Travel and venue information
The visa application process to enter the USA is now subject to greater scrutiny than in the past, so you should apply for your visa as early as possible. Check here to see the visa application process for your country: U.S. Government Visas page
People travelling from countries in the Visa Waiver Program do not require a visa, but must apply for authorisation to enter the USA via the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). You can apply for an ESTA at any time prior to travel, but it is recommended that you should apply before purchasing your airline tickets.
Arriving by air
You can fly into either Boston Logan Airport (BOS) or Providence T.F. Green Airport (PVD). They are about the same distance (125km/~90-minutes) from Woods Hole, but Boston airport has a more convenient bus service to Woods Hole.
Transport to Woods Hole
The Peter Pan Bus operates from outside the terminals of both airports. They run more frequently from Boston airport and stop close to the IMBIZO5 hotels. Check the bus schedules ahead of time to make sure your flight does not arrive too late to catch the last bus. The bus schedule from Boston´s Logan airport. The bus schedule from Providence´s T.F Green Airport.
- Sands of Time Motor Inn in Woods Hole - Take bus from the airport to Woods Hole
- Inn on the Square in Falmouth - Take bus from the airport to Falmouth
- Holiday Inn Falmouth in Falmouth - Take bus from the airport to Falmouth bus station and then a taxi from there to the Holiday Inn. Falmouth Taxi (508-548-3100) or All Seasons Taxi (508-548-9990).
(Check the accommodation page for more information on these hotels and how to book them)
For other ways to get from the airports to Woods Hole check the GoGreen Shuttle, White Tie Limousine, Enterprise or National car rentals, and taxis.
Directions if you are driving from Boston or Providence to Woods Hole.
Woods Hole information
IMBIZO5 will be held at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Woods Hole, MA, which is on Cape Cod in the region of New England. It is surrounded by the waters of Martha’s Vineyard Sound and Buzzards Bay and is just south of Falmouth.
A shuttle bus will transport you from the IMBIZO hotels to WHOI each day.
There are lots of restaurants in downtown Woods Hole and Falmouth - here are some of them: restaurant list. The Inn on the Square and Holiday Inn both have restaurants.
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