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There are 4 ways to get from Hartford to Block Island by train, ferry or bus

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, ferry via Montauk  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the train from Hartford Amtrak Station to New Haven Union Station
  2. Take the train from New Haven Union Station to New London Union Station
  3. Take the ferry from New London to Montauk
  4. Take the ferry from Montauk to Block Island

$130 - $233

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  7h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Capitol Ave and State Armory to Old Saybrook RR Station and N Main St 921
  2. Take the ferry from New London to Block Island

$31 - $34

2 alternative options

Bus, ferry via Boston  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Hartford, Ct to Boston, Ma
  2. Take the bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Gateway Center, Newport, RI
  3. Take the ferry from Perrotti Park, Newport, RI to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI

$42 - $90

Train, ferry  •  6h 37m

  1. Take the train from Hartford Amtrak Station to New Haven Union Station
  2. Take the train from New Haven Union Station to New London Union Station
  3. Take the ferry from New London to Block Island

$55 - $158

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hartford to Block Island is to bus and ferry which costs $30 - $35 and takes 7h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Hartford to Block Island is to train and ferry via Montauk which costs $130 - $240 and takes 6h 12m.

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The distance between Hartford and Block Island is 71 miles.

The best way to get from Hartford to Block Island without a car is to train and ferry via Montauk which takes 6h 12m and costs $130 - $240.

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It takes approximately 6h 12m to get from Hartford to Block Island, including transfers.

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There are 40+ hotels available in Block Island. Prices start at $227 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Hartford to Block Island.
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  • Distance: 70.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 12m

What companies run services between Hartford, CT, USA and Block Island, RI, USA?

There is no direct connection from Hartford to Block Island. However, you can take the train to New Haven Union Station, take the train to New London Union Station, take the walk to New London, take the ferry to Montauk, then take the ferry to Block Island. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Hartford to Block Island via Boston, Ma, South Station, Boston, MA, Gateway Center, Newport, RI, and Perrotti Park, Newport, RI in around 6h 35m.

Train operators
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 Hartford Amtrak Station to New Haven Union Station
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$29 - $45
Train from New Haven Union Station to New London Union Station
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Hartford Amtrak Station to New Haven Union Station
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
Train from New Haven Union Station to New London Union Station
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$60 - $110
Shore Line East
Website
shorelineeast.com
Train from New Haven Union Station to New London
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
shorelineeast.com
Bus operators
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 Hartford, Ct to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $23
Flexible
$35 - $50
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Gateway Center, Newport, RI
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
peterpanbus.com
CT Transit
Phone
+1 860-522-8101
Website
cttransit.com
Bus from Capitol Ave and State Armory to Old Saybrook RR Station and N Main St
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
cttransit.com
Book at
buypasses.storesecured.com
Ferry operators
Viking Fleet
Website
vikingfleet.com
Ferry from New London to Montauk
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50
Schedules at
vikingfleet.com
Ferry from Montauk to Block Island
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50
Schedules at
vikingfleet.com
Block Island Ferry
Website
blockislandferry.com
Ferry from Perrotti Park, Newport, RI to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $45
Schedules at
blockislandferry.com
Traditional
$13
High Speed
$43 - $46
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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