Directions to the Steamship Authority Ferry Terminal in Woods Hole


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


Steamship Authority from Woods Hole
(The only vehicle ferry)
On Martha's Vineyard call: 508.693.9130
Central Reservations Telephone: 508.477.8600
Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs, Year-round, Passengers & Cars, 45 minute trip, RESERVATIONS USUALLY REQUIRED FOR CARS.

The Island Queen from Falmouth to Oak Bluffs
(Passengers Only) | 508-548-4800
Passengers only, 30 minute trip. This ferry lands in Oak Bluffs. Additional tranport to Edgartown is required.

Falmouth Ferry: "The Pied Piper"
Service from Falmouth to Edgartown (Passengers Only) | 508-548-9400
Passengers only, 1 hour trip. This ferry lands at Memorial Wharf in downtown Edgartown

New Bedford Fast Ferry Co.
Service to Vineyard Haven (Passengers Only) | 866.453.6800
Service from New Bedford, 1 hour trip. Arrives in Vineyard Haven

Quonset Point RI Fast Ferry
Service to Oak Bluffs (Passengers Only) | 401.295.4040
90 minute trip. Arrives in Oak Bluffs.



Cape Air
Service from Providence, Boston, New Bedford, and Hyannis
MV Airport | West Tisbury, MA | 1.800.352.0714

US Airways Express from LaGuardia

Coastal Air Charter LLC
1-888-359-2785 |

Linear Air from Boston and NYC
1-877-2linear |

Desert & Eagle Air Inc
1-888-993-2453 |

Island Air Charter
1-800-835-9135 |

Million Air Charter
1-800-882-2333 |

Ocean Wings Air Charter
1-508-693-4646 | 1-800-253-5039

Tradewind Aviation LLC from anywhere to MV
1-800-376-7922 | 1-203-267-3310

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