All of Jersey City transit systems are convenient and efficient. But, for a scenic journey to New York City, the ferry can not be beat.
NY Waterway maintains cross-Hudson service between Jersey City and Manhattan, a total of four routes set against the backdrop of the NYC skyline. There is nothing quite like arriving in lower or midtown Manhattan after a relaxing cruise across the river. Jersey City ferry terminals are located at:
Liberty Harbor: 11 Luis Munoz Marin Blvd - Liberty State Park District
Newport: 30 River Court - Newport District
Paulus Hook: 30 Hudson St - Exchange Place District
Port Liberte: 7 Chapel Ave - Liberty State Park District
Find commuter schedules, connecting rail and bus lines and a map of ferry routes at the NY Waterway website. Please note that ferry riders can take the free Manhattan Bus Service (or an NYC taxi) from the West 38th Street ferry terminal to various Manhattan destinations.
Forget crowded trains and traffic jams. The Little Lady Ferry is a fast, affordable, efficient alternative for both working professionals and leisure travelers. This ferry departs from Warren Street and Liberty Landing Marina in Jersey City and will take you to the World Financial Center Terminal in NYC.
For more information about commuter ferry service, connecting bus routes and sightseeing cruises, contact NY Waterway Ferry Service at 800-533-3779.
In January 2008, Statue Cruises began providing ferry service to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Ticket offices, parking and departures are located in Liberty State Park at the Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal. You can view Jersey City ferry schedules and reserve tickets online.
For a different way to see both sides of the Hudson River, try a water taxi! These double-decker boats depart from Paulus Hook in Jersey City and stop at ports in midtown and lower Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. Buy a two-day pass and enjoy a weekend of sightseeing in and around NYC, or take a tour of the New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty. Call New York Water Taxi at 212-742-1969.