Staten Island
Travel Guide

Staten Island, New York City 

Getting Around


Staten Island Railway
The trains on the Staten Island Railway travel on a single route between the St. George Terminal (Staten Island Ferry) in the north and Tottenville Station at the southern tip of Staten Island. The trains travel a distance of 14 miles (22.5 km) with 22 stations along the route, operating daily 24 hours a day. Passengers only pay when entering or exiting at St. George and nearby stations at Tompkinsville and Ballpark. Rides not originating or terminating at the mentioned stations are free. For most parts of the journey, the trains travel above ground rather than underground.

Staten Island Railway, New York City

Staten Island Railway by Adam E. Moreira

By Bus & Car
A network of bus routes serve across Staten Island with most routes terminating at the St. George Terminal. Main transfer points for buses on the island are Richmond Terrace at Port Richmond Avenue, Staten Island Mall, and Eltingville Transit Center. Bus frequency is far in between and the most frequent is 10 minutes. Cabs are available on Staten Island but often hard to find and an alternative is to phone for a livery cab.

MTA bus on Staten Island, New York City

MTA bus on Staten Island by Adam E. Moreira

Gray Line Discover Staten Island Tour
The Gray Line Discover Staten Island Tour is a “hop-on, hop-off” bus tour and a convenient way to explore Staten Island’s major attractions. The bus makes a round trip starting near the St George Terminal and passes near the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Forest Avenue Shopping Area, Staten Island Zoo, Clove Lakes Park, Fort Wadsworth, and Alice Austen House Museum. The round trip takes about an hour and operates throughout the week.

Staten Island Zoo, New York City

Entrance to Staten Island Zoo by Jim Henderson


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