Directions


Getting to Governors Island, New York City (10 South St, New York NY 10004)

 

The NYC Volkswagen Traffic Jam is held at Colonel' Row on Governors Island. Governors Island is only accessible via ferry. Colonel Row is about a 1/4 of a mile from the ferry dock on Governors Island.  You can bring your bike to the island or rent a bike while there. You can also walk, of course!

The Governors Island Ferry is FREE for to the public, spectators, pedestrians etc. and departs from Lower Manhattan at the historic Battery Maritime Building located at 10 South Street, adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry. This is the departure ferry for all show cars as well.

Spectators please note that ferry service on show day also runs from Brooklyn in various locations, and also from Queens. (No show cars on these ferries.) Visit the Governors Island website to access all pedestrian ferry schedules.


Subway Directions to Lower Manhattan Ferry (Battery Maritime Building)

Take the 1 or 9 train to: South Ferry Station
Take the 4 or 5 train to: Bowling Green station
Take the R or W to: Whitehall St. Station

Driving directions to Lower Manhattan Ferry (Battery Maritime Building)

 

Only registered show vehicles are allowed on the island on show day. For all other vehicles, there is garage parking across the street from the Battery Maritime Building, at 1 New York Plaza, for a fee.

  • Driving from the East Side of Manhattan:
  • Take the FDR Drive to Exit 1, South Ferry. As you exit, stay in the left lane and turn left around the (left) u-turn at the end of the street in front of the Staten Island Ferry terminal. The Governors Island Ferry is the large green and pink historic building next to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.


  • Driving from the West Side of Manhattan:
  • Take the West Side Highway/West Street toward the FDR Drive -- you will drive around the tip of Lower Manhattan and go through an underpass. When you emerge from the underpass, take the first exit, Exit 1, Staten Island Ferry. Stay left, and make a left-hand u-turn onto South Street going south. Stay to your turn left and make the (left) u-turn at the end of the street in front of the Staten Island Ferry terminal. The Governors Island Ferry is the large green and pink historic building next to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.


  • Driving local streets in Manhattan:
  • Take Broadway south onto Whitehall Street. Turn left onto Water Street. Go one block and turn right onto Broad Street. Go one block and turn right onto South Street. Go to the left land, and make the (left) u-turn at the end of the street in front of the Staten Island Ferry terminal. The Governors Island Ferry is the large green and pink historic building next to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.

    Driving from New Jersey:

    The easiest and smothest wait to get to the show is to take the Lincoln Tunnel towars 34th St, make a left onto 34th Street and go all the way down where you can't go no more, make a right onto FDR South and follow directions from East Side of Manhattan. 

    Driving from Connecticut:

    From Merrick Parkway, take I 287 E, follow signs for  I-95 South via the ramp to New York City, from I-95 keep going South on I-95, keep left to continue on I-278 W, follow signs for I-95 South, take the exit towards Randalls\Wards Is/Manhattan/FDR and follow directions above for Driving Directions from East Side of Manhattan.

    Driving from Upstate:

    Wether you are coming from 684 (Brewster) or 87, follow the signs for I 87 South,