Fees & Reservations
NPS PHOTO by Kathleen Sullivan
There is no entrance fee for Ellis Island. However...
To get to the island, visitors must pay to ride a ferry operated by Statue Cruises.
Ferry Transportation Fee:
Ferry tickets can be obtained ONLY from the Statue Cruises ferry company, in one of three ways:
Reservations are not needed to get to Ellis Island or Liberty Island. However, reservations may be made to receive priority entrance to the security screening points. Reservations can be made through Statue Cruises.
National Park Passes and Federal Recreation Lands Passes, such as the Golden Pass, cannot be used for ferry transportation fees to the park. Learn more about the "America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass" and maybe get one yourself!
Did You Know?
During the island's 62 years of operation, over 12 million immigrants were processed at Ellis Island, including quite a few who went on to become famous such as: Frank Capra, Bela Lugosi, Baron Von Trapp, Irving Berlin, Max Factor, Claudette Colbert, Rudolph Valentino, Igor Sikorsky and Bob Hope.