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New Bedford is 57 miles (92 km) south of Boston, 32 miles 51.5 km) southeast of Providence, 38 miles (61 km) southwest of Plymouth, 15 miles (24 km) east of Fall River.



Intercity Bus

Peter Pan Bus Lines connects New Bedford with Providence RI, Boston MA, Cape Cod MA (Woods Hole and Hyannis), New York City, Hartford CT and New Haven CT. More...

You arrive and depart from the New Bedford Transportation Center, 134 Elm Street (map; Tel: 508-990-0000), which is only a short walk from the National Historic Park Visitor Center and Johnny Cake Hill.


New Bedford has no direct train service, but you can ride an Amtrak or MBTA Commuter Rail train to Providence, then take a bus to New Bedford.

Local Transport

New Bedford city buses are operated by the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority, but wouldn't you rather go by New Bedford Pedicab? Call Ken and Colleen Sutcliffe (Tel: 508-264-2487) or look for their pedicabs on Johnny Cake Hill near the Whaling Museum and Seamen's Bethel.

Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket Ferry

Seastreak operates large, fast catamaran passenger ferries (no cars) from New Bedford's State Pier (map) to Oak Bluffs (summer) or Vineyard Haven (winter) on Martha's Vineyard. The voyage takes about an hour.

They also run ferries from the same dock to Nantucket. The advantages of going from New Bedford: much cheaper, easier parking, and no thronged traffic at the Cape Cod Canal bridges. More...

—by Tom Brosnahan

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Pedicab, New Bedford MA

Let Colleen get you there in
her New Bedford Pedicab!


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