PASSENGER FERRY FROM NEW YORK CITY OR NEW JERSEY
The Seastreak has direct boat service form NYC and New Jersey
(passengers only -no cars) for more information call
(800) 262-8743 or log on to http://www.seastreak.com
BRINGING A CAR TO THE ISLAND
Book a ferry reservation with the Steamship Authority
and drive to Woods Hole, MA.
Steamship Authority phone:
NEW YORK CITY TO THE WOODS HOLE STEAMSHIP AUTHORITY FERRY TERMINAL
New York City to Wood’s Hole Take Route I-95 to Providence, RI, in Providence exit onto I-195 East to Wareham, MA. I-195 ends at I-495/route 25, take exit for Cape Cod and the Islands, Route 495/25 East, follow across the Bourne Bridge and then follow Route 28 to Falmouth and Woods Hole.
There are overnight parking option.
NEW YORK TO THE RHODE ISLAND FERRY
Take I-95 N to exit 8A in Rhode Island, get off and get into far left lanes. At the first light take a left and continue until your reach the first traffic light (about 300 yards). Turn right onto route 4 south toward Quonset Point. After a couple of miles take exit 7 (Quonset Point/Route 403). Stay Left at top of exit and continue on for 2 ½ miles until you pass under a very large bridge and come to a traffic light. Turn Right, this is Roger Williams Way. Follow the green Vineyard Fast Ferry signs for 2 miles the ferry is located on the right-hand side.
New York to New Bedford Ferry Take I-95 N until you reach Exit 20 I-195 East towards Providence/Cape Cod in Rhode Island. Forward I-195 E into Massachusetts toward Fall River and New Bedford. Take Exit 15: Route 18 South/Downtown (New Bedford). Turn Left at 2nd light (Note: this is a left lane turn). Drive straight onto the State Pier. There you will see signs for Vineyard Ferries.
BUS TO WOODS HOLE
Take any bus e.g. Bolt or Mega Bus to Boston –transfer to the Peter Pan Bus going to Woods Hole. From Woods Hole take the Ferry to Martha’s Vineyard. You may walk to the house from the ferry (8 minute walk) or take a taxi. Taxis are located at the terminal.
FLIGHTS TO MARTHA'S VINEYARD
Some airlines fly to the island only during summer season. Call the airline of your choice for more information.
Take Amtrak to Boston or Providence and connect with the bus line mentioned above and then take the ferry at Woods Hole.
Helpful Phone Numbers
GETTING AROUND THE ISLAND WITHOUT A CAR
Martha’s Vineyard has a great bus system! The bus is a “flag stop company” which means in addition to set stops, the bus will stop for you if you flag it down and are standing on the side of the road in the direction you want to go. Taking the bus from the Larrier House: All you have to do is leave the Larrier House, walk to the sidewalk, flag the bus and it will stop and pick you up. The bus leaves downtown Vineyard Haven ever 15 minutes starting at 7 minutes past the hour. The Number 1 bus will take you to downtown Edgartown.
Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority
Local on island bus
11 A Street, Edgartown, MA