There are 3 ways to get from Manhattan to Shelter Island by bus or train

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Bus Hampton Jitney Inc.  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from 3 Av/E 44 St to Greenport North Fork-Eastbound

$26 - $31

Cheapest option

Train  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Penn Station to Bridgehampton Montauk

$23 - $31

1 alternative option

Bus Hampton Luxury Liner  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from 86th St- Lexington btwn 85th & 86th St to Water Mill Ambassador-To Hamptons
  2. Take the bus from Station Road to 9th Street S92

$38

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Shelter Island is to train which costs $22 - $35 and takes 3 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Shelter Island is to bus which costs $26 - $31 and takes 2 h 39 min.

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The distance between Manhattan and Shelter Island is 88 miles.

The best way to get from Manhattan to Shelter Island without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 39 min and costs $26 - $31.

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It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to get from Manhattan to Shelter Island, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Shelter Island is to bus which takes 2 h 39 min and costs $26 - $31. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $22 - $35 and takes 3 h 26 min.

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There are 95+ hotels available in Shelter Island. Prices start at $229 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Shelter Island.
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  • Distance: 87.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 39 min

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

Hampton Jitney Inc. operates a bus from Manhattan to Shelter Island once daily. Tickets cost $26 - $31 and the journey takes 2 h 35 min. Alternatively, Long Island Rail Road operates a train from Manhattan to Shelter Island once a week. Tickets cost $20 - $28 and the journey takes 2 h 1 min.

Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Bridgehampton
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
mta.info
Bus operators
Hampton Jitney Inc.
Hampton Luxury Liner
Website
hamptonluxuryliner.com
Bus from 86th St- Lexington btwn 85th & 86th St to Water Mill
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
hamptonluxuryliner.com
Suffolk County Transit
Phone
+1 631.852.5200
Website
sct-bus.org
Bus from Station Road to 9th Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
sct-bus.org

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