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Connecting Communities. Driving Resiliency.

Launched in 2017, New Yorkers now have a new, affordable way to travel between waterfront communities throughout the city with NYC Ferry.

NYC Ferry launched on May 1, 2017. Spanning 60 nautical miles, with 21 landings, NYC Ferry connects waterfront communities in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens to jobs, recreation, and each other. Soon the system will expand to eight routes and all five boroughs, extending service to 11 million riders per year.

NYC ferry map

We are proud to have delivered a transit system to dozens of communities that have long been underserved, and look forward to exploring ways to expand the network.
James Patchett
Former President and CEO, NYCEDC

NYC Ferry:

  • Provides affordable and convenient transit for communities with limited transportation options.
  • Supports growing neighborhoods.
  • Increases the resiliency of NYC’s transportation network.

NYCEDC has taken the lead on building new ferry landings, renovating existing landings, and managing the contract with the operator.

Research and Reports
  • Citywide Ferry Study: Final Report 2013 Citywide Ferry Study Final Report.
  • 2018-19 Feasibility Study Results from Feasibility Study.

Mayor De Blasio Expands NYC Ferry System, Connecting All Five Boroughs

Press Release
NYC Ferry Launch Day. Photo by Kreg Holt/NYCEDC.

Routes and Schedules

Explore our routes to find the ferry closest to you:


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