Two ferries service Shelter Island from Long Island: the North Ferry and the South Ferry. Each ferry accommodates passengers and vehicles and runs every five to 10 minutes, and more frequently during the summer. Reservations are not required. Please note it is cash only and costs approximately $14. If you’re walking on without a car, you’ll need to purchase a $2 token or pay on board.
Luxury buses are an easy taxi connection from La Guardia and JFK airports. Reservations are recommended. Take the North Fork Line from multiple pick up points in Manhattan to Greenport. The bus drops off at the North Ferry. Options include the Hampton Jitney or Hampton Ambassador.
Hop A Train
The Long Island Railroad offers train service from New York City to Greenport. It can be easily accessed from JFK airport via the AirTrain, which connects every terminal with Jamaica station. You’ll need a taxi from LaGuardia Airport to access Jamaica station. Once at Jamaica, you can board a train to Greenport. Upon arrival in Greenport, you’ll see the North Ferry Terminal directly across the street, where you can board the North Ferry.
Cross Sound Car Ferry
Take The Cross Sound Car Ferry
If you’re traveling from New England, take the Cross Sound Ferry from New London, Connecticut to Orient Point. Call 631.323.2525 to make your reservation and do it early. From Orient Point, it’s a 30-minute drive to Greenport, where you’ll access the North Ferry Terminal to Shelter Island. From Bridgeport, Connecticut to Port Jefferson, you can take the Bridgeport – Port Jefferson Ferry. Call for reservations at 888.443.3779 or 631.473.0286. Port Jefferson, NY is a one hour drive to Greenport or North Haven to transfer to a Shelter Island Ferry.
Upon Arrival, Take A Local Taxi
Once you’ve arrived on Shelter Island, a local taxi service can bring you directly to Seven On Shelter. Options include Shelter Island Gophers (631.749.4252) or Jim Polychron Tours & Transportation (631.682.8949).