Getting There

There are several modes of transportation available depending on where you are coming from and if you want to bring your car.

GETTING TO VINEYARD BY WATER:

Steamship Authority: This is the only way to get a car to Martha’s Vineyard. The ferry leaves from Woods Hole, MA and takes 45 minutes to get to the island towns of Vineyard Haven or Oak Bluffs. You must have a reservation to bring a car over. If you are coming over as a passenger you do not need a reservation. Reservations from Memorial Day to Labor Day are at a premium and must be booked well in advance.

Martha’s Vineyard Fast Ferry: Passenger ferry from Quonset Point, Rhode Island. They run a shuttle between Providence Airport and the ferry dock. The trip takes 90 minutes. Passenger reservations recommended for summer travel.

New England Fast Ferry: Passenger ferry from New Bedford, MA. Trip takes 1 hour. Passenger reservations recommended in the summer months. During the summer, New England Fast Ferry operates weekend trips from Manhattan to the island.

Island Queen: Falmouth to Oak Bluffs passenger ferry, summer only. Trips take about 40 minutes.

GETTING TO VINEYARD BY AIR:

Cape Air flies to Martha’s Vineyard (MVY) year round from Boston. Seasonal service is provided from Providence. Flights are ½ hour. Cape Air is linked with Jet Blue and you can book the whole trip through Jet Blue if you are on a Jet Blue flight and connecting through Boston.

GETTING TO THE FALMOUTH FERRIES

From Boston to Falmouth:

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 Falmouth

From New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island to Falmouth:

Take Interstate 95 North to Providence, Rhode Island. Then, follow the Cape Cod indicators to Interstate 195. Travel through New Bedford. 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 Falmouth.

Directions to the Island Queen: Stay on Route 28 to Falmouth. Continue after the divided highway ends to the first set of lights — just after a gasoline station and small shopping center on your left. Take this left onto Jones Road. Go 1.1 miles to the second traffic light. Take a right back onto Route 28. Go ¼ mile to Falmouth Heights Road. Take a left. The dock and parking is ¼ mile down the road on the right.

GETTING TO THE NEW BEDFORD FERRY (SEASTREAK)

From New York, Connecticut and Points South:

Take 95 North to Exit Number 20, marked I-195 East towards Providence/Cape Cod. In approximately 28 miles, take Exit Number 15, marked Route 18 South Downtown. Turn Left at the 2nd traffic light. (Note: This is a left lane turn). Drive straight onto the State Pier where the Ferry Terminal is located. You will see a ticket office marked with a sign reading “Vineyard Ferries.” To park, take a right out of the State Pier and proceed approximately a half mile to the “Whale’s Tooth Parking Lot” on the right side of the street. Free Shuttle service is provided to the ferry. The shuttle runs about every ten minutes.

From Boston and Points North:

Take I-93 South. The highway forks; stay right. (Note: The Highway sign reads, “93 South, Dedham-Providence”). Take Exit Number 4: Route 24 South. (Note: This is a left-lane exit). Proceed for approximately 24 miles. Take Exit Number 12: Route 140 South, towards Taunton/New Bedford for approximately 19 miles. Take Exit Number 2E/A: I-195 East towards Cape Cod for approximately 1.3 miles. Take Exit Number 15: Route 18 South/Downtown. Turn Left at the 2nd traffic light. (Note: This is a left lane turn). Drive straight onto the State Pier where the Ferry Terminal is located. You will see a ticket office marked with a sign reading, “Vineyard Ferries.” To park, take a right out of the State Pier and proceed approximately a half mile to the “Whale’s Tooth Parking Lot” on the right side of the street. Free Shuttle service is provided to the ferry. The shuttle runs about every ten minutes.

GETTING TO THE QUONSET POINT, RHODE ISLAND (VINEYARD FAST FERRY)

From New York, Connecticut and Points South:

Take I-95 North to Exit 8A (Rt. 2 South). When you get off the exit, immediately get into one of the two Left lanes. At the first light, go Left (there will be a Showcase Cinema on your Left). Go 300 yards to second traffic light and turn Right onto Rt. 4 South (toward Quonset Point). Continue on Route 4 South for 2 miles and take Exit 7 (Quonset Pt/Route 403). Stay Left at top of exit and continue on for 2 ½ miles. You will pass under a small overpass and come to a traffic light. Turn Right; this is Roger Williams Way. Vineyard Fast Ferry is located 2 miles down at the end of the road on the Right. We are approximately 35 minutes from the border of Connecticut and offer dockside parking for $8 per day.

From Providence, Boston and Points North and West:

Take I-95 South to Exit 9 (Rt. 4 South). Continue on Rt. 4 South for 2 ½ miles and take Exit 7 (Quonset Pt/Route 403). Stay Left at top of exit and continue on for 2 ½ miles. You will pass under a small overpass and come to a stop light. Turn Right; this is Roger Williams Way. Vineyard Fast Ferry is located 2 miles down at the end of the road on the Right. We offer dockside parking for $8 per day.