There are 5 ways to get from Shelter Island to Boston by train, bus, car ferry 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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Travel, train  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Travel from Shelter Island to Old Saybrook Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Old Saybrook Amtrak to Boston South Station Northeast Regional

$75 - $190

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Bus  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Old Saybrook Center to Hartford, CT - City Place Pearl St. Old Saybrook Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hartford, Ct to Boston, Ma 2554 / ...

$18 - $45

3 alternative options

Car ferry, train  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Orient Point to New London
  2. Take the train from New London Union Station to Boston South Station Acela Express / ...

$97 - $262

Car ferry, bus  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Orient Point to New London
  2. Take the bus from New London, Ct to Boston, Ma 3434 / ...

$37 - $92

Train, fly  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Greenport to Jamaica
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Boston (BOS) JFK - BOS

$78 - $314

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The cheapest way to get from Shelter Island to Boston is to bus which costs $17 - $45 and takes 3 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shelter Island to Boston is to travel and train which costs $75 - $190 and takes 2 h 30 min.

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The distance between Shelter Island and Boston is 112 miles.

The best way to get from Shelter Island to Boston without a car is to travel and train which takes 2 h 30 min and costs $75 - $190.

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It takes approximately 2 h 30 min to get from Shelter Island to Boston, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from New York JFK Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 8 min.

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American Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Delta offer flights from New York JFK Airport to Boston Airport.

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There are 762+ hotels available in Boston. Prices start at $138 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Shelter Island to Boston.
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  • Distance: 111.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 30 min

What companies run services between Shelter Island, NY, USA and Boston, MA, USA?

You can take a bus from Shelter Island to Boston via Old Saybrook Center, Hartford, CT - City Place Pearl St., and Hartford, Ct in around 3 h 45 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Old Saybrook Amtrak to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New London Union Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$160 - $220
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Greenport to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
mta.info
Bus operators
DATTCO
Phone
1-860-229-4878
Website
dattco.com
Bus from Old Saybrook Center to Hartford, CT - City Place Pearl St.
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
cttransit.com
CT Transit
Phone
+1 860-522-8101
Website
cttransit.com
Bus from Elm St and Main St to Pearl St and Trumbull St
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
cttransit.com
Book at
buypasses.storesecured.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Hartford, Ct to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from New London, Ct to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Ferry operators
Long Island Ferry
Website
longislandferry.com
Car ferry from Orient Point to New London
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Schedules at
longislandferry.com
Book at
longislandferry.com
Passenger
$17
Vehicle
$42

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