Uber, Lyft and Via all are available in the neighborhood. Local car services provide fast, reliable service:
Take the A train to Jay Street/Borough Hall then transfer to the Red Hook bound B61 bus at Smith and Livington Sts.
Take the 2/3/4/5 to Borough Hall then transfer to the B57 bus at Court Street toward Red Hook
F train to Carroll Street. Head a block north and turn left on Sackett St. Follow it all the way to the waterfront and turn left. This is part of the Brooklyn Greenway.
Going more through Red Hook
Take F/G to Smith-9th Street stop. Take a right out of the station, a left on Smith Street, and the first right onto Garnet St, which turns into Mill St. It's about a 15 minute walk from there into the center of Red Hook.
Going more through Carroll Gardens
Take F/G to Carroll Street. There is a pedestrian bridge on Summit Street over the BQE that isn't featured on some maps, so here's a tip. It's about a 20 minute walk from the F or G at to Carroll St. Exit the front of the train (if you were coming from Manhattan or Queens).
Take a right on 2nd Place, walk 3 blocks to Henry Street. Right on Henry, left on Summit Street which is the extension of First Place. Cross the BQE via the pedestrian bridge that is slightly to your right at the end of the first block. Walk down Summit Street two blocks to Van Brunt and turn left. That brings you into the center of Red Hook.
Citi Bike is in Red Hook (you can see the stations on our map). There are stations in Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Park Slope, Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens.
Or bike here on the Brooklyn Greenway.
For any bike route, please follow traffic rules and also know that Red Hook has a lot of cobblestone streets which are charming but are bumpy biking and slippery when wet.
CAR via Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan (Driving is 15 minutes from City Hall)
Take Brooklyn Bridge to Cadman Plaza exit, right at bottom of ramp, follow road as it turns down to the river, as if you were going to the River Cafe. Just before the river, take a left onto Furman St. Take Furman until you cross Atlantic Avenue where the road takes a bend and is renamed Columbia. Take Columbia about 6 more blocks to the 3rd light at DeGraw Street and take right. One block later, you will be forced left onto Van Brunt Street. You're in Red Hook!
CAR via BQE from Queens/New England/North Shore Long Island
Exit at Atlantic Avenue, the exit after Brooklyn Bridge. Left at end of ramp onto Columbia. Take Columbia about 6 more blocks to the 3rd light at Degraw Street and take right. One block later, you will be forced left onto Van Brunt Street
CAR via Brooklyn Battery Tunnel from Manhattan
Get on right side of tunnel, exit towards right at Hamilton Avenue. Stay in left lane once on Hamilton Avenue and at the first light (Clinton Street) take a left under the BQE. Follow Hamilton Avenue to the end to a T-junction with Van Brunt Street (Tesla dealership). Take a left on Van Brunt.
CAR from BQE/Belt Parkway coming from Staten Island
Exit Hamilton Avenue exit, stay way right on the ramp so that you don't get stuck in flow of cars going into the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. The ramp dumps you onto Hamilton Avenue, stay in the center of traffic flow. Take Hamilton Avenue about 2 blocks after the tunnel entrance to a T-junction with Van Brunt Street (Tesla dealership). Take a left
The NYC Ferry Red Hook/Atlantic Basin stop is on the South Brooklyn line and is right next to us!
If you like to combine strolls or bike riding with a ferry ride, from Pier 6 (Brooklyn Bridge Park) Red Hook is a 20 minute walk or short bike ride from the Citibike Dock at Pier 6 and Atlantic Avenue. Come down the Brooklyn Greenway, once you reach Hamilton Avenue, you are entering Red Hook.
On the weekends a ferry runs between Governors Island and Red Hook. This is a seasonal service and advanced reservation is recommended. See website for details.