Ferry to Block Island
How to travel to Block Island
How to get to Block Island
Three ferry companies operate on four ferry routes to Block Island:
- Block Island Express – Departure from New London
- The Block Island ferry – Departure from Pt Judith and Newport
- Viking Fleet – Departure from Long Island.
Our Ferry Guide provides comprehensive information on the various ways to travel to Block Island.
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Block Island ferry route map
The map with ferry routes provides an overview of the various crossings to Block Island. You can obtain information on specific routes by clicking on the markers. Utilize the zoom feature to obtain a more comprehensive and detailed overview.
Block Island Ferry Guide
Block Island, a small and picturesque island located off the coast of Rhode Island, is a popular tourist destination for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Most visitors choose the ferry to get to Block Island, making the journey an essential part of the experience.
Fortunately, visitors have several ferry options to choose from, each with its unique features.
One of the most popular ferry options is the Block Island Ferry, which operates year-round from Point Judith, Rhode Island, and Newport. This ferry offers both traditional and high-speed services, with the high-speed option taking just 30 minutes to reach the island. Onboard amenities include a snack bar, restrooms, and outdoor seating areas.
Another popular ferry option is the Viking Fleet, which offers high-speed ferry service from Montauk, New York. The Viking Fleet is known for its comfortable seating, spacious cabins, and friendly staff.
A third option is to sail with Block Island Express. They sail from New London. Booking this route from Orient Point, New York, is also possible. You then stop in New London and continue to Block Island. This route takes 1.5 hours.
- Have a look at the Block Island Ferry Schedule 2023 (all ferry operators included)
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, it is possible to bring a car to Block Island. However, due to the island's limited size and resources, car ferry reservations are limited and often require advanced booking. Alternatively, visitors can also bring a bike on the ferry or rent one.
The shortest ferry crossing to Block Island is the high-speed ferry service from Point Judith, Rhode Island. This ferry service takes approximately 30 minutes to reach the island, making it the fastest way to get to Block Island.