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Directions

All tours depart from the Eltingville Transit Center, 90-98 Wainwright Avenue in Staten Island. Eltingville Transit Center is near the intersection of Arthur Kill Road and Richmond Avenue.
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Freshkills Park, September 2005

Driving Directions to the Eltingville Transit Center

From Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens:

Make your way to the Eastbound Gowanus Expressway. Follow signs for the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. Stay to the left after paying toll and follow signs for New Jersey. You are now on the Staten Island Expressway (278). Take the SI Expressway (278) to the Richmond Ave exit.  Turn right onto Richmond Ave.  Continue south on Richmond Ave past the Staten Island Mall to Arthur Kill Rd.  The Eltingville Transit Center/Park & Ride lot is on the other side of Arthur Kill Rd, behind the bus station, on the right hand side.

From NJ:

Take the Outerbridge Crossing to the Korean War Veterans Parkway (RT 909C) to the last exit (Richmond Ave) look for the park & ride sign and the Eltingville Transit Center.

From St. George, Staten Island:
Take Bay Street south to Victory Boulevard. Turn right on Victory Boulevard and continue for about five miles. Turn left on Richmond Avenue and continue past the Staten Island Mall and through Arthur Kill Road. Make an right immediately after Arthur Kill Road, on Wainwright Avenue, and the Eltingville Transit Center will be directly ahead.

Public Transportation Directions to the Eltingville Transit Center

From Manhattan:

Ferry and Bus
Take the Staten Island Ferry at the Whitehall Street station to the S74 bus. On Saturdays, the ferry runs every half-hour. For SI Ferry schedule information call (718)815-BOAT or visit Staten Island Ferry Website. The ferry ride takes approximately 30 minutes.

When you arrive at St. George Terminal on Staten Island, follow signage for Ramp B and the S74 bus. Take the S74 bus (which stops at the terminal approx. every 20 minutes). Ask the driver to tell you when you arrive at Eltingville Transit Center (the Park and Ride Facility at Arthur Kill Rd & Richmond Ave).

Ferry, SI Rapid Transit, and Bus
Take the Staten Island Ferry at the Whitehall Street station to the S74 bus. On Saturdays, the ferry runs every half-hour. For SI Ferry schedule information call (718)815-BOAT. The ferry ride takes approximately 30 minutes.

When you arrive at St. George Terminal on Staten Island, follow signage for the SI Rapid Transit. Take SIRT  13 stops to the Eltingville station. The train takes approximately 30 minutes. When you depart the train walk one block south to Richmond Avenue. On Richmond Avenue, you can take either the Richmond Terrace Bound S59 or the SI Mall Bound S79. Ask the driver to tell you when you arrive at Eltingville Transit Center (the Park and Ride Facility at Arthur Kill Rd & Richmond Ave).

From Brooklyn:

Bus

Take the R train to the 86th Street subway station and look for signs for the S79 Bus.  This bus will take you over the Verrazano Narrows Bridge to Staten Island. Take the S79 bus and ask the driver to tell you when you arrive at Eltingville Transit Center (the Park and Ride Facility at Arthur Kill Rd & Richmond Ave). The S79 bus ride takes approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.

Biking Directions to Eltingville Transit Center from the St. George Ferry Terminal

This route is on public streets, many without dedicated bike lanes. Best for experienced riders.
Total Distance: 9.6 miles
Estimated time by bike: 1 hour

  1. Right onto Richmond Terrace from the ferry terminal.
  2. Follow Richmond Terrace (water should always be on the right).
  3. Cross under Bayonne Bridge.
  4. Left on Morningstar Road (immediately after you cross under the Bayonne Bridge).
  5. Continue on Morningstar Road, through Forest Avenue. Morningstar becomes Richmond Avenue.
  6. Continue on Richmond Avenue for about five miles. You will pass the Staten Island Mall and Costco.
  7. Continue through Arthur Kill Road and make an immediate right on Wainwright Avenue. The Eltingville Transit center will be directly ahead.

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