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Seastreak Ferry Terminal at New Bedford

New Bedford, MA

Seastreak Ferry Terminal at New Bedford

49 State Pier - New Bedford, MA 02740

Ticket Office Hours

Seasonally between May 17 - October 14
S-T: 7am - 7:30pm
F: 7am - 9:30pm

Shuttle Service

Between Whale's Tooth Parking Lot and Pier

Port Features
  • Bike Rack
  • Covered Waiting Area
  • Handicap Accessibility
  • Paid Daily/Monthly/Annual Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Restrooms

Additional Port Details

Logistical information to help plan better for your trip

Logistics

  • The New Bedford terminal is located across the street from a bustling and revitalized downtown with lots of great restaurants and shops for exploring. The terminal is also adjacent to the docks where some of the freshest seafood in America comes into port.

Parking

  • Parking is available offsite at the Whale’s Tooth Parking Lot (1-508-979-1635).
  • Whale’s Tooth Parking Lot Address: 532 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, MA  02740
  • Premium dockside parking is available. Passes may be purchased at the Seastreak New Bedford ticket office.
  • Shuttle service is provided by the Harbor Development Commission between the lot and pier.

Cost

  • Daily Parking is $12 per calendar day.
  • Monthly parking passes may be purchased for $150.
  • Annual parking passes are available for $500.
  • Premium parking is available for $20 per day (limited availability).
  • Parking purchases may be made with cash and/or major credit cards.

Directions

From Boston and all points North

  • Take I-93 South. Highway forks; stay right. (Note: highway sign reads: “93 South, Dedham-Providence.”)
  • Take Exit 4: Route 24 South. (Note: This is a left lane exit) Distance to next exit 24 Miles.
  • Take Exit 12: Route 140 South. Distance to next exit 19 miles.
  • Take Exit 2E/A: I-195 East towards Cape Cod. Distance to next exit 1.3 miles.
  • Take Exit 15: Route 18 South/Downtown New Bedford.
  • Take the first left on Elm Street, then follow terminal and parking signs.
  • Once on the State Pier, bear to your left and proceed up the ramp to the New Bedford Ferry Terminal. Ticket facility is located inside this terminal building.

From New York and all points South

  • Take I-95 North.
  • Take Exit 19: I-195 East towards Providence/Cape Cod.
  • Take Exit 15: Route 18 South/Downtown New Bedford.
  • Take the first left on Elm Street, then follow terminal and parking signs.
  • Once on the State Pier, bear to your left and proceed up the ramp to the New Bedford Ferry Terminal. Ticket facility is located inside this terminal building.

From Connecticut

  • Take I-95 towards I-195.
  • Take Exit 19: I-195 East towards Cape Cod.
  • Take Exit 15: Route 18 South/Downtown New Bedford.
  • Take the first left on Elm Street, then follow terminal and parking signs.
  • Once on the State Pier, bear to your left and proceed up the ramp to the New Bedford Ferry Terminal. Ticket facility is located inside this terminal building.

From Cape Cod

  • Take Route 6 West.
  • Take Route 25.
  • Take I-195 West.
  • Take Exit 15: Route 18 South/Downtown New Bedford.
  • Take the first left on Elm Street, then follow terminal and parking signs.
  • Once on the State Pier, bear to your left and proceed up the ramp to the New Bedford Ferry Terminal. Ticket facility is located inside this terminal building.

New Bedford Land Connections

Connections from TF Green Airport

  • Yes We Van – Provides direct connection service between the TF Green Airport, Boston and the Seastreak New Bedford Ferry Terminal. Call 1-304-GOBYVAN or visit their website for more information.
  • Enterprise Car Rental – Service is available from the New Bedford Ferry Terminal. Arrangements can be made through Enterprise to drop off or pick-up a car directly at the New Bedford Terminal. For more information please inquire at the New Bedford or Martha’s Vineyard Ticket Desks or call Enterprise at 508-998-7200. You may also make online reservations with Enterprise.
  • Enterprise Rent A Car is Seastreak’s preferred provider for rental vehicles. Whether you need a car, truck, or van we are your total transportation solution. Please reference Seastreak’s customer number 49B1009 when booking a reservation. Enterprise Rent A Car is located at 430 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford MA 02745. As always, we can “Pick You Up” as well.

Connections from Providence’s Amtrak Station

  • Yes We Van – Provides direct connection service between the Amtrak station in Providence, RI and the Seastreak New Bedford Ferry Terminal. Call 1-304-GOBYVAN or visit their website for more information.

Connections via Motocoach

  • Megabus – Direct motorcoach service is offered between New York, Newport, or Providence, RI to the Seastreak New Bedford Ferry Terminal. Call 1-877-462-6342 or visit their website for up to date schedule and fares.
  • Dattco – Offers motorcoach connections from Boston, MA. Call 1-508-993-5040 or visit their website for up to date schedule and fares.

Nearby Points of Interest

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Routes on this Port

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Between New Bedford & Martha’s Vineyard, MA
May 20 - October 14
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Events Accessible by this Port

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New Bedford Sunset Cruises

Cruise the New Bedford Harbor and Buzzards Bay at sunset to live entertainment and full service cash bar. Pick one of our many events including live music, comedy, and 4th of July Fireworks.

Roundtrip from State Pier in New Bedford, MA around New Bedford Harbor and beyond, depending on the event itinerary
Dates / times vary