There are 4 ways to get from New York to Highlands by ferry, bus, taxi or car
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Ferry • 1h 5m
$11 - $40
3 alternative options
Bus • 1h 23m
$17 - $24
Taxi • 59 min
$260 - $320
Drive • 59 min
$4 - $7
New York to Highlands by ferry
The ferry journey time between New York and Highlands is around 1h and covers a distance of around 27 miles. The fastest ferry normally takes 50 min. Operated by Seastreak, the New York to Highlands ferry service departs from East 35th St., NYC and arrives in Highlands, NJ. Typically 45 ferries run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.
Ferry route overview
First and last ferries
The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
New York to Highlands ferry schedules
Ferries departing Friday, June 25, 2021
Ferries departing Saturday, June 26, 2021
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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 Highlands is 800-232-4636.
Wearing a face mask on public transport in Highlands is recommended.
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Last updated: 23 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from New York to Highlands is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 59 min.
The quickest way to get from New York to Highlands is to taxi which costs $260 - $320 and takes 59 min.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, NY - Port Authority and arriving at Highlands, NJ. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 23m.
Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from East 35th St., NYC and arriving at Highlands, NJ. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 5m.
The distance between New York and Highlands is 23 miles. The road distance is 49.8 miles.
The best way to get from New York to Highlands without a car is to ferry which takes 1h 5m and costs $11 - $40.
The ferry from East 35th St., NYC to Highlands, NJ takes 1h 5m including transfers and departs every four hours.
New York to Highlands bus services, operated by Academy Bus, depart from New York, NY - Port Authority station.
New York to Highlands bus services, operated by Academy Bus, arrive at Highlands, NJ station.
Yes, the driving distance between New York to Highlands is 50 miles. It takes approximately 59 min to drive from New York to Highlands.
What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Highlands, NJ, USA?
Academy Bus operates a bus from New York, NY - Port Authority to Highlands, NJ hourly. Tickets cost $17 - $24 and the journey takes 1h 23m.
Ferry from East 35th St., NYC to Highlands, NJ
- Ave. Duration
- 1h 5m
- Every 4 hours
- Estimated price
- $11 - $40
- Book at
- NJ/Martha's Vineyard/Nantucket/
- $170 - $210
- $30 - $40
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