There are 7 ways to get from Boston to Fire Island by train, bus, car or plane

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  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Penn Station to Babylon Babylon / ...

$140 - $355

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Bus, train  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA to New York, NY
  2. Take the train from Penn Station to Babylon Babylon / ...

$32 - $47

5 alternative options

Bus, line 3506 bus  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
  2. Take the line 3506 bus from New York, Ny to Hempstead, Ny
  3. Take the bus from Hempstead Transit Center to Babylon LIRR Station n72
  4. Take the bus from No Pick Ups to Islip Town Hall S40

$36 - $99

Drive  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Islip 243.1 miles

$23 - $35

Fly to New York JFK, train  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York JFK (JFK) BOS - JFK
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Islip

$68 - $305

Fly to New York La Guardia, train  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York La Guardia (LGA) BOS - LGA
  2. Take the train from Woodside to Babylon

$68 - $271

Fly to Newark, train  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Newark (EWR) BOS - EWR
  2. Take the train from Penn Station to Babylon

$71 - $316

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Boston station to Fire Island. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA - South Station and arriving at Islip Town Hall via New York, Ny, Hempstead Transit Center and No Pick Ups. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 43 min.

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The distance between Boston and Fire Island is 160 miles. The road distance is 243.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Fire Island without a car is to train which takes 6 h 6 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 6 min to get from Boston to Fire Island, including transfers.

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Boston to Fire Island bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Boston, MA - South Station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Fire Island is to train which takes 6 h 6 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 3506 bus, which costs and takes 7 h 43 min.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to New York JFK Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 7 min.

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Boston to Fire Island bus services, operated by Suffolk County Transit, arrive at Islip Town Hall station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Fire Island is 243 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to drive from Boston to Fire Island.

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Cape Air, American Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Delta offer flights from Boston Airport to New York JFK Airport.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Fire Island.
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  • Distance: 160 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 6 min

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

You can take a train from Boston to Islip via New York Penn Station, Penn Station, Babylon, and No Pick Ups in around 6 h 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to Islip via New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, Ny, Hempstead, Ny, Hempstead Transit Center, Babylon LIRR Station, and No Pick Ups in around 7 h 43 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Babylon
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Islip
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
mta.info
Train from Woodside to Babylon
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
mta.info
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
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 New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from New York, Ny to Hempstead, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$15 - $19
Nassau Inter-County Express
Phone
+1 516 336-6600
Website
nicebus.com
Bus from Hempstead Transit Center to Babylon LIRR Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
nicebus.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Hempstead Transit Center to Babylon
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Suffolk County Transit
Phone
+1 631.852.5200
Website
sct-bus.org
Bus from No Pick Ups to Islip Town Hall
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
sct-bus.org

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