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Reserve well in advance to bring your car on the ferry. It's better & cheaper to leave your car on the mainland and use island public transportation on Martha's Vineyard.
 

 

Bus

Martha's Vineyard Regional Transit Authority (VTA) operates buses among Martha's Vineyard's various settlements, with major stops near the Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven ferry docks.

Most rides cost about $2, so the $7 all-day unlimited-travel pass will save you money unless you're just going from the Oak Bluffs ferry dock to Edgartown and back.

Ticket agents sell tickets in advance at major stops, making change if you don't have the correct fare. You can also pay in cash right on the bus, but no change is given on the bus, so if you don't have the exact amount of the fare (in coins, bills or both), you will pay more than necessary for your ride. More...

Bicycle

Rental shops abound, and you can't walk for two minutes from the ferry without coming across several. Prices are competitive.

I think Martha's Vineyard island and the bicycle were made for each other, and islanders have even helped this relationship along. There's a fine bike path between Oak Bluffs and Edgartown, right along the beaches.

No need to reserve bikes in advance, for there are always plenty to go around.

Motorbike

Motorbikes allow greater ease and range, but are a good deal more expensive and dangerous than bicycles, and entail greater responsibility, as well as some destination limitations (they're prohibited on bikepaths and some roads), and more chance of breakdowns.

Before you rent a motorbike, see if you can answer "yes" to at least two, and preferably all, of these questions:

—Do you have experience riding motorbikes or motorcycles?

—Are you familiar with the roads, regulations, and traffic habits on Martha's Vineyard?

—Are you willing to ride with extreme caution?

Do you have, and will you wear, a helmet?

Car Rental

The big names are here: Hertz (tel 508-627-4728) in Edgartown and at the airport (tel 508-693-2402); Budget (tel 508-693-1911) in Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven; and National (tel 508-693-6454) at the airport and in Oak Bluffs (tel 508-693-4059). There's also A-A Island Car Rentals.



Planning Your Visit

Summer Rentals

How to Get There

MV Tourist Information

Edgartown

Oak Bluffs

Vineyard Haven

Up Island

About Martha's Vineyard

Falmouth

Woods Hole

Hyannis

Cape Cod

 

 

VTA Buses, Martha's Vineyard MA

Above, VTA buses by the car ferry dock in Vineyard Haven.

Below, scooters and bikes awaiting riders in Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard MA.


Scooters & bikes, Oak Bluffs, Martah's Vineyard MA

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