There are 2 ways to get from New London to Shelter Island by car ferry or train

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

Car ferry  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the car ferry from New London to Orient Point

$19 - $44

1 alternative option

Train, travel  •  48 min

  1. Take the train from New London Union Station Amtrak to Old Saybrook Amtrak Northeast Regional / ...
  2. Travel from Old Saybrook Amtrak to Shelter Island

What companies run services between New London, CT, USA and Shelter Island, NY, USA?

Long Island Ferry operates a car ferry from New London to Shelter Island hourly. Tickets cost $17 - $45 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min.

Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New London Union Station Amtrak to Old Saybrook Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$95 - $180
Shore Line East
Website
shorelineeast.com
Train from New London to Old Saybrook
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
shorelineeast.com
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 New London and Shelter Island is 38 km.

The cheapest way to get from New London to Shelter Island is to car ferry which costs $19 - $45 and takes 2 h 20 min.

The quickest way to get from New London to Shelter Island is to car ferry which takes 2 h 20 min and costs $19 - $45.

It takes approximately 2 h 20 min to get from New London to Shelter Island, including transfers.