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Directions to the College of Staten Island

Ferry Shuttle Bus Service
from St. George, Staten Island Ferry Terminal to CSI


At the start of the Fall 2015 semester a valid DolphinCard with the Transportation Access Code (TAC) programmed onto the card will be required for all students, faculty and staff to utilize the College’s bus services.  Students enrolled for the Fall semester will automatically have their cards upgraded to include the TAC.  Faculty & Staff who wish to ride the buses will be required to pay the same fee as students.  The Transportation Fee for the fall and spring is $40 per semester and $10 for each of the two summer sessions. 

DolphinCard holders with the Transportation Access Code will be allowed one guest (defined as either a non-member of the student body, faculty or staff) per ride by swiping their DolpinCard twice.
Guests not accompanied by a member of the College community will be permitted access by contacting the Office and Operational Services  and requesting a Visitor Bus Pass that must be printed and presented to the driver when boarding the bus.  At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended. 

Pickup Locations:
The CSI Ferry Shuttle has returned to its original drop off and pick up location inside the Ferry Terminal at Bus Station North.
Pickup at CSI is in front of building 2A at the Ferry Shuttle Shelter
No Service when college is closed. For more information, contact Operational Services for shuttle departure times and calendar at 718.982.3220 or visit campus-life/transportation-parking/ferry-shuttle-service
Please note that buses can be delayed due to weather and traffic conditions.

Victory Boulevard buses - St. George/Travis
S62 – It operates between the St. George Ferry Terminal, the east end of the Island, and Travis at the west end of Victory Boulevard. S62 comes in the front gate of the Victory Boulevard entrance of the college where students can access the Loop Bus.
Weekday service is approximately every 15 minutes during morning and afternoon peak commuter periods; every 30 minutes midday and after 9:00pm; and every hour after 2:00pm. Weekend service is every 30 minutes, and every hour after 2:00am.
S92 –It follows the same route on Victory Boulevard as the S62, with limited stops. The schedule accommodates commuter passengers, and it operates only on weekdays: 6:35am – 7:45am from Travis to the St. George Ferry Terminal; 4:30pm – 6:30pm from the Ferry.

Richmond Avenue buses - North/South route
The Richmond Avenue and Victory Boulevard stop is two blocks from the entrance to the campus. It is about a ten minute walk to the main gate.
S44 - Frequent service on weekdays and runs every 30 minutes on Saturday and Sunday
S59 - Frequent service on weekdays but limited service to Tottenville.
No service on Saturday and Sunday.

Forest Hill Road buses - South Shore/St. George route
S61 – It travels between the Ferry and the Staten Island Mall via Forest Hill Road, with a stop near the back entrance to the campus-East Entrance Gate. Weekday service is 18 hours a day, 6:00am to midnight, every 15 minutes during peak commuter hours and every 30 minutes other times of the day. Weekend service is every 30 minutes.
S91 – It follows the same route as S61, with service weekdays during peak commuter hours.

For more information about Staten Island Bus Service, visit

Staten Island Express Bus
SIM33 Express bus - frequent daily schedule from 57th Street and Third Avenue to Victory Boulevard and the return route; stops at the main campus entrance-North Entrance Gate. Please consult the New York City Transit Authority at for hours and stops in Manhattan. The base fare is $6.75 for one-way. $1 fee applies to each new MetroCard purchase. Coins will no longer be accepted as payment on Express Bus.
Take R subway except late night from 11pm-5am to Whitehall Street station or take #1 subway at all times to South Ferry station. Staten Island Ferry Terminal is located across the street. The #4 and #5 subways to the Bowling Green subway station may also be used.
The base fare is $2.75 and the single ride ticket is $3.00. A Metro Card is required. Transfer is free from subway-to-bus, bus-to-subway or bus-to-bus when you use MetroCard within two hours. Go to for further information.


S53 -The route is from the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, accessible to the R subway at 95th street and Fourth Avenue, via Clove Road on Staten Island to Port Richmond. A free transfer is available for the S62/S92 or S61/S91 at Clove Road and Victory Boulevard. The trip from Bay Ridge to Clove Road and Victory Boulevard is approximately half an hour.
S93 -On Tuesday, September 2, 2014 the MTA S93 bus increased service to better accommodate the ridership between Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and the College. The bus will leave the campus at 5:45AM and run continuously throughout the day with the last bus scheduled at 9:15PM.  A S93 bus will leave Bay Ridge, Brooklyn at 6:35AM and run throughout the day with the last bus scheduled at 10:00PM. For more information about Brooklyn/CSI Bus Service, visit

S89 –A limited-stop weekday service between Eltingville, Staten Island, New York, and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, 34th Street Station, Bayonne, New Jersey. 45 minutes to Downtown and 60 minutes to Midtown from last stop on Staten Island (Walker St/.Morningstar Road). The fare is the same as a local bus. Visit for more info.
Amtrak - 1.800.872.7245,, Long Island Rail Road 1.718.217.5477, and New Jersey Transit trains 1.800.626.7433, arrive at New York Pennsylvania Station in Manhattan at 32nd Street and 7th Avenue. Then take #1 train from the Pennsylvania Station to the South Ferry station. The South Ferry station is inside the Whitehall Ferry Terminal. See the previous page on “Staten Island Ferry (between Staten Island and lower Manhattan).”

