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There is 1 way to get from Manhattan to Ellis Island by subway or ferry

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Line 4 subway, ferry

  1. Take the line 4 subway from 59 St to Bowling Green
  2. Take the ferry from Battery Park to Ellis Island Ferry
Manhattan → Ellis Island
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ellis Island is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Ellis Island is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Ellis Island is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 13 Oct 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Ellis Island is to line 4 subway and ferry which costs $20 - $22 and takes 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Ellis Island is to line 4 subway and ferry which costs $20 - $22 and takes 56 min.

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It is approximately 7 miles to get from Manhattan to Ellis Island.

The best way to get from Manhattan to Ellis Island without a car is to line 4 subway and ferry which takes 56 min and costs $20 - $22.

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It takes approximately 56 min to get from Manhattan to Ellis Island, including transfers.

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There are 1050+ hotels available in Ellis Island. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Ellis Island.
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  • Distance: 7.1 miles
  • Duration: 56 min

What companies run services between Manhattan, NY, USA and Ellis Island, NJ, USA?

There is no direct connection from Manhattan to Ellis Island. However, you can take the line 4 subway to Bowling Green, take the walk to Battery Park, then take the ferry to Ellis Island Ferry.

Train operators
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from 59 St to Bowling Green
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
mta.info
Seniors 65+ and Disabled
$2
Standard Fare
$3
Ferry operators
Statue Cruises
Website
statuecruises.com
Ferry from Battery Park to Ellis Island Ferry
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
statuecruises.com

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