Earlier today, Jersey City debuted a fourth ferry terminal, which will provide additional connections to Manhattan. Operated by NY Waterway, the ferry will provide connections between Harborside (located in the Exchange Place district of Jersey City), Midtown Manhattan, and Battery Park City.
NJ.com first reported on this latest commuter ferry. The trip from Harborside to the 39th Street Ferry Terminal in Midtown will take about eight minutes, and the trip to the Battery Park Terminal will be completed in six minutes.
“Whether it was creating 22 miles of bike lanes, adding a 24-our bus route to and from New York City and now this commuter ferry terminal at Harborside, not only are we giving our residents more mass transit options, but we are allowing visitors another avenue in which to fully experience Jersey City's rich cultural scene,” Steven Fulop, the Mayor of Jersey City, said in a statement.
The ferry terminal is in an area that is currently being developed into a major residential, retail, and office destination by Mack-Cali Realty. The terminal also offers access to the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, the PATH train, and the NJ Transit buses.
From Harborside to Battery Park, ferries will depart every 15 minutes between 6:40 a.m. to 9 p.m, Mondays through Fridays, and cost $6 for a single ride, and $196 for a monthly pass. From Harborside to Midtown, service will run in two stretches between 6:30 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7:38 p.m, every weekday, and cost $8 for single ride, and $274.50 for a monthly pass.