Access to Governors Island is by ferry only.
Daily Ferry Service from Lower Manhattan
The Trust for Governors Island operates daily passenger ferry service from Lower Manhattan from the Governors Island Ferry Waiting Room in the Battery Maritime Building, next door and to the left of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal at 10 South Street at the corner South and Whitehall Streets. Ferry runs hourly starting at 10 AM. For a full, current ferry schedule go to
Ferry | Governors Island (en-US) (govisland.com)
Livery or Taxi Cab Service to Governors Island Ferry Waiting Room
If you are traveling to the Lower Manhattan ferry by cab or livery service, ask to be taken to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. Most drivers know that location. They do not always know where Governors Island is located and might take you to some other island by mistake...
Manhattan Subway Service to Governors Island Ferry Waiting Room
Manhattan Bus Service to Governors Island Ferry Waiting Room
Driving to Lower Manhattan
Vehicles are not allowed on Governors Island and there is no public parking at the Governors Island Ferry Waiting Room at the Battery Maritime Building. On-street parking is scarce, limited to 1 hour and tickets are costly. Please plan to park in one of the pay lots along South, Broad or Whitehall Streets.
Weekend Ferry Service from Brooklyn
The Trust operates weekend only ferry service from Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6, at the south end of the park and the end of Atlantic Avenue. Weekend ferry runs every hour starting at 11 AM. All weekend ferry runs before 11:30 AM are free, otherwise round trip ferry service to Governors Island costs $2 for adults, $1 for seniors, children under 12 ride the ferry for free at all times.
Directions to Pier 6 in Brooklyn
Weekend ferry runs at 10am, 11am and 11:30am ferries from Manhattan and the 11am and 11:30am ferries from Brooklyn ride free. For all other ferries to Governors Island adults can purchase $2 round-trip tickets online or at the dock for afternoon ferries. Children under 12 ride the ferry for free at all times.
Commercial East River Ferry Service
East River Ferry provides commercial weekend service between 34th Street/Manhattan, Hunters Point/Long Island City, India Street/Greenpoint, North 6th Street/Williamsburg, Schaefer Landing/South Williamsburg, Fulton Street/Brooklyn Bridge Park/DUMBO, Wall Street Pier 11/Manhattan and landing weekends only on Governors Island. Rates and schedules at: http://www.eastriverferry.com/
Last updated: May 26, 2022