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The Roosevelt Island Tramway

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An easy way out of the island

And inexpensive too, probably faster than the interminable escalators to the subway, great view of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nolinice
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Great day

We took the cable car from Manhattan to Roosevelt Island. You're charged the same price as a single... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
MrDonMac
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

And inexpensive too, probably faster than the interminable escalators to the subway, great view of the queensboro bridge and the river, you can even use the metro card!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nolinice
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took the cable car from Manhattan to Roosevelt Island. You're charged the same price as a single journey on the subway. The views across the city are amazing. Once we had crossed over to Roosevelt Island, we wandered about exploring the island, before taking...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MrDonMac
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As this was possibly our last visit to Manhattan we wanted to do something different. 6$ each well worth it. Beautiful tram ride over the river alongside the Queensborough bridge. Landed on an incredibly clean space with a fantastic view of Manhattan. I would thoroughly...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Roosevelt Island is very beautiful place. Everybody should go there and the best way to is with the Tramway

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank TadiniABC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great way to see some of the city from overhead on your way to Roosevelt Island and all the new wonderful buildings!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank donotenterdoc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best times to ride the tram is at sunset but really any time is spectacular - not to mention, very cheap!

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Paula R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much to do on Roosevelt Island, but the ride itself is great. The views are unbeatable, and even if you turn around and go right back, it's worth it.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Mojaquera
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A short walk east from the 59th Str/Lexington subway station is the Tramway that, although is only a short 5 minute ride, offers great views from high above. When making videos of the City, we could not overlook this unique chance to make spectacular footage...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Pat B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It can be used with your Metro card, so if you have a 7 day pass the tramway is in effect a free pass. It is a short ride, takes about 5 minutes to get across on the cable car - there are two cars,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jjbjnj
Reviewed 7 January 2019

The tram ride is very nice and the views are incredible and its very impressive to see how built up Roosevelt island is. The only thing is riding the tram is a pain because they require QUARTERS or a Metro card, and they don't have...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Brix510
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thunderguts
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It runs every 7.5 minutes, or sooner at rush hour. We really enjoyed the ride over and only wished we’d had more time to spend walking once over.
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Zoë H
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You can find it on their website. I did soms too
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