We recommend that passengers arrive at least one hour prior to scheduled departure time to allow time for parking, especially during our busy summer season. We offer seamless parking with our own parking lots and free shuttle service directly to our terminals. We have a number of parking lots convenient to our terminals, which are opened based on space availability and passenger demand. Current/real-time parking lot information is readily available as you approach the terminals by:
For Nantucket travelers, Avis/Budget Rent-a-Car service is available at the Hyannis Terminal. Please call (508) 771-4554.
Bringing your car to the island for just one day may not really be necessary with the right information. Parking in-town and at the beaches may be difficult. As a foot passenger traveling to the islands, passenger reservations are not required and ferries run frequently in both directions. Passengers travelling between Hyannis and Nantucket using our seasonal High-Speed passenger only vessel, the M/V Iyanough are recommended to make advance reservations especially during the weekends in July, August and September, and during all major holiday weekends.
Generally, once you get to the Islands, there is public transportation that is easily accessible from the SSA terminals on both Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. There is much to do within walking distance of the ferries including charming shops, world-class restaurants, and scenic beaches. There are also plenty of taxis, tour buses, and car and bike rentals, all conveniently located. The most important thing to remember is day tripping to the Islands is such a wonderful experience while visiting Cape Cod.
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If you plan to bring a car for a short stay, make sure to plan ahead. Book online or by phone at 508.477.8600 or 508.693.9130. Suggested travel itineraries include sightseeing, sunbathing at world-class beaches, exploring art galleries, attending live performing art shows, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, fishing, shopping, golfing, bicycling and much more.
Visit the Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Chambers of Commerce websites for additional information.
For longer visits or extended stays, you may wish to bring your vehicle to the Islands. We recommend advance reservations for vehicles. Your vehicle reservation may be booked online or by phone at 508.477.8600 or 508.693.9130.
There are a variety of transportation options such as car rental services, taxis, tour buses and bike rentals conveniently located near our terminals.
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Vehicle Reservations Call: 508.477.8600 Office Hours or 508.693.9130 or online
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