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By CAR FERRY from New London, Connecticut to Long Island

An excellent, more scenic choice for travel from eastern or northeastern Connecticut and beyond (Rhode Island, Eastern Massachusetts, Boston, etc.). May not necessarily save much travel time, but will avoid some of the heavier traffic and any rush hour delays that can occur on I 95 in western Connecticut – and again on the Throgs Neck Bridge crossing on to Long Island.

Year-round service – usually hourly – runs from New London, CT to Orient Point, Long Island, NY (the north easternmost tip of Long Island).

One-way rates for the 1-hour trip: $49.50. per auto & driver, plus per passenger charge: $14.50 adult, $6. child.

Reservations very strongly suggested. Call Cross Sound Ferry to confirm current rates and for reservations.

Website:  Information only telephone: 631 323-2525. Reservations & information: 860 443-5281.

  • After arriving by ferry at Orient Point, Long Island, exit the parking area on to Route 25.  Stay on Route 25 for an estimated 30 miles (continuing past the intersection of Route 105).
  • Continue straight as Route 25 becomes Route 58.
  • Continue for 3 miles on Route 58 to the entrance of I-495, "New York, west."
  • Take I‑495 for 44 miles to Exit 42 "Northern State Parkway, west, New York."
  • Stay on Northern State Parkway for 4 miles to Exit 31-A,  "Meadowbrook Parkway."
  • Take Meadowbrook Parkway for 7 miles to Exit M8-E, “Route 27, east, Merrick.” (Route 27 is Sunrise Highway.)
  • We are on Sunrise Highway (Route 27), mile east of the parkway, just after the first traffic light.

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