Being stranded on an island is a terrifying occurrence, however that is never the case on Staten Island. If you're ever feeling like you're stuck in a rut, traveling to and from Staten Island is an easy feat due to its limitless forms and availability of transportation.
Free Modes of Public Transportation
Free modes of transportation such as the Staten Island Rail Road or the SIRR brings you across the island all the way from South Shore at Tottenville station to the last stop, Saint George Ferry station all the way in North Shore. The last stop on the SIRR connects you to the Saint George Ferry Terminal which is a completely free and convenient ferry terminal that travels to and from Manhattan and Staten Island. From there you can enjoy the marvels of a bustling city.
Paid for Public Transportation
More modes of public transportation such as buses can bring anywhere with just the low price of buss fair which is currently $2.75 or $6.50 for an express bus. Lines such as the S53, S79, and S93 go to the wonderful urban borough of Brooklyn where activities can range from visiting the iconic Brooklyn Bridge to having a fun exciting day at Coney Island relaxing on the beach or even the amusement parks/boardwalk there. Other buses go to Manhattan directly such as the X1-X15, X17, X19, X21, X22, X22A, X23, X24, X30, X31, and the X42 which are express buses. Lastly, even to Jersey, Staten Island has a way to get there. The S89 is a new route that goes helps Staten Islanders travel to and from New Jersey.
If you refuse to take public transportation do not fret, Staten Island is home to four lovely bridges that connect to the rest of the world; specifically to Brooklyn and New jersey. The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge connect the island to Brooklyn and the toll for $16 for cars paying cash and $5.50 for motorcycles only if coming from Brooklyn to Staten Island however, if you are a resident coming back from Brooklyn the toll is only $6.36 while E-Z pass is $10.66 for cars and an additional cost of $6 an axle is added for vehicles such as mobile homes, ambulances, and large trucks. The Bayonne, Goethals, and Outerbridge Crossing bridges all connect Staten Island to New Jersey. E-Z Pass toll is just $6.25 per trip plus $9.50 for each additional axle beyond two axles a vehicle. For non E-Z pass users toll is $10.50 during off-peak hours and $12.50 during peak hours (peak hours are weekdays from 6-10 am and 4-8 pm while on weekends they are 11 am to 9 pm. Off peak hours are at all other times).
Whether if you just want to spend a day away from your lovely Staten Island home or just go on a getaway, traveling on and from Staten Island is a breeze. You can travel to Manhattan, Brooklyn, New jersey, and practically anywhere from Staten Island through endless forms of transportation, but honestly, why would you ever wanna leave? If you are considering the move to Staten Island, we here at Tom Crimmins Realty can help you in your search for you new home!