We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Midtown
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: 59th Street and Second Avenue, New York City, NY 10022
Phone Number: 212 832 4555
Website
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 993 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 584
    Excellent
  • 335
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Low cost family entertainment

Something to do in Manhattan for the price of a subway ride. Hidden away from the tourist spots, you get a different view of the city as you rise up and over the East River. Not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
RosedaleJohnny
,
Toronto, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

993 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
95 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Something to do in Manhattan for the price of a subway ride. Hidden away from the tourist spots, you get a different view of the city as you rise up and over the East River. Not lots to do on Roosevelt Island, but good for peace and quiet and a stroll around the island looking at the Manhattan skyline.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Caracas, Venezuela
Level Contributor
12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The Roosevelt Island Tramvay give to its users a different view of Manhattan and everybody could see and take pictures of views amazing with Brooklin and uppertown to each side

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
162 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The tram is fun for anyone who just wants to see the City from a different view. It's less than the cost of a subway ride and Roosevelt island is a great place to ride your bikes.... so bring them over!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Ride the tram using your Metro card to visit Roosevelt Island, explore the new FDR memorial designed by architect Louis Kahn and have a picnic along the riverbank. A great relaxing escape from hectic Manhattan.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newport, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very short journey but great to be above the congested roads.Used our tube metro card to pay. Difficult to take pics of view due to the bridge structure in the way

Was this review helpful? Yes
Harwich
Level Contributor
104 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Didn't have to wait at all to get on this, walked straight on from Roosevelt Island. The tram caught the wind at one point and swayed a bit, the kids thought that was great, but otherwise an effective way of travelling from A to B

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Nothing special in particular - just a tram taking you to Roosevelt Island, which is quirky in itself

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I decided to try the tram before visiting Central Park, you can use your metro card. It doesn't take long and the views of East Manhattan are nice. There isn't much to do on the island, so I had a quick walk around and went back across. Something different for a quick visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is so cool crossing to the other side being in the air, what a view. You pay a fee as you would using transport walk along the river side park it's nice.

Was this review helpful? Yes
South West England
Level Contributor
65 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

To get a different view of the city, try the Roosevelt Aerial Tramway. It costs $2.50 pp each way - it doesn't take long and there isn't much the other side - but its so worth the effort for the views alone.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram also viewed

 

Been to Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram and other visitors
9 questions
Ask a question
Epsom, United Kingdom
7 months ago
Lisburn, United Kingdom
10 days ago
rome

See all questions (9)

Questions? Get answers from Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Midtown

Neighborhood Profile
Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
Explore this neighborhood