We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cross Sound Ferry

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 41270 Main Rd, Orient Point Ferry Dock, Orient, NY 11957-1131
Phone Number: +1 631-323-2525
06:00 - 20:30
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 06:00 - 20:30

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 314 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 156
  • 105
    Very good
  • 20
  • 6
  • 16
Great prices to get to New England

We did an "out and back" ferry trip on the Fourth of July to travel with a friend back to CT. It was a great trip watching the fireworks over Long Island sound on the holiday. :)

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Kristen W
Add Photo Write a Review

314 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 303: English reviews
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did an "out and back" ferry trip on the Fourth of July to travel with a friend back to CT. It was a great trip watching the fireworks over Long Island sound on the holiday. :)

Thank Kristen W
Watertown, New York
Level Contributor
19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While the Ferry was on time, the seating was very dirty. Dust/particles were coming down from the heater and landing on us. Ripped and stained seats. But it did leave and get us to our destination on time.

Thank JRose2442
Saint James, New York
Level Contributor
125 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I traveled to the Boston area from Long Island this week for business. the drive is long, but breaking it up with the approx 90 minute ferry from Orient Point to New London Connecticut made the trip enjoyable... both ways. Employees were helpful, getting on the ship and loading the cars is very organized, and I found these ferries to... More 

Thank joe6343
Level Contributor
220 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cross Sound Ferry operates between: New London, Connecticut & Orient Point, Long Island, New York State, USA. The privately owned & operated company offers a year round ferry service for passengers & vehicles. There are several vessels in their fleet. Tickets can be purchased on line (vehicle registration number required) or from the ticket office on the quayside. Embarkation &... More 

Thank Gregory O
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
489 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were traveling from Arizona to Massachusetts, and decided to visit relatives in Freeport, NY. Upon reviewing our options for travel, we decided to travel to the eastern end of Long Island and the Cross Sound Ferry vs. traveling through NYC and North via I-95. What a great choice!! The reverse commute at 7 in the morning east on the... More 

Thank 1lacrosse
Newport, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
105 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Ferry terminals, embarking and disembarking are very well organized. Tickets are easy to purchase both online and on site. However ships are quite dirty and outdated.

Thank Alisa S
Randolph, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
187 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

On my trips to Long Island I always take the ferry. Instead of driving, you get to sit and read, eat or just enjoy the ride. The ferries have a snack bar and an alcoholic bar. I usually enjoy the top of the boat in the sun and watching the view. 80 minutes of enjoyment instead of driving down route... More 

Thank temptraveler
Arlington, Virginia
Level Contributor
140 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

After several days in Rhode Island and Connecticut, we chose to put the car on the ferry to get to New York, where we would continue our vacation. We arrived at the New London terminal, purchased our ticket (it's usually recommended to purchase in advance on-line), and got in line for the next ferry. Tthe dock workers were very efficient... More 

Thank HappyExplorer7752014
Milford, Delaware
Level Contributor
37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Not much you can say. The staff and crew are efficient and friendly. They got us on and off uneventfully. We had wanted to take the 2PM Cape Henlopen Ferry. We are from Delaware and I am a History buff. The Cape Henlopen was originally USS LST 510 that participated in the Omaha Beach landing on D-Day. It was converted... More 

Thank Taowalker239
Chesterfield, Michigan
Level Contributor
492 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Was going to drive traditional route from Long Island to Boston and a work colleague told me to do this. How cool! An hour plus of no driving. In all it probably was same amount of time but I could relax and catch up on stuff. No wifi but phone service was good thru out trip. They have a decent... More 

Thank PhoenisSunDog

Travellers who viewed Cross Sound Ferry also viewed


Been to Cross Sound Ferry? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cross Sound Ferry and other visitors
26 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (26)

Questions? Get answers from Cross Sound Ferry staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?