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.

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 cheaper option, however, is car service with a driver.

Follow the steps below to book your transport:

From Terminal to Hotel

  1. Enter the date, pick-up time and the number of people and luggage
  2. Fill in the terminals address under the first drop-down menu (‘From’): 72 Bowne St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
  3. Fill in the address of the hotel and then click it in the drop-down menu that appears.
  4. Choose the car you like. You’ll see the price right away. Note tips and tolls are additional.
  5. Fill in your details and select the method of payment. I recommend you to choose the “Pay Later” option, you’ll pay cash or with a credit card to the driver. If you’d like to know the full amount in advance, you can choose to pay right away by credit card.
  6. Enter your phone number in the international format, including the country code.
  7. Confirm your order and check if you’ve received the confirmation email.

From Hotel to Terminal

  1. Enter the date, pick-up time and the number of people and luggage.
  2. Fill in the hotels address under the first drop-down menu (‘From’)
  3. Enter the terminal’s address and then choose it from the drop-down menu: 72 Bowne St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
  4. Enter your personal details and choose your form of payment. I recommend the ‘cash’ for example, you’ll pay cash to the driver.
  5. Fill in your details and select the method of payment. I recommend you to choose the “Pay Later” option, you’ll pay cash or with a credit card to the driver. If you’d like to know the full amount in advance, you can choose to pay right away by credit card.
  6. Enter your phone number in the international format, including the country code.
  7. Confirm your order and check if you’ve received the confirmation email.

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. If you book it in advance, it’ll be cheaper than booking it on the spot.

From Terminal to Hotel

  1. Enter the date, pick-up time and the number of people and luggage.
  2. Fill in the terminals address under the first drop-down menu (‘From’): 4 Port Terminal Blvd, Bayonne, NJ 07002
  3. Fill in the address of the hotel and then click it in the drop-down menu that appears.
  4. Choose the car you like. You’ll see the price right away. Note tips and tolls are additional.
  5. Fill in your details and select the method of payment. I recommend you to choose the “Pay Later” option, you’ll pay cash or with a credit card to the driver. If you’d like to know the full amount in advance, you can choose to pay right away by credit card.
  6. Enter your phone number in the international format, including the country code.
  7. Confirm your order and check if you’ve received the confirmation email.

From Hotel to Terminal

  1. Enter the date, pick-up time and the number of people and luggage.
  2. Fill in the hotels address under the first drop-down menu (‘From’)
  3. Enter the terminal’s address and then choose it from the drop-down menu: 4 Port Terminal Blvd, Bayonne, NJ 07002
  4. Enter your personal details and choose your form of payment. I would choose the “cash” option which means you pay the driver directly
  5. Fill in your details and select the method of payment. I recommend you to choose the “Pay Later” option, you’ll pay cash or with a credit card to the driver. If you’d like to know the full amount in advance, you can choose to pay right away by credit card.
  6. Enter your phone number in the international format, including the country code.
  7. Confirm your order and check if you’ve received the confirmation email.

Read more about transportation between airports and cruise terminals in New York here

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 the private tour of New York after cruise here
Book the private tour of New York before cruise here

Transfer between Manhattan and cruise ports

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