Staten Island Ferry

The Staten Island Ferry is operating on a modified schedule until further notice:

  • On weekdays (excluding holidays) the ferry will operate with departures every 30 minutes from both terminals during rush hour:

    • 5:30 AM – 9 AM
    • 3:30 PM – 7 PM
  • At all other times ferry service remains hourly:

    • St. George departures on the hour
    • Whitehall departures on the half hour
  • Due to 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.

  • Lower Level Boarding will be closed starting May 1 at 8 PM. 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 will be closed daily according to the following schedule:

    • St. George restrooms closed from 5:00 PM to 4:30 AM
    • Whitehall restrooms closed from 8:30 PM to 8:00 AM
    • Heads (restrooms) are closed on all ferry boats
  • The Passenger Service Office located inside St. George Terminal is closed until further notice.

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.

The Staten Island Ferry is operating on a modified schedule until further notice..

St. George Terminal:

  • Weekday rush hour service, with ferry departures every thirty minutes from 5 AM to 9 AM and 3 PM to 7 PM.
  • Hourly service at all other times, with ferry departures on the hour.

Whitehall Terminal:

  • Weekday rush hour service, with ferry departures every thirty minutes from 5:30 AM to 9:30 AM and 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM.
  • Hourly service at all other times, with ferry departures on the half hour.

Please note: all schedules are subject to change without notice. For periods of reduced visibility or heavy weather, schedule may be adjusted. For updates, contact NYC311 or follow the NYC DOT twitter feed.

Holidays: The ferry operates on a holiday schedule on 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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