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

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

Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines, ferry  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA to Newport
  2. Take the ferry from Perrotti Park, Newport, RI to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI Block Island Ferry

$30 - $44

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry via Kennedy Plaza  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Providence, Ri
  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

$29 - $42

1 alternative option

Train, line 66 bus, ferry  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station Amtrak to Kingston Amtrak
  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

$89 - $201

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Boston to Block Island is to bus and ferry which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Block Island is to bus and ferry which takes 3 h 35 min and costs $30 - $45.

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The distance between Boston and Block Island is 139 km.

It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to get from Boston to Block Island, including transfers.

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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 bus to Newport, take the walk to Perrotti Park, Newport, RI, then take the ferry to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Boston to Block Island via Kingston Amtrak, Kingston Railroad Station, Great Island At Ferry Terminal, and Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI in around 3 h 52 min.

Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station Amtrak to Kingston Amtrak
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Seat
$100 - $190
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA to Newport
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $28
Schedules at
peterpanbus.com
Book at
webstore.peterpanbus.com
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
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ripta.com
Bus from Kennedy Plaza to Great Island At Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ripta.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.

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
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24
Ferry operators
Block Island Ferry
Website
blockislandferry.com
Ferry from Perrotti Park, Newport, RI to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
blockislandferry.com
Ferry from Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
blockislandferry.com

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