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There are 4 ways to get from Boston to Block Island by train, bus, ferry or plane

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Train, bus, ferry  •  4h 59m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station 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

$21 - $89

3 alternative options

Bus, ferry  •  5h 16m

  1. Take the bus from South Station, Boston, MA to TF Green Airport, Warwick, RI
  2. Take the bus from Tf Green Airport 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

$30 - $45

Train, line 66 bus, ferry  •  5h 17m

  1. Take the train from South Station to Wickford Junction
  2. Take the line 66 bus from Wickford Train 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

Train, fly  •  3h 2m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Westerly Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Westerly (WST) to Block Island (BID) WST - BID

$73 - $344

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Block Island is to train and line 66 bus and ferry which costs $23 - $40 and takes 5h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Block Island is to train and fly which costs $70 - $350 and takes 3h 2m.

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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 bus and ferry which takes 4h 59m and costs $21 - $90.

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It takes approximately 4h 59m to get from Boston to Block Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Westerly Airport to Block Island Airport is the direct flight which takes 35 min.

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New England Airlines offers flights from Westerly Airport to Block Island Airport.

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There are 49+ 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: 4h 59m

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 Providence, take the walk to Providence Station, take the 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 TF Green Airport, Warwick, RI, Tf Green Airport, Great Island At Ferry Terminal, and Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI in around 5h 16m.

Airlines
New England Airlines
Website
blockislandsairline.com
Flights from Westerly to Block Island
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$9 - $240
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Providence
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
Train from Boston South Station to Westerly Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $80
Business Class Seat
$65 - $130
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from South Station to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
MBTA
Train from South Station to Wickford Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
MBTA
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Providence
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Bus operators
RIPTA
Phone
+1 401-781-9400
Email
customerrelations@ripta.com
Website
ripta.com
Bus from Providence Station to Great Island At Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ripta.com
Bus from Tf Green Airport to Great Island At Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ripta.com
Bus from Wickford Train Station to Great Island At Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ripta.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from South Station, Boston, MA to TF Green Airport, Warwick, RI
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
peterpanbus.com
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Schedules at
goblockisland.com
Traditional
$13
High Speed
$20 - $21

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