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Visit Liberty & Ellis Islands

What You
Need to Know

Support the Monuments

Since the 1980s, the nonprofit Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation has partnered with the National Park Service to restore and preserve the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Click HERE to learn more and support our mission.

Before You Go

Visit the National Park Service and Statue City Cruises websites for the latest information about operating hours and ticket availability.

Download the Foundation’s free Bloomberg Connects digital guide to make the most of your visit and to continue exploring the monuments’ histories in the future.



How to Purchase Tickets

Statue City Cruises is the ONLY vendor authorized to provide tickets and transportation to Liberty and Ellis Islands. No other ferry company can give you access to the Islands, monuments, and museums. Additional tickets are not needed to enter the Statue of Liberty Museum or Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration.

  • To purchase tickets in advance, Go to or call 1-877-523-9849 (877-LADY-TIX).
  • Tickets can be purchased in person at the Statue City Cruises ticket booths located in Castle Clinton in Battery Park (NYC) or at the ferry departure point in Liberty State Park in New Jersey.

Ferry schedules change seasonally and during periods of high tourism. Up-to-date schedules are posted on the Statue City Cruises website. To guarantee entry, purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

Check out our blog post “The ONLY Way to Liberty Island.”

What's Included With Your Ticket

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  • Round-trip ferry service with stops at Liberty Island and Ellis Island.
  • Access to the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration and the Statue of Liberty Museum.
  • Self-guided audio tours, which can be picked up on each Island. Content is available in 12 languages: Arabic, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. A family-friendly tour is also available, as are an American Sign Language (ASL) version and an Audio Descriptive (AD) version.
Find the Ferry

The Ferry at Battery Park
New York, NY

castle Clinton, historic 

Link to map of Battery Park 

By Subway:

  • Local 1 (7th Avenue Line) to the last stop – South Ferry
  • Express 4 or 5 (Lexington Avenue Line) to Bowling Green
  • Local R/W train from Brooklyn/Queens (Broadway Line) to Whitehall Street

By Bus:

  • M1, M6 or M15 to South Ferry (last stop)

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
  • NOTE: Street and private garage parking is limited in the Battery Park neighborhood

The Ferry at Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ

Jersey, historic, train station 

Link to map of Liberty State Park 

By Car:

  • Take exit 14-B off the New Jersey Turnpike; follow signs to Liberty State Park
  • Ample parking is available in Liberty State Park, for a nominal fee

By Public Transportation:

  • Take the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) to the Liberty State Park Station; walk or bike one mile along Audrey Zapp Drive to the historic Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal in Liberty State Park
  • The HBLR is accessible via PATH at the Hoboken Station or Newport (Jersey City) Station

Liberty Island

Liberty Island is home to a beautiful park, an innovative museum, and America’s most iconic symbol of promise and possibility. As you explore the grounds, take in Lady Liberty from different angles noting her design details and how her appearance changes with the light.

The Statue of Liberty Museum is an experience unto itself. Full of incredible exhibits, the Museum gives color and context to the Statue and houses her original torch. Before you depart Liberty Island, be sure to visit the Liberty Vista atop the Museum for breathtaking views of the Statue and New York Harbor.

No additional ticket is needed to visit the museum.

Ellis Island


Visitors to Ellis Island are given a unique view of American history. Beautifully restored to its peak operating period, the main building allows park-goers to step into Ellis Island travelers’ shoes for a sense of the immigrant journey.

At the Ellis Island National Immigration Museum, voyages come to life through a stunning collection of artifacts. Exhibits chronicle America’s immigration history from the 1500s through to today.

Visit the American Family Immigration History Center, located on the first floor, to discover your connections to Ellis Island. And while walking the grounds, explore The American Immigrant Wall of Honor, which celebrates immigrants of all eras.

No additional ticket is needed to visit the museum.