Commuting made comfortable with NYC Ferry. Come see just how easy (and enjoyable) your journey can be.

Here are 5 great things you can expect from the NYC Ferry app:

Help NYC “go green” with paperless ticketing! Buy and use tickets directly from your phone.
Take the stress out of your commute with live scheduling and real-time updates.
Get ready for an adventure! Explore NYC with our end-to-end trip planner.
Stay ahead of the game with push notifications for the routes that matter to YOU.
Love to ride? Take advantage of our 30-day Unlimited Pass! Available in-app only.

NYC Ferry (operated by Hornblower) proudly serves New Yorkers in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and The Bronx along the East River. Our state-of-the-art vessels offer you a better commuting experience—all for the same price as a subway ride!

What’s New

Version 5.3.3

- Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9.1K Ratings

9.1K Ratings

reekitik ,


The main reason I choose the ferry is because of space in between passengers and air. It has been on time gets me to my destination quickly.

Ken NYC ,

Worst user interface in the whole App Store

The behind-the-scenes functionality of the app is fine, mostly. But the user interface/experience is probably the worst in the entire App Store. It’s pretty clear that nobody programming this thing has ever tried to use it in real life. It should be used in UI/UX courses as an example of how to do everything wrong. Just mind-blowingly incompetent. Please, just fire the entire UI/UX team and hire someone else — anyone else. Here’s just one example of the hundreds of failures: suppose you have one ticket already bought, but you want to buy another so that two of you can board the ferry. You can’t. Literally everything is like that in this app. Ask yourself: “What is the obvious, most helpful way to implement some particular feature?” And you can be sure they did it some terrible other way.

JoelH77 ,

Old app was great, new one is terrible

The old app was simple and easy to use. The main issue with the new one is that it takes way too many clicks to get to the use ticket section, not ideal when you want to quickly load a ticket when in the queue and about to board. It also does things like remember the last number of tickets you bought and so you have to unset that if you bought multiple tickets last time otherwise you end up over purchasing.

App Privacy

The developer, Hornblower Cruises & Events, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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