The Statue of Liberty Ferry

Liberty Island, where the Statue of Liberty stands, is only accessible via the Statue Cruises ferry. Want to visit the statue by ferry? Here’s all the info you need to plan for your trip, including the up-to-date ferry schedule, departure points, and security details.

Ferry schedule from New York

DEPARTURE:
BATTERY PARK
DEPARTURE: 
LIBERTY ISLAND
DEPARTURE: 
ELLIS ISLAND
ARRIVAL: 
BATTERY PARK
9:30 AM 9:50 AM 10:05 AM 10:15 AM
10:00 AM 10:20 AM 10:35 AM 10:45 AM
10:30 AM 10:50 AM 11:05 AM 11:15 AM
10:30 AM 10:50 AM 11:05 AM 11:15 AM
11:00 AM 11:20 AM 11:35 AM 11:45 AM
11:30 AM 11:50 AM 12:05 PM 12:15 PM
12:00 PM 12:20 PM 12:35 PM 12:45 PM
12:30 PM 12:50 PM 1:05 PM 1:15 PM
1:00 PM 1:20 PM 1:35 PM 1:45 PM
1:30 PM 1:50 PM 2:05 PM 2:15 PM
2:00 PM 2:20 PM 2:35 PM 2:45 PM
2:30 PM 2:50 PM 3:05 PM 3:15 PM
3:00 PM 3:20 PM 3:35 PM 3:45 PM
3:30 PM 3:50 PM  — 4:05 PM
 — 4:20 PM  — 4:35 PM
 —  — 4:30 PM 4:40 PM
 — 5:00 PM  —  —
 —  — 5:15 PM 5:25 PM

Your Ferry Route From Battery Park [Infographic]

Map infographic of Statue of Liberty ferry route from Battery Park

Ferry schedule from New Jersey

DEPARTURE:
LIBERTY STATE PARK

DEPARTURE:
ELLIS ISLAND
DEPARTURE:
LIBERTY ISLAND

ARRIVAL:
LIBERTY STATE PARK

9:30 AM 9:50 AM 10:10 AM 10:25 AM
10:40 AM 11:00 AM 11:20 AM 11:35 AM
11:50 AM 12:10 PM 12:30 PM 12:45 PM
1:00 PM 1:20 PM 1:40 PM 1:55 PM
2:15 PM 2:35 PM 2:55 PM 3:10 PM
3:30 PM 3:40 PM 4:10 PM 4:25 PM
 —  — 5:00 PM  —
 — 5:15 PM  — 5:25 PM

Statue of Liberty ferry facts

Statue of Liberty Ferry

Ride length

The ferry ride from Battery Park to Liberty Island takes just 15 minutes. The ferry docks for about 10 minutes at each island before departing.

Departure points

There are only two places to catch the Statue of Liberty ferry: Battery Park in New York or Liberty State Park in New Jersey.

Security screenings

Anyone boarding the Statue of Liberty ferry has to undergo an airport-style security screening. Large bags, markers, sharp objects, and weapons aren’t allowed on board the ferry.

Accessibility

The ferry is accessible for wheelchairs, but seating can be limited during the busy season. There are also a few steps for passengers who want to go up to the deck.

The Statue of Liberty ferry during COVID-19

Statue Cruises ferry empty below deck during the coronavirus pandemic

During COVID-19, crowds are lighter due to fewer tourists in New York, and social distancing is enforced. During the global pandemic, the Statue Cruises ferry is prioritizing health and safety for all guests. Here’s how: 

  • Enhanced cleaning of high-touch areas
  • Social distancing in lines to purchase tickets
  • Hand sanitizer available on board
  • Social distancing on board

Ferry views

You can see a lot from the ferry even before arriving at Liberty and Ellis islands. Enjoy views of the NYC skyline with the One World Trade Center as you cruise to the Statue of Liberty. Get a sneak peek of your ride in the video below.

What your ride looks like

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