One of the many reasons that the island of Nantucket is so appealing to both it’s residents and seasonal visitors, is that it takes a little bit of love and committment to make the trip 30 miles out.  Accessible only by sea or air, it helps keep the traffic down during even the busiest of months.  

If you could imagine, it would take early-century vacationers upwards of two full days to make the journey. Today it’s just a fraction of that.  Here is list of the most current ways to get on and off the island, as well as to various transportation hubs.

The Steamship Authority High-Speed and Traditional Car Ferry, departs from Hyannis, MA 

Hy-Line Cruises High-Speed Ferry, departs from Hyannis, MA 
 
Freedom Cruise Line
 departs from Harwich Port, MA 
 
Seastreak
 High-Speed Ferry from New York City, NY and New Bedford, MA
  
Nantucket Ferry Schedules 

Cape Air  – Main Terminal
Cape Air/Nantucket Air provides year-round service from ACK to Boston, MA (BOS), Hyannis MA (HYA), New Bedford, MA (EWB) and Martha’s Vineyard (MVY). Seasonal Service is provided to Westchester County, NY (HPN). 

Rectrix Shuttle – Rectrix Aerodrome Center
Rectrix provides daily air taxi service between ACK and Hyannis (HYA).

Jet Blue – Main Terminal 
Jet Blue provides seasonal service from ACK to Boston, MA (BOS), Washington-National (DCA), and New York City (JFK). 

American – Main Terminal
American provides seasonal service from ACK to Washington – Reagan National (DCA) and New York City (LGA). 

Delta Airlines – Main Terminal 
Delta Airlines provides seasonal service from ACK to New York City (JFK) and (LGA).

Tradewind Aviation – General Aviation Building
Tradewind Aviation provides seasonal service from ACK to White Plains, NY (HPN) and Teterboro, NJ (TEB). 

United Airlines  – Main Terminal
United Airlines provides seasonal service from ACK to Newark, NJ (EWR). 

BY TRAIN 
Seasonally, you can travel from Boston on the Cape Flyer which brings you to the Transportation Center in Hyannis, MA

BY BUS
It’s easy to find a bus from Boston or Providence (and surrounding areas) that bring you to the Transportation Center in Hyannis, MA

Peter Pan

Plymouth & Brockton

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