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Ferry Discount Program

Ferry Discount Program

There are two tickets types available for purchase, single-ride or 30-day passes. Buy the one that best fits your needs. All transfers within the NYC Ferry system are free and valid for 90 minutes once you start your one-way trip. Round-trip journeys do not qualify for free transfers.
NYC Ferry (“NYCF”) administers the Ferry Discount Program (“Ferry Discount Program”). The Ferry Discount Program permits eligible individuals to purchase a reduced fare One-Way Ticket for the NYCF. Ferry Discount Program eligible riders include:
Senior citizens,
aged 65 and older
Senior Citizens aged 65 and older must submit one of the following documents to verify your identity and age:
  • Government Issued ID (e.g. NYS ID, IDNYC, Driver’s License from any state, US Military ID)
  • Expired government issued photo ID – up to 3 years prior Passport from any country Tribal ID
  • USCIS Registration Card/ Permanent Resident Card/Green Card Naturalization Certificate
  • Adoption Papers
  • Birth Certificate
  • Medicare Card
Persons with
Persons with Disabilities must submit one of the following:
  • MTA Reduced-Fare MetroCard Access-A-Ride ID
  • Medicare Card (and under 65)
  • New York State Commission for the Blind Registration Letter
  • Disability Award Letter from the Social Security Administration, Railroad Retirement Board, or the U.S Postal Service
  • Veterans Administration Letter stating that you are entitled to Veteran’s Disability Benefits
Current participants in the
Fair Fares NYC program
Fair Fares NYC Participants must submit either:

A photo of a valid Fair Fares MetroCard and entering the Fair Fares MetroCard serial number Or a screenshot of your Access HRA account showing current enrollment, serial number, and enrollment/expiration dates

New York Harbor School Students

Students currently enrolled at the New York Harbor School are eligible to participate in The Ferry Discount Program to access NYC Ferry with a reduced fare ticket price of $1.35.

Ferry Discount Program applications may take up to 30 days to process. If it has been over 30 days since the submission of your application and you have not heard from us, please email us at: [email protected]
Ferry Discount Application
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