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Eastman346

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How long is the trip from Staten Island to Manhattan? I heard 20 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes which is it?

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25 min..........

 

im a former staten islander, i know how those row boats operate lol

 

its funny, i was going into the city 1 week before 9-11, we made it across in about 12 minutes! the capt. was speeding across the bay...

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25 min..........

 

Yep that's about right. It really is a nice ride across the bay passing the Statue of Liberty toward lower Manhattan. Great views of Brooklyn & New Jersey.

 

What are they charging these days for a ride?

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As of late 2006, the Staten Island Ferry is free. I'm not sure if they've added turnstiles since then. I know that it was during the Giuliani days that the fare was eliminated, but I'm not sure if it's been re-instated since then.

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The Ferry has been free since 1997, when Guiliani implemented it. Thats also wen the SIR became free also. There are turnstiles when you exit the SIR at St. george, but no turnstiles to use the ferry terminal itself. The ferry is free in both directions.

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we made it across in about 12 minutes! the capt. was speeding across the bay...

 

Damn! I remember back in June of this year, when the Lehman was operating for the last day, the America was the other boat operating and was ahead and fast the entire time.

 

I remember we were boarding at SI on the Lehman, and we turn slowly to only see the America is already have way done the with trip to SI.....

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The ferry trip across New York Bay last about 20-25 minutes, depending upon water traffic. Sometimes the pilots will speed up the ride when the schedule requires a very quick trip, or when taking a trip around Governor's Island.

 

During the rush hours boats are scheduled to leave at 15 and 20 minutes apart. During the day-times, and evenings, boats are scheduled to leave once every 30 minutes. During the late nights and midnight hours, early morning weekend mornings, during the evenings and nights on weekends --- the boats are scheduled to leave once every 60 minutes. This kind of a schedule adds greatly to the commuting time of ferry riders, since many ferry riders must use a subway, bus, or SIRT to reach their final destination.

 

It is common for Staten Islanders to have commutes that are 90 minutes to 2 hours long on a regular basis, once all time components of the total trip are added.

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