Getting to Block Island by Ferry
There are many different ferry services connecting Block Island with various mainland ports. Here are some of the most popular options:
- A ferry runs from Point Judith in Rhode Island across to Old Harbor on Block Island. This is actually the only ferry able to transport cars over to the island, so if you'd like to take your vehicle with you, this is the ferry to choose. The journey lasts for around an hour and it's wise to reserve your tickets in advance, especially if traveling with a vehicle.
- A high-speed ferry also runs from Point Judith to Old Harbor, but this is only available in the tourist season (from May through to October). The journey takes just thirty minutes. You can also take a high speed ferry from Fall River in Massachusetts or from Newport in Rhode Island.
- Those traveling out of Connecticut can take a Block Island Express ferry to Old Harbor from New London. This port is right by an Amtrak station, so it's quite convenient for people who live inland but want to plan a day trip to Block Island. This ferry includes a layover at Orient Point on Long Island, so it can take over two hours to actually get to Block Island.
- Anyone traveling from New York City or Long Island can take a ferry from Orient Point across to Block Island. The journey takes around two hours in total.
Getting to Block Island by Plane
Direct flights run from Westerly, Rhode Island over to Block Island. The flight time is a little over ten minutes, so it's one of the fastest flights you could ever take, and it's very easy to get to Westerly from many locations around New England via Amtrak or buses. You could also choose to reserve a spot on a private or charter plane to Block Island.