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Martha's Vineyard

Getting there from NYC - optimal balance of hassle and price?

Hi [VT member 93f85],

I'm going for one weekend for a wedding. There seems to be dozens of options, ranging from just surprisingly expensive to a month's rent expensive. I'm worried that train to bus to boat will take forever and get stuck in traffic and be stressful, but flights are like400 a person. There's a220 boat that goes the whole way? That still sounds really expensive to me, but at least no traffic?

I would really really appreciate some advice.

Thanks!



6 Answers


answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Long Island

two years ago we also researched a possible trip - pricing is brutal.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Boston

Yes, I was shocked by Cape Air's ticket prices, but of course it's high season to the vineyard. Capitalism at its very best.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from New York City

Any suggestions on the best of the250-and-under options?

Thank you!




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from New York City

Turns out the boat-all-the-way isn't going the weekend I need (9/30 - 10/2). And we are silly New Yorkers who don't know how to drive. Gaaaah!

Now I'm looking at

Amtrak to Kingston, RI > shuttle > Oak Bluffs Ferry
vs.
Amtrak to Boston > Peter Pan Bus > Woods Hole Ferry

Anyone have thoughts?




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Long Island

wedding on labor day weekend on martha's vineyard ?????? with no disrespect, what were they thinking? better take out a second mortgage on the co-op.

more seriously, if that is possible, you might email vt member pawtuxet who lives in rhode island and may be more familiar with your options. for us, it was fly from lga versus drive and ferry.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Boston

That's not even close to Labor Day Weekend. The cheapest way to go is bus from NYC (like Bolt), then Peter Pan to Falmouth and then the ferry. Bus is MUCH cheaper than the train if that's your criteria, and they take about the same amount of time.





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