Transportation between Manhattan and the cruise ports of New YorkBuy tickets now
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 car service with a driver, which you can book below.
Cape Liberty Cruise Port (New Jersey)
Cape Liberty Cruise Port in New Jersey is such a long distance from Manhattan, 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.
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.
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