The VTA, Vineyard Transit Authority, and runs the bus line that connects the “Down-Island” tows of the northeastern island with the “Up-Island” towns on the southwest coast. The bus lines run year round, but service is more frequent during the summer months, and there are numerous drop-off and pick-up points in the various island towns.

Visitors can pay per ride, or purchase one-day, three-day, weekly or monthly bus passes. These are available at the Edgartown Visitors Center as well as at other locations throughout Martha’s Vineyard. All of the VTA buses are handicap accessible, as well as being equipped with bike racks so you don’t have to worry about getting back if you’re not up to the ride. Information on schedules, routes and fares are available on the VTA Web site.

Additionally, taxis are available throughout the island at most major destinations including the airport and at the ferry docks. Many of the cabs are also equipped with bike racks. Check with the drivers on fare information before beginning your journey. During the summer months you might want to call ahead for a cab to meet you. The cabs can be especially difficult to get in the summer and at the various destinations these are available on a first-come, first-served basis.