This post covers how to visit Coney Island, including how to get there, things to do and see, and where to eat, as well as a short history.
Coney Island is located on the southern tip of Brooklyn, approximately 1 hour by subway from Times Square.
From Times Square, it takes 1 hour to get to Coney Island by subway.
Use this link for directions to Coney Island from Manhattan or anywhere in the NYC area.
Subway to Coney Island
By subway, take the Q line, F line, or D line to station "Coney Island- Stillwell Avenue".
The subway station is just a 5-minute walk away from the subway to the most famous Coney Island sites.
If you are new to the NYC subway, then you may find the following guides helpful.
Ferry to Coney Island
Beginning in 2023, the East River Ferry is supposed to be transporting passengers to Coney Island.
It's planned to sail from Pier 11 at Wall Street and takes approximately 37 minutes to get to Coney Island.
Its fare is scheduled to be ($4.00) and is a much more pleasant ride than the subway! Get your tan started before arriving at Coney Island.
As of May 2023, the launch of this new route is postponed indefinitely.
The East River Ferry has several routes that take you to many of the best parts of New York City. Find out more here.
Coney Island offers a variety of activities for visitors to enjoy.
You can relax on the sandy beach, take a thrilling ride on the iconic Cyclone roller coaster, indulge in delicious boardwalk treats, and explore amusement parks like Luna Park.
Additionally, you can visit the New York Aquarium or catch a baseball game at MCU Park.
We have a detailed post titled "Events and Things to Do on Coney Island" which mainly covers how to visit Coney Island, things to do and see, and where to eat. Do check it out.