Personal Car

Many students have a personal car throughout their study and stay at the Institution. Please be aware, though that due to a large number of traffic through Woods Hole, during the summer months it can be quite difficult to find parking.


On arrival, staff and students are required to obtain a parking sticker to access the campus parking lots. Information about the sticker will be provided to you during your orientation.


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The Institution encourages carpooling because of environmental concerns, limited parking, and to help you save money.
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Public Transportation


Peter Pan Line
To get to Falmouth or Woods Hole from Boston, take the Peter Pan Bus from Logan Airport and downtown Boston to the Falmouth Bus Depot. For points south to Cape Cod, take Bonanza Bus from New York, TF Green Airport (Rhode Island), downtown Providence, Fall River, or New Bedford to Hyannis or the Falmouth Bus Depot.
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Plymouth & Brockton Bus Company
Plymouth & Brockton Bus Company and the Bonanza Bus Line provide hourly, scheduled motorcoach service between Logan Airport, downtown Boston, Providence, New York, Plymouth, and throughout Cape Cod.
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Sealine - Hyannis to Woods Hole
Daily bus service, Monday through Friday, from 5:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m, and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. leaving downtown Hyannis at the Hyannis Transportation Center travelling to the Woods Hole docks in Falmouth.
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WHOOSH Trolley - Falmouth to Woods Hole
The WHOOSH Trolley runs between Falmouth Mall and Woods Hole along Route 28 and Woods Hole Road, seven days a week in the summer.
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Dial-A-Ride Transportation (DART) Service
Convenient, low-cost public transportation from your home on Cape Cod and back. The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority provides this door-to-door, ride-by-appointment service for people of all ages for trips for any purpose, including school, work, shopping, college, doctor's appointments, visiting friends and even Boston medical trips.
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Logan International - Boston, Ma
Located in downtown Boston, Logan International is approximately one hour and thirty minutes from Woods Hole.
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T.F. Green - Providence, R.I.
Located in just outside Providence, T.F. Green airpot is approximately one hour and twenty minutes from Woods Hole.
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Steamship Authority
Since 1818, the vessels of the Steamship Authority and its predecessors have been traveling the waters of Woods Hole and Martha's Vineyard as well as Hyannis and Nantucket.
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Island Queen
From late May to through mid-October the Island Queen sails from Falmouth Harbor to Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard.
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Falmouth-Edgartown Ferry
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M/V Pied Piper is a 72 foot luxury fast ferry that sails from Falmouth to Edgartown Harbor.

Campus Shuttle

The campus shuttle transports passengers between the Quissett and Woods Hole Village Campuses.

Shuttle Schedule

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The Shining Sea Bike Path (Photo by Joe Hiatt, WHOI)

Walking & Bicycling

Shining Sea Bike Path

Offering beautiful vistas along an old rail bed route, the Bike Path passes sandy beaches, ocean harbors, salt water marshes, kettle hole ponds and quiet woodlands en route to Woods Hole. The 3.3- mile (5.25-km) Path is flat and paved, making it a popular byway for walking, jogging and rollerblading in addition to biking. A small parking area is located across the street from the beginning of the trail on Locust Street & Woods Hole Road.
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*Please Note. Pedestrians, bicycles, and vehicles must obey all traffic control devices. Pedestrians have the right-of-way at marked crosswalks, in intersections, and on sidewalks extending across a service drive, building entrance, or driveway. Pedestrians should not leave the curb or their place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle that is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield. Pedestrians may cross an intersection diagonally where permitted by special pavement marking. Pedestrians crossing a street at any point other than within a marked crosswalk at an intersection should yield the right-of-way to all vehicles.