There are 5 ways to get from Massachusetts to Long Island by train, car ferry, bus or car

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Train  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Penn Station to Ronkonkoma Ronkonkoma

$142 - $358

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Bus, car ferry  •  9 h 15 min

  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 Hammond Lane S58

$38 - $88

3 alternative options

Train, car ferry, bus  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New London Union Station
  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 Hammond Lane S58

$95 - $236

Bus  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to 1st Ave NY Boston
  2. Take the bus from 3 Av/E 44 St to Tanger North Fork-Eastbound

$43 - $57

Drive  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Centereach 246.7 miles

$24 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Massachusetts to Long Island is to drive which costs $24 - $35 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Massachusetts to Long Island is to drive which costs $24 - $35 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Massachusetts station to Long Island. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA - South Station and arriving at Hammond Lane via 3 Av/E 44 St and Tanger Mall Drive. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 5 min.

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The distance between Massachusetts and Long Island is 121 miles. The road distance is 246.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Massachusetts to Long Island without a car is to train which takes 6 h 16 min and costs $140 - $360.

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It takes approximately 6 h 16 min to get from Massachusetts to Long Island, including transfers.

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Massachusetts to Long Island bus services, operated by Boltbus, arrive at Boston, MA - South Station.

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The best way to get from Massachusetts to Long Island is to train which takes 6 h 16 min and costs $140 - $360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $60 and takes 9 h 5 min.

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Massachusetts to Long Island bus services, operated by Hampton Jitney Inc., arrive at Tanger station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Massachusetts to Long Island is 247 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 30 min to drive from Massachusetts to Long Island.

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Map of how to get from Massachusetts to Long Island.
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  • Distance: 121.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 16 min

What companies run services between Massachusetts, USA and Long Island, NY, USA?

You can take a train from Boston to Centereach via New York Penn Station, Penn Station, Ronkonkoma, and Ronkonkoma LIRR in around 6 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to Centereach via 1st Ave NY, 3 Av/E 44 St, Tanger, and Tanger Mall Drive in around 9 h 5 min.

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
mta.info
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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
Bus operators
Suffolk County Transit
Phone
+1 631.852.5200
Website
sct-bus.org
Bus from Orient Point Ferry Dock to Riverhead County Center
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
sct-bus.org
Bus from Riverhead County Center to Hammond Lane
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
sct-bus.org
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to 1st Ave NY
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
boltbus.com
Hampton Jitney Inc.
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 Boston, Ma to New London, Ct
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
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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