Visitors arrive and depart Ellis and Liberty Islands, located in New York Harbor, via ferries operated by Statue Cruises. These ferries leave from two locations: Battery Park, at the southern tip of Manhattan, and Liberty State Parking Jersey City, New Jersey. Private vessels may not dock at either Ellis or Liberty Islands.
Getting to the ferry
Battery Park, lower Manhattan, New York City: Visitors boarding ferries in lower Manhattan should use public transportation whenever possible. For those who are driving or carpooling, parking can be both expensive and difficult for those who are not familiar with traffic in New York City.