From the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (Toll on Staten Island)
Traveling westbound on the Staten Island Expressway (Interstate 278) from the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, take Victory Boulevard Exit #10. At Victory Boulevard, turn left and continue under the Expressway and turn left into the campus at the first traffic light.

From the Goethals Bridge (Toll on Staten Island)
Eastbound on the Staten Island Expressway (Interstate 278), take the Victory Boulevard Exit # 8 and turn left onto Victory Boulevard, and turn right at the first traffic light into the campus.

From the Outerbridge (Toll on Staten Island)
Take the West Shore Expressway to the Staten Island Expressway (Interstate 278) east toward the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. On the Staten Island Expressway (Interstate 278), east take the Victory Boulevard Exit 8 and turn left onto Victory Boulevard and turn right at the first traffic light to campus.

From the Bayonne Bridge (Toll on Staten Island)
Take the West Shore Expressway (Route 440) south Exit 11 toward Victory Boulevard turn left at light onto Victory Boulevard and then turn right at the first traffic light to enter the campus. Approximate 5 miles from the bridge.

Staten Island residents commute to Manhattan by car, by the ferry, which takes twenty-five minutes to get to the southern end of Manhattan, and by express bus, which takes about an hour to go to mid-town Manhattan.

How do I go to Staten Island from the airport?

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR, Newark, NJ) in New Jersey is the closest airport to the College. The distance is about ten miles to the College. The other two airports in New York City are: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK, New York, NY) and La Guardia Airport (LGA, New York, NY).

Car service is available between campus and all three major airports. The cost for Newark Liberty airport is about $45 and $75 for JFK and La Guardia each way. A dispatcher at the taxi line will ask for your destination. He/She will write down the cost of the ride and give it to you. The cost does not include tips, tolls and luggage fees. CSI is located at the Willowbrook section of Staten Island. For more air travel information, go to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s website at or call 1-(800) 247.7433.

From Newark Liberty International Airport by automobile: Take New Jersey Turnpike South to exit 13. Take Staten Island Expressway to Goethals Bridge. Stay on Staten Island Expressway East and get off at exit 8. Take the ramp towards Victory Boulevard and merge onto Christopher Lane and turn left onto Victory Boulevard. The campus is on your right.

From Newark Liberty International Airport by ground/public transportation: Ground Transportation Information is available in the baggage claim/arrival areas of all terminals.

AirTrain Newark is the regional rail transportation connection to Newark Liberty International Airport. Passengers traveling to and from Newark Liberty International Airport by rail should take scheduled NJ Transit or Amtrak rail service to new Newark Liberty International Airport Rail Link station. Visit the AirTrain Newark website at to get detailed instructions on how to make the AirTrain connection. You can also call 1-(800) 247-7433 (AIR-RIDE) for full service schedule information.

AirTrain JFK
It is an 8.1-mile rail link that connects passengers to eight airport terminals, including a parking lot and rental-car facility. Visit or call 1-(800) 247.7433 (AIR-RIDE) for detailed instructions on how to make the AirTrain connection.

Parking on Campus
Students are sold permits for on-campus parking at the time of registration on a first-come, first-served basis. For information regarding the purchase of a parking decal, please contact the The Office of Parking & DolphinCard Services or call at 718.982.2294. Visitors must stop at the Guard Booth at the entrances to the campus to obtain a temporary parking permit. Speed limit is 25mph.

Transportation on Campus
The “Loop Bus”
The Loop Bus service starts at the Victory Boulevard main entrance and runs 6 other locations within the campus.
Call Loop bus Service at 718.982.3224 for more information.
No Service when college is closed.
During semester when classes are in session:
2 buses run from 7:00am to 11:30pm,
Saturday and Sunday-8:30am-5:30pm
Non Class Day (but the college is open): 1 bus 8:00am-5:30pm
Summer session: 2 buses 7:00am-11:00pm
Winter session: 1 bus 7:00am-10:30pm

Van for the Disabled
Dispatched by the Office of Operational Services or Security as requested.
Call 718.982.3220 Monday through Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm.
All other hours, call the Public Safety Office (Building 2A-Room 208) at (718) 982-2111.
During semester when classes are in sessions, 1 van 7:00am-11:00pm.
Monday through Friday, Saturday 8:30-5:30pm and Sunday 12 noon to 5:30pm.
Summer session, 1 van 7:00am-11:00pm, Saturday 8:30am-2:30pm and Sunday 12noon–5:30pm.
Winter session, 1 van from 8:00am to 8:00pm Monday through Friday, Saturday 8:30am-5:30pm and Sunday 12 noon to 5:30pm.
No service when college is closed and non class day.

