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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Martha's Vineyard?

You should plan to spend around $241 per day on your vacation in Martha's Vineyard. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $60 on meals
  • $83 on local transportation
  • $263 on hotels

A one week trip to Martha's Vineyard for two people costs, on average, $3,375. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Martha's Vineyard cost?

A one week trip to Martha's Vineyard usually costs around $1,687 for one person and $3,375 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Martha's Vineyard on average costs around $3,375 for one person and $6,749 for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Martha's Vineyard will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Martha's Vineyard on average costs around $7,231 for one person and $14,463 for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Martha's Vineyard has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Martha's Vineyard expensive to visit?

Prices in Martha's Vineyard are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Martha's Vineyard is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to New Orleans or Hilton Head Island.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Martha's Vineyard Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Martha's Vineyard?

The average Martha's Vineyard trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Martha's Vineyard travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $263
Local Transportation 1 $83
Food 2 $60
Entertainment 1 $30
Alcohol 2 $11 - 33
Accommodation Budget in Martha's Vineyard
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Martha's Vineyard is $132. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Martha's Vineyard is $263. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Martha's Vineyard

Looking for a hotel in Martha's Vineyard? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Marthas Vineyard based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $505. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Martha's Vineyard
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Martha's Vineyard is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $83 per person, per day, on local transportation in Martha's Vineyard.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Martha's Vineyard
How much does it cost to go to Martha's Vineyard? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Martha's Vineyard
The price of renting a car in Martha's Vineyard will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Martha's Vineyard
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Martha's Vineyard can vary, the average cost of food in Martha's Vineyard is $60 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Martha's Vineyard should cost around $24 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Martha's Vineyard is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Martha's Vineyard
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Martha's Vineyard typically cost an average of $30 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Recommended Activities

Alcohol Budget in Martha's Vineyard
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $22 on alcoholic beverages in Martha's Vineyard per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Martha's Vineyard On a Budget
Martha's Vineyard Martha's Vineyard, MA
Martha's Vineyard is a famous destination for CEO's, celebrities, and executives. It's an island that's just 8 miles from the Cape Cod peninsula and it is a popular place to "summer" for many recognizable people. Martha's Vineyard has become so popular among the stars, that it's no longer surprising to see a celebrity hanging around.

For those who are less famous, Martha's Vineyard can actually be visited on a budget. Bikes are a great way to get around and there are casual restaurants that won't break the bank. Free entertainment is plentiful as well - just head to the beach!
Martha's Vineyard has a number of sights worth checking out. The area is filled with history and natural beauty, so it's easy to find places to visit. Popular lighthouses in the area include Cape Poge Lighthouse, Gay Head Lighthouse, East Chop Lighthouse, Edgartown Lighthouse, and West Chop Lighthouse. Another beautiful spot is the Gay Head cliffs at Aquinnah. Head there for an impressive sunset.

Martha's Vineyard also has no shortage of great beaches. Some of the most popular are South Beach (a public beach with great surf), State Beach (a calm public beach that's great for kids) , Aquinnah Beach (beautiful cliffs), Lucy Vincent Beach (a private beach that allows nudity), Oak Bluffs State Beach (a sandy beach that's great for families and popular for kite flying), Long Point Wildlife Refuge (strong currents but has a pond that's great for kids), Joseph Sylvia State Beach (public beach that's great for families).
There are six towns on Martha's Vineyard - Aquinnah, Chilmark, Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury, and West Tisbury.

There are a wide variety of activities that you can enjoy on Martha's Vineyard. Charter fishing is a favorite for many visitors and there are a number of companies that offer fishing trips. Kids often enjoy horseback riding, which is a popular activity in West Tisbury. Martha's Vineyard is also famous for its world class art galleries and shopping options. For golfing check out Farm Neck Golf Course or Mink Meadows Golf Course. Biking and hiking are also popular activities around Martha's Vineyard.
Food and Dining
As a destination for the rich and famous, you can expect plenty of restaurants that offer a fine dining experience that is world class. For those on a more casual budget, there are also informal restaurants with menus that are respectable and slightly more reasonably priced. During the summer months all restaurants are open on the island, but as the slow season approaches, you'll find more and more restaurants closing during the season. February is the quietest month on Martha's Vineyard, and this is when the most restaurants close their doors.

Ferries run year round to Martha's Vineyard from Woods Hole Massachusetts, arriving at either Vineyard Haven or Oak Bluffs. There are also seasonal services between several other New England ports as well as New York City.

Once on the island there are buses that travel throughout the island. Fares are about $1 for a ride for each town you pass through.

Visitors also enjoy renting bikes or mopeds. There are bike paths throughout the island.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.