From New York to Martha’s Vineyard
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.
Peter Pan Bus Line provides daily, year-round bus service to the Steamship Authority ferry in Woods Hole on Cape Cod from Boston and from New York, stopping in Providence. Call 888.751.8800 or 401.751.8800. AIRDirect service from New York to Martha’s Vineyard is available seasonally with JetBlue (JFK) and Delta (LaGuardia).
Tradewind Aviation operates a shuttle service between Martha’s Vineyard and White Plains, NY, along with its charter service.
There is no direct train service from New York to Martha’s Vineyard. You can take the Amtrak Train from New York to Boston’s South Station. Once at South Station, you can take a car service or the Peter Pan Bus to the Steamship Authority ferry terminal Wood’s Hole.
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.
Unless you're flying, all of your options for getting to the Island will still wind up with a ferry ride from any one of several ports in RI, ,Cape Cod and the New York metropolitan area. For a complete list of ferry options CLICK HERE