There are 2 ways to get from Providence to Block Island by ferry, train or bus

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Ferry  •  3 h

  1. Take the ferry from Providence, RI to Newport, RI Seastreak
  2. Take the ferry from Perrotti Park, Newport, RI to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI Block Island Ferry

$39 - $48

1 alternative option

Train, line 66 bus, ferry  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak to Kingston Amtrak
  2. Take the line 66 bus from Kingston Railroad Station to Great Island At Ferry Terminal 66
  3. Take the ferry from Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI

$85 - $196

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Providence to Block Island is to ferry which costs $35 - $50 and takes 3 h.

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The quickest way to get from Providence to Block Island is to ferry which costs $35 - $50 and takes 3 h.

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The distance between Providence and Block Island is 46 miles.

It takes approximately 3 h to get from Providence to Block Island, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct ferry from Providence to Block Island. However, there are services departing from Providence, RI and arriving at Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI via Perrotti Park, Newport, RI. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h.

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Map of how to get from Providence to Block Island.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 46 miles
  • Duration: 3 h

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 ferry to Newport, RI, take the walk to Perrotti Park, Newport, RI, then take the ferry to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Providence to Block Island via Kingston Amtrak, Kingston Railroad Station, Great Island At Ferry Terminal, and Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI in around 3 h 17 min.

Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence Amtrak to Kingston Amtrak
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$95 - $180
Bus operators
RIPTA
Phone
+1 401-781-9400
Email
customerrelations@ripta.com
Website
ripta.com
Bus from Kingston Railroad Station to Great Island At Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ripta.com
Ferry operators
Sea Streak
Phone
+1 800-262-8743
Website
seastreak.com
Ferry from Providence, RI to Newport, RI
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
seastreak.com
Block Island Ferry
Website
blockislandferry.com
Ferry from Perrotti Park, Newport, RI to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
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
$16
Schedules at
blockislandferry.com

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