Getting to Martha's Vineyard

Martha’s Vineyard is located roughly 85 miles from two major airports - Boston Logan Airport and Providence T.F. Green. Transportation to Martha’s Vineyard from these two airports can be arranged via air service, or visitors can reach the ferry at Woods Hole via private limousine, taxi, bus, or car rental. Many regional visitors choose to drive to the ferry and either bring their car to the island or travel as a foot passenger. Whichever way you choose to get to Martha’s Vineyard, we can assure it will be a scenic journey.

Ferry From Woods Hole, Steamship Authority, Autos & Passengers:

The majority of visitors and locals reach the island by Ferry from Woods Hole on Cape Cod. The Steamship Authority provides year-round passenger service from Woods Hole, and it is the only ferry that offers auto service as well. The ferries run on a regular schedule almost all day long, and they are equipped with WiFi and refreshments. The 7-mile trip takes about 45 minutes, and passengers can sit outside or inside. The ferries dock in Vineyard Haven all year long, and during the busy season (mid-May to mid-October), the ferries also arrive in Oak Bluffs. *Reservations must be made in advance for those traveling on the ferry with a vehicle during the summer season on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays. It is advisable to have auto reservations at all times to guarantee passage. Passenger reservations are not needed.

Distances to Woods Hole:

  • Boston, MA - 85 miles
  • Providence, RI - 85 miles
  • New Haven, CT - 165 miles
  • Hartford, CT - 187 miles
  • New York, NY - 281 miles

Getting to Woods Hole by Car:

The charming seaside village of Woods Hole is easily accessible from many major east coast cities. The 80-mile journey by car from Boston will take around 1 1/2 hours. To get to Woods Hole, travel on Route 93 South to Route 3 South, then take Route 6 West to Buzzards Bay. Cross the Bourne Bridge and travel on Route 28 South for around 13 miles. Look for signs for Steamship Authority parking, or continue on to the ferry docks. Reservations must be made in advance for those traveling on the ferry with a vehicle.

Additional Ferries (Passengers Only):

Several other ports provide season ferry service, including Falmouth on Cape Cod, Hyannis on Cape Cod, Quonset Point in Road Island, as well as ports in New York and New Jersey.  

Martha’s Vineyard Fast Ferry
High-speed seasonal passenger ferry service between Quonset, RI and Martha’s Vineyard
45 minute travel time401-295-4040

New England Fast Ferry
High-speed year-round passenger service between New Bedford, MA and Martha’s Vineyard
Arrives at Vineyard Haven or Oak Bluffs - 45 minute travel time

Island Queen Ferry
Seasonal passenger service between Falmouth, MA and Martha’s Vineyard
Arrives at Edgartown - 35 minute travel time

Falmouth-Edgartown Ferry
Seasonal passenger service between Falmouth, MA and Martha’s Vineyard
Arrives in Edgartown - 35 minute travel time

Hy-Line Cruises
Traditional and high-speed passenger service between Hyanis, MA and Martha’s Vineyard, Seasonal
High-speed travel time is 55 minutes and Traditional ferry travel time is 1 ½ hours