NEW YORK (PIX11) – The first ferry from South Amboy, New Jersey, to New York City set sail early Monday morning.

The ride takes just about an hour. There are also free transfers to Weehawken, Hoboken, and Jersey City.

The morning ferry runs once an hour from 5:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. The evening ferry runs once an hour from 3:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more information on schedules and stops, click here.

Officials said a new, permanent terminal will take 18 months and $30 million to complete. It’s set to open in 2025.

Tickets cost $18. NY Waterway operates the service.

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