Visitors to Oak Bluffs can travel to the Martha’s Vineyard Airport, which offers service from Boston, Hyannis, Nantucket, New Bedford and Providence. Commercial service as well as charter services are available and visitors can even arrive by private plane. The small airport does offer taxicabs, but plan on waiting to call a cab when you land. Additionally car services can be arranged to be waiting for you when you arrive.

There is also daily bus service from Boston, including the central bus station as well as Logan Airport, and from New York and Providence. If you’re driving to Martha’s Vineyard you will need to take a ferry. Many of these require reservations, which you’ll have to make ahead of time. Several services offer direct ferry service to Oak Bluffs. The Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce Web site offers information on ferry services, with links to the various operators’ Web sites. Contact the operators directly for information on schedules or whether you’ll have to make a reservation.

You can also travel to Martha’ Vineyard by private boat. And many of the towns throughout the island, including Oak Bluffs offer harbors for boaters. Visit the Chamber of Commerce Web site for more information on traveling to Oak Bluffs by boat.