There are 4 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  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the train from Boston / South Station Trains 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

Cheapest option

Train, bus, ferry  •  5h 32m

  1. Take the train from Boston / South Station Trains 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

2 alternative options

Bus, ferry  •  5h 31m

  1. Take the bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Convention Center, 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

$26 - $44

Train, ferry  •  6h 26m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New London Union Station Northeast Regional / ...
  2. Take the ferry from New London to Block Island

$54 - $111

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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 5m.

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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 $23 - $40 and takes 5h 5m.

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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 5h 5m and costs $23 - $40.

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It takes approximately 5h 5m to get from Boston to Block Island, including transfers.

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There are 19+ 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: 5h 5m

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 Wickford Junction, take the walk to Wickford Train 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, Providence Station, Great Island At Ferry Terminal, and Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI in around 5h 32m.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Boston / South Station Trains to Wickford Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
MBTA
Train from Boston / South Station Trains to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $13
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 Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Train from Boston South Station to New London Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
Train from Boston South Station to New London Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$45 - $90
Business Class Seat
$70 - $130
Bus operators
RIPTA
Phone
+1 401-781-9400
Email
customerrelations@ripta.com
Website
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
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 Kennedy Plaza to Great Island At Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
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 Convention Center, Providence, RI
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
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 South Buses to Providence, Ri
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$28 - $45
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Schedules at
goblockisland.com
Traditional
$13
High Speed
$20 - $21
Block Island Express
Phone
+1 860-444-4624
Website
goblockisland.com
Ferry from New London to Block Island
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
goblockisland.com

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