There are 7 ways to get from Princeton to Block Island by train, ferry, bus or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, ferry via New York Penn Station  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Kingston Amtrak
  3. Take the ferry from Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI

$101 - $241

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Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines, ferry  •  10 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Palmer Square, Princeton to New York Port Authority
  2. Take the bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence
  3. Take the bus from Kennedy Plaza to Great Island At Ferry Terminal 66 / ...
  4. Take the ferry from Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI

$40 - $82

5 alternative options

Train, ferry  •  9 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to New London Union Station Northeast Regional
  2. Take the ferry from New London to Block Island

$106 - $229

Bus Greyhound USA, ferry  •  10 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Palmer Square, Princeton to New York Port Authority
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to New London, Ct
  3. Take the ferry from New London to Block Island

$50 - $94

Train to Newark, fly to Providence, bus, ferry  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Providence (PVD) EWR - PVD
  3. Take the bus from Tf Green Airport to Great Island At Ferry Terminal
  4. Take the ferry from Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI

$207 - $601

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Providence, bus, ferry  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Providence (PVD) PHL - PVD
  3. Take the bus from Tf Green Airport to Great Island At Ferry Terminal
  4. Take the ferry from Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI

$154 - $454

Train to Newark, fly to Boston, train, ferry  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Boston (BOS) EWR - BOS
  3. Take the train from Boston South Station to Kingston Amtrak
  4. Take the ferry from Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI

$164 - $527

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Princeton to Block Island is to bus and ferry which costs $40 - $85 and takes 10 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Princeton to Block Island is to train and fly and bus and ferry which costs $200 - $600 and takes 7 h 19 min.

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The distance between Princeton and Block Island is 172 miles.

The best way to get from Princeton to Block Island without a car is to train and ferry which takes 9 h 1 min and costs $100 - $250.

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It takes approximately 9 h 1 min to get from Princeton to Block Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Providence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Providence Airport.

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There are 36+ hotels available in Block Island. Prices start at $135 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Princeton to Block Island.
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  • Distance: 171.9 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 1 min

What companies run services between Princeton, NJ, USA and Block Island, RI, USA?

There is no direct connection from Princeton to Block Island. However, you can take the train to Princeton Jct., take the train to New York Penn Station, take the train to Kingston Amtrak, take the walk to Kingston Railroad Station, take the line 66 bus to Great Island At Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI, then take the ferry to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Princeton to Block Island via Wallenberg Blvd In Front Of Terminal, Trenton Transit Center, New London Union Station, and New London in around 9 h 48 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Providence
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Providence
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Princeton Jct. to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Kingston Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $130
Business Seat
$110 - $200
Train from Trenton Transit Center to New London Union Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Business Seat
$120 - $200
Train from Boston South Station to Kingston Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Seat
$100 - $190
Amtrak

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Transit Center to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $190
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Palmer Square, Princeton to Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Book at
megabus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
peterpanbus.com
RIPTA
Phone
+1 401-781-9400
Email
customerrelations@ripta.com
Website
ripta.com
Bus from Kennedy Plaza to Great Island At Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ripta.com
Bus from Tf Green Airport to Great Island At Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ripta.com
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 New York, Ny to New London, Ct
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Ferry operators
Block Island Ferry
Website
blockislandferry.com
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
Traditional
$13
High Speed
$20 - $21
Block Island Express
Phone
+1 860-444-4624
Website
goblockisland.com
Ferry from New London to Block Island
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
goblockisland.com

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