How to Get to Shelter Island

Shelter Island is one of the places folks call magical, and the journey to this quaint island is half the fun! It’s a mix of things about Shelter Island that makes it such a special destination; The beautiful beaches and well protected areas, the charming town and Norman Rockwellesque parades. The endless possibilities for outdoor adventures abound whether you are a summer enthusiast or here in one of our other seasons. The list goes on, and so do the options to get here!

Shelter Island is nestled between the North and South Forks of Long Island a mere 90 miles east from Manhattan. Whether you fancy a leisurely train ride or private chartered jet, your destination is just a couple hours away. Travel to Shelter Island can be an exciting experience all on its own and we have all the information you need to make your decision.

To Shelter Island by TrainHow to get to Shelter Island - travel by train – There’s something old school and charming about riding trains. A conductor and the world flying by outside your window offers charm and scenery to the nostalgic appeal of train travel. So if you’re into stress free and charming, this is your mode.

Take the Long Island Railroad from Penn Station to the final stop at the Greenport, NY North Ferry Station. From here Shelter Island is just a short 8 minute ferry ride.

To Shelter Island by Bus – With travel options offered 365 days per year you cannot beat the convenience. The Hampton Jitney operates a fleet of luxury motor coaches and limousines to allow travel in style and comfort to the North and South Forks of Long Island from Metro New York, including the airports! So why not sit back with a good book or pop in the ear buds and leave the driving to someone else.

Take The Hampton Jitney from midtown to the Greenport North Ferry Station. From here Shelter Island is just a short 8 minute ferry ride.Travel to Shelter Island by Car

To Shelter Island by Car – Did someone say “road trip”? One of the most obvious reasons to travel by car is flexibility. No timetables, no schedules, no nothing. You can do whatever you want and feel like doing. And even better, you don’t need to plan your stops. The Hamptons and North Fork of Long Island are destinations of their own be it vineyards, quaint farmstands, numerous ocean beaches or shopping at the Outlet Mall in Riverhead. You may take as many mini-adventures as your heart desires along the route.

Head East from Manhattan with the North Ferry or South Ferry as your destination. Shelter Island is a few minute ferry ride from either direction. Reservations for the ferry are not required so enjoy some fun along the way and we will see you when you get here.

Travel to Shelter Island by Plane with JetgetTo Shelter Island by Plane – Well, why not? Indulge in the ultimate in luxury, speed and adventure as your mode of transport. Furthermore, choose between arriving by land or sea. Escape the city lights, travel in style and sip champagne aboard either airway.

Book your trip with Jetget from Westchester or Teterboro airport to East Hampton in only 30 minutes and take a car to the South Ferry.



No matter what mode of transportation you fancy, Shelter Island House will be waiting at the end of your destination with a welcome greeting and luxurious accommodations!