Brooklyn to New York City Travel Information

Cheapest Way Public Transit — $3
Fastest Way Subway — 15min
Eco-Friendly Way Public Transit — 2 lb CO2
Available Modes 3 modes — ferry, public transit and by car
Distance 5 miles
Travel Companies Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Liberty Landing Ferry, Statue Cruises, New York Waterway
$7 · 1h 17min · 9 lb of CO2
Wall Street Pier 11 to Paulus Hook
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Brooklyn to New York City Ferries

There are 4 ways to travel from Brooklyn to New York City by ferry in the area. Additonally, take a look at the 3 ferry companies — New York Waterway, Liberty Landing Ferry, Statue Cruises — that can help you make the trip.

Departing Brooklyn, you can find ferries at Wall Street Pier 11, Battery Park, Libery Park and taking you all the way to Paulus Hook, Libery Park, Statue of Liberty, Wall Street Pier 11, close to New York City.

Public Transit
$3 · 15min · 2 lb of CO2
Church Avenue (25) to City Hall (R)
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Public Transit from Brooklyn to New York City

It's very common to take public transportation from Brooklyn to New York City. 4 public transportation providers, including Metropolitan Transportation Authority, can help take you to your destination.

Starting at Brooklyn, you can hop on at Church Avenue (25) and ride all the way to City Hall (R), Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall (456).

$1 · 7min · 2 lb of CO2
Brooklyn to New York City

Drive from Brooklyn to New York City

It's 6 miles between Brooklyn to New York City. On a typical day, it might take between 7min and 8min from Brooklyn to New York City under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 8min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to New York City by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $2.

What is the best way to travel from Brooklyn to New York City?

The are 7 different ways across 3 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Brooklyn to New York City. The fastest way out of Church Avenue (25) towards City Hall (R) is by public transit, as it is the quickest to the New York City area. This doesn't necessarily take into consideration traffic or weather - so these may impact some of your decision making. It's common to find tickets for as low as $2. Metropolitan Transportation Authority operates from Brooklyn to New York City, so you book your trip with them! Take public transit from Brooklyn to New York City, it's your best chance!

When to book trip from Brooklyn to New York City?

Considering the ferry from Brooklyn to New York City? Look no further! These sorts of ferry rides are not usually required to book far in advance. Most of the time, it is important to speak with the ferry company either the day before or first thing in the morning before your intended departure. Some of these ferries operate on a first come, first serve basis. Do be sure to check the overall ferry schedule prior to your trip in order to make sure the ferry is running on the intended day. Public transportation prices do not fluctuate like flights. Instead, they're either flat rate or priced by distance traveled. If possible, you can book your tickets via an app or alternatively at the station upon arrival.

How long does it take from Brooklyn to New York City by car?

The total distance between Brooklyn and New York City is 6 miles and will take you about 7 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $2.

Travel companies on this route

Public Transit
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
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Liberty Landing Ferry
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Statue Cruises
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New York Waterway New York Waterway from Brooklyn to New York City
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