East River Ferry Service

  • East River Ferry Service
Last Updated July 10, 2017

The East River Ferry is no longer in service. The former East River route has transitioned to the new, expanded NYC Ferry Service featuring lower fares ($2.75 per ride), onboard concessions, new boats, and more.


The successful East River Ferry service connects formerly isolated neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens to one another and to Manhattan, unlocking large development potential by increasing access to opportunities, resources, and space. The pilot service, launched in 2011, met its three-year goal of 1.2 million riders in only 14 months and was extended to a permanent service through 2019. In 2014, total ridership on the East River Ferry was 1,289,896. NYCEDC commissioned an updated Citywide Ferry Study in 2013 and released a preliminary report in December of that year. The 2013 study explored new options for potential growth of our ferry network and analyzed the benefits of the East River Ferry. The final version of the Ferry Study was released in 2015.

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Project Highlights

Year-round service, winter and summer
3-year pilot program
Improves transportation between boroughs
Picturesque view of New York City

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