There are 3 ways to get from Providence to Block Island by train, ferry or bus

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, ferry  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak to New London Union Station Amtrak Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the ferry from New London to Block Island

$93 - $201

Cheapest option

Bus RIPTA, ferry  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Kennedy Plaza to Great Island At Ferry Terminal 66 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI Block Island Ferry

$18

1 alternative option

Bus Greyhound USA, ferry  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Providence, Ri to New London, Ct 3469 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from New London to Block Island

$38 - $54

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

There is no direct connection from Providence to Block Island. However, you can take the train to New London Union Station Amtrak, take the walk to New London, then take the ferry to Block Island. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Providence to Block Island via New London, Ct and New London in around 3 h 25 min.

Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence Amtrak to New London Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$65 - $160
First Class Seat
$130 - $180
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Providence, Ri to New London, Ct
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
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 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ripta.com
Ferry operators
Block Island Ferry
Website
goblockisland.com
Ferry from New London to Block Island
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
goblockisland.com
Ferry from Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
blockislandferry.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Providence and Block Island is 74 km.

The cheapest way to get from Providence to Block Island is to bus and ferry which costs $18 and takes 3 h 31 min.

The quickest way to get from Providence to Block Island is to train and ferry which takes 2 h 14 min and costs $90 - $210.

It takes approximately 2 h 14 min to get from Providence to Block Island, including transfers.