Useful tips

How often does the Ellis Island ferry run?

How often does the Ellis Island ferry run?

approximately every 20 minutes
The tour is self-guided and self-paced. The time spent on each Island is entirely up to the visitor and what they wish to view while visiting. Generally, one hour to two hours are enough time to visit Ellis Island. Ferries depart from Ellis Island approximately every 20 minutes.

How long is the ferry ride to Ellis Island?

about 10-15 minutes
Riding the Ferry Each ferry ride takes about 10-15 minutes. But you might be waiting on the ferry longer if you happen to be one of the first in line.

Where does the ferry to Ellis Island leave from?

Battery Park
Visitors arrive and depart Ellis and Liberty Islands, located in New York Harbor, via ferries operated by Statue City Cruises. These ferries leave from two locations: Battery Park, at the southern tip of Manhattan in New York City, and Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Do I need to buy Ellis Island tickets in advance?

Purchase tickets to visit the Statue of Liberty National Monument and the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. The only way to guarantee access to the interior of the Statue of Liberty National Monument is to book in advance.

When did Ellis Island open and close?

What is Ellis Island? Ellis Island was the first and largest federal immigrant processing station, receiving over 12 million future Americans between 1892 and 1954, when it was abandoned.

How much is the ferry to Ellis Island?

Fees & Passes

Children Under 4 Adults 13+
FERRY FEE: $0 $23.50
AUDIO TOURS: Included Included
HOSPITAL TOURS: * Restricted + $45

Is Ellis Island worth visiting?

Which is why I am here to tell you that it is absolutely, 100% worth it. Whether you’ve never heard of it before in your life, or have heard countless personal stories from family and friends, Ellis Island should undeniably be on your NYC bucket list.

Is it worth going to pedestal of Statue of Liberty?

1. Re: Is the Statue of Liberty Pedestal access worth it? Pedestal access gets you into the museum in the pedestal. Yes, it’s absolutely worth it.