The New York-New Jersey Metropolitan area is defined by its extensive network of transportation. Varied modes of transportation are available for it’s million of residents, from it’s vast system of subways and light rails, to it’s extensive number of buses. If you’re traveling to across the river, or vice-versa, there are simply a myriad number of ways to make it over. However, one of the most efficient means to do so, is using the New York Waterway ferry service.
With more than 55 thousand passengers a week, the ferry ride offers fantastic views of New York City. The service provides various terminals in Jersey City, including one that will be built in the coming months in Newport. With a weekend shutdown of the Exchange Place/World Trade Center route for the next two years, NY Waterway ferries offer brisk alternate options, including buses that travel to Harborside to avoid the congested parts of the city. Take a glimpse below in order to take view all the advantages of riding with New York Waterway.
NY WATERWAY GIVES JERSEY CITY MOST EXTENSIVE
FERRY NETWORK IN GARDEN STATE
More than 55,000 Ferry Passenger Trips per Week
With four NY Waterway ferry terminals, Jersey City has the most extensive ferry service of any
city in the Garden State and one of the most extensive commuter ferry networks in the nation.
NY Waterway ferries carry Jersey City passengers seven days a week to West 39th Street
in Midtown Manhattan and to Brookfield Place/Battery Park City in Lower Manhattan from
Harborside and from Paulus Hook.
Ferry service from Liberty Harbor is available during morning and afternoon weekday
rush hours to West 39th Street and to Brookfield Place/Battery Park City.
Weekday rush hour ferry service also is offered from Port Liberte′ to the Battery
Maritime Building on the East River in Lower Manhattan.
More than 55,000 ferry passengers travel between Jersey City and Manhattan each week.
NY Waterway is opening a fifth Jersey City ferry terminal at Newport in the next few
months, providing even more convenience to Gateway City commuters.
In a partnership with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, NY Waterway is
providing ferry service for PATH customers on weekends. During a two-year weekend
shutdown of PATH service between Exchange Place and the World Trade Center, NY Waterway
ferries carry PATH customers between Harborside and Brookfield Place/Battery Park City.
Port Authority personnel at Exchange Place and the World Trade Center provide PATH
customers with ferry tickets at no additional charge.
In a partnership with Academy Bus, select buses bring passengers from park-and-ride
stops on the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike to Harborside, where ferries are
waiting to take them to West 39th Street or to Brookfield Place/Battery Park City.
This Cross River Combo offers a discounted through ticket and avoids congestion in the
Lincoln and Holland Tunnels and at the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
In December 2018, Jersey Digs listed seven reasons people move to Jersey City – and
then stay there. Reason number one is listed here:
1. Quick to Manhattan: Practically speaking, Jersey City is an extension of
Manhattan. The PATH is a 30-minute commute to Midtown, but the new
Harborside ferry is even faster: a 15 minute NY Waterway to Midtown and 8
minutes to Brookfield Place downtown.
Weekday fares between Harborside or Paulus Hook and Brookfield Place/Battery Park
City are $5.68 per trip for customers purchasing a 30-day pass. Weekend single trip fares are $6.
Weekday fares between Harborside or Paulus Hook and Midtown West 39th Street are $7.44 per
trip for customers with a 30-day pass. Weekend single trip fares are $7.
At Midtown West 39th Street, free NY Waterway buses are waiting to take ferry
passengers on five routes through Midtown and Downtown Manhattan.
Port Liberte′ and Liberty Harbor are just minutes from Exit 14B on the New Jersey
Turnpike. Liberty Harbor has low cost parking and Port Liberte′ has free parking. Harborside
also has low-cost parking.
Liberty Harbor, Paulus Hook and Harborside are served by the Hudson-Bergen Light
Visit nywaterway.com for more information or call 1-800-53-FERRY.
Information is also available on the NY Waterway Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.