Ferry and Train between Boston and Martha's Vineyard

For reservations call:


or email us now at:  reserve@catch-a-train.com










                                       Discount Fares


How low can they go?


2 for 1 fares

(per person)


$  56 COMM

$121 LCST

$136 UCST

$152 LCFT

$180 UCFT

Solo Fares

$  61.00   COMM
$191.00   LCST
$206.00   UCST
$227.00   LCFT
$255.00   UCFT


$364  COMM
$242  LCST
$272  UCST
$304  LCFT
$360  UCFT

Anyone wishing to travel from Boston by train to Martha's Vineyard must travel part-way by ferry.   Comfortable connections are provided between the Amtrak and MBTA train stations and the various Massachusetts ferry piers.  The cost of the connecting car and ferry services is included in your fare.  

Amtrak operates both Regional Trains (ST) and faster Acela trains (FT)--each type of train offers an upper (UC) and a lower (LC) class of service.  Passengers traveling to Martha's Vineyard from  Boston can choose between coach and Business Class on Regional Trains and between Business Class and First Class on Acela trains.  Boston passengers headed to Martha's Vineyard can also opt for unreserved coach class on MBTA local trains.

NEW!!!   Now departures with all-reserved seats are available. You no longer need be concerned about standing room only on trains to the Cape.  Just look for the schedules marked "All Reserved Seats".

Service is now also available from Back Bay.

Boston to Martha's Vineyard     
Summer (May 27 to October 10 2016) 

Boston         Boston    Oak Bluffs       Monday through Friday
South             Back                            
Station           Bay                       
   leave             leave          arrive
  6:35am                          9:35am         
  7:15am    7:20am      10:00am       All Reserved Seats--&
  8:24am                        10:55am             
  9:30am     9:35am     12:30pm       All Reserved Seats--*
10:50am                          2:05pm       @ 
11:57am                          2:25pm              
12:10pm   12:15pm       3:00pm       All Reserved Seats--$
  1:40pm     1:46pm        5:30pm       All Reserved Seats--&
   2:10pm                          4:55pm              
   3:35pm                          6:35pm        ^
   4:15pm      4:20pm      8:00pm        All Reserved Seats--%
   5:12pm                          8:35pm        Friday only
   5:20pm      5:25pm      8:00pm        All Reserved Seats--%
   5:50pm                          8:35pm        Friday only--!
   6:45pm      6:50pm    10:30pm        Friday only-All Reserved Seats--#
 10:40pm                          1:20am*     
 11:59pm    12:04am*   4:25am*


Boston         Boston   Oak Bluffs      Saturday through Sunday   
South             Back                            
Station           Bay                      
   leave             leave         arrive
   6:40am    6:45am      10:00am      All Reserved Seats--& 
   8:00am                        11:05am      !
   8:00am                        12:35pm      !/
   8:30am                        11:05am             
  9:40am      9:45am     12:30pm      All Reserved Seats--*
10:05am                         12:35pm             
11:20am                           2:05pm     @ 
11:40am    11:45am      3:00pm      All Reserved Seats--$
12:34pm                           3:35pm           
   1:40pm     1:46pm       5:30pm      All Reserved Seats--&
   2:10pm                          5:05pm            
   3:35pm                          6:35pm      @
   4:35pm      4:40pm      8:00pm      Saturday only--All Reserved Seats
   5:10pm      5:25pm      8:00pm      Sunday only-- All Reserved Seats
10:40pm                          1:20am*     

11:10pm    11:15pm      2:55am*    Saturday only 

Reverse Boston to Martha's Vineyard Ferry

Summer (May 27 to October 10 2016)

 Oak Bluffs       Boston      Boston     Monday through Friday
                          Back          South  

                           Bay          Station    

arrive           arrive
  4:30am                             7:13am         
  6:30am                             9:06am          

  7:45am                           10:52am         
  9:00am                           11:44am         
  9:40am                             1:05pm       Fri

10:15am           1:40pm    1:45pm       All Reserved Seats--&  

11:15am                             2:20pm          

12:35pm                             3:26pm       @

12:45pm           3:37pm    3:42pm       All Reserved Seats--*

  3:15pm           6:25pm    6:30pm       All Reserved Seats--$

  3:45pm                             7:15pm          

  5:00pm                             8:45pm   

  5:45pm           8:38pm    8:43pm       All Reserved Seats--&

  7:00pm                           10:45pm       Friday only--! 

  8:15pm         12:25am  12:30am       All Reserved Seats--%  

 Oak Bluffs       Boston      Boston     Saturday through Sunday
                          Back          South     

                           Bay          Station    

arrive           arrive
  4:30am                             7:46am      Saturday only
  6:30am                             9:20am      Saturday only 

10:15am           1:13pm    1:18pm      All Reserved Seats--&

11:05am                             1:40pm   

  2:15pm                             5:03pm    

  3:15pm           6:11pm    6:16pm      Saturday only--All Reserved Seats--$

  3:15pm           7:15pm    7:20pm      Sunday only--All Reserved Seats--$

  3:35pm                             9:02pm      !  

  5:15pm                             9:02pm       !

  5:45pm           8:42pm    8:48pm       Sunday only--All Reserved Seats--&

  5:45pm           9:10pm    9:15pm       All Reserved Seats--&

  8:15pm         11:23pm  11:28pm       Saturday only--All Reserved Seats

  8:15pm         11:50pm  11:55pm       Sunday only--All Reserved Seats     

%--Not Mondays through Wednesdays 5/23 - 6/22 and 9/6-10/10

&--Also 5/18-5/26

*--Also 5/20-5/26

$--Also 5/19-5/26--not after 9/5

#--only 6/24 through 9/2

@--only 6/10 through 9/11        

^--Friday only 5/27-6/9 and 9/12-10/10        

!--not after 9/5

/--1:05pm until  6/24

Six different passenger ferry services operate from Massachusetts ports to Martha's Vineyard:


Quickwater (crossing time--25 minutes)--this old boat carries newspapers, parcels, and commuters to Martha's Vineyard.  With the fastest crossing to Martha's Vineyard,  Quickwater has no amenities on board.  This boat can fly though.  Seats are not reserved.


Island Queen (crossing time--35 minutes}-traditional passenger ferry.  Snack bar on board.  Summer only.  Seats are not reserved.


Night Ferry (crossing time--35 minutes)--What do you do with a fleet of recreational fishing boats when it is too dark to see the fish?  You run a night ferry.  No amenities on board.  Reservations required.


Lady Martha (crossing time--55 minutes)--high-speed catamaran passenger ferry.  Snack bar on board.  Summer only.  Connects to Cape Flyer for passengers traveling from Martha's Vineyard to Boston.  Reservations required.


Seastreak (crossing time--60 minutes)--high-speed catamaran passenger ferry.  Snack bar on board.  Summer only.  Reservations required.