Getting To Nantucket


You'll be amazed at how easy it is to get around without a car on Nantucket. Our seasonal shuttle buses run from May to October, providing service to the beaches and other island locations. Bicycles are also a popular means of transportation, with paved bike paths leading to all ends of the island. Rental vehicles, taxis, and limousine services are also available. So please, leave your cars behind. Help us minimize traffic and preserve the environment.


Steamship Authority South Street Dock, Hyannis, MA
  • Car ferry information and reservations: 508-477-8600; TDD 508-540-1394
    • Operates year-round
    • Carries vehicles; car and truck reservations required
    • Carries passengers, bicycles (for a fee) and pets
    • No passenger reservations required
    • Secured parking for a fee in Hyannis
    • Approximate 2.15-hour cruise time
  • Fast Ferry information and reservations: 508-495-FAST (3278)
    • Reservations highly recommended
    • No vehicles; limited bicycle space for a fee
    • Secured parking for a fee in Hyannis
    • Approximate 1-hour cruise time
      Operates April 15, 2015-January 3, 2016


Hy-Line Cruises Ocean Street Dock, Hyannis, MA
  • Hyannis office: 508-778-2600
  • Nantucket office: 508-228-3949
  • High Speed: 800-492-8082 or 508-778-0404
  • Traditional: 800-492-8082 or 508-778-2602
  • Year-round, high-speed catamaran ferry; approx. 1-hour cruise time
  • Seasonal ferry service May-October; First-class section available.
  • Carries passengers, pets, and bicycles
  • Approx. 1 3/4-hour cruise time from Hyannis
  • Parking fee at Hyannis location
  • Seasonal inter-island service between Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard

By Private Boat


Nantucket Memorial Airport is the second- busiest commercial airport in Massachusetts after Logan International and operates year-round. The terminal houses airlines, a restaurant, ATM machines, public phones, restrooms, a gift shop, and car rental agencies. Taxi service is available. Extended parking is available in Boston, Hyannis, Newark, New Bedford, Providence, and New York.

By Major & Local Airlines
  • From Boston, MA: Approx. 50-minute flight
    Cape Air - 800-352-0714   
     JetBlue (seasonal)
  • From Hyannis, MA: Approx. 15-minute flight
    Nantucket Airlines -800-635-8787

  • From Martha’s Vineyard, MA: Approx. 15-minute flight
    Cape Air - 800-352-0714

  • From T.F. Green Airport, Providence, RI: Approx. 45-minute flight
    Cape Air - (seasonal) 800-352-0714
    Providence, RI is an uncongested alternative to other East Coast connecting points. Most major airlines, including Southwest Air, Delta, and American Airlines can make major city connections with Cape Air.

  • From New Bedford, MA: Approx. 25-minute flight
    Cape Air - 800-352-0714

  • From JFK Airport, NY:
    JetBlue (seasonal)
  • From La Guardia Airport, NY: Approx. 1 hour & 10-minute flight
    Colgan Air, Inc./USAir Express (seasonal) 800-428-4322
    American Airlines - (seasonal) 800-433-7300

  • From White Plains, NY:
    Tradewind Aviation, LLC (seasonal) 800-376-7922

  • From Newark, NJ: Approx. 1 hour & 15-minute flight
    Continental Express (seasonal) 800-525-0280

  • From Teterboro, NJ:
    Tradewind Aviation, LLC (seasonal) 800-376-7922

  • From Philadelphia, PA:
    US Airways Express (seasonal) 800-428-4322

  • From Washington, DC (National):
    US Airways Express (seasonal) 800-428-4322


By Aircraft Charters

By Private Plane
Nantucket Memorial Airport is tower controlled year-round between 0600 and 2200 hours. Runway 24 (6303’) has an instrument landing system, touch-down zone and centerline lights. Fuel is available 24 hours a day (100LL, Jet "A") with overnight parking and tie-downs available.
  • Airport Operations 508-325-5307 
  • Airport Manager’s Office 508-325-5300


Directions to Hyannis by Car
From New York City: Approximately 270 miles
Follow Route 95 to Providence, RI; Route 195 to Wareham, MA; Route 25 over Bourne Bridge; Route 6 to Exit #6; Route 132 into Hyannis. Follow signs to airport or docks. Approximately 4 to 5 hours, depending on traffic.
From Boston: Approximately 80 miles
Follow Route 3 (Southeast Expressway); Route 6 over the Sagamore Bridge; Route 132 into Hyannis; follow signs to airport or docks. Approximately l.5 hours, depending on traffic. Traffic can be heavy.

Allow extra time, particularly in the summer and on weekends.

Bus Service to Hyannis
  • Plymouth & Brockton


    Hourly service between Hyannis and (Downtown Boston) South Station and Logan Airport.  P&B picks up and drops off at every Airline Terminal at Logan.  Hyannis Transportation is only 2 blocks from the ferry terminals. 

  • Peter Pan Buslines

    Service from New York (Port Authority Terminal) to Hyannis with stops in Providence, Fall River and New Bedford.
Train Service from Boston to Hyannis
  • Cape Flyer


    Welcome aboard the CapeFLYER, where you can relax and ride comfortably from Boston to Cape Cod on our weekend passenger train service from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  Amenities include: onboard concession, free Wi-Fi, wheelchair accessibility and you can even bring your bike for FREE!

Data provided by the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce.