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

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, line 66 bus, ferry  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Kingston Amtrak Station
  2. Take the line 66 bus from Kingston Railroad Station to Great Island At Ferry Terminal 66
  3. Take the ferry from Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI

$85 - $206

Cheapest option

Train, bus, ferry  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Ruggles to Providence
  2. Take the bus from Providence Station to Great Island At Ferry Terminal 66
  3. Take the ferry from Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI

$23 - $38

1 alternative option

Bus, ferry  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston to Providence
  2. Take the bus from Kennedy Plaza to Great Island At Ferry Terminal 66 / ...
  3. Take the ferry from Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI

$25 - $47

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Boston to Block Island is to train and bus and ferry which costs $22 - $40 and takes 6 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Block Island is to train and line 66 bus and ferry which costs $85 - $210 and takes 4 h 14 min.

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The distance between Boston and Block Island is 87 miles.

The best way to get from Boston to Block Island without a car is to train and line 66 bus and ferry which takes 4 h 14 min and costs $85 - $210.

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It takes approximately 4 h 14 min to get from Boston to Block Island, including transfers.

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There are 10+ hotels available in Block Island. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Block Island.
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  • Distance: 86.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 14 min

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Block Island, RI, USA?

There is no direct connection from Boston to Block Island. However, you can take the train to Kingston Amtrak Station, take the walk to Kingston Railroad Station, take the line 66 bus to Great Island At Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI, then take the ferry to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Boston to Block Island via Providence, Kennedy Plaza, Great Island At Ferry Terminal, and Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI in around 5 h 31 min.

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 Kingston Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Seat
$100 - $190
Bus operators
RIPTA
Phone
+1 401-781-9400
Email
customerrelations@ripta.com
Website
ripta.com
Bus from Kingston Railroad Station to Great Island At Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ripta.com
Bus from Kennedy Plaza to Great Island At Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ripta.com
Bus from Providence Station to Great Island At Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ripta.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston to Providence
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
peterpanbus.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston, Ma to Providence, Ri
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $25
Ferry operators
Block Island Ferry
Website
blockislandferry.com
Ferry from Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Schedules at
blockislandferry.com
Traditional
$13
High Speed
$20 - $21

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