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There are 2 ways to get from Boston to Shelter Island by train or car ferry

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Train  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Old Saybrook Amtrak Northeast Regional

$75 - $190

1 alternative option

Train, car ferry  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New London Union Station Northeast Regional / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from New London to Orient Point

$93 - $234

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Shelter Island is to train which costs $75 - $190 and takes 2 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Shelter Island is to train which costs $75 - $190 and takes 2 h 54 min.

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The distance between Boston and Shelter Island is 112 miles.

The best way to get from Boston to Shelter Island without a car is to train which takes 2 h 54 min and costs $75 - $190.

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It takes approximately 2 h 54 min to get from Boston to Shelter Island, including transfers.

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There are 87+ hotels available in Shelter Island. Prices start at $195 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Shelter Island.
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  • Distance: 111.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 54 min

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

Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Boston to Shelter Island every 4 hours. Tickets cost $75 - $190 and the journey takes 2 h 23 min.

Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Old Saybrook Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
Train from Boston South Station to New London Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $120
Business Seat
$100 - $190
Ferry operators
Long Island Ferry
Website
longislandferry.com
Car ferry from New London to Orient Point
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Schedules at
longislandferry.com
Book at
longislandferry.com
Passenger
$17
Vehicle
$42

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