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There are 2 ways to get from Shelter Island to Block Island by ferry or bus

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Travel, ferry  •  1h 40m

  1. Travel from Shelter Island to Montauk
  2. Take the ferry from Montauk to Block Island Montauk-Block Island / ...

$50

1 alternative option

Bus, ferry  •  4h 26m

  1. Take the bus from East Hampton LIRR to Gosmans Dock 10C
  2. Take the ferry from Montauk to Block Island Montauk-Block Island / ...

$54

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shelter Island to Block Island is to travel and ferry which costs $50 and takes 1h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Shelter Island to Block Island is to travel and ferry which costs $50 and takes 1h 40m.

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The distance between Shelter Island and Block Island is 40 miles.

The best way to get from Shelter Island to Block Island without a car is to travel and ferry which takes 1h 40m and costs $50.

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It takes approximately 1h 40m to get from Shelter Island to Block Island, including transfers.

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There are 12+ hotels available in Block Island. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Shelter Island to Block Island.
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  • Distance: 40.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 40m

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

There is no direct connection from Shelter Island to Block Island. However, you can take the travel to Montauk then take the ferry to Block Island. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Shelter Island to Block Island via Washington Street, East Hampton LIRR, Gosmans Dock, and Montauk in around 4h 26m.

Bus operators
Suffolk County Transit
Phone
+1 631.852.5200
Website
sct-bus.org
Bus from East Hampton LIRR to Gosmans Dock
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
sct-bus.org
Ferry operators
Viking Fleet
Website
vikingfleet.com
Ferry from Montauk to Block Island
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50
Schedules at
vikingfleet.com

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