Kids Ride Free on NY Waterway Ferries all Summer

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June 26, 2017

Kids under the age of 12 ride free on NY Waterway ferries all summer between New Jersey and Manhattan from July 5 through Labor Day, September 4. This adds even more value for families enjoying NY Waterway’s Your Key To The City™ attractions package, the discounted Downtown Weekend program between Jersey City and Lower Manhattan and the Hudson Loop biking/hiking adventure. Learn more at

Kids Ride Free offer good for the following routes:

  • Port Imperial to Midtown W39th St
  • Port Imperial to WFC
  • Port Imperial to Pier 11/Wall St.
  • Edgewater to Midtown W39th St
  • Hoboken/14th St to Midtown W39th St & WFC
  • Hoboken/NJ TRANSIT to WFC & Pier 11/Wall St
  • Paulus Hook in Jersey City (Exchange Pl) to Midtown, WFC & Pier 11/Wall St.
  • Liberty Harbor in Jersey City to Pier 11/Wall St.
  • Port Liberte in Jersey City to Pier 11/Wall St.
  • Lincoln Harbor to Midtown
  • Belford - All Routes

Families can take advantage of “Kids Ride Free” in tandem with NY Waterway’s Your Key To The City™ partner program which offers discounts of up to 56% on top New York City museums, attractions and tours, such as the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, Madame Tussauds and many more. Packages include discounted attraction tickets, 28% off round-trip ferry tickets and discounted parking at the Port Imperial Ferry Terminal in Weehawken. 

Kids Ride Free does not apply to the special rush hour service between the Hoboken/NJ Transit Terminal and West 39th Street, operated in partnership with NJ TRANSIT.

Comfortable ferries have the best on-time performance of any mass transit in the region. Service between Port Imperial, Lincoln Harbor or 14th Street in Hoboken and 39th Street operates all day seven days a week. Paulus Hook, Liberty Harbor, Port Liberte, Hoboken/NJ Transit, Edgewater and Belford service is available during weekday morning and evening rush hours.

NY Waterway’s cutting edge, recently updated mobile ticketing app, free and available on any hand-held device, allows customers to purchase tickets instantly, as well as locate in real-time NY Waterway’s free Manhattan buses when they are ready to head home.

The Port Imperial Terminal features indoor garages offering convenient and affordable parking. At the West 39th Street Midtown Ferry Terminal, free connecting multi-route NY Waterway shuttles are waiting to take passengers on several routes serving Midtown and Downtown Manhattan. Shuttles stop right at key destinations such as Times Square, the Empire State Building, Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

For more information, call 1-800-53-FERRY or click on or or @ridetheferry.