Travel & Transportation – Martha’s Vineyard
Martha’s Vineyard is an Island – consequently there is no way to drive onto the Vineyard – no bridges, tunnels or causeways. That said, many people find that getting here and getting around is part of the fun!
By Boat or by Plane
Ferry service, with or without your car, is available throughout the year. In the summer season, Martha’s Vineyard is served by passenger-only ferries leaving New York, Rhode Island and several locations on Cape Cod, in addition to the year-round car ferry from Woods Hole, Mass. Visitors can also fly to the Island’s airport (MVY) from major metropolitan areas. Cape Air serves the Island all year long, with an expanded schedule in the summer; other commercial carriers and private aircraft provide service to and from the mainland during summer months.
Your Options Upon Arrival
Once on Martha’s Vineyard, you can explore the Island’s 100 square miles, by car, bike, our local bus system, tour bus or taxi. You will find these options all located near to incoming ferry terminals. Bus and private tours of the Island are a great way to explore Martha’s Vineyard. When planning your trip take a moment to read about all the options here on MVOL.com, we think you’ll be pleased to see all we have to offer.
For more insider tips before you travel, order the 2018 Martha’s Vineyard Island Guide, with up-to-date suggestions and local favorites.