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Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram

59th Street and Second Avenue, Mid town, New York City, NY 10022
+1 212-832-4555
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Great views

Took the return trip to roosevelt Island by the tram just to get another view of the city. The ride... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Christine J
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
an easy travel with charming views

this is an excellent way to reach roosevelt island. very easy to get to the tram and you can use... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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59th Street and Second Avenue, Mid town, New York City, NY 10022
Upper East Side
+1 212-832-4555
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Took the return trip to roosevelt Island by the tram just to get another view of the city. The ride was included on the metro card. I managed to be by the window on both trips so I had a clear view. Well worth doing.

Thank Christine J
Reviewed 3 days ago

this is an excellent way to reach roosevelt island. very easy to get to the tram and you can use your metrocard. when in transfer from the subway you dont have to pay extra. please note: they are renovating the manhattan station so its a...More

Thank scha_tova
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram was a fun way to look at "The City" and once we arrived at Roosevelt Island, we enjoyed a quiet, peaceful walk along part of the shore so we could see more of Queens to the East as well as...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Part of the metro system so you can use your metro card. A great way to get a different view of the city and to get to RI. Take the free bus on the island to get all the way around.

Thank fullygr0wnlady
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We crossed over into Manhattan just after the sun had gone down. The views were phenomenal, I imagine it is just as good during the day.

Thank GingerElbow
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this place online and just had to try it, on our first day in NYC we walked down to this place and it was dark by the time we got there. I think the trip across the river in the dark with all the...More

Thank Newyorkfan40
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy to get to and a great view. We were able to use a transfer on our transit pass so it did not cost any extra. Walked north and took the subway back into Manhattan.

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Serendipity for lunch in 60th Street and just a short walk up to the Tramway station. There is amazing views on this aerial tram for just the cost of the subway. It was not too busy, and it was a beautiful day...More

1  Thank Elaine P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a tourist in NYC and want to do something cool, take this tram! We took the NYC Ferry from Pier 11 to Roosevelt Island. From the pier, it is a few dozen yards to the tram station. The tram runs beside the...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was disappointed by the tram ride to Roosevelt Island. It is very brief and the view looking south toward the skyline of lower Manhattan is blocked by the Queensboro Bridge. I was unable to take any photos. If I go back to Roosevelt Island for...More

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Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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8 December 2017|
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Response from Justin W | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. You should check the website for that as I still saw them working on it two months ago. You can use your metropass/subway pass for the ride and YES, it is well worth the trip on a nice day. Try to walk around... More
Dave A
28 November 2017|
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Response from BobLeblaw | Reviewed this property |
Several options. For subways, the 4, 5, or 6 to 59th St gets you to 59th and Lexington. From there it's a few blocks walk(east) to the tram. Likewise, the N, R, or W will also get you to essentially the same spot. If you... More
16 October 2017|
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Response from robot0123 | Reviewed this property |
2.75, same as any single subway ride. You can use your metro card.