Take NY Waterway to New York Comic Con: Easy, Fast, Fun (Trust Me!)

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Are you headed to New York Comic Con this year? Do not get caught up in New York City traffic. Last year I attended NYCC and I can tell you the absolute easiest (and most fun) way to travel was by NY Waterway. A short, fun boat ride (filled with other Comic Con attendees, I might add, so my ferry also included Batmen and Supermen and tons of other cosplayers!) and you're there! Read on and I'll tell you how it works.

Disclosure: this NY Waterway ferry info comes directly from their press release. I was provided with my own ferry ticket in exchange for sharing this information with you. I totally love the ferry! It's my #1 NYC commute choice. 

Don’t get stuck in traffic in the Batmobile!  NY Waterway ferries provide a traffic-free, hassle-free way to move super-heroes, monsters and other costumed characters to Comic Con at the Javits Center, October 3-6.  New York Comic Con is the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting pop-culture convention, showcasing the latest comic books, as well as sneak peaks at upcoming movies, video games, and more. Visit nywaterway.com/comiccon for more information.

Ferries from Edgewater, Weehawken, Hoboken, Jersey City and Belford/Middletown in Monmouth County serve the West 39th Street Midtown Ferry Terminal in Manhattan which is right across the street from the Javits Center.  Free NY Waterway shuttles also are waiting at the West 39th Street Ferry Terminal to take customers on the short trip to the Javits Center entrance.

NY Waterway also offers low-cost weekend service to West 39th Street from Weehawken, Hoboken and Jersey City.  Service also is available to Brookfield Place/Battery Park City and to Pier 11/Wall Street in Lower Manhattan.

 Several New Jersey terminals offer inexpensive parking (some free) and are served by the Hudson/Bergen Light Rail, NJ TRANSIT buses and local free NY Waterway buses.

I'm on the NY Waterway ferry! Doesn't it look fun?

Jersey Momma Tips

-NY Waterway is the only way I truly like to travel to New York City. The free bus shuttles and ease of taking the ferry make it my 'go-to' mass transit option.Port Imperial in Weehawken is my terminal of choice, with a big parking lot right across the street from the terminal. Everything is easy to get to and walkable.

-How does it work? It's pretty simple. Here's how it works at Port Imperial: park your car, take your garage ticket with you. Purchase your ferry route ticket from the self-serve kiosk or the attendant's window in the terminal. Find what Slip (dock) your ferry is coming in on (and what time) on the terminal screens. Wait for your boat! It's as simple as that. Same for your return trip. When you come back, you insert your garage ticket into the self-pay machines and prepay so you're all set to pull out of the parking lot when you go.

-If you're attending New York Comic Con, it helps to arrive early, no matter which day you're attending. The Port Imperial parking garage filled up quickly last year, but they had plenty of overflow parking available.

-the walk to the Javits Center from the midtown/39th street terminal is an easy walk. Some parts of the walk are uphill, so if that bothers you, you can take a free NY Waterway bus shuttle.

-I highly recommend House of 'Que across from Port Imperial! Great cocktails and BBQ if you're looking to grab some food or drink before or after the show.

Visit nywaterway.com/comiccon for more information or call 1-800-53-FERRY.  Information is also available on the NY Waterway Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

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