ISLAND TRANSPORTATION SIMPLIFIED
Martha's Vineyard is directly accessible by ferry or plane. The great majority of our visitors arrive by ferry. Daily, year round automobile and passenger ferry service is available from Woods Hole, Massachusetts via the Steamship Authority Steamship Authority ferries. Daily, year round passenger-only ferry service is also available from New Bedford, Massachusetts on the Martha's Vineyard Express Ferry and from Falmouth Harbor, Massachusetts aboard the little known Patriot Boats . Seasonal passenger-only ferry service is also available from other ferry companies that operate out of Falmouth, Hyannis and New Bedford Massachusetts. All ferry services offer pay-parking lots at their mainland docks, usually about $10.00 per calendar day.
The Steamship Authority provides year-round passenger and auto ferry service from Woods Hole on Cape Cod all day long. Advanced reservations are needed for cars, especially during the summer season, but passengers never need a reservation. Travel distance is only 7 miles, and expect the ride to take approximately 40 minutes. The ferry has WIFI, refreshments and indoor and outdoor seating to enjoy the beautiful views of Vineyard Sound. Ferries dock in Vineyard Haven year round, and in Oak Bluffs Spring-Summer. Visit steamshipauthority.com for schedules, fares, directions and parking information.
The Seastreak Ferry offers one-hour passenger service to magnificent Martha's Vineyard. With convenient boarding locations at State Pier and Fisherman's Wharf, a Martha's Vineyard experience is just a short ferry wide away! Enjoy breathtaking views as you travel in style and comfort. The Port also offers convenient safe and convenient parking close to the docks with free shuttle service. Visit portofnewbedford.org for schedules, fares, directions and more information.
This 72 foot luxury fast ferry is the only ferry that sails into Edgartown Harbor. Cruise the waters of Vineyard Sound for a 75-minute trip to into the Vineyard. Visit falmouthedgartownferry.com for schedules, fares, directions and parking information.
Hy-line Cruises from Hyannis on Cape Cod to Oak Bluffs offers both high speed and traditional ferry service from mid-Cape to Oak Bluffs. Bicycles are permitted for an additional fee. Visit hylinecruises.comhyann for schedules, fares, directions and parking information.
Depart from Quonset Point in North Kingstown, Rhode Island and start your getaway vacation or daytrip hours earlier on the largest fast ferry to the Vineyard. Enjoy a quick 95-minute ride with incredible scenery down Narragansett Bay and through Vineyard Sound. You'll arrive in the heart of Oak Bluffs. Visit rhodeislandfastferry.com for schedules, fares, directions and parking information.
The Steamship Authority provides ferry service from Nantucket to Martha's Vineyard all day long. The ferry has WIFI, refreshments and indoor and outdoor seating to enjoy the beautiful views while your ride. Ferries dock in Vineyard Haven year round, and in Oak Bluffs Spring-Summer. Visit steamshipauthority.com for schedules, fares, directions and parking information.
Chances are, whatever you need, Alley's has it. The oldest operating retail business on Martha's Vineyard, Alley's still delivers as "dealers in almost everything." But the store is much more. It is a community meeting place, a historical institution and an Island tradition. From beach essentials to stocking stuffers, milk & bread to hammers and nails, you can find everything you need — and didn't know you needed! — at Alley's.
Cape Air provides year-round service from Boston's Logan Airport to/from Martha's Vineyard Airport. Cape Air also provides additional seasonal service from Westchester, NY, TF Green Providence airport and New Bedford Airport. JetBlue and Delta airlines provide seasonal service direct from New York's JFK airport to Martha's Vineyard between Memorial Day and Labor Day. American Airlines provides seasonal direct service from Washington D.C.'s Reagan National airport.
Each town on Martha's Vineyard has its own unique and wonderful character - and the three busiest towns are each 100% walkable. With shops, restaurants, theaters, museums, and art galleries all close by to our hotel, walking the streets of Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven or Edgartown is a tried and true way to explore our quaint Island.walking
Martha's Vineyard Transit Authority, aka VTA. Our terrific local bus service travels to all six towns on Martha's vineyard, operates from early in the morning to late at night and is very affordable. $2.00 from town to town, $7.00 for an unlimited all-day pass, $15.00 for a three-day pass, $25.00 for a seven-day pass. We vineyarders regularly use the bus.