Transportation between Manhattan and the cruise ports of New York

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Transportation from Manhattan to Cruise Ports in New York

Looking for transportation between Manhattan and New York’s cruise ports? What are the best, quickest and easiest options? If you’re boarding a cruise in New York, it’s quite a good idea to add a few days to your trip to explore the city itself. You’ll be there anyway!

There are three different cruise ports in New York: the Manhattan Cruise Terminal, the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal and the Cape Liberty Cruise Port in New Jersey. For each of these ports, I’ve explained the best means of transportation between these ports and Manhattan below.

When I mention ‘hotel’, I mean a Manhattan hotel or any other place in Manhattan for that matter. Would you like to go to a different part of the city? Then use the car service, mentioned below, as well. You can use this step-by-step plan for any New York address.

Manhattan Cruise Terminal

The Manhattan Cruise Terminal is located right in the city centre, which makes it very easy. Grab one of the many cabs driving around, to take you to the terminal. At the terminal itself, you’ll also find plenty of cabs to take you to your destination in New York City. You can also book a transfer beforehand below. This way you can be sure of transportation and you know in advance what the price will be.

Brooklyn Cruise Terminal

The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal is situated at about the same latitude as Governors Island and you can get there by taxi. Another similar but, in most cases, cheaper option, is a car service with a driver, which you can book below.

Book your transfer from your hotel to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal here
Book your transfer from the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal to your hotel here

Cape Liberty Cruise Port (Bayonne, New Jersey)

Cape Liberty Cruise Port in New Jersey is such a long distance from Manhattan, that I certainly don’t recommend taking a taxi. The taxi driver is allowed to charge you a special, premium price since the taxi has to cross state borders. You could easily end up paying double.

I personally would choose a car service with a driver: it’s the same idea as taking a cab, only cheaper in most cases. If you book it in advance below, it’ll be cheaper than booking it on the spot.

Book your transfer from your hotel to Cape Liberty Cruise Port here
Book your transfer from Cape Libert Cruise Port to your hotel here

You can also book transfers between airports and cruise terminals in New York

Explore Manhattan before or after a cruise

If you have just arrived in Manhattan and your cruise is either about to end or to start, why not take the opportunity and explore New York a little closer? Even if you only have a couple of hours to spare, there are ways to make the most of it. Why not book a private chauffeur who will be your guide and drive you around? You will see some of the best sights of New York with the chauffeur as your guide.

Your chauffeur will pick you up from the port you arrived at. Alternatively, if you are about to embark on a cruise, your chauffeur will pick you up from your hotel and drop you off at the port at the end of the day. You will be back on time at the end of the day. Also if you need to cancel this tour due to your cruise being delayed, you will be refunded. A stress-free way to make the most of the few hours in New York.

Book a private tour of New York to cruise port here
Book a private tour of New York from cruise port here

Transfer between Manhattan and cruise ports

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