing ferry operators braved the busy waters of New York harbor. Today the Staten Island Ferry provides 22 million people a year (70,000 passengers a day not including weekend days) with ferry service between St. George on Staten Island and Whitehall Street in lower Manhattan. The ferry is the only non-vehicular mode of transportation between Staten Island and Manhattan. NYC DOT operates and maintains the nine-vessel fleet as well as the St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Island, Whitehall Ferry Terminal in Manhattan, the City Island and Hart Island Facilities, The Battery Maritime Building and all floating...Read More


  • 4 Boat 15 minute rush hour service is back. All passengers must wear face coverings at all times on the ferries.
  • The Staten Island Ferry is a free service provided by the City of New York. Be aware of scammers trying to sell tickets.

Additional Information


The Ferry's Lost and Found Office is open Monday through...


Free WiFi services are available in each terminal and also on all...


Pets, other than service animals as defined by the Americans with...


All passengers are subject to random screening by NYPD and K9...


Both terminals are equipped with escalators and elevators...

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Frequently Asked Questions

How often does the Ferry operate?

The Ferry runs 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week. More frequent service, (every 15 or 20 minutes,) is provided on the weekdays during the rush hours of 6:00AM- 9:30AM and 3:30PM-8:00PM, with 30-minute service to follow. On weekends, service is provided every 30 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays. Check the Schedules for more information.

Where does the Ferry travel to?

The Staten Island Ferry travels between the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island and the Whitehall Ferry Terminal (also known as South Ferry) in Manhattan.

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Pleasant Trip Tips

As more tips come up this list will be updated so please check back regularly.

During rush hour trips the boats are packed with commuters going to or returning home from work. This is not the best time to take a leisurely ride on the ferry. These trips are clearly marked on the schedule with yellow highlighting. Bringing large tourist groups on board during these trips will make it difficult for visitors to enjoy our great city and enjoy the ride.

At the Kiss and Ride drop off pull over to the right when dropping off or picking up passengers. Do not block the lane for other vehicles.

Do not hold your children in your arms while the ferry is docking to avoid the possibility of falling if the ferry makes a hard landing.

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