The Steamship Authority
offers transportation to and from Woods Hole, Hyannis, Nantucket, and New Bedford daily year-round. Steamship Authority boats dock in the town of Vineyard Haven in the winter, and both Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs in the summer. As we’ve said, this is the only line that accommodates cars and trucks.
offers year-round high-speed ferry service from Hyannis to Oak Bluffs in 50 minutes, and traditional service to and from Hyannis and Nantucket to Oak Bluffs seasonally. Passengers only.
New Bedford to Martha’s Vineyard Express Ferry
offers year-round daily passenger-only express ferry service from New Bedford to Martha's Vineyard. It's a one-hour trip to either Oak Bluffs in summer or Vineyard Haven in winter. Reservations are recommended.
The Island Queen
offers seasonal daily walk-on passenger-only service to and from Falmouth to Oak Bluffs.
Rhode Island - Vineyard Fast Ferry
offers seasonal fast-ferry service from Quonset Point, RI to Oak Bluffs aboard a 400-passenger high-speed catamaran. Quonset Point is 15 minutes away from the Providence (PVD) Airport or 20 minutes from Amtrak (KIN). The ferry service offers first-class amenities, advance reservations, and dockside parking. May-Oct., with 2 to 3 round-trips daily. www.vineyardfastferry.com
Year-round bus service to Woods Hole and the Steamship Authority port is available from Boston (South Station and Logan Airport), from New York (The Port Authority), and from Providence (Kennedy Plaza or Providence Bus Terminal) daily.
Bonanza Bus Line
Phone (toll-free): 888-751-8800 or 401-751-8800.
Plymouth & Brockton Bus
Phone: 508-746-0378 www.p-b.com
(Barnstable to Woods Hole) Phone (toll-free): 800-352-7155
Jet Blue has a formal partnership with Cape Air, connecting to their flights in Boston.
Cape Air flies directly to the island’s airport (MVY) from Boston, Providence, Hyannis, New Bedford, and Nantucket. Phone: 1-800-352-0714.