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Ferries from North Kingstown RI, Woods Hole, Falmouth, Hyannis, New Bedford and Nantucket. Planes from Boston, Hyannis, Nantucket, New Bedford and Providence.



Lots of ways to go to Martha's Vineyard island by car, train, bus, ferryboat and airplane.

If you need to park your car while visiting Martha's Vineyard, be sure to calculate the cost of parking for the time you will be away from the mainland. This cost may be $15 to $20 or more per calendar day.

You don't really need to take your car to Martha's Vineyard. You can rent a car, bicycle or scooter on the island, or use the convenient island buses. More...

From New York City by Ferry

From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, SeaStreak operates one daily fast catamaran passenger ferry from Highlands NJ and East 35th Street, New York City, to Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard. The voyage takes nearly 7 hours from Highlands, nearly 5 hours from New York City and costs $165 to $200 per adult, one-way, with discounts for round-trip travel.

From Boston by Bus & Ferry

Dattco Bus & SeaStreak Ferry

The Dattco bus company has teamed with SeaStreak to connect Boston's South Station Bus Terminal with the New Bedford MA State Pier for the SeaStreak ferries to Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard. An advantage: buses going to New Bedford do not suffer from the weekend bridge-traffic delays of buses crossing the Cape Cod Canal to Falmouth, Woods Hole and Hyannis.

Up to 13 Dattco buses run daily Monday through Friday, at least four buses run each day on weekends and holidays. The bus ride from Boston to New Bedford takes one hour and 35 minutes and costs $15 per adult, one-way. More...

For information on the SeaStreak ferries from New Bedford to Oak Bluffs, see New Bedford Passenger Ferry, below.

Peter Pan Bus & Steamship Authority Ferry

Peter Pan Bus Lines runs buses from Boston's South Station Bus Terminal to Woods Hole for the Steamship Authority ferryVineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs (map).

New Bedford Passenger Ferry

From mid-May through mid-October, SeaStreak operates at least three and as many as six daily fast catamaran passenger ferries from New Bedford in southeastern MA to Vineyard Haven on Martha's Vineyard. The voyage takes one hour and costs $50 to $70 per adult, round-trip. More...

Woods Hole Car Ferry

The Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority runs the car & passenger ferries from Woods Hole on Cape Cod to Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs (map) year-round. The 45-minute voyage costs $17 per adult, round-trip. More...

Falmouth Passenger Ferry

The m/v Island Queen passenger ferry sails from Falmouth Harbor on Cape Cod to Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard seven times daily in summer. It's a comfortable, fun and inexpensive way to go.

Peter Pan buses from Boston arrive at Falmouth's Peter Pan Bus Terminal (map), 1.6 miles (2.6 km) west of the Island Queen Ferry Dock, a 30-minute walk. More...

Hyannis Passenger Ferries

Hy-Line Cruises operates six fast, comfortable catamaran passenger ferry trips daily in high summer between Hyannis on Cape Cod and Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard. The voyage takes one hour and costs $59 per adult, round-trip.

In spring and fall there may be only two or three sailings per day in each direction. More...

Quonset Point RI Passenger Ferry

From Memorial Day weekend (late-May) through Columbus Day weekend (mid-October), fast catamaran ferries operated by Vineyard Fast Ferry run from Quonset Point, Wickford (North Kingstown) RI south of Providence to Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard. The 90-minute voyage costs $89 to $99 per adult, round-trip.

Quonset Point is just off I-95 about 15 minutes' drive south of Providence's T F Green State Airport (map).

Although the Quonset Point ferry service does not run as frequently as the Woods Hole, Falmouth or Hyannis services, and it runs only in the warm months, it has advantages:

—All parking is right at the dock and costs only $10 per day.

—There is shuttle service (tel 401-737-2868 ext. 2) from Amtrak's Kingston RI train station and from Providence's T F Green Airport to the Quonset Point fast ferry dock ($22 per person).

Inter-Island Passenger Ferry

From late-June to mid-September, Hy-Line Cruises, Ocean Street Dock, Hyannis MA (tel 508-778-2600) operates at least one and as many as three daily Inter-Island passenger boats (morning, noontime and afternoon) in each direction on the 2-1/4-hour voyage between Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket island.

Bicycles and pets are carried on Hy-Line vessels, but not cars. Buy tickets in Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard (tel 508-693-0112), on Straight Wharf, Nantucket (tel 508-228-3949), or at the Hy-Line office at Ocean Street Dock in Hyannis. More...


Cape Air (tel 800-227-3247 or 508-771-6944) flies frequently in summer to Martha's Vineyard Airport (MVY) from Boston's Logan International Airport (BOS); Hyannis MA (HYA); New Bedford-Fall River MA (EWB); Nantucket MA (ACK) and Providence RI (PVD).

Cape Air flights also connect Westchester County Airport (HPN) in White Plains NY, near New York City, with Martha's Vineyard. Limo service is available between and 35th Street and 8th Avenue in Manhattan. More...

Cape Air's airline partners include Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, jetBlue, Seabourne Airlines and United Airlines. More...

—by Tom Brosnahan

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Steamship Authority Car Ferry, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard MA

A Steamship Authority car ferry waiting in Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, to load cars and walk-aboard passengers going to Woods Hole MA on Cape Cod.

Car Ferry, Martha's Vineyard MA

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