For all visitors that want to see the Statue of Liberty but that also want to cut back on extra expenses; your best option is coming to Pier 1, you can get there by taking the 1, which is the red line to South Ferry or the R yellow line to White Street South Ferry station. Remember, the Staten Island Ferry works 24-hours a day, departing every half-hour according to schedule. The Ferry will take you back and forth for free. Along with this ride, you will enjoy beautiful cityscapes of Lower Manhattan and a close-up of the Statue of Liberty.
In the video you will see the train stations close to the Ferry, the facade of this; the view that you're going to have from the ferry to the Statue of the Liberty, Ellis Island, the skyscrapers and bridges of the Lower Manhattan, the schedules can change without notice.
For more information you can visit www.nyc.gov/dot or call 311 for updates" in this page you can also find PDF's in different languages http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/ferrybus/staten-island-ferry.shtml
Address: Terminal Manhattan (The Whitehall) 4 South Street New York, NY 10301 (718) 727-2508 Terminal Staten Island (St. George) 1 Bay St, Staten Island, NY Staten Island Ferry P (718) 876-8441.