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

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Train  •  6h

  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  •  9h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal Boston / ...

$36 - $75

5 alternative options

Bus, car ferry  •  10h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to New London, Ct
  2. Take the car ferry from New London to Orient Point
  3. Take the bus from Orient Point Ferry Dock to Riverhead County Center S92
  4. Take the bus from Riverhead County Center to Patchogue LIRR S66

$40 - $90

Drive  •  4h 18m

  1. Drive from Boston to Islip 243.1 miles

$23 - $35

Fly to New York JFK, train  •  4h 40m

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

$70 - $310

Fly to New York La Guardia, train  •  5h 11m

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

$70 - $275

Fly to Newark, train  •  5h 53m

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

$83 - $328

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Fire Island is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Fire Island is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4h 18m.

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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 Babylon LIRR. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 1m.

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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 6h and costs $140 - $360.

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It takes approximately 6h 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 6h and costs $140 - $360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $80 and takes 9h 1m.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to New York JFK Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 16m.

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Boston to Fire Island bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal station.

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

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 Babylon LIRR in around 6h. Alternatively, Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Boston to Islip hourly. Tickets cost $21 - $40 and the journey takes 4h 15m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Babylon
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
LIRR
Train from Jamaica to Islip
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
LIRR
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
4h 15m
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston, Ma to New London, Ct
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Suffolk County Transit
Phone
+1 631.852.5200
Website
sct-bus.org
Bus from Orient Point Ferry Dock to Riverhead County Center
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
sct-bus.org
Bus from Riverhead County Center to Patchogue LIRR
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
sct-bus.org
Ferry operators
Long Island Ferry
Website
longislandferry.com
Car ferry from New London to Orient Point
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Schedules at
longislandferry.com
Book at
longislandferry.com
Passenger
$17
Vehicle
$42

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Fire Island is 243 miles. It takes approximately 4h 18m 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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There are 30+ hotels available in Fire Island. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 15m and costs $1 - $14.

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