There are 8 ways to get from Washington to Block Island by train, ferry, bus 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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Train Amtrak Northeast Regional, ferry  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Kingston Amtrak Northeast Regional
  2. Take the ferry from Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI Block Island Ferry

$113 - $242

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry via Providence  •  13 h

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to New York, NY - Penn Station
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Providence
  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

$47 - $95

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Train Amtrak Acela Express, ferry  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to New London Union Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the ferry from New London to Block Island

$197 - $479

Bus Greyhound USA, ferry  •  13 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to New York, Ny
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to New London, Ct
  3. Take the ferry from New London to Block Island

$62 - $134

Fly Reagan Washington to Providence, bus, ferry  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Providence (PVD) DCA - PVD
  2. Take the bus from Tf Green Airport to Great Island At Ferry Terminal
  3. Take the ferry from Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI

$72 - $326

Train to Baltimore, fly to Providence, bus, ferry  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Providence (PVD) BWI - PVD
  3. Take the bus from Tf Green Airport to Great Island At Ferry Terminal
  4. Take the ferry from Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI

$150 - $503

Fly Washington Dulles to Providence, bus, ferry  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Providence (PVD) IAD - PVD
  2. Take the bus from Tf Green Airport to Great Island At Ferry Terminal
  3. Take the ferry from Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI

$133 - $483

Fly Reagan Washington to Boston, train, ferry  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Boston (BOS) DCA - BOS
  2. Take the train from Boston South Station to Kingston Amtrak
  3. Take the ferry from Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI

$169 - $502

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Block Island is to bus and ferry which costs $60 - $140 and takes 13 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Block Island is to fly and bus and ferry which costs $70 - $330 and takes 6 h 20 min.

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The distance between Washington and Block Island is 331 miles.

The best way to get from Washington to Block Island without a car is to train and ferry which takes 9 h 37 min and costs $110 - $250.

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It takes approximately 9 h 37 min to get from Washington to Block Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Providence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Southwest Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Providence Airport.

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There are 36+ hotels available in Block Island. Prices start at $135 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs $2 - $4.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Block Island.
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  • Distance: 330.6 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 37 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Block Island, RI, USA?

There is no direct connection from Washington to Block Island. However, you can take the train to Kingston Amtrak, take the walk to Kingston Railroad Station, take the line 66 bus to Great Island At Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Point Judith Ferry Terminal, Narragansett, RI, then take the ferry to Block Island Ferry, New Shoreham, RI. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Washington to Block Island via New London Union Station and New London in around 9 h 41 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to Providence via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Baltimore to Providence
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Providence
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Kingston Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $160
Business Seat
$150 - $220
Train from Boston South Station to Kingston Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Seat
$100 - $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 Washington Union Station to New London Union Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$170 - $460
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$170 - $330
First Class Seat
$280 - $460
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Bus operators
Eastern Bus
Phone
+1 212-244-6132
Website
easternbus.com
Bus from Washington DC to New York, NY - Penn Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22
Book at
easternbus.com
DATTCO
Phone
1-860-229-4878
Website
dattco.com
Bus from New York, NY to Providence
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $50
Schedules at
us.megabus.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
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ripta.com
Bus from Tf Green Airport to Great Island At Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ripta.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 Washington, Dc to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Bus from New York, Ny to New London, Ct
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to NY Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
peterpanbus.com
Ferry operators
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Schedules at
blockislandferry.com
Traditional
$13
High Speed
$20 - $21
Block Island Express
Phone
+1 860-444-4624
Website
goblockisland.com
Ferry from New London to Block Island
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
goblockisland.com

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