The city’s popular new NYC ferry service—which has carried a whopping 5 million passengers since its launch in May 2017—has announced the launch dates for its new Soundview and Lower East Side routes. The Soundview route will launch Wednesday, August 15, while the Lower East Side route launches soon after on Wednesday, August 29.
The Soundview route will run from the Soundview section of the Bronx (Clason Point Park) to East 90th Street on the Upper East Side, to East 34th St, and finally to Wall Street/Pier 11. The full route will take approximately 54 minutes, cutting more than 30 minutes off the current commute time from the Bronx to Wall Street via subway. The new Lower East Side route will run from Long Island City to East 34th St and then on to Stuyvesant Cove and Corlears Hook before also terminating at Wall Street/Pier 11.
“With the launch of the 2018 routes, NYC Ferry is excited to expand across New York Harbor and continue to build neighborhood connections to the Bronx, Upper East Side and the Lower East Side,” said Cameron Clark, SVP of NYC Ferry, in a statement. “We encourage everyone to hop on board and explore these new, affordable routes that will enhance commutes and shorten travel times for thousands of New Yorkers.”
Tickets for the new routes, which are available for purchase on-board or through the NYC Ferry app, will remain at the current low level of just $2.75 (the same price as the NYC subway). In addition to the two new routes, the service plans to add six higher-capacity, 350-passenger vessels in the weeks ahead as it aims to eventually provide 9 million annual rides by 2023.
For arrival times and more head to ferry.nyc.