Travel from New York City to Manhattan

Ferry
$8
1h 13min
9 lb of CO2

New York City to Manhattan Ferries

There are 4 ways to travel from New York City to Manhattan by ferry in the area. Additonally, take a look at the 1 ferry companies — New York Waterway — that can help you make the trip.

Departing New York City, you can find ferries at Paulus Hook, Hoboken 14th St., Lincoln Harbor Weehawken, World Financial Center and taking you all the way to Midtown/W. 39th St., Paulus Hook, close to Manhattan.

Public Transit
$3
14min
2 lb of CO2

Public Transit from New York City to Manhattan

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

Starting at New York City, you can hop on at City Hall (R), Chambers Street (AC) and ride all the way to 86th Street (BC).

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Drive
$1
7min
2 lb of CO2

Drive from New York City to Manhattan

It's 6 miles between New York City to Manhattan. On a typical day, it might take between 7min and 8min from New York City to Manhattan 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 Manhattan 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 New York City to Manhattan?

The are 7 different ways across 3 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from New York City to Manhattan. The fastest way out of City Hall (R) towards 86th Street (BC) is by public transit, as it is the quickest to the Manhattan 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 New York City to Manhattan, so you book your trip with them! Take public transit from New York City to Manhattan, it's your best chance!

When to book trip from New York City to Manhattan?

Considering the ferry from New York City to Manhattan? 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 New York City to Manhattan by car?

The total distance between New York City and Manhattan 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.

New York City to Manhattan Travel Information

Cheapest Way Public Transit — $3
Fastest Way Public Transit — 14min
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, New York Waterway

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Metropolitan Transportation Authority
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New York Waterway from New York City to Manhattan
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