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There are 3 ways to get from Boston to Shelter Island by train, bus or car ferry

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

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Train  •  2h 54m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Old Saybrook Amtrak Station Northeast Regional

$75 - $190

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h 20m

  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

1 alternative option

Train, car ferry  •  5h 19m

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

$93 - $234

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Shelter Island is to bus which costs $17 - $45 and takes 4h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Shelter Island is to train which costs $75 - $190 and takes 2h 54m.

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The distance between Boston and Shelter Island is 112 miles.

The best way to get from Boston to Shelter Island without a car is to train which takes 2h 54m and costs $75 - $190.

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It takes approximately 2h 54m to get from Boston to Shelter Island, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Boston to Shelter Island is to train which takes 2h 54m and costs $75 - $190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $17 - $45 and takes 4h 20m.

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There are 82+ hotels available in Shelter Island. Prices start at $190 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Shelter Island.
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  • Distance: 111.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 54m

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

Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Boston to Shelter Island every 4 hours. Tickets cost $75 - $190 and the journey takes 2h 23m. Alternatively, 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 4h 20m.

Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Old Saybrook Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
Train from Boston South Station to New London Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $120
Business Seat
$100 - $190
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
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
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
DATTCO
Phone
1-860-229-4878
Website
dattco.com
Bus from Hartford, CT - City Place Pearl St. to Old Saybrook Center
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
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
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Schedules at
longislandferry.com
Book at
longislandferry.com
Passenger
$17
Vehicle
$42

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