The Roosevelt Island Tram

Hours of Operation

Sunday - Thursday                  :  6:00 AM to 2:00 AM
Friday & Saturday                    :  6:00 AM to 3:30 AM

Morning Rush Hours (M - F)  : 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM 
Evening Rush Hours (M - F)  : 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Click here for a printable copy of complete Tram Schedule

Red Bus Service on Roosevelt Island Mirrors the Tram Schedule


Fare Information

  • Only MTA MetroCards are accepted

  • We follow to same fare structure as the MTA

  • Up to three (3) children 44 inches tall and under ride for free on the Tram when accompanied by a fare paying adult.

  • Children over 44 inches tall require full fare

  • $1.25 Seniors (with MTA MetroCard)

  • For Large Groups: All groups larger than 25 must purchase MetroCards to ride the tram.  While MetroCards are available for purchase at the Tram Station, there are no MTA  Booth at the station, vending machines are the only option available.  We strongly suggest you purchase your MetroCards in advance from staffed MTA Booths at any Subway Station.  The Tramway does not accept MTA Free Transportation Certificates, etc.

Click here to download the Roosevelt Island Tramway Field Trip Application.

       * Please call the Tramway office two weeks in advance to give notification of a group trip at: 212-832-4559

          Click Here for the R.I. Red Bus Information

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