With summer vacations over and all of the commuters to New York City back, so are all of the crowds, traffic, delays and headaches. Taking the NY Waterway ferry can help ease the stress with fast, frequent, reliable and comfortable service from 10 New Jersey terminals to midtown and downtown.

Reliability and Comfort – With a +99 percent on-time performance rate, the NY Waterway ferry-bus network is the most reliable mass transit system in the Metropolitan Area, increasing the likelihood commuters will get to work and back home on time.

            “We provide a safe, reliable, comfortable commute, allowing our customers to begin and end their day with a pleasant, stress-free experience,” said NY Waterway President & Founder Arthur E. Imperatore.

            “Our commuter ferries have been operating since 1986 and no one gets you there faster or more reliably – period! There is never a stalled truck or a traffic jam on the river. On average we can save commuters up to a half hour or more on their trips into and out of New York City.”

            That reliability is especially important in winter weathers, when ice and snow disrupt roads and other transit systems.


Attractive, Clean Terminals – NY Waterway ferries operate from 10 New Jersey terminals in Edgewater, Weehawken, Hoboken, Jersey City and Belford/Middletown (in Monmouth County), to Manhattan terminals at West 39th Street, Brookfield Place/Battery Park City and Pier 11/Wall Street.

            For example, ferries run between Port Imperial Weehawken and West 39th Street every 10 minutes during morning and evening rush hour and every 20 minutes off-peak, seven days a week.  Both terminals are noted for their architecture and are well-maintained, with spotless restrooms, restaurants, bars, snack bars, shops and other amenities. Frequent departures also run from Port Imperial to Brookfield Place/Battery Park City and Pier 11/Wall Street, providing commuters direct service to Lower Manhattan, bypassing the subway.

Free, Seamless Bus Transfer – At Manhattan’s West 39th Street Ferry Terminal, free NY Waterway buses are waiting for each arriving ferry, offering a seamless transfer to five routes serving Midtown and Downtown.  .  NY Waterway’s free bus locater App allows commuters to see in real time on their hand-held devices or computers exactly where the free buses are on each route in New York and in New Jersey, minimizing the need to wait for a bus.


Easy Connections and Low-Cost Parking – Most New Jersey terminals are served by NJ TRANSIT buses and the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail.  Several terminals have free bus service offered by NY Waterway and local towns and also offer low-cost parking. Port Liberte′ in Jersey City and Belford/Middletown in Monmouth County have free parking.

            Parking in New Jersey and taking the ferry is faster and cheaper than paying a toll to drive into Manhattan and then paying to park there.


Low-Cost Weekend Service – NY Waterway also offers low-cost weekend service to West 39th Street from Weehawken, Hoboken and Jersey City.

            Call 1-800-53-FERRY or visit nywaterway.com for information.  Information is also available on the NY WaterwayFacebookInstagram and Twitter pages.


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