How to get there
Martha's Vineyard is an island located south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts.
You can get to the island by ferry boat (the ride is only about 40 minutes), or by plane.
Check out the travel options below and don't hesitate to ask us any questions!
There are several options available to travel by sea. Ferries make regular runs between Martha’s Vineyard and the mainland daily, and getting to one is easy! Here are directions to reach the ferries by car, and by bus. If you're coming from the greater Boston area, the easiest route is to drive an hour and a half to Woods Hole, MA and take the ferry from there. Passenger tickets are only $8. For a full list of ferry boats and schedules, check out vineyardferries.com.
The Steamship Authority and Hy-line Cruises are accessible by the CapeFLYER seasonal rail service to provide seamless and car-free transportation to Martha’s Vineyard.
For those traveling to Martha’s Vineyard via the Steamship Authority ferry from Woods Hole, a free Steamship Authority shuttle will meet the CapeFLYER at the Buzzards Bay train station and will transport passengers to the Woods Hole ferry dock.
For those traveling to Martha’s Vineyard via Hy-line Cruises ferry from Hyannis, the Hy-Line Cruises free shuttle will pick you up at the Hyannis train station and bring you directly to the ferry dock in Hyannis, where you will board the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard. Find additional information CapeFLYER.com.
Flights to MV are serviced by Cape Air and take about 35 minutes from Logan Airport. However, unless you are already flying from out of town to Massachusetts, we'd recommend an alternate method to flying (which tends to be pricier). There is a Peter Pan bus that takes you directly from Logan Airport to the ferry terminal in Woods Hole. Tickets are only $25-30 (ferry tickets are included) and the ride is definitely easy if you want to avoid renting a car.
Bus service to Woods Hole is provided from Boston and from New York daily, year round. Call Peter Pan/Bonanza Bus Line at 888.751.8800 or 401.751.8800.
Plymouth Brockton Bus provides service year round from Boston to Hyannis.
Seasonal bus service to Vineyard Fast Ferry in Quonset Point, Rhode Island, New Bedford and Woods Hole from the upper east side or upper west side of Manhattan is available.