Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island: Ticket Options with Ferry

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island: Ticket Options with Ferry

From $25.50 per person

Tour the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and their museums at your own pace with self-guided audio guides. Includes roundtrip ferry service from either New York City or New Jersey.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Optional audio guide
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Korean, Portuguese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible


  • Tour the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island at your own pace
  • Discover the history of these attractions with multilingual audio guides
  • Explore the Statue of Liberty Museum featuring Lady Liberty's original torch
  • Choose from NYC or New Jersey departure locations
Full description
Begin your experience by departing from Battery Park, Manhattan or Liberty State Park, New Jersey. Battery Park is easily accessible via subway, located in Lower Manhattan. Liberty State Park is easily accessible via car, located in Jersey City, NJ. Once you arrive at the meeting point, enjoy priority line access with your pre-purchased ticket. Board the ferry and see the impressive views of Lady Liberty and the NYC skyline. Take note of the ferry's return times to plan your day. Your ticket gives you access to explore two attractions: Liberty Island (with the Statue of Liberty) and Ellis Island. The itinerary depends on your departure location. From Manhattan, your first stop will be Liberty Island. On arrival, pick up your multilingual audio guide to start exploring the history of the Statue of Liberty. Children also have the opportunity to enjoy a special narration of this self-guided tour. Wander around at your own pace and spend extra time at the spots you find most interesting. If you selected a ticket with ‘pedestal access’, you can also visit the Statue of Liberty pedestal. Climb the steps or take the elevator to the top of the pedestal and see the inner skeletal structure of the statue. Once you're ready to discover Ellis Island, drop off your audio guide and return to the ferry. Board the ferry towards New Jersey to head towards Ellis Island. After you arrive, head into the museum to pick up your multilingual audio guide. For over 62 years, Ellis Island was America’s busiest immigration station. Millions of people from all around the globe passed through here looking for a new beginning and a new life for their families in America. With access to the American Family Immigration History Center's records, you can search all ship manifests that came through Ellis Island. Use this unique experience to research your family history. When you are finished, return to the ferry and return to your original departure point. Itineraries: Departing from New York: Board ferry at Battery Park to Liberty Island Explore Liberty Island with self-guided audio guides Board the New York Ferry to Ellis Island Explore Ellis Island's Immigration Museum with self-guided audio guide Board the New York ferry back to Battery Park Departing from New Jersey: Board ferry at Liberty State Park to Ellis Island Explore Ellis Island's Immigration Museum with self-guided audio guide Board the New Jersey Ferry to Liberty Island Explore Liberty Island with self-guided audio guide Board the New Jersey ferry back to Liberty State Park
  • Roundtrip ferry service
  • Access to Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Self-guided audio tour on each island
  • Entry to Statue of Liberty Museum
  • Entry to Ellis Island National Immigration Museum
  • Booking fee
  • Access to the Statue of Liberty Crown
  • Genealogical research on Ellis Island
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Water
    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags
    • Drones
    • Glass objects

    Know before you go

    • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, groups must not exceed 10 guests
    • To enjoy an unrushed experience it is recommended to give yourself 4-6 hours to explore
    • You will go through a mandatory airport-grade security screening prior to boarding the ferry. All prohibited items will be confiscated and retained by the United States Park Police
    • People aged under 17 must be accompanied by a responsible adult 25 years old or older
    • Children aged 0-3 are free
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 5357 reviews

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    The check-in process was fast and simple. Next, was security which was no issue just remember to bring a mask. It can be a slight wait for loading of the vessels. Be prepared for the weather. It was hot and sunny when we went and could have used a hat or umbrella. I did remember the sunscreen. We fully enjoyed Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Ferry's ran frequently between each place. Service everywhere was fabulous. The vessels were clean with good bathrooms and a small refreshment station and gift shop.

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    July 2, 2021

    It would have been perfect, except that the pedestal was closed for viewing and the people that work in battery park directing the crowd were clueless as to where the people who paid online should have been going to. They had us make the line only to finally have one employee direct us to where the blue flag was at. I was not the only person on the line with that issue. If not for that and the pedestal at the stair of Liberty, all would have been perfect!!

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    June 29, 2021

    My family and I went to the statue of liberty was memorable invent. this is my first visit to the island. i move to America forty years ago and I have never been to the island to see lady liberty, I have been hearing a lot about lady liberty it's symbolism what it stood for peace and Harmony love for all

    June 14, 2021

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