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There are 5 ways to get from Boston to Martha's Vineyard Island by train, ferry, bus, car ferry, car or plane

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Train, ferry  •  2h 59m

  1. Take the train from South Station to Buzzards Bay CapeFLYER
  2. Take the ferry from 227 Clinton St., Falmouth, MA to Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA Water Shuttle

$108 - $145

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  2h 18m

  1. Drive from Boston to Woods Hole
  2. Take the car ferry from Woods Hole to Oak Bluffs Woods Hole

$17 - $141

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Bus, car ferry  •  3h 30m

  1. Take the bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Steamship Authority Piers, Woods Hole, MA Peter Pan
  2. Take the car ferry from Woods Hole to Oak Bluffs Woods Hole

$28 - $156

Fly from Boston  •  2h 31m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Martha's Vineyard (MVY) BOS - MVY

$133 - $386

Bus to Hyannis, fly  •  3h 34m

  1. Take the bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Barnstable Airport, Hyannis, MA
  2. Fly from Hyannis (HYA) to Martha's Vineyard (MVY) HYA - MVY

$189 - $358

Boston to Martha's Vineyard Island by bus and car ferry

The journey time between Boston and Martha's Vineyard Island is around 4h 13m and covers a distance of around 88 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 45m. Operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines and Steamship Authority, the Boston to Martha's Vineyard Island service departs from South Station, Boston, MA and arrives in Oak Bluffs. Typically 45 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
4h 13m
Fastest journey time:
2h 45m
Journey distance:
88 miles
Services per week:
45
Cheapest price:
$28
Carbon emissions:
17 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:30
Last service departs at:
19:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Boston to Martha's Vineyard Island bus and car ferry schedules

Boston → Martha's Vineyard Island
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Martha's Vineyard Island is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Martha's Vineyard Island is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Martha's Vineyard Island is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Martha's Vineyard Island is to drive and car ferry which costs $16 - $150 and takes 2h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Martha's Vineyard Island is to drive and car ferry which costs $16 - $150 and takes 2h 18m.

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The distance between Boston and Martha's Vineyard Island is 69 miles.

The best way to get from Boston to Martha's Vineyard Island without a car is to train and ferry which takes 2h 59m and costs $100 - $150.

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It takes approximately 2h 59m to get from Boston to Martha's Vineyard Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Martha's Vineyard Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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JetBlue Airways and Cape Air offer flights from Boston Airport to Martha's Vineyard Airport.

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There are 74+ hotels available in Martha's Vineyard Island. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 0 min and costs $1 - $13.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Martha's Vineyard Island.
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  • Distance: 69.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 59m

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Martha's Vineyard Island, MA, USA?

Cape Air and JetBlue Airways fly from Boston to West Tisbury every 3 hours.

Airlines
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Hyannis to Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $330
Flights from Hyannis to Martha's Vineyard via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $420
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Train operators
Cape Flyer
Phone
+1 508-775-8504
Website
capeflyer.com
Train from South Station to Buzzards Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $22
More information at
capeflyer.com
South Station to Bourne
$20
South Station to Hyannis
$22
Middleborough to Hyannis
$5
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Steamship Authority Piers, Woods Hole, MA
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Barnstable Airport, Hyannis, MA
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.com
Ferry operators
Patriot Party Boats
Phone
+1 508-548-2626
Website
patriotpartyboats.com
Ferry from 227 Clinton St., Falmouth, MA to Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
patriotpartyboats.com
Steamship Authority
Phone
+1 (508) 477-8600
Website
steamshipauthority.com
Car ferry from Woods Hole to Oak Bluffs
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $130
Schedules at
steamshipauthority.com
Passenger
$10
Passenger Automobiles
$55 - $130

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