Ferry Transportation To and From NYC
 
Ferry Transportation To and From NYC
 

NY Waterway and Billybey Ferry Co. operate the largest privately-owned commuter ferry service in the U.S., carrying 30,000 passenger trips per day – 8 million trips per year – on 34 boats serving 21 routes between New Jersey and Manhattan, and between Rockland and Westchester counties, and between Orange and Dutchess counties.

Thousands of NY Waterway/Billybey ferry commuters save an hour or more per trip, the equivalent of a one-month vacation every year. Ferries provide comfortable seating in climate-controlled cabins, but many passengers elect to ride outdoors, experiencing the exhilaration of the trip and the breath-taking views. Passengers’ biggest complaint is that the ride is too short.

“Our commuter ferries provide safe, convenient and efficient commuter services, reducing traffic and pollution in the Metropolitan area,” says NY Waterway Founder Arthur E. Imperatore, who started the business in 1986.

Operating out of beautiful ferry terminals on both sides of the Hudson River, NY Waterway/Billybey provide an unrivaled commuting experience.

Commuter routes include:

• Port Imperial in Weehawken NJ, to West 39th Street in Manhattan, all day, seven days a week;

• Port Imperial to World Financial Center, morning/evening rush hours, weekdays;

• Port Imperial to Pier 11 at Wall Street, morning/evening rush hours, weekdays;

• Lincoln Harbor, Weehawken, to West 39th Street, all day, weekdays;

• Hoboken’s 14th Street to West 39th Street, all day, weekdays;

• Hoboken’s 14th Street to World Financial Center, morning/evening rush hours, weekdays;

• Hoboken rail/ferry terminal to World Financial Center, all day, weekdays;

• Hoboken rail/ferry terminal to Pier 11, all day, weekdays;

• Edgewater, NJ to West 39th Street, morning/evening rush hours, weekdays;

• Belford, NJ to West 39th Street, weekday afternoons;

• Belford to World Financial Center, morning/evening rush hours, weekdays;

• Belford to Pier 11, morning/evening rush hours, weekdays;

• Newport to West 39th Street, morning/evening rush hours, weekdays;

• Jersey City-Paulus Hook to West 39th Street, morning/evening rush hours, weekdays;

• Paulus Hook to World Financial Center, all day, weekdays;

• Paulus Hook to Pier 11, all day, weekdays;

• Jersey City-Liberty Harbor to Pier 11, morning/evening rush hours, weekdays;

• Jersey City-Liberty Harbor to Pier 11, morning/evening rush hours, weekdays;

• Jersey City-Port Liberte to Pier 11, morning/evening rush hours, weekdays.

Ferries also connect New York commuters with Metro-North trains to Grand Central Terminal:

• Haverstraw, NY to Ossining, NY, morning/evening rush hours, weekdays;

• Newburgh, NY to Beacon, NY, morning/evening rush hours, weekdays.

Commuter ferries keep more than 7,000 cars per day out of New York City, reducing congestion and exhaust fumes. NY Waterway’s fleet of 50 buses provides seamless connections on free shuttle bus routes.

NY Waterway Tours also offers the largest selection of New York Harbor sightseeing cruises night and day. The boats have plenty of indoor seating with heating and air conditioning, making travel comfortable day or night, winter or summer, rain or shine.

Tours include:

• The 90-Minute Skyline Cruise, departing from the West 38th Street Tours Terminal;

• The 90-Minute Twilight Cruise, departing from the West 38th Street Tours Terminal;

• Yankee Clipper Baseball Cruises, departing from terminals in New York and New Jersey.

• Specialty cruises such as Gateway to America Harbor Tour, and Shades of Autumn Sightseeing Cruise.

For reservations or more information, call 1-800-53-FERRY or check the website, www.nywaterway.com.

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