There are 4 ways to get from Boston to Shelter Island by train, car ferry or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, travel  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station Amtrak to Old Saybrook Amtrak Northeast Regional
  2. Travel from Old Saybrook Amtrak to Shelter Island

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Hartford, Ct 2561 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hartford, CT - City Place Pearl St. to Old Saybrook Center Old Saybrook Express / ...

$17 - $41

2 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station Amtrak to New London Union Station Amtrak Northeast Regional / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from New London to Orient Point

$93 - $234

Bus, car ferry  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to New London, Ct 3469 / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from New London to Orient Point

$36 - $86

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Boston to Shelter Island is to bus which costs $17 - $45 and takes 4 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Shelter Island is to train and car ferry which takes 4 h 17 min and costs $90 - $240.

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The distance between Boston and Shelter Island is 178 km.

It takes approximately 2 h 24 min to get from Boston to Shelter Island, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Shelter Island, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Boston to Shelter Island via Hartford, Ct, Hartford, CT - City Place Pearl St., and Old Saybrook Center in around 4 h 32 min.

Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station Amtrak to Old Saybrook Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
Train from Boston South Station Amtrak to New London Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $120
Business Seat
$100 - $190
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston, Ma to Hartford, Ct
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Boston, Ma to New London, Ct
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
DATTCO
Phone
1-860-229-4878
Website
dattco.com
Bus from Hartford, CT - City Place Pearl St. to Old Saybrook Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
cttransit.com
CT Transit
Phone
+1 860-522-8101
Website
cttransit.com
Bus from Pearl St and Trumbull St to Elm St and Main St
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
cttransit.com
Book at
buypasses.storesecured.com
Ferry operators
Long Island Ferry
Website
longislandferry.com
Car ferry from New London to Orient Point
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Schedules at
longislandferry.com
Book at
longislandferry.com
Passenger
$17
Vehicle
$42

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