How Do You Get on the Orient Point Ferry?


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Get on the ferry service traveling from Orient Point, Long Island, New York, to New London, Connecticut, by getting on the Cross Sound Ferry located at 41720 Main Road, Orient, NY, 11957. To book a trip, make a reservation through the Cross Sound Ferry company website by indicating the starting point as Orient Point, New York, and specifying the travel date, time and type.

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Travel type can be passenger only, passenger and vehicle or the Lighthouse Cruise. When traveling with a vehicle, a passenger needs to answer additional questions about his vehicle, such as whether it is a commercial vehicle, truck or RV. Reservations are necessary to determine the proper fare and to guarantee a spot inside the ferry's limited space. The ferry travels several times daily between Orient Point and New London, and when taking the ferry from New London, passengers board the ferry at 2 Ferry Street, New London, CT, 06320.

The ferry trip takes about 1.5 hours each way and is available year round. Passengers can enjoy roomy and comfortable passenger cabins, satellite TV and food and beverage facilities on board. Cross Sound Ferry also operates a single passenger-only high-speed ferry service called the Sea Jet, which takes only 40 minutes each way. As of 2015, more than 1 million passengers use the company's ferry service annually.

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