Frequently Asked Questions

How Many Towns are there on Martha's Vineyard?

There are six towns: Tisbury/Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs, West Tisbury, Chilmark, Edgartown and Aquinnah.

What is the best way to get around on Martha's Vineyard?

The best way is to ride the Vineyard Regional Transit Authority -- (508) 693-9440-- Island-wide shuttle bus transportation. There are also bikes, mopeds, taxis, car rentals and on course, your own car. Parking, however, is scarce. There are several bus, boat or air tours of the Island.

How Big is the Island?

Martha's Vineyard is 10 miles wide and 20 miles long. 100 square miles.

What is the distance between towns?

From Vineyard Haven to: Oak Bluffs (shore route) - 3.4 miles Airport - 5 miles West Tisbury - 7 miles Edgartown (inland route) - 8 miles Edgartown (shore rote) - 9 miles Chilmark Center - 12 miles From Oak Bluffs to: Edgartown (shore route) - 5.5 miles South Beach at Katama - 9 miles Chilmark (via Airport road) - 16 miles Aqunnah - 20 miles From West Tisbury to: Chilmark Center - 5.4 miles Aquinnah - 10.5 miles From Edgartown to: South Beach at Katama - 3 miles Airport - 4.5 miles West Tisbury - 8.5 miles From Chilmark Center To: Menemsha - 2 miles Aquinnah - 6 miles

If the ferry to Woods Hole requires reservations, and someone neeeds ..

In an emergency, the ferry is very accommodating. They will let you on the boat. You may have to prove the emergency, however.

RV Parking?

You can park your RV in the parking lot in Falmouth that belongs to the Ferry. Call 508-477-8600.