How do you take a ferry to the Statue of Liberty from New Jersey?


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To take a ferry to the Statue of Liberty from New Jersey, go to the ferry dock at the Liberty Landing Marina in Liberty State Park, purchase a ticket and take the passenger ferry. Although the ferry only takes foot passengers, parking is available at the marina.

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There are two different access points to the Statue of Liberty: Battery Park in New York City and Liberty State Park in Jersey City. Although both options are accessible easily through public transportation, Liberty State Park is a better option for visitors arriving by car. Run through the following steps to take the ferry from New Jersey to the Statue of Liberty.

  1. Go to Liberty Landing Marina in Liberty State Park
  2. To get to Liberty Landing Marina using public transportation, take a train to Liberty State Park Station and then walk to the ticket office and terminal. To get there by car, simply take the turnoff to the park from the New Jersey Turnpike and follow the signs.

  3. Park vehicle (optional)
  4. The Liberty Landing Ferry only takes foot passengers. Therefore, visitors arriving by personal vehicle should park before boarding the ferry. Parking is available directly at the marina for a small charge.

  5. Purchase a ticket
  6. Tickets are available throughout the week, with reduced hours on weekends. Discount fares are available for books of multiple trips, monthly passes and visitors holding Statue Cruises tickets.

  7. Board the ferry
  8. Board the ferry at its scheduled arrival time.

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