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Question about the Staten Island Ferry

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Not sure if this is the correct forum to ask this question, but it sorta has to do with trains I guess.

 

Anyways, tomorrow I gotta take the ferry, but I'm being driven to the ferry as opposed to taking a train to the ferry.

 

My question is, Is it still free to take the ferry without a train transfer? or do I have to pay to get in the ferry w/o the train transfer?

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Not sure if this is the correct forum to ask this question, but it sorta has to do with trains I guess.

 

Anyways, tomorrow I gotta take the ferry, but I'm being driven to the ferry as opposed to taking a train to the ferry.

 

My question is, Is it still free to take the ferry without a train transfer? or do I have to pay to get in the ferry w/o the train transfer?

 

The Staten Island ferry is free.There is no fee whatsoever.

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Not sure if this is the correct forum to ask this question, but it sorta has to do with trains I guess.

 

Anyways, tomorrow I gotta take the ferry, but I'm being driven to the ferry as opposed to taking a train to the ferry.

 

My question is, Is it still free to take the ferry without a train transfer? or do I have to pay to get in the ferry w/o the train transfer?

 

You did the right thing. Whenever in doubt about where to anything NYC Transit related, the Subway Forum is find to post in.:cool:

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Ferry is Free. Now if your on the Subway in Manhattan and want to get to the SIR, you will get a free transfer with metro-card to access the SIR. Same for going back up. (Not bus)

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I just want to say that the Staten Island Ferry Is Free.

 

It does not matter whether one walks to the terminal building, takes a bus, a subway, a train, an express bus, a car, a truck or a plane. The Staten Island Ferry is Free.

 

Making the Staten Island Ferry Free is one of the few good things that Mayor Rudy Guiliani did for the city - IMO - so I must give him credit.

 

The transfer situation with the MetroCard is the same as it is for the rest of the city. One can transfer using a Pay-Per-Ride card from bus to bus, bus to subway, or subway to bus, Staten Island Railway to subway, subway to Staten Island Railway, as long as it is within the 2-hour time period.

 

Unlimited MetroCard users have all of the same transfer options, without a time limit, plus the ability to transfer from subway to subway - which is kind of moot in Staten Island's case.

 

The fact that by using the ferry one is traveling over water is completely not relevant to the transfer situation - what is relevant is that the trips and transfers have to begin within the 2-hour time period. Just missing an hourly boat might in some cases lead to another fare being deducted from a pay-per-ride MetroCard. Hourly boats run on weekend evenings & nights, and very late nights on the weekdays. Just a note to be aware of.

 

Just wanting to be clear.

Mike

Edited by MikeGerald
Missing a sentence.

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And it says you live in Queens... the last time the SI Ferry charged money was in 1997

 

this dude i work with who lives in the bx was amazed the other day that i told him the ferry was free.............i cut him some slack tho cause hes only 20 y/o lol

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this dude i work with who lives in the bx was amazed the other day that i told him the ferry was free.............i cut him some slack tho cause hes only 20 y/o lol

 

rofl... some people just don't go outside and explore ;)

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