Getting to the island is a timeless adventure, and it’s a Vineyard tradition shared by generations of visitors. No matter how you get here, we know that the journey will put you in the right frame of mind-leaving the mainland where it belongs, on the mainland!
Traveling to the island via The Steamship Authority is the only way to bring a car to the island. We recommend making reservations in advance in order to guarantee a space on one of their car ferries. Steamship Authority ferries depart from Woods Hole, MA to terminals in Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven.
For guests traveling to the island without their cars, we recommend taking advantage of our VIP Arrival Package with the Island Queen ferry. This convenient option includes mainland parking and a Winnetu shuttle pickup from the ferry dock.
Traveling to Martha’s Vineyard by ferry is a quintessential experience shared by generations of visitors. No matter how you get here, we know that the journey will put you in the right frame of mind-leaving the mainland where it belongs, on the mainland!
There are several options to get from major cities to one of the several ferry terminals servicing Martha’s Vineyard. Here are a few of our favorite options.
Take Amtrak’s high speed Acela service to Providence, Rhode Island, then, either Uber or hire a private car to the docks at New Bedford or Woods Hole. Alternatively, Peter Pan bus service operates from Port Authority Bus Terminal in NYC and Providence, RI to Woods Hole.
Avis & Budget have car rental offices at Steamship Authority’s Palmer Avenue parking lot (276 Palmer Ave Falmouth, MA). One-way rentals are accommodated.
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