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A Traveler’s Vacation Guide to Martha’s Vineyard

The Charlotte Inn hotel rests peacefully in the stately town of Edgartown, Massachusetts on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Visitors can only access this secluded island by plane or boat, so it’s best to map out your route in its entirety before you begin your journey.


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From New York City:
To Woods Hole – Route I-95 to Providence, RI I-195 East to Wareham, MA Cape Cod, Exit 22A Cape Cod and the Islands to Route 495/25 East, follow across the Bourne Bridge and then follow Route 28 to Falmouth and Woods Hole.

Distance from New York City: Approximately 261 miles.

From Boston:
To Woods Hole – Route 3 (Southeast Expressway) to the Sagamore Bridge, Route 6 West to Buzzards Bay and cross the Bourne Bridge, follow Route 28 to Falmouth and Woods Hole. Alternate Route: Follow Route 128 to Route 24 South, follow 24 to Route 495/25 East, take 25 to Buzzards Bay, cross the Bourne Bridge and follow Route 28 to Falmouth and Woods Hole.

Distance from Boston: Approximately 75 miles.

From Points in Western Massachusetts:
To Woods Hole – Massachusetts Turnpike to Exit 11A, Route 495 South; follow 495 / Route 25 East, across the Bourne Bridge, follow Route 28 to Falmouth and Woods Hole.

From Hyannis to Woods Hole:
Take Route 28 West to New Seabury Rotary in Mashpee. Circle the rotary and take your third right to pick up and continue onto Route 28 towards Falmouth Center. Proceed towards the town on Route 28 to the traffic light intersection at Jones Road and Route 28. Before the lights you will see one of our green directional signs pointing the way. At the lights, turn right onto Jones Road.

Continue straight on Jones Road to the second set of lights (intersection of Jones Road and Palmer Avenue) and then turn left onto Palmer Avenue. Proceed to end of road and turn right onto Woods Hole Road. Follow to Woods Hole.

Miscellaneous Driving Distances:

    • Woods Hole to Falmouth: 4 miles
    • Woods Hole to Hyannis: Approximately 26 miles (about 40-45 minutes)
    • Boston to Woods Hole: Approximately 75 miles
    • Providence to Woods Hole or Hyannis: approximately 70 miles
    • Allow sufficient time for traffic in summer months, also on Southeast Expressway, Route 3, from Boston area




Year round, passengers and vehicles

Steamship Authority from Woods Hole | 508-477-8600
Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven and seasonally to Oak Bluffs, 45 minute trip


Seasonal, passengers only

The Island Queen | 508-548-4800
Falmouth to Oak Bluffs, 30 minute trip


Falmouth Ferry, “The Pied Piper” | 508-548-9400
Falmouth to Edgartown, 1 hour


Seastreak | 800-262-8743
New Bedford, MA to Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs, 1 hour


Vineyard Fast Ferry | 401-295-4040
North Kingstown, RI to Oak Bluffs, 90 minutes





Cape Air | 800-227-3247


US Airways, seasonal | 800-428-4322


Private Charter

Linear Air | 877-254-6327
New York/Boston


Desert and Island Air | 800-835-9135


Meridian Air Charter | 800-882-2333
Teterboro, NJ


Ocean Wings Air Charter | 800-253-5039
Nantucket, MA


Tradewind Aviation, LLC | 800-376-7922
Oxford, CT



Limousine Service


Five Star Luxury Transportation | 617-799-7777