Beginning on September 12th NYC Ferry to expand discount program to offer $1.35 one-way tickets for seniors, people with disabilities and participants in the Fair Fares NYC program 

Launching a new 10-trip bundle for regular riders to lock in the low fare of $2.75, while single ride tickets will increase to $4.00 for occasional riders 

This month, NYC Ferry will launch exciting new changes to make the system even more accessible, fiscally sustainable, and convenient for New Yorkers. 

Beginning on September 12th, NYC Ferry will expand its discount program to offer $1.35 one-way tickets for seniors, people with disabilities, and participants in the Fair Fares NYC program. Eligible New Yorkers will be able to apply at or by mailing in an application. Once verified, eligible riders can buy discounted tickets through the NYC Ferry app or at Pier 11/Wall Street from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily.  

To promote the expanded discount program, NYC Ferry will be sending out two free ferry vouchers in the mail for new app users to residents who live at some 60 New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) developments within one mile of a ferry landing. Tickets can then be accessed through the NYC Ferry App. Additionally, NYC Ferry, in partnership with NYCHA is conducting targeted outreach to NYCHA residents to encourage first time riders to explore and enjoy the ferry.  

Also, starting on September 12th, NYC Ferry will launch a new 10-triple bundle for $27.50, enabling commuters and other frequent riders to access the low-cost one-way fare of $2.75, while single-ride tickets will increase from $2.75 to $4.00 per ticket. 

NYC Ferry will also eliminate the current $1.00 bike fee across the entire NYC Ferry system to help encourage environmentally sustainable multi-modal transportation. While bike capacity onboard is limited, New Yorkers are more encouraged to bike to and from the ferry, while also taking a mode of transportation that decreases commuters’ reliance on cars and simultaneously reduces the city’s carbon footprint.  

To learn more about these changes, visit or download the NYC Ferry app. 

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