Fuel Surcharge

The average price we paid for fuel increased slightly over the past 7 days. Effective tonight, October 4th, we are raising the fuel surcharge for Block Island Express from 6.9% to 7.0%. We will continue to reevaluate the surcharge every 7 days.

On May 24th, 2022, Block Island Express imposed a new fuel surcharge on all fares. Fuel prices have been extremely volatile, and the price we pay for fuel has more than doubled compared to previous years. We regret the need to impose the surcharge, but Block Island Express cannot absorb the entirety of the increased fuel prices. We will continue to share the impact of the higher costs and will share the increased cost with our customers. Our new surcharge will be a percentage applied to all published fares, and will be based on our most recent fuel costs. We will adjust the fuel surcharge up or down every 7 days depending on the average price we pay for fuel each week.

Existing reservations will be honored at the price paid for the reservation unless any changes, including time or date, are made to the reservation. Changes to reservations will be subject to the current Fuel Surcharge at the time of the change.


Adult One Way $31.25
Priority Adult One Way $37.00
Adult Same Day Round Trip $59.00
Adult Different Day Round Trip $62.50
Priority Adult Round Trip $74.00
Child One Way $15.63
Priority Child One Way $18.50
Child Same Day Round Trip $29.50
Child Different Day Round Trip $31.25
Priority Child Round Trip $37.00
Bicycle One Way $10.00
Tandem Bike One Way $15.00
Bike Trailer One Way $5.00
Cart/Wagon One Way $5.00
Surfboard One Way $5.00

Children under 12 qualify for child fares. Children under 2 are free. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a person 16 years of age or older.

Standard Fare: our most popular fare and available on all departures whether you reserve in advance or have no reservation.

Priority Fare: enjoy the luxury of preferred boarding status by arriving 30 mins. before departure or avoid cancelation if arriving at least 5 mins. prior to departure and avoid change fees if you have to reschedule a reservation.

*Fares to Block Island via Block Island express are the same whether travel originates from Orient Point, Long Island or New London, CT. Long Island to Block Island passengers travel Orient Point to New London via Block Island Express, then transfer to Block Island Express at New London for passage to Block Island.


25% off with US Active Duty Military ID. One discounted ticket per military person. Must show US Active Duty Military ID in the ticket office to receive the discount. Cannot be used in conjunction with Rewards discounts or any other discounts.


Your money goes an extra mile when you purchase travel with the Captain’s Card.

$200-$399 5% Bonus
$400 And Above 10% Bonus

Your money goes even further when you make Block Island Express purchases using your Captain’s Card, a loadable debit card that’s connected to your rewards account. It’s accepted for booking all trips and the best part is you earn points and bonus dollars when you preload the card.  We’ll  give you 5% more when you load $200-$399 and we’ll give you 10% more when you load $400 or more. It’s a must-have for regular riders!