Skip to content

The Science of Microplastics in the World Ocean - Logistics

An International Workshop to Formulate Next Steps in Understanding the Fate, Distribution, Impacts, and Technology Development Necessary to Push the Science

Conference Locations

Symposium plenary sessions and presentations will take place in Redfield Auditorium (Water Street, WHOI’s Village campus) and poster sessions on the 5th Floor of Clark Lab (Woods Hole Road, WHOI’s Quissett Campus). There will be a bus to transport participants between certain hotels (see below), Woods Hole Village and the Quissett Campus.  Parking is very limited in Woods Hole Village and it’s recommended that if you have your own transportation to park on Quissett Campus where a shuttle is available that goes back and forth to the village.

Air Travel

The two airports nearest to Woods Hole are Boston Logan Airport (BOS) and Providence T.F. Green Airport (PVD). Both airports are just under 80 miles from Woods Hole, and both offer bus service (Peter Pan Bus Lines) to Falmouth and Woods Hole. Please check bus schedules ahead of time to make sure your flight does not arrive too late to catch the last bus.

Ground Transportation

Direct bus service to Falmouth and the Village of Woods Hole on the Peter Pan/Bonanza Bus is available from both airports.  On Peter Pan’s web site put in Boston Logan Airport or T.F. Green Airport and then Falmouth or Woods Hole to get the correct schedules.  Please note that there are fewer bus runs (4/day) from T.F Green and the trip involves a couple transfers and is not as convenient as buses from Boston’s Logan Airport.  At Boston’s Logan Airport, Peter Pan buses (8 bus runs/day) leave directly for Falmouth and Woods Hole, taking about 2.5 hours.  The bus stop for “scheduled buses” can be found right outside each terminal (exit ground floor of the baggage claim area) at Boston Logan Airport.  If you are planning to utilize the bus service, it’s best to try and coordinate your flight arrival time close to the bus departure time.  Also, please check the trip duration for each bus as they can vary.

Alternatives to bus transportation
Green Shuttle
Long’s Taxi & Airport Transportation
White Tie Limousine
Enterprise Car Rental
Falmouth Taxi


Marine Biological Laboratory Housing
7 MBL Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543

At Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), they have a variety of comfortable, attractive, and affordable single and double rooms open all year and are located the village of Woods Hole, just minutes from the workshop venue.  All rooms, apartments and cottages are furnished with simple comfortable furnishings.

Per night single - $133
Per night shared double - $68
Plus a one time $52 registration/admin fee per registrant

To review the rates and reserve a room at MBL please go to this website.

Any questions about the MBL housing, application form or rates, please contact the Housing Office on (508) 289-7668 or email

Treehouse Lodge
527 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA  02543
Phone: (508) 548-1986

Room rates start at $109/night.  When booking online, please use 10% discount code “science”.

Sands of Time
Motor Inn & Harbor House
549 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, Cape Cod, MA 02543
Phone: (508) 548-6300

20 rooms available and will hold as long as possible, $127/night
Note: within easy walking distance from the Woods Hole bus stop, and to the workshop venue

Inn on the Square
40 North Main Street
Falmouth, MA
Phone: (508) 457-0606

Queen Guest Rooms (2 queen size beds) and King Guest Rooms available for $129/night.  30 rooms available.  The cutoff date for  this rate is September 16, 2019

Note: within easy walking distance from the Falmouth bus stop, but 5 miles from workshop venue.

Important Links

For More Information