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Connecticut

Summary: Total: 6 auto + 3 passenger; Longest: 35 miles; Shortest: 0.1 mile

Auto Ferries:

Bridgeport-Port Jefferson ferry: Across Long Island Sound, from Bridgeport, CT to Port Jefferson, NY (Long Island); daily; $39.75 car + driver (including port tax), $11.50 per adult passenger, reservations recommended; $14 pedestrian one-way, $19 roundtrip; 18 miles; 1 hr 30 minutes; To reach dock in Bridgeport: Go south from Exit 27 of I-95 on Lafayette St., then east on Railroad Ave. which becomes Water St.; To reach dock in Port Jefferson: Go north from Exit 64 of I-495 (Long Island Expressway) on SR 112, then east on Broadway in Port Jefferson Village; M/V Park City (1986), M/V Grand Republic (1983); 1000 passengers, 100 cars; operated by Bridgeport and Port Jefferson Steamship Company since 1883. (203) 335-2040 or (631) 473-0286 (Fairfield County)

Chester-Hadlyme Ferry: Crosses Connecticut River between Chester and Hadlyme, on SR 148; daily April through November; 7 am to 6:45 pm weekdays, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm weekends; $2.25 car and driver + $0.75 per passenger; 0.3 mile; 5 minutes; began as Warner's Ferry in 1769; Selden III, built in 1949 (9 car capacity); state owned. (860) 443-3856 (Middlesex and New London Counties)

Cross-Sound Ferry: Across Long Island Sound, from New London, CT to Orient Point, NY (Long Island); daily, year-round; reservations required; $37 per car (including driver) one-way, $10 adult passenger; $16 adult roundtrip; 16 miles; 1 hr 20 minutes; free parking at Orient Point, $5 per day in New London; To reach dock in New London: Go south about 0.7 mile from Exit 84 I-95, turn left on Gov. Winthrop St.; connects with SR 25 at Orient Point; John H. (1989; 120 cars), Susan Anne (1964; 80), Cape Henlopen (1941; 90 cars), New London (1979; 45 cars), North Star (1968; 35 cars), Caribbean (1972; 22 cars); operated by Cross Sound Ferry Services. (203) 443-5281 (New London County)

Fishers Island Ferry: Across Fishers Island Sound, from New London, CT to Silver Eel Pond, Fishers Island, NY; daily except Christmas; normally at least 4 times per day; $11-$27 car + driver, depending on season; $3.50-$7.50 adult passenger; vehicle must be at boat 20 minutes before; 8 miles; 45 minutes; To reach dock in New London: Go south about 0.7 mile from Exit 84 I-95, turn left on Gov. Winthrop St. (behind railroad station); M/V Race Point (34 cars) and Munnatawket (24 cars); operated by Fishers Island Ferry District. (516) 788-7463 or (860) 442-0165 or (860) 443-6851 (New London County)

New London-Block Island ferry: Across Block Island Sound, from New London, CT to Old Harbor on Block Island, RI; daily from mid-June to mid-September; leaving New London daily at 9:00 am, leaving Block Island at 4:30 pm; $28 car one-way; $15 adult one-way, $19 roundtrip; auto reservation recommended, must be at boat 1 hour before; 35 miles; 2 hours; $6 per day parking; To reach dock in New London: Go south about 0.7 mile from Exit 84 I-95, turn left on Gov. Winthrop St.; M/V Anna C. (1986), 34 cars, 1300 passengers capacity; operated by Nelseco Navigation since 1934. (203) 442-9553 or (203) 442-7891 or 401-783-4613 (New London County)

Rocky Hill-Glastonbury Ferry: Crosses Connecticut River between Rocky Hill and South Glastonbury, on SR 160; daily May through October; 7 am to 6:45 pm weekdays, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm weekends; $2.25 per car and driver + $0.75 per passenger; 0.1 mile; 4 minutes; continuous operation since 1655; open flatboat Hollister III, towed by diesel tugboat Cumberland; 3 car capacity; state owned since 1915. (860) 443-3856 (Hartford County)

Passenger Ferries:

Cross-Sound Ferry Sea Jet: Across Long Island Sound, from New London, CT to Orient Point, NY (Long Island); daily, year-round; at least four times, most days; no reservations accepted; $15.50 adult one-way, $25 roundtrip; 16 miles; 40 minutes; free parking at Orient Point, $5 per day in New London; To reach dock in New London: Go south about 0.7 mile from Exit 84 I-95, turn left on Gov. Winthrop St.; connects with SR 25 at Orient Point; Sea Jet I, high-speed catamaran (1989; 400 passengers capacity); operated by Cross Sound Ferry Services. (203) 443-5281 (New London County)

New London-Montauk ferry: Across Block Island Sound, between New London, CT and Montauk, NY (Long Island); Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, Friday and Sunday only; leaving Montauk at 7 pm, leaving New London at 9 pm; $25 adult one-way, $40 roundtrip; reservations recommended; 23 miles?; 1 hour 45 minutes; Parking: $5 per day; To reach dock in New London: Go south about 0.7 mile from Exit 84 I-95, turn left on Gov. Winthrop St.; To reach dock in Montauk: Turn north off of SR 27 on Edgemere Street to Montauk Train Station, then northeast on Westlake Drive; 350 passengers capacity; operated by Viking Fleet. (516) 668-5709 (New London County)

Sheffield Island Ferry: Across Norwalk Harbor and Sheffield Island Harbor, from South Norwalk to Sheffield Island; May-October (daily late June through Labor Day); $15 adult roundtrip; 4.5 miles; 30 minutes; 1.5 hours on island; To reach dock in South Norwalk: From I-95, go south on West Avenue, then southeast on Main Street where road divides, after 3 blocks turn east on Washington Street (SR 136), and then north on Water Street; Seaport Express (27 passengers) or G.W. Tyler (49 passengers)?; operated by Sound Navigation or Norwalk Seaport Association?. (203) 854-4656 or (203) 838-9444 (Fairfield County)

General Links:

Connecticut ferry info from state Department of Tourism

Block Island