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. We recommend you stay at least 8 days in order to fully appreciate everything Staten Island has to offer.

Where to Eat in Staten Island

is the neighborhood with the most restaurants in Staten Island. These include popular favorites such as Blue (1115 Richmond Ter), Panini Grill (538 Forest Ave) and The Richmond (695 Bay St). If you’re looking for affordable options, Bin 5 (1233 Bay St) and Taverna on the Bay (661 Bay St) 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.

Most popular restaurants in Staten Island

Indian
Wonderful (398 reviews)
Peruvian
Wonderful (282 reviews)
Italian
Wonderful (82 reviews)
Italian
Wonderful (80 reviews)
Contemporary American
Wonderful (80 reviews)
American
Wonderful (56 reviews)
Indian
Wonderful (398 reviews)
Peruvian
Wonderful (282 reviews)
Italian
Wonderful (82 reviews)
Italian
Wonderful (80 reviews)
Contemporary American
Wonderful (80 reviews)
American
Wonderful (56 reviews)

When to visit Staten Island

Staten Island in February
Estimated hotel price
$157
1 night at 3-star hotel
Staten Island in February
Estimated hotel price
$157
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Staten Island in July, when the average temperature is 77 °F, and the highest can go up to 86 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 24.8 °F, with an average temperature of 32 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 4.6″. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Staten Island, with an average rainfall of 3.1″.

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How to Get to Staten Island

Plane

When flying to Staten Island, you’ll arrive at Newark Liberty Airport (EWR), which is located 8 miles from the city center. The shortest domestic flight to Staten Island departs from Charlotte and takes around 1h 47m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Staten Island. The train journey from Staten Island to Philadelphia takes 0h 59m and costs around $10 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from New Haven, expect to pay about $8 for a 1h 45m trip.

Car

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

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Staten Island, including Megabus, Greyhound and Bus. From Philadelphia, the bus ride to Staten Island takes 90 miles and will cost you around $9. From Washington, D.C., the ticket costs about $9 for a journey of 265 miles.

Plane

When flying to Staten Island, you’ll arrive at Newark Liberty Airport (EWR), which is located 8 miles from the city center. The shortest domestic flight to Staten Island departs from Charlotte and takes around 1h 47m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Staten Island. The train journey from Staten Island to Philadelphia takes 0h 59m and costs around $10 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from New Haven, expect to pay about $8 for a 1h 45m trip.

Car

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

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Staten Island, including Megabus, Greyhound and Bus. From Philadelphia, the bus ride to Staten Island takes 90 miles and will cost you around $9. From Washington, D.C., the ticket costs about $9 for a journey of 265 miles.

Airports near Staten Island

Airlines serving Staten Island

Lufthansa
Good (4,411 reviews)
KLM
Good (802 reviews)
SWISS
Good (905 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,169 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,594 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,232 reviews)
Air France
Good (962 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,520 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (475 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,821 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,087 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,456 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,315 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (219 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (796 reviews)
Finnair
Good (901 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,094 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (861 reviews)
LOT
Good (671 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,158 reviews)
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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

Most booked hotels in Staten Island

Hampton Inn & Suites Staten Island
2 stars
Excellent (8.4, 1252 reviews)
$177+
The Harbor House Bed & Breakfast
2 stars
Excellent (8.1, 298 reviews)
$102+
Hampton Inn Newark Airport
3 stars
Excellent (8, 4583 reviews)
$125+
Hilton Garden Inn New York/Staten Island
3 stars
Good (7.7, 769 reviews)
$177+
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Staten Island
3 stars
Good (7.6, 591 reviews)
$151+
Hampton Inn & Suites Newark Airport Elizabeth
3 stars
Good (7.1, 2502 reviews)
$134+

Renting a car in Staten Island

Renting a car in Staten Island costs $49 per day, on average, or $393 if you want to rent if for 8 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 16% cheaper than airport locations in Staten Island.

Expect to pay $3.48 per gallon in Staten Island (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $41.79 and $55.72. 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 Full-size rental cars (Honda Odyssey or similar) are, on average, 70% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Staten Island costs $49 per day, on average, or $393 if you want to rent if for 8 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 16% cheaper than airport locations in Staten Island.

Expect to pay $3.48 per gallon in Staten Island (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $41.79 and $55.72. 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 Full-size rental cars (Honda Odyssey or similar) are, on average, 70% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.