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There are 3 ways to get from Martha's Vineyard Island to Block Island by ferry or bus

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Recommended option

Ferry  •  4h 6m

  1. Take the ferry from Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA to Quonset Point Pier, Quonset Point, RI Vineyard Fast Ferry
  2. Take the ferry from Perrotti Park, Newport, RI to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI Block Island Ferry

Cheapest option

Ferry, bus  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the ferry from Oak Bluffs to New Bedford Ferry
  2. Take the bus from SRTA Terminal, New Bedford, MA to Convention Center, Providence, RI
  3. Take the bus from Kennedy Plaza to Uri Memorial Union 66
  4. Take the ferry from Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI

1 alternative option

Ferry, bus, line 69 bus  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the ferry from Oak Bluffs to New Bedford Ferry
  2. Take the bus from SRTA Terminal/134 Elm St to TF Green Airport
  3. Take the bus from Tf Green Airport to Uri Memorial Union 66
  4. Take the line 69 bus from Uri Memorial Union to Great Island At Ferry Terminal 69
  5. Take the ferry from Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI

Martha's Vineyard Island to Block Island by ferry, walk and bus

The journey time between Martha's Vineyard Island and Block Island is around 7h 5m and covers a distance of around 120 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 56m. Operated by Seastreak, Plymouth & Brockton, RIPTA and others, the Martha's Vineyard Island to Block Island service departs from Oak Bluffs and arrives in Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI. Typically 14 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

14 Weekly Services
7h 5m Average Duration
$33 Cheapest Price
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Martha's Vineyard Island → Block Island
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The cheapest way to get from Martha's Vineyard Island to Block Island is to ferry and bus which costs $30 - $80 and takes 7h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Martha's Vineyard Island to Block Island is to ferry which costs $130 - $170 and takes 4h 6m.

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The distance between Martha's Vineyard Island and Block Island is 53 miles.

The best way to get from Martha's Vineyard Island to Block Island without a car is to ferry which takes 4h 6m and costs $130 - $170.

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It takes approximately 4h 6m to get from Martha's Vineyard Island to Block Island, including transfers.

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There are 22+ hotels available in Block Island. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Martha's Vineyard Island to Block Island.
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  • Distance: 53.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 6m

What companies run services between Martha's Vineyard Island, MA, USA and Block Island, RI, USA?

There is no direct connection from Martha's Vineyard Island to Block Island. However, you can take the ferry to Quonset Point Pier, Quonset Point, RI, take the taxi to Perrotti Park, Newport, RI, then take the ferry to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Oak Bluffs to Block Island via New Bedford Ferry, SRTA Terminal/134 Elm St, Tf Green Airport, Uri Memorial Union, Great Island At Ferry Terminal, and Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI in around 7h 5m.

Bus operators
Plymouth & Brockton
Phone
(508) 746-0378
Email
info@p-b.com
Website
p-b.com
Bus from SRTA Terminal/134 Elm St to TF Green Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
p-b.com
One Way - Child
$11 - $16
One Way - Adult
$11 - $16
RIPTA
Phone
+1 401-781-9400
Email
customerrelations@ripta.com
Website
ripta.com
Bus from Tf Green Airport to Uri Memorial Union
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Website
Rhode Island Public Transit Authority
Bus from Uri Memorial Union to Great Island At Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Website
Rhode Island Public Transit Authority
Bus from Kennedy Plaza to Uri Memorial Union
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Website
Rhode Island Public Transit Authority
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from SRTA Terminal, New Bedford, MA to Convention Center, Providence, RI
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
peterpanbus.com
Ferry operators
Vineyard Fast Ferry
Phone
+1 401-295-4040
Website
vineyardfastferry.com
Ferry from Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA to Quonset Point Pier, Quonset Point, RI
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
vineyardfastferry.com
Block Island Ferry
Website
blockislandferry.com
Ferry from Perrotti Park, Newport, RI to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Schedules at
blockislandferry.com
Book at
blockislandferry.com
Traditional
$13
High Speed
$24 - $26
Ferry from Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Schedules at
blockislandferry.com
Book at
blockislandferry.com
Traditional
$13
High Speed
$20 - $21
Seastreak
Phone
+1 800-262-8743
Website
seastreak.com
Ferry from Oak Bluffs to New Bedford Ferry
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $40
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Seastreak
Newport/Providence Child 3-12, Senior and Disabled
$6
NJ/Martha's Vineyard/Nantucket/ Child 3-12
$9 - $140
NJ/Martha's Vineyard/Nantucket/ Adult
$95 - $140
Newport/Providence Adult
$12
Child 5-12
$14 - $23
Adult
$26 - $40

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