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AVIS

Whether you're visiting New Bedford for business or leisure, Avis Rent a Car at the EWB airport can get you where you need to be. With a convenient on-site location and a variety of models to choose from, you'll be able to grab your rental car and be on your way as soon as you claim your luggage. For more… click for more details

Blue Bird Taxi and Car Service

Established since 2001 Blue Bird is New Bedford's premier transportation source. Whether you need a quick local Taxi ride or are traveling out of town with our Car Service you can depend on Blue Bird. Not only are our drivers professional and courteous, you will also find the fleet of cars and vans to be sharp, clean, and well maintained… click for more details

Budget Rent A Car at the Airport

Renting great cars to value-minded customers since 1958, Budget rent a car has a reputation for excellence and value across the globe. If flying into New Bedford Regional Airport (EWB), the Budget rental counter is within the terminal with a short walk to the car lot. click for more details

Enterprise Rent-A-Car at the Ferry Terminal

Enjoy fast and easy car rental bookings from Enterprise Rent-A-Car. From compact cars to spacious SUVs and vans, we offer a large range of reliable vehicles to suit your needs. 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 at 508-998-7200 or inquire at the… click for more details

Green Shuttle

For the past 12 years The Green Shuttle has provided a high quality private environmental car service from Cape Cod to area airports, train stations and all points in Boston and throughout New England. They will now be establishing operations at 1213 Purchase Street in New Bedford. “We have been very impressed with the vision of [New Bedford] Mayor Mitchell and… click for more details

Motor Coach Parking

Free motorcoach parking available in the Whale’s Tooth Parking Lot, 532 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, just half a mile from downtown. Drivers are advised to drop off passengers at the desired venue then park at the lot until passengers are ready for pick up. During peak tourist season (May through September), Port of New Bedford staff will instruct motorcoach/bus drivers to… click for more details

New Bedford Launch Service

The New Bedford Port Authority offers pick-up/drop-off within the harbor, including most public docks and marinas in New Bedford and Fairhaven providing convenient access to restaurants, shops, galleris, walking paths, etc. to both boaters and non-boaters. Hail "New Bedford Launch" on VHF Channel 9 or call the launch mobile number at 508-989-1328. Launch hours: Sunday-Thursday 9am-6pm, Friday & Saturday 9am-6pm. Rates: $3/per… click for more details

Southeastern Regional Transit Authority

The Southeastern Regional Transit Authority (SRTA) serves 10 communities in Southeastern Massachusetts, including Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Fall River, Freetown, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Somerset, Swansea, and Westport. SRTA has fixed routes in New Bedford (also serving Fairhaven) generally, service starts at 5:30AM and runs until 6:30PM. New Bedford Bus Terminal  134 Elm Street New Bedford, MA 02740 Monday-Friday 6:00AM – 9:00PM Saturdays 6:45AM – 6:00PM Administrative Office Southeastern Regional… click for more details

Information Centers

National Park Visitor Center

The National Park Visitor Center is located in the heart of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. Stop by for a brief orientation and pick up all of the materials you will need before setting out to explore the park, its partners and all the City of New Bedford has to offer. Operating Hours & Seasons: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday… click for more details

Waterfront Visitor Center (Temporarily Closed)

Due to COVID-19 the Waterfront Visitors Center will remin closed this summer. For assistance please visit the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park's Essential Information Station in the Garden at 33 William Street from 10am- 4pm, Thursday - Sunday. The City of New Bedford's Waterfront Visitor Center (Wharfinger Building) is located on Pier 3 of an active commercial fishing port. The… click for more details

Parking

Elm Street Garage

  • 51 Elm Street
  • New Bedford, MA 02740
Elm Street Garage is located right next to New Bedford Whaling National Park, a couple of blocks away from galleries, shops and exceptional dining options! Leave your car at Elm street Garage and travel back in time by walking the beautiful cobble-stone streets that used to be a staple of the city a century ago. Garage Rates: $3.00 /hr. or $18.00/Day Maximum… click for more details

Motor Coach Parking

Free motorcoach parking available in the Whale’s Tooth Parking Lot, 532 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, just half a mile from downtown. Drivers are advised to drop off passengers at the desired venue then park at the lot until passengers are ready for pick up. During peak tourist season (May through September), Port of New Bedford staff will instruct motorcoach/bus drivers to… click for more details

Passport Parking App

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford has partnered with Passport, the operating system that provides contactless payment options to cities, for parking payment through its mobile app. Passport’s digital application launching in the City, Passport Parking, is a cashless alternative to paying at a meter or pay station and will be replacing the City’s former parking app provider, which… click for more details

