Governors Island is located in New York Harbor, 1/2 mile from the southern tip of Lower Manhattan and 400 yards west of the end of Brooklyn's Atlantic Avenue and Red Hook waterfront. It is accessible only via ferry.
Ferry from Manhattan:
Weekends, Memorial and Labor Days: 10 AM, 11 AM, 11:30 AM, Noon, 12:30 PM, 1 PM, 1:30 PM, 2 PM, 2:30 PM, 3 PM, 3:30 PM, 4 PM, 4:30 PM, 5 PM and 5:30 PM.
Ferry returning to Manhattan:
This ferry also operates year round, providing service to those having official business with organizations on the island, the island's staff, contractors, students of the New York Harbor High School.
Weekend Only Ferry Service from Brooklyn:
Weekend Only Ferry Service Returning to Brooklyn:
East River Ferry service:
Getting to a Ferry to Governors Island:
Public transportation is the best way to get to the ferry to Governors Island. Check www.MTA.info for the status of weekend bus and subway service.
Subway - The R train to Whitehall St
Subway - The 1 train to South Ferry
Subway - The 4/5 train to Bowling Green
Bus - M15 to White Hall st, South Ferry
The Governors Island Ferry from Brooklyn Bridge Park - Bus/Subway
Driving to Lower Manhattan:
If you need to drive your vehicle to Lower Manhattan, directions are provided below. Cars are not permitted on Governors Island. If you would like to drive to Lower Manhattan in the vicinity of the Battery Maritime Building, you will need to park your car in either a parking garage or on the street.
Please Note: In lower Manhattan, on-street parking is extremely difficult to find. Parking is metered at one-hour intervals. Parking regulations are vigorously enforced and parking tickets are costly. Commercial parking lots and parking garages are available-mostly along South Street, near the South Street Seaport.
Driving Directions to Lower Manhattan: