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

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  •  6 h 6 min

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

$142 - $358

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  8 h 45 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

$36 - $86

3 alternative options

Train, car ferry, bus  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station Amtrak to New London Union Station Amtrak
  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

$102 - $266

Bus  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Hartford, Ct
  2. Take the bus from Hartford, Ct to New Haven, Ct
  3. Take the bus from New Haven, Ct to White Plains, Ny
  4. Take the bus from White Plains, NY to Lake Ronkonkoma 495

$60 - $116

Drive  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Centereach 246.7 miles

$24 - $35

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 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to Centereach via Hartford, Ct, New Haven, Ct, White Plains, Ny, White Plains, NY, Lake Ronkonkoma, and Expressway Drive North in around 9 h 8 min.

Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
Train from Boston South Station Amtrak to New London Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$160 - $220
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
mta.info
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
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
sct-bus.org
Bus from Riverhead County Center to Hammond Lane
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
sct-bus.org
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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
Bus from Boston, Ma to Hartford, Ct
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Hartford, Ct to New Haven, Ct
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24
Bus from New Haven, Ct to White Plains, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Massachusetts and Long Island is 194 km. The road distance is 395 km.

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

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

No, there is no direct bus from Massachusetts to Long Island. However, there are services departing from Boston, Ma and arriving at Williams Boulevard via Hartford, Ct, New Haven, Ct, White Plains, NY and Expressway Drive North. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 8 min.

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