Island Transportation Simplified
Martha's Vineyard is directly accessible by ferry or plane. The great majority of our visitors arrive by ferry. Daily, year round automobile and passenger ferry service is available from Woods Hole, Massachusetts via the Steamship Authority ferries. Daily, year round passenger-only ferry service is also available from New Bedford, Massachusetts on the Martha's Vineyard Express Ferry and from Falmouth Harbor, Massachusetts aboard the little known Patriot Boats. Seasonal passenger-only ferry service is also available from other ferry companies that operate out of Falmouth, Hyannis and New Bedford Massachusetts. All ferry services offer pay-parking lots at their mainland docks, usually about $10.00 per calendar day.