The summer population swell from 17,000 to 117,000 means a substantial increase of cars on the road. If you bring your car consider the impact on the already busy roads and a necessary adjustment to your driving speed to 45mph. When you get on the boat in Woods Hole know that you are now on Island Time ! You came here to enjoy the beauty and a relaxed vacation. Drop your speed by 20mph to the comfortable speed of 45 and you will get there just the same. Life is slower on the Island and it is highly recommended you start relaxing your speed limit as you cross Vineyard Sound with thoughts of beachtime, sailing, fishing, or any watersport of your choosing. This community provides an unsurpassed natural beauty, making Martha’s Vineyard the desirable destination that it is.
V.T.A. (Vineyard Transit Authority) offers an island-wide public bus system and is readily available, simply visit vineyardtransit.com. There are 2 park 'n’ ride lots, one in Vineyard Haven and one in Edgartown, where you can leave your car and catch the bus. There are bicycle racks on most buses.
Taxis are in waiting when you get off the ferry boat. Choose Stagecoach Taxi for a quality ride.
Bicycles are for rent in numerous locations around the Island. The convenience of Martha’s Bikes in Vineyard Haven at the “Five Corners” is only steps from the boat. Cottage City Cycles is directly across from the Ferry Dock in Oak Bluffs . A-A Island Auto is conveniently located within steps of arriving in either Oak Bluffs or Vineyard Haven.
Sun 'n’ Fun is where you’ll find great service as you rent your Jeep . While mopeds are available, the roads on Martha’s Vineyard are not necessarily moped friendly and it is not uncommon for mishaps to dampen the summer fun.