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There are 9 ways to get from Toronto to Ellis Island by plane, subway, ferry, shuttle, bus or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Toronto to New York La Guardia, line 7 subway, line 4 subway, ferry  •  5h 37m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to New York La Guardia (LGA) YYZ - LGA
  2. Take the line 7 subway from 61 St-Woodside to Grand Central-42 St
  3. Take the line 4 subway from Grand Central-42 St to Bowling Green
  4. Take the ferry from Battery Park to Ellis Island Ferry

$151 - $992

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Fly Billy Bishop Toronto City to Newark, ferry  •  5h 23m

  1. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to Newark (EWR) YTZ - EWR
  2. Take the ferry from Battery Park to Ellis Island Ferry

$116 - $180

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Fly Toronto to Newark, line 1 subway, ferry  •  5h 47m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Newark (EWR) YYZ - EWR
  2. Take the line 1 subway from Times Sq-42 St to South Ferry
  3. Take the ferry from Battery Park to Ellis Island Ferry

$195 - $809

Fly Toronto to New York JFK, ferry  •  5h 53m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to New York JFK (JFK) YYZ - JFK
  2. Take the ferry from Battery Park to Ellis Island Ferry

$249 - $1,044

Shuttle to Buffalo, fly to New York JFK, ferry  •  7h 41m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Toronto Airport to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to New York JFK (JFK) BUF - JFK
  3. Take the ferry from Battery Park to Ellis Island Ferry

$239 - $614

Shuttle to Buffalo, fly to Newark, ferry  •  7h 55m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Toronto Airport to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Newark (EWR) BUF - EWR
  3. Take the ferry from Battery Park to Ellis Island Ferry

$255 - $559

Bus, ferry  •  12h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Toronto Union Station to Niagara Falls, ON
  2. Take the bus from Niagara Falls to New York City
  3. Take the ferry from Battery Park to Ellis Island Ferry

Train, ferry  •  14h 32m

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to New York Penn Station VIA Rail
  2. Take the ferry from Battery Park to Ellis Island Ferry

$145 - $335

Train, ferry via Amherst  •  16h 10m

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Buffalo
  2. Take the train from Buffalo Depew Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
  3. Take the ferry from Battery Park to Ellis Island Ferry

$125 - $188

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Conditions of entry into United States from Canada

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  • Unvaccinated travellers are recommended to quarantine for a minimum of 7 days; take a COVID-19 test 3 days after arriving. If test is positive arrivals need to self-isolate until fully recovered
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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.

Yes, entry into Canada from United States is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Toronto to Ellis Island is to train and ferry via Amherst which costs $150 - $240 and takes 16h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to Ellis Island is to fly and ferry which costs $140 - $230 and takes 5h 23m.

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The distance between Toronto and Ellis Island is 343 miles.

The best way to get from Toronto to Ellis Island without a car is to train and ferry which takes 14h 32m and costs $180 - $420.

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It takes approximately 5h 37m to get from Toronto to Ellis Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Toronto Airport to New York La Guardia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 26m.

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WestJet, Delta, American Airlines and Air Canada offer flights from Toronto Airport to New York La Guardia Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Toronto to Toronto Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs $5 - $13.

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Map of how to get from Toronto to Ellis Island.
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  • Distance: 343.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 37m

What companies run services between Toronto, ON, Canada and Ellis Island, NJ, USA?

There is no direct connection from Toronto to Ellis Island. However, you can take the train to UP Express Pearson Airport, take the walk to Toronto airport, fly to New York La Guardia, take the walk to Terminal B/Hov Lane, take the bus to Woodside Av/61 St, take the walk to 61 St-Woodside, take the line 7 subway to Grand Central-42 St, take the line 4 subway to Bowling Green, take the walk to Battery Park, then take the ferry to Ellis Island. Alternatively, you can take the train to UP Express Pearson Airport, take the walk to Toronto airport, fly to Newark, take the walk to Newark Airport, take the bus to New York, take the walk to Times Sq-42 St, take the line 1 subway to South Ferry, take the walk to Battery Park, then take the ferry to Ellis Island.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Toronto to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Toronto to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Toronto to Newark via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to Newark via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Toronto to New York La Guardia via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Toronto to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Toronto to Newark via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Toronto to Newark via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Toronto to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Toronto to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Flights from Toronto to New York JFK via Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $280
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Toronto to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Toronto to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Flights from Toronto to New York JFK via Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $280
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $250
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Toronto to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $220
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 61 St-Woodside to Grand Central-42 St
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from Grand Central-42 St to Bowling Green
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from Times Sq-42 St to South Ferry
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$85 - $110
Business
$140 - $210
Economy
$120 - $150
EconomyPlus
$220 - $320
Train from Toronto Union Station to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$25 - $40
Business
$75 - $85
Economy
$47 - $50
EconomyPlus
$60 - $90
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Buffalo Depew Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
9h 29m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Premium
$240 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
Bus operators
Niagara Airbus
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Toronto Union Station to Niagara Falls, ON
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Book at
megabus.ca
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Niagara Falls to New York City
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Ferry operators
Statue Cruises
Website
statuecruises.com
Ferry from Battery Park to Ellis Island Ferry
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
statuecruises.com

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