Staten Island Ferry

The Staten Island Ferry schedule:

  • Weekday departures every 15 minutes at peak times during the morning and evening rush hours.

    • From St. George:
      • 5 - 6 AM - Every 30 minutes
      • 6 - 7 AM - Every 20 minutes
      • 7 - 9 AM - Every 15 minutes
    • From Whitehall:
      • 4 - 5 PM - Every 20 minutes
      • 5 - 7 PM - Every 15 minutes
      • 7 - 8 PM - Every 20 minutes
  • All passengers must wear face coverings at all times within Staten Island Ferry terminals and aboard the ferry, due to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order.

  • Lower Level Boarding closed. People using wheelchairs and people with bicycles must continue to board on the lower level, please enter near the security booth.

  • Staten Island Ferry terminal restrooms are open daily from 5 AM to 1 AM. Restrooms (heads) are closed on all ferry boats.

  • Passenger Service window inside St. George Terminal is open:

    • Tuesdays 8 AM - 12 PM
    • Thursdays 12 PM - 4 PM
  • COVID-19 testing is offered at the St. George Ferry Terminal next to the North Shore Esplanade exit. Testing is available every day between 9 AM and 7 PM, no appointment needed.

An orange Staten Island Ferry boat cruises in the New York Harbor.

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Ferry Schedule

Service is free. Travel time in either direction between St. George and Whitehall is approximately 25 minutes.

Staten Island Ferry schedule as of July 6, 2020

Please note: all schedules are subject to change without notice. For periods of reduced visibility or heavy weather, schedule may be adjusted.

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Holidays: The ferry operates on the weekend schedule in observance of the following holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Title VI, Civil Rights, Discrimination Complaints

NYC DOT is committed to compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related non-discrimination regulations. Persons who believe they have been discriminated against (i.e. excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or access to, NYC DOT programs or services) on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or income status have the right to file a complaint. Discrimination complaints can be filed online or by mail. You may also contact 311. Your complaint must be submitted within 180 days of the alleged discrimination.

To file a complaint by mail: NYC Department of Transportation
Office of the Commissioner
Attn: Customer Complaint Representative
1 Ferry Terminal Drive
Staten Island, NY 10301

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