|Ferries & Flights to Martha's Vineyard|
|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.
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
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...
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...
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...
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.
—All parking is right at the dock and costs only $10 per day.
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...
—by Tom Brosnahan