Most tickets to the Statue of Liberty are included in the price of the ferry ride that is required to get to Liberty Island. This doesn’t rule out the possible need to make reservations, however. On a daily basis, only 3,000 access passes are made available for admission to the pedestal and the Statue of Liberty Museum that can be found inside. As such, it can be wise to reserve them in advance. Even less passes are made available for access to the crown. In fact, only 240 "Crown Access" passes are available on a daily basis. There is a small added fee for these more exclusive passes, and reservations are typically booked months in advance.
Rounding out the options when it comes to Statue of Liberty tickets are the "No Monument Access" passes. Approximately 12,000 of these passes are made available per day, and they limit access to the exterior grounds. As for information about the Statue of Liberty ferry, visitors can catch a boat that is destined for Liberty Island at Battery Park in New York City or Jersey City’s Liberty State Park. The ferries also visit nearby Ellis Island, and visitors to this island don’t have to pay extra to access the wonderful Ellis Island Immigration Museum.
Special group rates are often available for Statue of Liberty visits. Prospective visitors might also make note of the fact that discounts are always available for adults who are 62 or older and children ages four to twelve. Children under four get their ferry passes for free. Private boats are not permitted to access Liberty Island, so arriving by ferry is the only way to go. It is recommended that ferry passengers allow approximately 45 minutes to wait in line and get through the security procedures.