Martha’s Vineyard is an island off the coast of Cape Cod Massachusetts. Part of its charm is that it can only be reached by ferry or air.
The island is at its busiest in the summer, so it is important to plan ahead and make reservations early to avoid complications.
You do not need a car on Martha’s Vineyard. Uber, Lyft and taxi service are readily available. It is also easy to rent a jeep, scooter or car on the island. However, if you choose to bring a car–which can be helpful if you’re staying longer than a couple of days or bringing your family–car ferry reservations open in January (to make car reservations, see steamshipauthority.com).
There’s a lot of information below, but we’re here to help! Please reach out if you have questions regarding flights, ferry information, car rentals or anything else logistical.
There are three options for air travel:
1) Fly direct to Martha’s Vineyard Airport
Martha’s Vineyard Airport (MVY) is served by Delta, JetBlue, Cape Air, and US Airways. You can fly there directly from Boston, Providence, JFK airport in New York City, and Washington D.C. See mvyairport.com.
2) Fly To Boston, MA
Fly into Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS). From there, travel to one of the 4 Massachusetts ferry terminals listed here (we recommend Steamship Authority) by either ride sharing service (Uber/Lyft), car rental or bus (see “bus travel”).
3) Fly To Providence, RI
Fly into T.F. Green Airport (PVD)
From T.F. Green Airport to Martha’s Vineyard, take shuttle bus to ferry, then the Vineyard Fast Ferry to Martha’s Vineyard.
Boston or New York to Martha’s Vineyard
Bus service is available from Boston, NYC and Logan airport. The bus takes passengers directly to the Steamship Authority ferry terminal at Woods Hole, MA.
There are six options for ferry travel:
1) Woods Hole, MA to Martha’s Vineyard (Recommended)
If you do decide to bring a car on the island, the Steamship Authority ferry from Woods Hole is your only option.
2) Falmouth, MA to Martha’s Vineyard
3) Hyannis, MA to Martha’s Vineyard
4) North Kingstown, RI to Martha’s Vineyard
5) New Bedford, MA to Martha’s Vineyard
6) New York City / New Jersey to Martha’s Vineyard
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