The Vineyard is home to 15,000 year-round residents. During the summer months, the population increases to 125,000. How do I get to Martha's Vineyard? The Island of Martha's Vineyard can be reached by sea or by air; there are no land routes, bridges or tunnels connecting it to the mainland. Most travelers arrive via our harbors on the ferry, with a growing number using the airport as a point of entry.
Getting to Martha's Vineyard
Martha's Vineyard Airport is a
public airport located in the
middle of the island of
Martha's Vineyard, three miles south of the central business district of Vineyard Haven, in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States.
Elevation: 67' (20 m)
Address: 71 Airport Rd, West Tisbury, MA 02568
Phone: (508) 693-7022
Fly directly to the island from Boston, New
Bedford, Providence, Hyannis, and Nantucket.
Phone: (866) 227-3247 or (800) 352-0714. Website: www.capeair.com
Seasonal service - U.S. Airways Express will
be offering daily service to Martha's Vineyard
from New York's LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and
Washington D.C.'s Ronald Reagan Airport (DCA).
Phone: (800) 428-4322. Website: www.usairways.com
Seasonal service - Delta Connection will be
offering daily service to Martha's Vineyard
from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Phone: (800) 221-1212. Website: www.delta.com
Seasonal service - Jet Blue will be offering daily
service to Martha's Vineyard from New York's
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Phone: (800) 538-2583. Website: www.jetblue.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
is a long-distance bus carrier
headquartered in Springfield,
Massachusetts. It operates in the northeastern United States. Over four million passengers per year travel on Peter Pan's bus routes.
Hubs: Springfield, MA; Boston, MA; Providence, RI; Hartford, CT; New York, NY; and Woods Hole, MA (Ferry to Martha's Vineyard).
Address: 1776 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: (401) 751-8800
Peter Pan Bus Company
Service to Woods Hole (to Ferry) from
Boston and Providence.
Phone: (401) 751-8800.
The Steamship Authority
provides year round passenger
and vehicle ferry service between
Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Phone: Vehicle Reservations: (508) 477-8600. Website: www.steamshipauthority.com
Driving to the Steamship Authority
From Boston to Woods Hole:
Take the Southeast Expressway - Route 93 South to fork at end. Bear right, staying on Route 93 South toward Route 95. Stay on the left, as you will soon come to Exit 4. Bear left, heading toward Brockton, Fall River. Continue to Route 495 South and exit on the right toward Cape Cod. Continue over the Cape Cod Canal on the Bourne Bridge and follow Route 28 to Woods Hole.
From the Northern and Western Suburbs of Boston to Woods Hole:
Take Interstate 95 South (also known in Massachusetts as Route 128) to Interstate 93 North toward Braintree/Cape Cod. After you leave Interstate 95, get in the right lane. Take Exit 4 toward Brockton, Fall River. Continue to Route 495 South and exit on the right toward Cape Cod. Continue over the Cape Cod Canal on the Bourne Bridge and follow Route 28 to Woods Hole.
From New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island to Woods Hole:
Take Interstate 95 North to Providence, Rhode Island. Then, follow the Cape Cod indicators to Interstate 195. At the end, take a right onto Route 25 East to Cape Cod. Cross over the Cape Cod Canal on the Bourne Bridge and follow Route 28 to Woods Hole.
(Passenger Only & Seasonal)
Ferries to Martha's Vineyard
arrive from Falmouth, Hyannis, Nantucket, New Bedford and Woods Hole in Massachusetts; Quonset Point in Rhode Island, Montauk in New York and NYC, New York. All ferry companies provide paid parking if you choose to come to Martha's Vineyard without your vehicle.
Some ferry companies offer a commuter ticket at a reduced rate. For example, the Hy-Line offers a commuter book of 10 tickets (5 round trips), so if your party is of a good size, this could save you a fair amount of money!
M/V Pied Piper - Passenger/Bike
Season: Spring and Summer - Trip Duration: 1 hour
Falmouth - Edgartown Ferry (Falmouth to Martha’s Vineyard)
Phone: (508) 548-9400
Address: 278 Scranton Ave, Falmouth, MA
Island Queen - Passenger/Bike
Season: Spring, Summer and Fall - Trip Duration: 35 Minutes
Falmouth - Oak Bluffs (Falmouth to Martha’s Vineyard)
Phone: (508) 548-4800
Address: 75 Falmouth Heights Road, Falmouth, MA
Directions to Falmouth: Once you cross either the Bourne Bridge or the Sagamore Bridge onto Cape Cod, take Route 28 south for approximately 13 miles to the first set of traffic lights (Falmouth Hospital is on the right and Jones Road/Hyannis By-Pass is on the left). Turn left onto Jones Road. Travel through the first traffic light and at the second traffic light turn right onto Route 28 Continue on Route 28 for a ½-mile, past Falmouth Plaza on left, and bear left onto Falmouth Heights Road (Friendly’s Restaurant).
Hy Line - Passenger/Bike
Season: Spring, Summer and Fall - Trip Duration: 55 Minutes (High Speed); 1 hour and 15 Minutes
Hyannis - Oak Bluffs (Cape Cod to Martha’s Vineyard)
Phone: (800) 492-8082
Address: 220 Ocean Street, Hyannis, MA 02601
Directions to Hyannis: Once you cross either the Bourne Bridge or the Sagamore Bridge onto Cape Cod, take Route 6 to Exit 6 or 7. Follow signs to Hy Line Ferry.
MV Fast Ferry - Passenger/Bike
Season: Spring, Summer and Early Fall - Trip Duration: 1 Hour and 35 Minutes (High Speed)
Quonset Point - Vineyard Haven (Rhode Island to Martha’s Vineyard)
Phone: (401) 295-4040
Directions to Quonset Point, Rhode Island: Take Route I-95 North to exit 8A in Rhode Island, to Route 4 South to exit 7B (Quonset/Rt. 403), take Route 403 for 3 miles following signs to Quonset and continue for 3 miles to Roger Williams Way following the signs to the ferry.
SeaStreak, LLC - Passenger/Bike
Season: Spring, Summer, and FallNYC/New Jersey Trip Duration: 6 hrs and 55 minsNew Bedford Trip Duration: 1 hourStamford/ New Bedford Trip Duration: 4hrs and 30 mins
New York City, New Bedford & New Jersey to Martha’s Vineyard
Phone: (800) 262-8743
New Jersey Address: Simon Lake Drive, Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Manhatten Address: East 35 Street, NYC
Manhatten Address: Pier 11 - South & Wall Street, NYC
New Bedford Address: 49 State Pier, New Bedford, MA
Viking Ferry - Passenger/Bike
Season: Fall - Trip Duration: 5 Hours
Montauk, New York to Martha’s Vineyard
Phone: (631) 668-5700
Address: 462 West Lake Drive, Montauk, NY