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Ferry to the Statue of Liberty

Discover the NY and NJ ferry crossings to Statue of Liberty

New Jersey-Statue of Liberty

USA ⇔ Statue of Liberty
1 Hour
Up to 20 times per day

New York-Statue of Liberty

USA ⇔ Statue of Liberty
1 Hour
Up to 20 times per day

Get to the Statue of Liberty by ferry

The thing we have to start with in this guide is that there is only one operator on this ferry line. And that is Statue City Cruises. However, many companies out there have additional products and services next to visiting the Statue of Liberty.

GetYourGuide is a website on which you can book these ferries. You can approach Liberty Islands from two ports:

See the map below for the routes:

Map with all ferry routes to Statue of Liberty

The dark blue line if the ferry route from New Jersey, while the orange route is the route leaving from Lower Manhattan. You can see that both routes take you to Liberty Island and Ellis Island. 

You won't be visiting the Crown and Pedestal

The Statue of Liberty wasn't made large enough for the people who visit this landmark every day.

Because of that, it's challenging to get tickets for the Pedestal and extremely difficult to get tickets for the crown.  

Getting tickets for the crown is more challenging than getting pedestal tickets. You cannot purchase same day tickets for the crown; they must be booked weeks or months in advance. The specific timing for booking depends on the season. To be safe, I suggest booking crown tickets 3 to 4 months ahead if you really want to visit. Only 300 people per day are allowed inside the crown, so spots fill up quickly.

For the pedestal, you can only get same-day tickets in the more calm seasons. You can pre-book them as well through the official website:  Pedestal Tickets @ City Experiences

The Scenery you can expect

Ferry to The Statue of LIberty
One of the ferries from New Jersey on route to the Statue of Liberty
Miss Ellis Island Ferry
The Miss Ellis Island ferry heading to Liberty Island and Ellis Island
Miss New York
The Miss New York ferry ready for boarding at Battery Park - Lower Manhattan
CityCruises is the only official Organization who operates the Ferry Crossing.

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  1. Great Guide, thanks for the work. Simply wanted to know where i needed to depart but now I know everything!

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