The Hula Dog is docked in Block Island’s Old Harbor at the town docks located near the ferry landing and Ballard’s Inn.
Directions to Block Island, RI:
Regular scheduled airlines and ferry service is available. Ample parking is available at nearby airports and ferry landings. Charter flights are also available. Look under Air Service for more information.
Guide to Everything Block Island:
Use this handy guide to plan your tip to Block Island. Places to stay, eat and play.
Ferry Service & Schedules:
Year round ferry service is provided from Point Judith RI which is at the south west entrance of Narragansett Bay. Seasonal ferries run from New London CT, Montauk NY and Point Judith, RI. .
Pt. Judith – Block Island High Speed Ferry
Seasonal service mid-May through mid-October. Please visit our website for a detailed schedule of departure times. Call (877) 733-9425 for reservations.
Island Hi-Speed Ferry, LLC. “Island Hi-Speed Ferry” (877) 733-9425
State-of-the-art high speed passenger catamaran departing State Pier in Galilee and arriving in Block Island in only 30 minutes. Includes first-class amenities. Reservations are recommended. Largest and fastest passenger catamaran in Rhode Island. Travel at up to 33 knots (40 mph) at full capacity. Equipped with cushioned airline style seating, air-conditioning, audiovisual system & more. Full cash bar & snacks.
Pt. Judith – Block Island Regular Ferry
Schedules vary from 1-3 boats a day in the winter to 10 boats a day in the summer. Cars are carried by reservation only. Call (401) 783-4613 for schedule information
From 95 North
Take Exit 92; turn right onto Rte. 2; turn right on Rte. 78; at end of Rte 78 turn left onto Rte.1. Take “Galilee/Pt. Judith” exit on Rte. 1 (sign will say BI Ferry). Turn right off exit and then right onto Rte 108. Right hand exit after about 3 miles for Block Island Ferry.
From 95 South
Take Exit 9 (Narragansett) to Rte 4; follow Rte 4 to Rte 1; take Rte 108 exit from Rte 1. Continue on Rte 108 for 3 miles to right hand turn for Block Island Ferry.
Interstate Navigation, “The Block Island Ferry”, (401) 783-4613
Ferries leave Pt. Judith daily for the 1 hour trip to the Island.
New London – Block Island Ferry Information, (401) 783-4613
Nelseco Navigation provides seasonal ferry service from New London, Connecticut to Block Island between June 8th and September 8th. The ferry leaves New London daily at 9:00 A.M. for the 2 hour trip to Old Harbor on Block Island. Return trips depart daily at 4:30 P.M. An extra trip leaves New London each Friday at 7:15 P.M.
From 95 North
Take exit 83, Downtown New London. Turn left at 3rd light onto Gov. Winthrop Blvd. Go straight over RR tracks and bear right to ferry entrance.
From 95 South
Take Exit 84S, Downtown New London. Turn left at 2nd light onto Gov. Winthrop Blvd. Go straight over RR tracks and bear right into ferry entrance.
Adult One way: $13.50
Adult Same Day R/T: $17.50
Child One Way: $9.00
Child Same Day R/T: $11.00
Pass. Car One Way: $25.00
Motorcycle O/W: $13.50
Bicycle O/W: $3.50
Montauk, NY – Block Island Ferry Information
Viking Ferry Lines, (631) 668-5700 provides seasonal passenger service to Block Island
Take the L.I.E. (route 495) East to exit 70, Go South on Rt. 11 to Rt.27, East about 1 hr. to Montauk Village, then North on County Rd. 49 or 77 to Viking Landing on Culloden Point.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON BLOCK ISLAND TRANSPORTATION
Do I need to bring my car?
The Island has plenty of taxis, and bikes. Many hotels are within walking/biking distance to the village and the beach. Many people find that they can get around with out one. If you have young children, are staying away from the village, or can’t imagine yourself without a car…. then consider renting one on the island or make your ferry reservations early…
Should I fly or take the ferry?
If you need a car… and don’t plan to rent one out here… flying to Block Island is out. Flying is fast and convenient but a bit harder on the budget. You will have to make that cost/convenience determination yourself. Ferry rates are published… Flights start at about $30 and can cost more for a charter depending where you are coming from.
Do the Airlines or ferries operate in bad weather?
Nope… Call ahead if stormy weather is forecast. If the boat or planes are not running, you might as well stay home and try to reschedule your reservations… Also consider that you might be “trapped” on the Island (briefly) if the ferries or airlines do not run on your planned departure date… Don’t worry, everyone eventually gets home safely.
I have accommodations but could not get a ferry reservation... What can I do?
Booked Ferries are a fact of life for Block Island residents and visitors alike… The Block Island Ferry offers “standby” passage on a first come, first serve basis. Plan on arriving at least an hour before the scheduled ferry departure to get a good position on the standby list.