Getting to Martha’s Vineyard
Reprinted from the 2004 Visitors Guide courtesy of the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce. www.mvy.com
Ferries to the Island sail from Falmouth, Hyannis, Montauk (Long Island, NY) Nantucket, New Bedford, New London, Conn, and Woods Hole. All except the Woods Hole Ferry carry passengers only.
The boats from Falmouth, Hyannis, New Bedford, and Quonset Point operate during the spring, summer, and fall. The ferry between Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket runs from June to mid September, and the ferry from Montauk makes one round trip in the month of August. If you leave your car on the mainland, parking is available at ferry terminals.
To bring a vehicle to the island:
The ferry from Woods Hole is the only ferry that carries passengers and vehicles. It operates every day, year round, weather permitting.
Vehicle Reservations: Advance reservations are strongly recommended if you plan to bring your vehicle. Vehicle reservations are required on the summer dates indicated on the Woods Hole to Martha’s Vineyard schedule on page 11. The numbers for reservations are 508-477-8600 or 508-693-9130.
Distance by car to Woods Hole
TO THE FERRIES
From New York:
To New Bedford: Follow Route 1-95 to Providence, then take 1-95 East.
To Falmouth and Woods Hole: Continue from New Bedford on 1-95 East, than take Route 25 East (1-495 South), cross the Bourne Bridge, and follow Route 28 South.
To Hyannis: Continue from New Bedford on 1-95 East, take Route 25 East (1-495 South), and then follow Route 6.
Take Route 3 to the Sagamore Bridge.
To Hyannis: Follow Route 6 East.
To Falmouth and Woods Hole: Take Route 6 West to
Buzzards Bay, cross the Bourne Bridge, and follow Route 28 South.
Alternate route from Boston: Follow 1-95 to Route 24.
To New Bedford: take 24 and 1-95 East.
To Falmouth and Woods Hole: take 24 to 1-495, 1-495 to Buzzards Bay, cross the Bourne Bridge, and follow Route 28 South.
If you are planning to leave your automobile on the mainland, you can park in the area maintained by the Steamship Authority in Falmouth, and in the areas maintained by the other ferry operators in New Bedford, Falmouth Heights, and Hyannis.
TO THE FERRIES
Bus service to Woods Holes is provided from Boston and from New York (stopping in Providence) daily, year round. Call Bonanza Bus Line at 888-751-8800 or 401-751-8800, www.bonanzabus.com
There is a year-round scheduled service to the Martha’s Vineyard Airport from Boston, Hyannis, Nantucket, New Bedford and Providence. Charter services also are available, and the airport has facilities for private planes. M.V. Airport is located in the center of the Island. Taxis and cars can be hired at the terminal.
Cape Air, 508-771-6944/800-352-0714
Flies from Boston, Hyannis, Nantucket, New Bedford and Providence. Has interline agreements for joint ticketing and interline baggage handling for connecting flights with most major airlines. They have joint fares for discounted travel with America West, Colgan, Continental, Delta and USAir.
Desert & Island Air Charter
Eagle Air, Inc., 888-993-2453
888-99-EAGLE; fax: 508-752-8330
Eastern Air Charter, 800-370-8680
Million Air Charter, 800-8822-2333
201-288-5459; Fax: 201-288-1229
Ocean Wings Air Charter, Inc.
Tikal Aviation Services
PO Box 965 Far Hills NJ: 877-622-3798
FROM OFF-ISLAND AIRPORT
Airport Car Express
Based at T.F. Green (Providence) Airport.
Offering year-round service to and from al major airports, train stations and bus stations and bus stations in New England. Private limousines, town cars and passenger vans.
www.whitelimo.com. Offering year-round service since 1941 connecting Martha’s Vineyard to Boston, Providence and New York airports/ train stations and beyond. Private limousines, sedans passenger vans and mini coaches.
800-272-9892 Fax: 508-790-9396
www.kingscoach.com. Providing year-round service to and from Boston, Providence as well as New York airports, train stations, etc. Offering 6, 8 and 10 passenger limousines, luxury sedans, vans and buses. Flat rate for all vehicles.
Marina and mooring services are available in the harbors at Edgartown, Menemsha, Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven.
Please contact the harbormasters at:
Monitors ch. 9, 16; working ch. 74
Monitors ch. 9; working ch.8
Oak Bluffs: 508-693-4355
Marina Manager: 508-693-4355
Monitors ch.9; working ch. 71
Vineyard Haven: 508-696-4249
Monitors ch. 9; working ch. 69