Visiting Manhattan from New Jersey
Disclaimer: The Statue of Liberty National Monument offers the following guide as a courtesy to its visitors. All visitors are to contact each transportation provider to ensure operation and schedule accuracy BEFORE visiting.
This guide is for those driving to and parking in Liberty State Park, New Jersey who want to visit Manhattan after their trip to Ellis and Liberty Island.
Parking in Liberty State Park, NJ
The parking lot at the New Jersey ferry departure point is within the boundaries of Liberty State Park, New Jersey. Liberty State Park has seasonal operating hours. The parking lot is closed when Liberty State Park is closed.
Getting to New YorkVisitors departing from Liberty State Park, NJ will stop first at Ellis Island and second at Liberty Island. At either Island, visitors originating in New Jersey can board a New York bound ferry. Ferry lines are marked with signage. No ticket checks are conducted between Islands. New York ferries run the reverse route, stopping first at Liberty Island and second at Ellis Island.
The New Jersey ferry route is in blue
Arriving in New York
Getting Around in New YorkWithin walking distance are the following transit options:
Returning to New JerseyThose who have visited Manhattan by transferring to a New York-bound Statue Cruises ferry can return to their parked car at Liberty State Park one of three ways:
Alternate Option: Taking a PATH Train
Did You Know?
The only way to get to Liberty Island is by using the Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Ferry system. Private vessels are not allowed to dock at Liberty and Ellis Islands.