Two hours by car or bus from Boston, another 45 minutes by ferry, Martha's Vineyard is just far enough out in the Atlantic to make it interesting, but close enough to the mainland that you can get back and forth when you want.
TO THE ISLAND
The Steamship Authority provides year-round passenger and auto (the only ferry that accommodates autos) ferry service from Woods Hole on Cape Cod virtually all day long. Visit steamshipauthority.com for schedules, fares, directions and parking information.
The Island is home to two airports - one for private planes, the other serviced by Cape Air year-round from Boston and additional seasonal locations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York. If you are coming from New York or Washington D.C. or the West Coast for the October Festival, you will need to find your way to Boston, then hop a Cape Air flight.
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BY TRAIN OR BUS
There are two Amtrak options when coming by train to Martha’s Vineyard from New York and locations south.
Peter Pan Bus and Plymouth/Brockton Bus both provide daily service to ferry terminals from Boston Logan Airport, Boston South Station and other locations. Please check website for schedules and fares.
Most of the Festival takes place around the walkable center of Edgartown. If you want to explore further, here is some handy information.
The Vineyard Transit Authority bus system runs seven days a week, year-round. Find the schedule here.
Two of our favorite car rental places on the island are run by Steve at Avis and Budget. Here are some tips on booking a car.
Biking is freedom, and the perfect way to get around and see Edgartown. Here are some helpful tips on biking around the Island.
Did you know Martha's Vineyard has over 42 working farms? Check out the new interactive Farm Map at the Martha's Vineyard Times, learn more about what they sell and do, and better yet, how to get there from wherever you are on your phone.
The island hosts a bevy of fantastic places to lay your head - from romantic to luxury to suites for the whole family. Here are a few spots we recommend.