The Staten Island Ferry Has Resumed Its Pre-Pandemic Schedule

The city’s greatest free form of transportation is back to full strength. With New York City’s Phase III now in action, the Staten Island Ferry has resumed its pre-pandemic rush hour schedule, running every 15 minutes on weekdays from 7a to 9a, and from 5p to 7p. For the early rush, the ferry runs every 20 minutes from 6a to 7a, and from 3:50p to 4:50p.

The Staten Island Railway schedule will also increase, starting Monday, July 6, to sync up with the ferry. 

You can view the full Staten Island Ferry schedule here.

As a reminder, the trip takes about 25 minutes, and includes spectacular views of Lower Manhattan, the New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty. It’s secretly one of the best (free!) date spots in the city, and one of the best floating bars. Sadly, you may want to hold off on SI Ferry dates/drinking until the pandemic ends, so commuters who need to ride can do so safely and with adequate space for social distancing. 

The ferry runs every 30 minutes off rush hour, and every 30 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays.

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