Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Ferry Ticket

A $18.00 value - Included with your New York Explorer Pass!

3.7/5 3 Reviews
Gate Prices Adult $18.00
Child $9.00

The Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognized landmarks in the world, symbolic of all the values that have come to represent the United States. This ferry ticket gives you access to both Liberty and Ellis Island. Please note that access to the Pedestal and Crown of the Statue of Liberty is not included with your Pass. If you wish to view those parts of the statue, you will need to pay an additional charge and reservations are required since space is limited.

On this excursion, you’ll have the opportunity to marvel at the Statue of Liberty, a national monument given to the United States as a token of goodwill from France in 1886 thanks to the original idea of Edouard de Laboulaye. Laboulaye saw the country as an international beacon of hope for having abolished slavery after the Civil War. The Statue of Liberty now stands as an international symbol of freedom and democracy, giving particular comfort to Americans and pride to New Yorkers in the post-September 11th era.

You’ll also visit Ellis Island, America's largest and most active immigration station, where over 12 million immigrants were processed between 1892 and 1924. Discover what was the first stop in America to millions of immigrants. Don’t miss two of the most historic destinations in New York.

Tip: Because thousands of visitors visit the Statue of Liberty each week, we advise going first thing in the morning to secure your tickets. Please plan accordingly. Please be aware that security is tight at this attraction, and visitors will need to go through a brief security check before entering.

(Please be advised that your Explorer Pass does not include access to the Crown or Pedestal. If you would like to visit either of these, you will need to book directly through Statue Cruises.)

Getting In

Please bring your pass to the Statute of Liberty ticket office located inside Castle Clinton in Battery Park to receive your ferry ticket. You will need to have this ticket in-hand prior to boarding. All passengers will be required to go through a security check-point before boarding the boat. Please note that your pass does not include Crown or Pedestal access. If you would like to visit the crown or pedestal, you will need to book tickets directly through Statue Cruises.

Hours

Departs Battery Park daily at 9:30am, every 25 minutes with the last departure leaving at 3:30pm.

Closings

Christmas Day

Note

Please be advised that your Explorer Pass does not include access to the Crown or Pedestal. If you would like to visit either of these, you will need to book directly through Statue Cruises.

Statue Cruises may be contacted directly regarding advance tickets, confirmations, and ferry schedules by phone at (201) 604-2800 or email at info@statuecruises.com.

What to wear: Please dress for the season. Temperatures can rise to the 90's with high humidity during the summer months. Fall and winter temperatures are chilly, so consider dressing in layers. No matter the season, always wear comfortable shoes since you will be walking a lot.

Food and Beverages: There are concession stands on all boats which sell healthy snacks and beverages, as well as merchandise. There are also concession stands and gift stores on both Liberty Island and Ellis Island.

Timing:If you have tickets for 2:00 pm or later, you will only have adequate time to go to one of the two islands. Take your pick!

Address

Castle Clinton at Battery Park
New York, NY 10004

Driving Directions

By Car: From the East Side take the FDR Drive South to Exit 1, South Ferry Battery Park. From the West Side take the Westside Highway South (Route 9A) to Battery Park.

Public Transportation

The Statue of Liberty Ticket office is located inside historic Castle Clinton in Battery Park (lower Manhattan). We recommend using public transportation to get to Battery Park since parking is very limited in the area.

BY SUBWAY - Take any of the following lines:
  • 1 train to the last stop, South Ferry station. Walking directions from this station may be found here;
  • 4 or 5 trains to Bowling Green station. Walking directions from this station may be found here;
  • R train to Whitehall Street/South Ferry station. Walking directions from this station may be found here.
BY BUS: M1, M6 or M15 to South Ferry (last stop).
 

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[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

Awesome!
By Steve Verified Reviewer from Kennebunk ME on
Best Uses:
General Sightseeing
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ferry Ticket:

I had the pass sent right to my phone and it was great! The mobile guidebook that came along with it was particularly helpful. Main piece of advice is read the instructions for how to get your Statue of Liberty ticket closely. It is clearly spelled out in the materials but a little complicated so read carefully.

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[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

nice boat ride
By Mandy Verified Reviewer from London Ontario Canada on
Pros:
Good narative, Nice ride, Skip the line
Cons:
Long walk to boat, Long Lines,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ferry Ticket:

the actual boat ride was nice... info on it was good ... able to get good pics... to get onto the boat is frustrating... long lines ... security guard pointing up in the wrong direction... asked many staff where we were to go because we were able to skip the line and each one told us something different... the walk to get on the boat was very long and if you had a disability it would be difficult for you to keep up with the guide...

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[49 of 51 customers found this review helpful]

Liked skipping the line!
By Dave and family Verified Reviewer from Boston, MA on
Pros:
Helpful, Convenient, Must do
Cons:
Long Security Line, Couldn't get to Crown,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ferry Ticket:

The ticket line to get your ticket is so incredibly long. It was great to have my ticket in hand when I got to Battery Park. But I still had to stand in the security line which also was long. I was thankful that I at least got to skip one line. You have to make sure that if you want to visit the Crown you take your ticket to the window to get a timed ticket for the Crown. I did not do that and honestly I think I would have been better off just taking a boat cruise that went past the Statue. I love Ellis Island though and it was really worth going to Ellis Island!

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