Most of Staten Islands residents rely on their cars to get
around. There are three bridges to
New Jersey, the
Outerbridge, the Goethals
bridge and the Bayonne bridge, and the
Verrazano Narrows bridge to
Getting around on "The Island" you can use the City
To get to Manhattan for work or play, you can drive, you can take one of several
or take the
Staten Island Ferry.
The Staten Island Ferry runs between
Staten Island and Manhattan. During
the 25 minute ride, you'll
pass Governor's Island and the Statue of Liberty.
No bumper to bumper traffic
to start your day off with aggravation, and on the
way home it's a good way to
put the day behind you.
Best of all, the ferry is
The ferry docks at the Whitehall Terminal at Whitehall St. and South St.,
in Lower Manhattan, and the St. George Ferry Terminal at Richmond Terrace,
Staten Island. The ferry runs daily every 20 to 30 minutes around the clock
(please note that ferries are less frequent in the middle of the night).
For detailed scheduling information, call (718) 815-BOAT or
this site also has information on vehicle charges and holiday schedules.
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