By Train


There are two Amtrak options when coming by train to Martha’s Vineyard from New York City and locations south:

Train from New York to Boston: Traveling to Boston’s South Station is the only year-round train option. Once at South Station, you can take a car service or take the Peter Pan Bus to Wood’s Hole, at which point you will take a ferry from the Steamship Authority.

Train from New York to Rhode Island: Seasonally, you can take Amtrak to the Providence, Rhode Island Station. From there, the Martha’s Vineyard Fast Ferry in North Kingston, Rhode Island provides direct shuttle service to and from the train station. Shuttle time is approximately 25-minutes. Reservations are required. 


The Steamship Authority and Hy-line Cruises are accessible by the CapeFLYER seasonal rail service (operated by Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority) to provide seamless and car-free transportation to the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard. Relax and ride comfortably on the CapeFLYER train from Boston to Hyannis, with stops in Buzzards Bay, from May 24 to September 2, 2013. Amenities include on-board concession and free Wi-Fi.

For those traveling to Martha’s Vineyard via the Steamship Authority ferry from Woods Hole, a free Steamship Authority shuttle will meet the CapeFLYER at the Buzzards Bay train station and will transport passengers to the Woods Hole ferry dock.

For those traveling to Martha’s Vineyard via Hy-line Cruises ferry from Hyannis, the Hy-Line Cruises free shuttle will pick you up at the Hyannis train station and bring you directly to the ferry dock in Hyannis, where you will board the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard.

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