Seastreak Ferry Terminal at New Bedford

Seastreak Ferry Terminal at New Bedford

49 State Pier - New Bedford, MA 02740

Ticket Office Hours

Effective June 13, 2024:
Mon- Fri- 5:00 AM- 7:00 PM
Sat- Sun: 7:00 AM- 7:00 PM

Port Features
  • Bike Rack
  • Covered Waiting Area
  • Enterprise Rentals
  • Free Daytime Parking
  • Handicap Accessibility
  • Refreshments
  • Restrooms

Additional Port Details

Logistical information to help plan better for your trip

Parking

Valet Parking
$30 per calendar day

Convenient valet parking is available at our New Bedford terminal. With our SMS Valet service, you no longer need to make reservations ahead of time via our website.

When dropping off your vehicle, please pull up to the valet booth and provide our valet attendant with your name and mobile number. You will receive a ‘Welcome’ text message from Seastreak at that time.

While on your return ferry trip back to New Bedford, simply locate the ‘Welcome’ text message and follow the instructions to request your vehicle and pay via your mobile phone. The valet booth will get a digital notification that you are returning and will move your car to a nearby location. Upon exiting the ferry, please proceed to the valet booth and present your ticket number to our attendant.

Valet Parking Address
49 State Pier
New Bedford, MA 02740

Economy Parking
$15 per calendar day

Offsite parking is available at the Whales Tooth parking lot. Complimentary shuttle service is provided between the lot and pier. Passes may be reserved ahead of time through Seastreak, or purchased at the Whale’s Tooth parking lot booth (subject to availability).

There is a special $5/per calendar day rate for 6 AM Same-Day MV commuters at the Whale’s Tooth Lot. You must present a MV 40 trip, 20 trip, or 10 trip commuter ticket to the gate attendant to receive rate. Cannot be reserved ahead of time.

Whale’s Tooth Parking Lot Address
532 Acushnet Avenue
New Bedford, MA 02740

ENTERPRISE CAR RENTAL

  • Arrangements can be made through Enterprise to drop off or pick-up a car directly at our New Bedford Terminal. For more information, please call Enterprise’s New Bedford Ashley Blvd. location at 508-995-1132.

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.

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 17: Route 140 South/County St. Distance to next exit 19 miles.
  • Take Exit 2A: I-195 East towards Cape Cod. Distance to next exit 1.3 miles.
  • Take Exit 26: Route 18 South/Downtown New Bedford.
  • Take the first left onto Elm Street, then follow the terminal and parking signs.
  • Once on the State Pier, bear to your left and proceed up the ramp to the New Bedford Ferry Terminal. The ticket facility is located inside this terminal building.

From New York and all points South

  • Take I-95 North.
  • Take Exit 36 A: I-195 East towards East Providence/Cape Cod.
  • Take Exit 26: Route 18 South/Downtown New Bedford.
  • Take the first left onto Elm Street, then follow the terminal and parking signs.
  • Once on the State Pier, bear to your left and proceed up the ramp to the New Bedford Ferry Terminal. The ticket facility is located inside this terminal building.

From Connecticut

  • Take I-95 towards I-195.
  • Take Exit 36 A: I-195 East towards East Providence/Cape Cod.
  • Take Exit 26: Route 18 South/Downtown New Bedford.
  • Take the first left onto Elm Street, then follow the terminal and parking signs.
  • Once on the State Pier, bear to your left and proceed up the ramp to the New Bedford Ferry Terminal. The ticket facility is located inside this terminal building.

From Cape Cod

  • Take Route 6 West.
  • Take Route 25 West.
  • Take Exit 1: I-195 West.
  • Take Exit 26: Route 18 South/Downtown New Bedford.
  • Take the first left onto Elm Street, then follow the terminal and parking signs.
  • Once on the State Pier, bear to your left and proceed up the ramp to the New Bedford Ferry Terminal. The 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 call Enterprise’s New Bedford Ashley Blvd. location at 508-995-1132. 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.
  • BlueBIRD Car Service – Provides pick-up & drop-off transportation for TF Green (PVD) and Logan (BOS) airports directly to the New Bedford ferry dock.  Simply call 774-202-5203 for your reservation.

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.
  • BlueBIRD Car Service – Provides pick-up & drop-off transportation directly to the New Bedford ferry dock.  Simply call 774-202-5203 for your reservation.

Connections via MotoRcoach

  • 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.

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