New Island Festival. Created by Dutch artists. Governors Island september 10-20

How To Get There

The ferry to Governors Island departs from the Battery Maritime Building located adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry in lower Manhattan.

Ferry wainting

Ferry:

The ferry to Governors Island is free and will run every 20 minutes between 4pm-midnight on Thursday; and between 10am-midnight on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.  The last boat will depart from Manhattan at 10:40pm, and the last return boat from Governors Island will depart at midnight.

For detailed ferry schedule click here.

Directions to Governors Island Ferry (Manhattan ferry)


By Subway
1 – South Ferry Station
4, 5 (weekdays) to Bowling Green
W (weekdays only), R (weekdays and weekends) – Whitehall St. Station
Know before you go. Rebuilding efforts are ongoing and may affect subway service. Visit www.mta.info for service advisories, updated every Friday, or call 718-330-1234.

By Bus
M1 (weekdays only), M6, M9 and M15
Know before you go. Rebuilding efforts are ongoing and may affect subway service. Visit www.mta.info for service advisories, updated every Friday, or call 718-330-1234.

By Car
There is no public parking at the Governors Island ferry building.

Driving from the East Side:
Take the FDR Drive to Exit 1, South Ferry. As you exit, stay in the left lane and turn left around the (left) u-turn at the end of the street in front of the Staten Island Ferry terminal. The Battery Maritime Building is the historic ferry terminal just to the northeast of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. The Governors Island ferry departs from the northernmost slip of the Battery Maritime Building.

Driving from the West Side:
Take the West Highway around the tip of Lower Manhattan and go through the Battery Underpass. When you emerge from the Underpass, take the first exit, Exit 1, Staten Island Ferry. Stay left, and make a left-hand u-turn onto South Street going south. Stay to your turn left and make the (left) u-turn at the end of the street in front of the Staten Island Ferry terminal. The Battery Maritime Building is the historic ferry terminal just to the northeast of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. The Governors Island ferry departs from the northernmost slip of the Battery Maritime Building.

Driving: Local Streets:
Take Broadway south onto Whitehall Street. Turn left onto Water Street. Go one block and turn right onto Broad Street. Go one block and turn right onto South Street. Go to the left land, and make the (left) u-turn at the end of the street in front of the Staten Island Ferry terminal. The Battery Maritime Building is the historic ferry terminal just to the northeast of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. The Governors Island ferry departs from the northernmost slip of the Battery Maritime Building.

Directions to Governors Island Ferry (Brooklyn ferry)

On Saturdays and Sundays, free ferries to Governors Island depart from the Fulton Ferry Landing in Brooklyn every 20 minutes from 11:00AM - 5:20pm.  The last return ferry from Governors Island departs at 7:00pm.

For detailed schedule click here.

By Subway
A/C to High Street
2/3 to Clark Street
F to York Street

By Bus
B 25, B 69