Whale’s Tooth Parking Lot

  • 532 Acushnet Ave
  • New Bedford, MA
Seasonal outdoor parking (open from April to October). $15 per day with free shuttle to ferry terminal. The free shuttle service transports ferry passengers from the lot to the terminal at State Pier and back. For parking information Call SeaStreak at 1-800-262-8743 ext. 2201. For ferry schedules and routes click the links below: Marthas Vineyard:  https://seastreak.com/ferry-routes-and-schedules/between-new-bedford-marthas-vineyard-ma/ Nantucket: https://seastreak.com/ferry-routes-and-schedules/between-new-bedford-nantucket-ma/ RV friendly click for more details

Zeiterion Parking Garage

  • 688 Purchase St
  • New Bedford, MA 02740
Park your car at the "Z" and explore the Visual and the Performing Arts in the surrounding area! The parking is right next door to the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, UMass College of Visual Arts and the University Art Gallery, and just blocks away from the cultural attractions in Downtown and the New Bedford Whaling National Park. Take a break… click for more details

Transportation

Cape Air

How do you get to Cape Cod and the islands?" While there is the option of a ferry ride to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, even a Boston to Provincetown ferry, Cape Air offers a quick, easy way to the Cape & Islands. Cape Air's goal is to get you where you want to be as quickly and easily as possible… click for more details

Colonial Air

Incorporated in 1973, Colonial Air's facility is the largest hangar at New Bedford Airport. Owned and operated by the Cunningham family since 1983, they take pride in being a family run company, dedicated to a superior level of service. They offer a broad range of services to fulfill all your aviation needs. Their different departments work together to create the… click for more details

Cuttyhunk Ferry Company, Inc.

The friendly and experienced crew of the Cuttyhunk Ferry Company, Inc. welcome you to experience the best in customer service aboard the most comfortable, safe and fun way to travel between New Bedford and Cuttyhunk Island year round. The M/V CUTTYHUNK is a beautifully maintained whale-watch-style boat. Safe, fast and comfortable, she is a perfect boat for use as Cuttyhunk’s newest… click for more details

Dattco Bus Lines

Discover one of the area's best transportation values! DATTCO's express bus service to Boston 9South Station and Copley Square) and Logan Airport picks up and drops off at convenient locations in the South Coast. Casino Trips DATTCO operates conveniently scheduled service from New Bedford and Fairhaven, directly to and from Mohegan Sun. Upon arrival passengers of legal gaming, age receives a generous… click for more details

New Bedford Regional Airport

The airport and based businesses cater to a wide variety of general aviation operations. From small, single-seat, private aircraft up to the most advanced, large corporate jets capable of international operations from New Bedford Regional Airport, our facilities are well aligned with the diverse cross section of aviation that visits. The airport is also home to the Bridgewater State University… click for more details

Nor East Aviation

Noreast Aviation has been providing full service to both resident and transient aircraft owners for over thirty (30) years. From a Piper Cub to a Gulfstream, and everything in between; whether you are just passing through or staying for a while, we are ready to take care of your fuel needs. Our facility is stocked with an ample supply of… click for more details

Peter Pan Bus Lines

Better. Quicker. Cheaper. Peter Pan Bus Lines is one of the largest privately owned motorcoach companies in the USA, and serves over one hundred communities daily. Service from New Bedford in MA to Boston, Fall River, and Cape Cod (Bourne, Falmouth, Woods Hole, and Hyannis), and Newport, Providence, and T.F. Green Airport, RI. Peter Pan’s highly trained drivers have been… click for more details

Pope’s Island Marina

Pope's Island Marina - A Great Deal On Buzzards Bay! With 198 slips and plenty of parking, Pope's Island Marina is a welcoming community for seasonal and transient boaters alike. Renovated in 2006, the Marina has a timber “T-Pier” structure with a system of floating docks. Pope's Island Marina is located on the south side of Pope's Island and enjoys a… click for more details

Sandpiper Air

Aviation Fuel, Aircraft Maintenance, & Ground Support in New Bedford, MA (EWB) Sandpiper Air is dedicated to providing unmatched customer service, responsive ground support, and skilled maintenance. We take pride in our name and strive to accommodate all of your flying needs. Our professional staff are here to provide you with a seamless and comfortable experience whether you are visiting for… click for more details

Seastreak Martha’s Vineyard

Take the Seastreak ferry from New Bedford to Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket; skip the frustrating cape traffic and replace it with a relaxing and enjoyable cruise onboard a high-speed luxury catamaran. Amenities abound on Seastreak ferries: plush seating with spacious legroom, climate controlled cabins and an open-air top deck, 360-degree panoramic windows, private his/hers bathrooms, free high speed wi-fi, and… click for more details

Southern Airways Express

Southern Airways Express, based in Pompano Beach, Florida is a scheduled service commuter airline serving nearly three dozen cities across the United States. Southern operates a fleet of over thirty aircraft, including the Cessna Caravan and Grand Caravan, the Piper Chieftain, and the Citation Bravo. Now operating flights from New Bedford to Nantucket. click for more details