On-Island Transportation

Planning a Getaway that’s Car-Free and Carefree

The Steamship Authority, in combination with the public transportation authorities of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, can help make planning a car-free island visit both easy and convenient. Just park your car in one of our off-site parking lots, take our free shuttle to our Hyannis or Woods Hole Terminal, and then board one of our ferries to the Island of your choice. Upon your arrival, you’ll find public transportation on-island is readily available just steps from the ferry docks.

Martha’s Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard Bus

The Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) offers year-round, island-wide public transportation, with service to and from both the Steamship Authority’s Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs Terminals. Please visit the Vineyard Transit Authority for schedule, route and fare information.


Nantucket Bus

The Wave is operated by the Nantucket Regional Transit Authority from mid-May through early October. Visitors can catch The Wave one block from the Nantucket Steamboat Wharf on Broad Street. Please visit the Nantucket Regional Transit Authority for current schedule, route and fare information.