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There are 4 ways to get from New York to Highlands by ferry, bus, taxi or car

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Ferry  •  1h 5m

  1. Take the ferry from East 35th St., NYC to Highlands, NJ Seastreak

$11 - $40

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 23m

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority to Highlands, NJ Route 36-To Long Branch

$17 - $24

Taxi  •  59 min

  1. Take a taxi from New York to Highlands 49.8 miles

$260 - $320

Drive  •  59 min

  1. Drive from New York to Highlands 49.8 miles

$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

Average ferry time:
1h
Fastest ferry time:
50 min
Ferries per week:
45
Cheapest price:
$11
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last ferries

First ferry departs at:
07:00
Last ferry departs at:
20:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York to Highlands ferry schedules

New York → Highlands
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Rules to follow in United States

2m

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Travel within United States

Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
Nationwide control measures in place

COVID-19 help in United States

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 800-232-4636

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, travel within United States is currently allowed.

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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
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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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.

The social distance requirement in Highlands 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: 23 Jun 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Centers for Disease control and prevention (CDC).

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The cheapest way to get from New York to Highlands is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Highlands is to taxi which costs $260 - $320 and takes 59 min.

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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.

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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.

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The distance between New York and Highlands is 23 miles. The road distance is 49.8 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Highlands without a car is to ferry which takes 1h 5m and costs $11 - $40.

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The ferry from East 35th St., NYC to Highlands, NJ takes 1h 5m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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New York to Highlands bus services, operated by Academy Bus, depart from New York, NY - Port Authority station.

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New York to Highlands bus services, operated by Academy Bus, arrive at Highlands, NJ station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Highlands is 50 miles. It takes approximately 59 min to drive from New York to Highlands.

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Map of how to get from New York to Highlands.
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  • Distance: 22.7 miles
  • Duration: 1h 5m

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.

Bus operators
Academy Bus
Phone
201-420-7000
Website
academybus.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority to Highlands, NJ
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
academybus.com
Ferry operators
Seastreak
Phone
+1 800-262-8743
Website
seastreak.com
Ferry from East 35th St., NYC to Highlands, NJ
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $40
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Seastreak
NJ/Martha's Vineyard/Nantucket/
$170 - $210
Newport/Providence
$12
Passenger
$30 - $40
Other operators
Taxi from New York to Highlands
Ave. Duration
59 min
Estimated price
$260 - $320
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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