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Transportation

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Block Island Ferry

The best-known method of traveling to the island is, of course, the Block Island Ferry. It even has its own theme song (cue steel drums) and signature cocktail (the Chai-tini). There are both a bar and snack bar on board, but take a lesson from us: no matter how much you beg and plead, the bar will not serve alcohol until the ferry leaves the dock. There are three departure points for the ferry. Point Judith is the most common, offering both traditional (55 minutes) and high-speed (30 minutes) service. Newport and Fall River offer high-speed service only. For full schedule and more information, visit blockislandferry.com or call 401-783-4613.

Point Judith
304 Great Island Rd., Narragansett

Both traditional and high-speed schedules vary throughout the season. Check the website for a detailed schedule.

Newport
Perotti Park, America’s Cup Ave.

June 27-September 7, Monday-Sunday
Departs Newport at 9:45am and 12:30pm; departs Block Island at 11:15am and 6:05pm.

Fall River
Fall River State Pier, 1 Water St.

June 27-September 7, Monday-Sunday
Departs Fall River at 8:30am; departs Block Island at 6:05pm.


Travel By Air

If you absolutely can’t wait to get to your island destination, your aerial options will get you there even faster. The fastest flight, from Westerly with New England Airlines, can get you there in a scant 12 minutes and you can cut your drive short by flying right out of Providence with Cape Air. block-island.com/nea; capeair.com


Taxi/Bicycle/Moped

Block Island is easy to navigate without a car. Much of what you want to see and do is within an easy walk from the ferry, but if you really want to explore, your best options are taxi, bicycle and moped.

McGovern’s Taxi
401-862-6087
mcgovernstaxi.com

Mig’s Rig Taxi
401-480-0493
migsrigtaxi.com

Rondo’s Taxi
401-446-5550

Aldo’s Mopeds and Bikes
Weldon’s Way, 401-466-5018

Island Moped and Bike
41 Water St.
401-741-2329
bimopeds.com

Old Harbor Bike Shop
Water St.
401-466-2029
blockislandtransportation.com

The Moped Man
435 Water St.
401-466-5444
themopedman.com

INSIDER TIP
If you don’t feel like paying to park at the airport or ferry dock, or just want to arrive in style, A Airline Express (401-295-1100, aairlineexpresslimousine.com) and Little Rest Livery (401-294-1414, littlerestlimo.com) both offer car service to and from your destination.