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Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry

Updated Jun 13, 2024

The Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry is a weekday rush-hour service operated NY Waterway. As part of a pilot service of enhancement, from May 25 to November 10, the ferry will also operate on weekends. Ferries are timed to connect at Ossining with Metro-North trains to and from Grand Central.

Free parking is available at the Haverstraw dock. The parking lot is attended on weekdays between 5:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. and between 5 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Download the full schedule to view detailed departure and connecting train times.

View the weekday schedule. | View the weekend schedule.


Ferry and rail fares

The adult one-way ferry fare is $4.50. Seniors (62 or older), people with disabilities, and Medicare recipients pay $2.25 if they show appropriate ID. Children 5 and under ride free on the ferry, those age 6-11 pay $2.25. Tickets can be purchased at the NY Waterway ticket booth in Haverstraw or on their app

A 10-trip ferry ticket is available for $38.25 and a monthly ferry ticket for $100.

For travel between Ossining and Grand Central, a one-way ticket costs $15.25 on peak trains and $11.25 on off-peak trains. A monthly rail-only ticket costs $299.75.


Ferry passes are available as add-ons to weekly and monthly Metro-North tickets for $14.50 and $13.75 respectively. They cannot be bought separately from a rail ticket. A combined ferry and rail ticket to Grand Central is $313.50 monthly or $121 weekly.

The Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry UniTicket is also accepted on Hudson Link between Rockland County and Tarrytown Station.

These combined UniTickets are only sold at ticket machines and ticket offices. They are not available on the TrainTime app.

Holiday service

The Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry will not run on:

  • New Year's Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the day after Thanksgiving, the ferry will run on a special schedule. Metro-North trains will run on a Saturday schedule, with additional trains during the morning and evening rush hours.

Additional early afternoon ferry trips will run the weekday before select holidays. View the full schedule for more details.

Alternative service

Ice on the Hudson River can sometimes prevent the ferry from running. A contingency bus schedule will be posted during the winter. Sign up for service alerts to stay informed.

During any planned or unplanned suspension of ferry service, buses or other alternate transportation will be provided between the dock at Haverstraw and the Tarrytown Metro-North station. Buses will not serve Ossining.

Taking your bicycle on the ferry

The ferry can carry up to 10 standard and 15 folding bicycles on each trip. If you have a folding bicycle, it must be folded before you board the ferry and kept with you at your seat.

Reservations are recommended for groups traveling with bicycles. Contact NY Waterway directly at 800-533-3779 for reservations and more information.

Bicycle rules and regulations

  • Bicyclists must not ride their bicycles on the ferry docks, floats, gangways, or walkways.
  • Please keep bicycles clear of aisles and do not block ferry entrance and exit doors. Follow the directives of the ferry crew as to where to store bicycles on board the vessel for the duration of the trip.
  • All bicycles carried on board the vessel must be clean and free of excessive dirt and grease at all times.
  • In the event of an emergency, bicyclists must follow the directives of the ferry crew, coast guard, police, local authorities, fire officials, and/or other authorized personnel. If an emergency should occur, bicyclists may be required to leave their bicycles on board the vessel.

Guaranteed Ride Home program

If you have a monthly Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry UniTicket, you can get up to two free taxi rides per month from Tarrytown Station to your car or home when the ferry is not scheduled to meet a train. This program is only available for riders starting their journey in Manhattan on select weekday trains. It is not available on weekends or when there is a delay or disruption in train or ferry service.

To use Guaranteed Ride Home:

  1. Go to the ticket office at Grand Central or Harlem‑125 St and show your UniTicket to the agent. Your ticket must not be laminated or otherwise encased. The agent will stamp your ticket and give you a taxi voucher.
  2. Call All County Transportation at 914-361-8294.
  3. Take one of these trains to Tarrytown Station (not Ossining).
  4. Give your voucher to the taxi driver. It must be used the day you received it.
  5. The taxi will take you anywhere in Rockland, Orange, or Bergen counties within 15 miles of Tarrytown Station.

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