Manhattan is often thought of as the cornerstone of NYC, or to be honest, NYC itself. Since it’s an island, vehicles access Manhattan using one of 14 bridges or 4 tunnels.

These bridges and tunnels are typically divided into three groups:

  • East River Bridges & Tunnels connect Queens and Brooklyn to Manhattan.
  • Harlem River Bridges connect the Bronx to Manhattan.
  • Hudson River Bridges & Tunnels connect New Jersey to Manhattan.

Many of the smaller and less traveled NYC bridges and tunnels have NO TOLLS. The major crossings typically charge a toll to cross one or both ways. If you have an EZ Pass NY or EZ Pass NJ device, you will usually pay a discounted toll rate but NOTE that usually:

  • EZ Pass NY tags will pay the CASH rate for NJ crossings, and
  • EZ Pass NJ tags will pay the CASH rate for NY crossings

The lefthand links will give you the history of each NYC bridge or tunnel, how to enter, toll rates, and we’ve even found you a nifty picture of the crossing. This is ‘must have’ information for anyone considering NYC Driving.

Find out more about NYC bridges and tunnels from the NYC Department of Transportation.

NYC map of Bridges, Tunnels, Ferries


with a few select NYC garages.