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Ferry to Martha's Vineyard

How to get to Martha's Vineyard by ferry

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New York-Martha's Vineyard

New York ⇔ Martha's Vineyard
5h 15 mins.
From: 175,00

Woods Hole-Vineyard Haven

Massachusetts ⇔ Martha's Vineyard
1 Hour
From: 9,00

Woods Hole-Oak Bluffs

Massachusetts ⇔ Martha's Vineyard
42 minutes
From: 9,00
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New Jersey-Martha's Vineyard

New Jersey ⇔ Martha's Vineyard
6h 45 mins.
From: 175,00

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Get to Martha's Vineyard by ferry

Many different ferries go to Martha's Vineyard. You can go from New Jersey, New York, New Bedford, Woodshole, Falmouth and Hyannis. There is also a ferry to Martha's Vienyard from nearby island Nantucket.

Some fast ferries are only suitable for foot passengers, while the larger ships of the Steamship Authority can also carry cars.

The shortest crossing is from Woodshole to Vineyard Haven. You can make these in about 45 minutes. The other ferries usually dock at nearby Oak Bluffs.

Marthas vineyard

Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard

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Most ferries go from Cape Cod Peninsula. That is where the distance over the water is shortest. That does not mean that these ferries are also the best choices. That depends on whether you prefer to drive yourself, or drive less and make a longer overtight. For example, there is a ferry from New Jersey and New York, and the Rhode Island fast ferry is also a popular choice.

Below you will find more information about the different ferry services.

Travel tip: Leave your car behind

Rent a bike if you arrive by ferry. There are multiple bike rentals in both Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs upon arrival. Of course you can also take your own bike on the ferry. There are usually parking spaces at the ferry departure ports.

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Timetable, availability, and compare prices

Booking your ferry tickets has never been easier! With our online booking module, you can easily find and book your desired ferry crossing in just a few clicks. Simply enter your travel dates and destination, and the system will show you all available options. You can then choose the one that best suits your needs and budget. It’s that simple!

Departure from Massachusetts / Cape Cod

Most ferries to Martha's Vineyard depart from mainland Massachusetts. More specifically from the Cape Cod Peninsula (although since the construction of The Cape Cod Canal you can also speak of an island).

  • The fastest crossing is Hyannis-Oak Bluffs but this ferry is only accessible
    to foot passengers. If you want to take the car with you, you have to rely on the boats of the Steamship Authority.

  • New Bedford – Oak Bluffs is also a very interesting choice because you don't have to drive all the way to Cape Cod with this ferry. And in terms of sailing time it doesn't matter that much.

Massachusetts ⇔ Martha's Vineyard

Woods Hole-Vineyard Haven

Massachusetts ⇔ Martha's Vineyard
1 Hour
Up to 12 times p/day
From: 9,00

Woods Hole-Oak Bluffs

Massachusetts ⇔ Martha's Vineyard
42 minutes
Up to 12 times p/day
From: 9,00

Falmouth-Edgartown

Massachusetts ⇔ Martha's Vineyard
1 Hour
Up to 4 Times p/day
From: 41,00

New Bedford-Oak Bluffs

Massachusetts ⇔ Martha's Vineyard
1 Hour
Up to 6 Times p/day
From: 45,00

Departure from Rhode Island

Anyone coming from the west should definitely consider this ferry! You don't have to go all the way through the busy traffic of Providence or Cape Cod if you choose this ferry. This ferry means much less driving and a slightly longer ferry crossing. If you add this together, this ferry is a very quick choice. This port is also easily accessible by public transport.

The Quonset ferry terminal is approximately 15 miles / 25 km south of downtown Providence as the crow flies. By public transport, the port (stop ‘electric boat/north') can be reached with the Quonset Express in about 1 hour. It is also possible to park your car at departure for $15 per day.

Rhode Island ⇔ Martha's Vineyard

1 rhode island fast ferry
From: 60,00
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New Jersey – New York – Martha's Vineyard – Nantucket

Seastreak ferry

Seastreak ferry sailing between New York and New Jersey

Do you live in the metropolitan area of New York or are you departing from New Jersey (or further away)? Then consider this great connection to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. The ferry runs from New Jersey and New York to Nantucket and has a stopover in Oak Bluffs.

From New York, this crossing takes approximately 6 hours and 15 minutes. As far as we are concerned, this is a good alternative to driving yourself and a lot more environmentally friendly than flying.

Highlands ⇔ New York ⇔ Martha's Vineyard ⇔ Nantucket

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From: 175,00
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From: 175,00
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Ferry from Nantucket to Martha's Vineyard

Those wishing to visit Martha's Vineyard from Nantucket can take the Hy-Line ferry between these two islands.

1 hy-line cruises
From: 41,00
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Martha's Vineyard Facts you should know! 

We've listed 5 reasons why you should visit Martha's Vineyard before. We also wanted to list a few facts you should know about Martha's Vineyard:

  • Bartholomew Gosnold crossed the Atlantic in 1602 and landed at a place he called Cape Cod because of the fish in the vicinity. He would name Martha's Vineyard after his daughter.
  • Only 17.250[1]Wikipedia – Inhabitants Martha's Vineyard people line on this (expensive) island. In the summer the island receives 750.000 tourists.
  • Martha's Vineyard is located approximately seven miles off the southern coast of Cape Cod.
  • The Vineyard grew as a tourist destination primarily because of its very pleasant summer weather and many beautiful beaches.
  • The island is some 20 miles (32 km) long and 2–10 miles (3–16 km) wide and rises 311 feet (95 meters) above sea level at its highest point.
 

Martha's Vineyard ferry with car 

 
Welcome to Oak Bluffs

Welcome to Oak Bluffs

The only car ferry to Marthas's Vineyard is operated by the Steamship Authority. 

Book your ferry crossing with the Steamship Authority if you want a car ferry to MV. 

the steamship authority

Frequently Asked Questions

There is no ferry from Boston to Martha's Vineyard. If you want to travel to Martha's Vineyard from Boston, the best option is to drive to New Bedford, Hyannis or Fallmouth. You can book a ferry from these harbors to MV. 

Yes! multiple ferries sail from Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Hy-Line has a connection between the two islands and also Seastreak has ferries that sail to both islands. The island are quite the same in that way that you've seen one, maybe for that same day you can skip the other. But that's up to you!

The costs for a ferry ticket to Martha's Vineyard depend on many factors: the crowds, which departure port you choose and whether you want to travel with the foot as a passenger or go on board by car. The fastest crossing costs $65. The ferry to Martha's Vineyard from New York can easily cost over $260 in low season and $330 in high season (round trip).

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1 Wikipedia – Inhabitants Martha's Vineyard
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