Woods Hole Directions and Transportation

J. Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Center
P.O. Box 86, 314 Quissett Avenue
Woods Hole, MA 02543-0086
Phone: 508-548-3760
Fax: 508-540-4236


From New York City
Follow 95 north through Connecticut and Rhode Island to Providence. Follow instructions below from Providence.

From Providence T.F. Green Airport
Take 95 North to Providence, take exit 20 to Interstate 195 East toward Providence/Cape Cod. In Fall River follow 195 East, New Bedford/Cape Cod. In Wareham take exit 22A/25 East to Cape Cod/The Islands and follow signs to Bourne Bridge, Falmouth/The Islands. Take 28 South to Falmouth/Martha's Vineyard and follow signs for 28 South, Falmouth/Woods Hole.

From Boston
Take the Southeast Expressway to Route 3 South toward Cape Cod. Follow over the Sagamore Bridge and take Exit 1. Take a left at the lights at the bottom of the ramp and follow to the Bourne rotary. Go 3/4 of the way around the rotary and continue onto Route 28 to Falmouth. Follow directions to the Center below.

To the Center
Entering Falmouth, follow signs toward Woods Hole. At the second traffic signal on Woods Hole Road, turn right on Quissett Harbor Road and proceed one block. Turn left on Quissett Avenue. The Center entrance is located on the right, approximately 3/4 of a mile, and is identified by a large gray sign board.


Major airports serving the New England/Cape Cod area are Logan Airport in Boston, T.F. Green Airport in Providence, and LaGuardia Airport in New York. Barnstable Municipal Airport in Hyannis, Mass., is the local public airport serving the Falmouth/Woods Hole area, a distance of approximately 25 miles. Several airlines operate regularly scheduled air shuttle services from Boston and New York to Hyannis. Driving time from Boston or Providence is one and a half hours, and from New York is approximately five hours. Contact National Academies Travel (202-298-9046 or 800-801-6696) for additional information.