Here’s our guide on how to get to from NYC to Block Island with public transportation.
Bus to Montauk, where you can catch the ferry to Block Island Hampton Jitney
Depart: Manhattan (see specific departures spots below)
Duration: 8h 35m – 12 h 40m
Cost: $30 one-way, $53 round-trip
Notes: The Hampton Jitney departs from four different locations on Manhattan’s east side: 40th Street (between Lexington and 3rd Avenue); 59th Street (Lexington Avenue, between 59th and 60th Street); 69th Street (Lexington Avenue, between 68th and 69th Street); and 86th Street (between Lexington and 3rd Avenue).
Train to Montauk, where you can catch the ferry to Block Island Long Island Rail Road
Depart: New York Penn Station
Duration: 2h 50 m – 3h 20m
Cost: $16.75-23.00 one-way
Notes: Online fares are slightly cheaper: $15.91-21.85 one-way (Adult)
Ferry to Block Island Viking Fleet Ferry
Arrive: Block Island
Cost: $40 one-way, $75 round-trip
Notes: Bicycles accommodated. Schedule varies seasonally, so be sure to visit Viking Fleet online before planning your trip.