There is 1 way to get from Manhattan to Ellis Island by subway or ferry
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Take the line 4 subway from 59 St to Bowling Green
Take the ferry from Battery Park to Ellis Island Ferry
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Questions & Answers
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.
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.
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.
It takes approximately 56 min to get from Manhattan to Ellis Island, including transfers.
There are 1050+ hotels available in Ellis Island. Prices start at $100 USD per night.
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.
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.
Subway from 59 St to Bowling Green
- Ave. Duration
- 18 min
- Every 5 minutes
- Estimated price
- $1 - $3
- Seniors 65+ and Disabled
- Standard Fare
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