Free Weekend Ferry from Lower Manhattan to Red Hook, Brooklyn
It’s free to ride the IKEA Express water taxi from Lower Manhattan to Red Hook, Brooklyn on Saturdays and Sundays. The weekday fare is $5.00 (if you spend $10 or more at IKEA on a weekday, your water taxi ticket is good for a $5 discount on your purchase).
The ferry runs between Pier 11 near South Street Seaport in Lower Manhattan and the IKEA store dock in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
The ride takes 20 to 30 minutes and you’ll get some nice views of the Lower Manhattan skyline along the way.
While in Red Hook, you can do some shopping at IKEA (you can carry back on the ferry as much as will fit in an IKEA bag, anything more will have to be shipped), and/or explore the Red Hook neighborhood.
Visit the IKEA Express website for the current ferry schedule.
The ferry boards in Manhattan at Slip A at Pier 11 near South Street Seaport in Lower Manhattan (street address: 11 Bush Terminal Yard) and in Red Hook, Brooklyn at the IKEA store dock (street address: 1 Beard Street, Brooklyn).