There are 4 ways to get from Stamford 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 via New York  •  6h 22m

  1. Take the train from Stamford Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from Penn Station to Montauk
  3. Take the ferry from Montauk to Block Island

$104 - $160

Cheapest option

Train, ferry #2  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the train from Stamford to New London Shore Line East Train
  2. Take the ferry from New London to Block Island

$36 - $40

2 alternative options

Train, ferry  •  6h 32m

  1. Take the train from Stamford Amtrak Station to New London Union Station Northeast Regional / ...
  2. Take the ferry from New London to Block Island

$53 - $106

Bus, ferry  •  8h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Stamford, Ct to New Haven, Ct
  2. Take the bus from New Haven, CT to Providence, RI
  3. Take the bus from Providence Station to Great Island At Ferry Terminal 66
  4. Take the ferry from Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI

$38 - $62

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Stamford to Block Island is to train and ferry which costs $35 - $40 and takes 6h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Stamford to Block Island is to train and ferry via New York which costs $100 - $160 and takes 6h 22m.

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The distance between Stamford and Block Island is 103 miles.

The best way to get from Stamford to Block Island without a car is to train and ferry via New York which takes 6h 22m and costs $100 - $160.

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It takes approximately 6h 22m to get from Stamford to Block Island, including transfers.

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There are 19+ hotels available in Block Island. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Stamford to Block Island.
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  • Distance: 102.9 miles
  • Duration: 6h 22m

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

There is no direct connection from Stamford to Block Island. However, you can take the train to New York Penn Station, take the walk to Penn Station, take the train to Montauk, take the taxi to Montauk, then take the ferry to Block Island. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Stamford to Block Island via New London Union Station and New London in around 6h 32m.

Train operators
Amtrak

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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Stamford Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$29 - $45
Train from Stamford Amtrak Station to New London Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Stamford Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
Train from Stamford Amtrak Station to New London Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Class Seat
$65 - $130
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Montauk
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
LIRR
Shore Line East
Website
shorelineeast.com
Train from Stamford to New London
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
shorelineeast.com
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Stamford, Ct to New Haven, Ct
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$28 - $40
Go Buses
Phone
1 855 888-7160
Email
gobuses@facebook.com
Website
gobuses.com
Bus from New Haven, CT to Providence, RI
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
gobuses.com
RIPTA
Phone
+1 401-781-9400
Email
customerrelations@ripta.com
Website
ripta.com
Bus from Providence Station to Great Island At Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ripta.com
Ferry operators
Viking Fleet
Website
vikingfleet.com
Ferry from Montauk to Block Island
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
vikingfleet.com
Block Island Express
Phone
+1 860-444-4624
Website
goblockisland.com
Ferry from New London to Block Island
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
goblockisland.com
Block Island Ferry
Website
blockislandferry.com
Ferry from Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Schedules at
goblockisland.com
Traditional
$13
High Speed
$20 - $21

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