There are many ways to get to the fair, including our East 35th Street Ferry services. Please note, there is no self-parking on Randall’s Island so we highly recommend using our ferry services.
East 35th St Frieze Ferry (Tickets only available online.)
The fastest and most scenic way to the fair!
Services run every 20-30 minutes, taking approx. 20 minutes.
Starts 30 minutes before the fair opening hours.
15 minutes from the Upper East Side, 30 minutes from Chelsea, dependent on traffic.
If you are coming from Manhattan, take the first exit to Randall’s Island off Triborough Bridge.
Follow the signs to the appropriate entrance once on Randall's Island.
Taxis and black cars can drop and collect passengers at both entrances to the fair.
We recommend downloading a local car service app.
No self-parking is available on Randall’s Island. Handicap parking spaces are available for correctly permitted vehicles.
Very limited valet parking (flat rate, $50).
Free cellphone lot for chauffeured cars also available. Space is very limited, drivers need to stay with the cars.
The 103rd Street Footbridge is open to pedestrians and cyclists. The bridge is accessible at the East River Esplanade at 103rd Street and FDR Drive. Bike racks provided within the park.
Ferry tickets are only available online, in advance of the fair.
About Randall's Island Park Randall’s Island Park is one of New York City’s most unique and multi-faceted public parks. Located in the middle of the City, the park comprises most of an island in the East River situated between Manhattan, The Bronx, and Queens. The Randall’s Island Park Alliance (RIPA), which maintains and programs the island, has transformed Randall’s Island Park into an innovative and exciting destination for sports, recreation, environmental exploration and cultural events. Read more about RIPA here and follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.