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

Present your pass at one of the Statue Cruises ticket counters inside Castle Clinton at Battery Park or at Liberty State Park to receive a boarding ticket.

Hours

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

Closings

Christmas Day

Note

IMPORTANT! You will need to pick up your boarding pass prior to getting on the ferry. Additionally, you will need to enter through a security checkpoint before boarding the ferry, but do not get into this security line without first retrieving your Statue of Liberty ferry ticket. Once you have your ticket, expect to pass through airport-level security and be prepared for a long wait. We suggest arriving early in the morning. Allow at least 2 hours to visit one island and 4 hours to visit both islands. Explorer Pass provides you access only to the island. Tickets to the Statue’s “Pedestal” and “Crown” require a reservation and space is limited. Pedestal and Crown tickets are not available with your Explorer Pass.

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

Battery Park:
1 train to the last stop at South Ferry; 4 or 5 trains to Bowling Green; R or W trains to Whitehall Street. (By Bus: M1, M6 or M15 to South Ferry/last stop.)

Liberty State Park in New Jersey:

By Light Rail—Take the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) to the Liberty State Park Station, then walk or bike 1 mile on Audrey Zapp Drive to the ticket office area located by the CRRNJ Terminal. At the entrance of Liberty State Park, the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail is accessible by PATH at the Hoboken Station or Newport (Jersey City) Station.
By Ferry—Take the Liberty Landing Ferry Service from the World Financial Terminal in New York to Liberty Landing Marina within Liberty State Park, NJ. Visitors with ferry tickets to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island will receive a $2 discount on the fare to Liberty Landing Marina when purchasing tickets aboard the Liberty Landing Ferry.

 

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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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