The Roosevelt Island Tram

Roosevelt Island

Tram Service

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Hours of Operation

  • Sunday - Thursday: 6:00 AM to 2:00 AM

  • Friday & Saturday: 6:00 AM to 3:30 AM

  • Morning Rush Hours (M-F): 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM

  • Evening Rush Hours (M-F): 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Fare Information

  • Only MTA MetroCards are accepted

  • We follow to same fare structure as the MTA

  • Up to three (3) children 44 inches tall and under ride for free on the Tram when accompanied by a fare paying adult

  • Children over 44 inches tall require full fare

  • $1.25 Seniors (with MTA MetroCard)

  • For Large Groups

    • All groups larger than 25 must purchase MetroCards to ride the tram.

    • While MetroCards are available for purchase at the Tram Station, there are no MTA Booth at the station, vending machines are the only option available.

    • We strongly suggest you purchase your MetroCards in advance from staffed MTA Booths at any Subway Station.

    • The Tramway does not accept MTA Free Transportation Certificates, etc.

    • Please call the Tramway office two weeks in advance to give notification of a group trip at: (212) 832-0383