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Shelter Island Ferry Companies

There are two ferries connecting the island to both of the peninsulas of the Long Island - the North Ferry and the South Ferry. Each ferry accommodates passengers and vehicles and run throughout the day, every 5 to 10 minutes,  and very frequently during the summer season.  No reservation is required, cash only as they do not accept credit cards.  Be sure you have approximately $14. If you are walking on, without a car, you will need to purchase a token for $2.00 or pay on board. 

Luxury Bus from New York City

The Hampton Jitney (631.283.4600) and Hamptons Abassador 631.283.4676) are a luxury coaches service that operates out of New York City. Shelter Island can be reached by car in approximately 2.5 to 3 hours from New York City (expect longer on peak summer travel days). The luxury buses are an easy taxi connection from La Guardia and JFK airports in NYC. Reservation is recommended.  Take the North Fork Line from multiple pick up points in Manhattan to Greenport, Long Island. The bus drops off at the North Ferry. The nearest South Fork bus stop is in Sag Harbor. Use taxi to get to the South Ferry (Hometown Taxi- 631.725.6969).


Long Island Railroad offers train service from New York City to Greenport, New York, Long Island; the train station is directly across the street from the North Ferry Terminal. The Long Island Railroad can be easily accessed from JFK airport via the AirTrain which connects every terminal with the Jamaica station. You will need use a taxi service from LaGuardia Airport to access Jamaica station. Once at Jamaica you can board a Long Island Railroad train to Greenport, Long Island and connect to the North Ferry.

Cross Sound car Ferry from New England to Orient NY

If you are traveling from points north (Boston, Rhode Island, Cape Cod etc.) you can take the Cross Sound Ferry from New London, Connecticut to Orient Point, Long Island. Call 631.323.2525 to make your reservation, early. From Orient Point it is a 30 minute drive to Greenport to the North Ferry Terminal to Shelter Island. From Bridgeport, Connecticut to Port Jefferson, New York, you may take the Bridgeport - Port Jefferson Ferry. You may make a reservation at 888.443.3779 or 631.473.0286.  Port Jefferson, NY is about an one hour drive to Greenport, NY, or to North Haven, NY to transfer to a Shelter Island Ferry.

Local Taxi

Shelter Island Gophers 
+1 631 749 4252   (will pick you up at the North or South Ferry on Shelter Island)

Jim Polychron Tours & Transportation
+1 631 682 8949

Comfortable Car Service from JFK / LGA / EWR

CSL Transportation
+1 212 537 6668
+1 631 900 3050

Jim Polychron Tours & Transportation
+1 631 682 8949

Mike Arcentales
+1 917 500 1212