Staten Island travel guide

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You're Going to Love Staten Island

With a population of 468,730, Staten Island is a must-see destination in New York State, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

Where to Eat in Staten Island

is the neighbourhood with the most restaurants in Staten Island. These include popular favourites such as Bocelli Ristorante (1250 Hylan Blvd), Taste of India II (287 New Dorp Lane) and Sakana Sushi & Hibachi Steakhouse (1657 Richmond Rd). If you’re looking for affordable options, Taverna on the Bay (661 Bay St) and Bruno's Bakery and Restaurant (1650 Hylan Blvd) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Fushimi - Page (17 Page Ave) and Bliss Restaurant - Staten Island (150k Greaves Ln) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Staten Island.

When to visit Staten Island

Staten Island in December
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Staten Island in December
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Staten Island in July, when the average temperature is 25 °C, and the highest can go up to 30 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -4 °C, with an average temperature of 0 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 118 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Staten Island, with an average rainfall of 79 mm.

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How to Get to Staten Island


When flying to Staten Island, you’ll arrive at Newark Liberty Airport (EWR), which is located 8 miles from the city centre. The shortest flight to Staten Island from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 15h 55m.


Amtrak is the most popular train carrier serving Staten Island, followed by Acela. The train journey from Staten Island to Trenton takes 0h 54m and costs around $18 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Wilmington, expect to pay about $22 for a 1h 28m trip.


Another option to get to Staten Island is to pick up a car hire from New York, which is about 15 miles from Staten Island. You’ll find branches of Dollar and Sixt, among others, in New York.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Staten Island, including Peter Pan Bus Lines, Greyhound and OurBus. From Andalusia, the bus ride to Staten Island takes 90 miles and will cost you around $40. From Andalusia, the ticket costs about $40 for a journey of 90 miles.

Airports near Staten Island

Airlines serving Staten Island

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Where to stay in Staten Island

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include The Harbor House Bed & Breakfast and The Staten Island Inn.

Where to stay in popular areas of Staten Island

Hiring a car in Staten Island

Expect to pay $1.83 per litre in Staten Island (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $21.95 and $29.27. The most frequently booked car type in Staten Island is Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Standard car hire (Class Commercial Truck or similar) is, on average, 53% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.