There are 2 ways to get from Shelter Island to Block Island by 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

Travel, ferry  •  1 h 40 min

  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  •  4 h 27 min

  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 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 1 h 40 min and costs .

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

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There are 24+ 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: 1 h 40 min

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 4 h 27 min.

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

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