From Boston to Martha’s Vineyard
If you’re coming from Boston to Martha’s Vineyard, you have quite a few different options. Most locals take the bus from Boston’s Logan Airport (BOS) or from South Station in Boston, then walk-on the ferry as a passenger. But you can also always take a plane directly from Logan Airport, have private transport arranged, or even take a train (between Memorial Day and Labor Day).
If you’re driving and plan on bringing your car onto the Island, be sure to look at our By Ferry page and make your reservation as far in advance as possible. For sustainable tourism, we urge you to park your car in one of the Steamship Authority lots, take their convenient shuttle, and walk-on the ferry. Once you’re on the Island, there are ample public transportation options that will get you where you need to go.
Getting here is part of the fun and adventure, so plan ahead, allow yourself plenty of time, and before you know it we’ll be welcoming you to the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard.
CapeAir offers daily, year-round flights from Boston, and additional seasonal service from New Bedford, Hyannis and Nantucket in Massachusetts, New York’s ZYP and Westchester, New York JetBlue provides seasonal flights direct from Boston’s Logan Airport and New York’s JFK Airport to Martha’s Vineyard Airport.
Private Air Charters are another year-round option.
Peter Pan Bus provides year-round bus service from Boston’s Logan Int’l Airport and South Station transportation terminal to the Steamship Authority year-round ferry terminal in Woods Hole. Purchase tickets online here or by calling 800-343-9999.
Ranging from town cars to limousines there are several Car Service options available to get you to the Ferry completely stress free! With flexible pick up times, locations and destinations simply reserve your car and they will deliver you to the ferry in comfort and style.
You can take a train to Hyannis, with stops in Braintree, Brockton, Middleborough/Lakeville, Wareham Village and Buzzards Bay. CapeFLYER A summer, weekend passenger train that runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day from Boston’s South Station. The CapeFLYER’s offers a relaxing and comfortable ride with onboard concessions, free Wi-Fi, wheelchair accessibility and you can even bring your pet or your bike for FREE! Reservations are never required, there are plenty of seats available and no one will be turned away. Extra coaches are also added for holiday weekends.