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MTA Staten Island Railway Fare and Transfer Information

Paying your Fare

All SIR fares are collected when boarding or exiting at St. George Terminal and Tompkinsville stations only.

All customers boarding at St. George Terminal or Tompkinsville Station must use MetroCard or a magnetic-stripe transfer received on their local bus, or present a valid special-fare ticket for collection.

All Manhattan-bound customers arriving at St. George or Tompkinsville must use a MetroCard or a magnetic-stripe transfer received on their local bus.  At St. George, customers may also present a valid special-fare ticket for collection.

Free Connection to Staten Island Ferry

The Staten Island Ferry is free.

Free Transfers with MetroCard

Pay your fare with Pay-Per Ride MetroCard and transfer free between SIR and local buses or subways as long as you use your MetroCard again within two hours.  Use an Unlimited Ride MetroCard and ride as many times as you like, including transfers.

If you ride a local Staten Island bus to SIR, you can transfer free to SIR and then transfer again free to these lower Manhattan subways and buses:

  • at South Ferry
  • at Bowling Green or Wall St
  • at Broadway-Nassau/Fulton St
  • at Wall St
  • at Broad St
  • at Whitehall St or Rector St
  • M5, M20 and M15 SBS buses

For More Information

For all MTA services, dial 511, the New York State transit and traffic line. To get answers to your MetroCard questions simply say "MTA" then "MetroCard."

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