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Staten Island Ferry, New York City
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ADDRESS
Whitehall Terminal
4 South Street
New York, NY 10004
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The Staten Island Ferry may not circumvent Manhattan yet this free passenger ferry is the biggest bargain in New York City. Take the five-mile, 25-minute boat trip between Staten Island and Manhattan. See skyscrapers and bridges. Sneak a peak at the Statue of Liberty. Take in the New York City skyline. Enjoy exceptional views of Lower Manhattan. Cruise New York Harbor. Imagine life as a big city commuter. Do your research in advance and feed the kids with interesting tidbits on Staten Island and Manhattan as well as the secrets beneath the water's surface. All that's missing is the tour guide.
Getting There
 
The Staten Island Ferry journeys between St. George Terminal on Staten Island and Whitehall Terminal in Lower Manhattan. St. George Terminal is located at 1 Bay Street on Staten Island. Whitehall Terminal, also known as South Ferry Terminal, is located at 4 South Street (corner of Whitehall and South streets) in lower Manhattan. Both termini are easily reached by public transport. St. George Terminal is served by the Staten Island Railway and more than 20 bus routes. There are several pay car parks within walking distance of the Staten Island terminus. City buses M5, M15, M15 SBS and M20 stop near Whitehall Terminal. The Manhattan terminus is within walking distance of four subway stations, Whitehall Street / South Ferry, South Ferry, Bowling Green and Broad St.
Hours & Times
 
Ferries run round the clock, year round. Ferries depart every 30 minutes during the day, hourly at night, and every 20 minutes during the weekday rush hour. Check the schedule for departure times.
Things to Keep in Mind
 
The Staten Island Ferry is free of charge. All trips are one-way; roundtrip passengers must disembark at each terminus and re-board the ferry for the return. No vehicles allowed. Ferry landings aren't always soft; hold a child's hand don't hold them in your arms.
 
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