Campus Transportation Hotline (Information/Complaints): Call 718.982.3100

For a complete list of other car service companies, consult the Yellow Pages of the telephone directory under “car service”.
Clove Lake Car 718.442.0001
Area’s Two 718.967.3232/1.800.550.1188
Village Car Service 718.761.3100

Wait for your ride indoors -
This prevents you from standing outside unnecessarily with a phone in your hand, signaling to passing motorists that you're waiting for someone to pick you up. Instead, wait until your driver is close or has arrived before going outside.

Confirm details when the car arrives -
Don't just look at what time your driver is coming. Pay attention to the make, model and color of the car, as well as the driver's name and photo (if available). Make sure to match the license plate number on your screen to the one you see in real life. 

Map your own route during the ride -
This is especially important if you're in a different city and aren't familiar with the route. By monitoring your own GPS navigation, you'll see if the driver is leading you astray.

Don't share private information with your driver -
This includes your personal phone number. The Uber app automatically encrypts both the driver's number and the passenger's digits to protect both sides' privacy. You should never share credit card info with the driver. All Lyft and Uber fares are paid through the app, and tips can be added there, too. 

Ride in the back seat -
If you're the only passenger in the car, riding in the back seat gives both the passenger and driver more personal space. It also ensures you're able to get out on either side to avoid traffic. 

Tell a friend where you're going and who you're with -
Both Lyft and Uber let you quickly and easily share who your driver is, where you're going and when you're supposed to get there. 

The"share status"option in the Uber app gives your friend your driver's name, photo, license plate and location. Your friend can then track your trip and see your estimated time of arrival -- even if he or she doesn't have the app. 

The"send ETA" feature on the Lyft app is very similar. It sends a text to your friend with details about the car, the driver and how far along you are on the route.

By Public Transportation

Information, schedules and maps may be obtained by calling the New York City Transit Authority at 718.979.0600 or 718.330.1234 or by visiting their website at

MetroCard can be purchased at a MetroCard Vending Machine or at subway toll booths. They are also sold at our campus bookstore in 1C. Go to for further information.

When you travel, be aware of the red-bannered Service Advisory signs in stations and on trains and buses. These notices provide timely information that might affect your trip. Inclement weather and unforeseen operating delays may also impact your travel.

Fast Ferry launches from Staten Island Ferry to Manhattan

There are two stops along the route:

Battery Park City and 39th Street on the west side of Manhattan.

The stop to Battery City is expected to take 18 minutes from Staten Island. The stop to 39th Street will take an additional 12 minutes. The total run time from St. George, Staten Island to Midtown will be approximately 30 minutes.

The ferry's dock is located at the foot of Wall Street, between the Richmond County Bank Ballpark and Empire Outlets. The ferry will leave from St. George every 25 to 30 minutes during rush-hours.

A one-way ticket will cost $2.75, the same as the cost to ride MTA buses and the subway.

Free shuttle buses will be available at the Midtown/39th Street landing for service around Midtown. The shuttle buses will run approximately every 10 minutes during peak hours and every 20 minutes during off-peak hours and weekends. The buses are wheelchair accessible. Visit NYC Ferry website.

Staten Island Ferry (between Staten Island and lower Manhattan)

The Staten Island Ferry currently carries over 19 million passengers annually on a 5.2-mile run between the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island and the Whitehall Ferry Terminal in lower Manhattan. Service is provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Staten Island Ferry runs twenty minutes from Manhattan during peak hours and the trip is approximately 25 minutes. Free. Go to or call 311 for a schedule.

After arriving at the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island, follow signs to the S62 or S92 bus directly to campus (or) take the CSI ferry shuttle bus (or) take a car service for an additional fee to the College. The bus trip between the St. George Ferry Terminal to the campus takes about thirty minutes. Car Service is available at Ramp E at the St. George Terminal. The fare is approximately $15.00.

The Staten Island Terminal is served by the Staten Island Railway. The Rail service runs 24 hours a day from the St. George to Tottenville stations. The base fare is $2.75 and the single ride ticket is $3.00. Fare is paid at the St. George Terminal ONLY. At the St. George station, customers can make connections with Staten Island Ferry Service.

Call 1.718.966.SIRT (7478) or go to for more schedules and information.