Directions to Liberty State Park
Liberty State Park is accessible by FREE ferry service from Governors Island. It is also accessible by mass transit, and car.
***We encourage visitors to take the FREE ferry service or by public transit via Light Rail or water to Liberty State Park (see below)!***
City of Water Day location within Liberty State Park is on the South Field for 2013
Enter the PATH Station and take the train (either the red line to Newark or the green line to Hoboken) one stop to Exchange Place ($2.00 each way).
Exit, and cross the plaza to the Hudson-Bergen Train Station. Take the train (either the blue line to 22nd Street or the yellow line to West Side Avenue) four stops to Liberty State Park ($2.10 each way – make sure to validate your ticket!).
Libery Landing Ferry:
The Liberty Landing Ferry is a fast, affordable, efficient alternative across the Hudson with ferry service every 30 minutes. The ferry departs from the Liberty Landing Marina (Jersey City, New Jersey) and the World Financial Center Terminal (New York, New York). For the weekend schedule and fares click here.
Free One-Way Ferry Transit from Governors Island:
Information coming soon
From New York City: For a round trip fee of $14, Liberty Landing Ferry Service runs daily trips every half hour from the World Financial Center Terminal near North Cove in Manhattan. Visitors will be dropped off at the Water Taxi Landing at the NE corner of the park. From there visitors can stroll along the Liberty Walkway directly to City of Water Day on South Field (behind the CRRNJ Terminal building).
The weekend ferry schedule is available here
- Parking is available at the Ferry Lot near the CRRNJ Terminal ($7 for the day). Enter at Audrey Zapp Drive and turn right into the lot.
- Park for FREE at the parking lot at the Liberty State Park Light Rail Station!
Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance has reserved a section of free parking at the Parking Lot at the Liberty State Park Light Rail Station. Bike or walk into the park (follow signs to Liberty State Park and enter under the overpass at Johnston Ave). The walk is approximately 1 mile.
From NJ Turnpike:
Follow signs for "Exits 14A - 14C, Holland Tunnel, Jersey City, Bayonne". Take Exit 14B. Pay toll. Follow signs to Liberty State Park. Continue straight through the traffic light and Turn LEFT at the circle on Phillip Street. Make a RIGHT onto Audrey Zapp Drive and the parking lot will be on your right.
From Jersey City (South):
Take Garfield Ave. to the Bayview Ave. bridge (towards turnpike booths). Pass through the traffic circle and follow Morris Pesin Drive. At the third intersection, Freedom Way, make a left and follow Freedom Way past two intersections to Audrey Zapp Drive. Make a right, and the parking lot will be on your right.
From Jersey City (Downtown & North):
Take Grand St. to Pacific Ave. and turn left onto Johnston Ave., or from Communipaw Ave., turn left on to Pacific and right onto Johnston Ave. Follow Johnston Ave into the park where it turns into AUDREY ZAPP DRIVE. The parking lot will be on your right, City of Water Day festivities on your left.
From George Washington Bridge: Rt. 95/NJ Turnpike South, then follow Turnpike directions above.
From Lincoln Tunnel: Rt. 95 / NJ Turnpike South, then follow Turnpike directions above.
From Holland Tunnel: Follow signs for NJ Turnpike. Take exit 14B, see turnpike directions above.