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Welcome aboard the CapeFLYER, a summer weekend passenger train that runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day from South Station to Hyannis, with stops in Braintree, Brockton, Middleborough/Lakeville, Wareham Village and Buzzards Bay.

The CapeFLYER’s no-traffic worries train service offers a relaxing and comfortable ride with all the comforts you would expect onboard a passenger train — onboard concessions, free Wi-Fi, wheelchair accessibility and you can even bring your pet or your bike for FREE! Reservations are never required, there are plenty of seats available and no one will be turned away. Extra coaches are also added for holiday weekends.
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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, car rental agencies, and free wireless internet. Taxi service is available. Public shuttle bus service to Town operates seasonally. Extended parking is available in Boston, Hyannis, Newark, New Bedford, Providence, and New York.

By Major & Local Airlines

From Hyannis, MA: Approx. 15-20 minute flight
Island Airlines – 800-248-7779
Nantucket Airlines – 800-635-8787

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

From Boston, MA: Approx. 50-minute flight
Cape Air – 800-352-0714

From Providence, RI: Approx. 45-minute flight
Cape Air (seasonally) – 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: Approx. 1 hour flight Jet Blue Airways (seasonal) – 800-538-2583

From La Guardia Airport, NY: Approx. 1 hour & 10-minute flight
Delta Airlines (seasonal) – 800-221-1212 USAirways Express (seasonal) – 800-428-4322

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

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

From Westchester/White Plains, NY:
Cape Air (seasonal) – 800-352-0714
Reliant Air (seasonal) – 203-743-5100
Tradewind Aviation, LLC (seasonal) – 800-376-7922

From Washington, DC (National): US Airways Express (seasonal) – 800-428-4322 From Danbury, CT:
Reliant Air (seasonal) – 203-743-5100

By Aircraft Charters

Cape Air: 800-352-0714
EagleAir Charter: 888-993-2453
Fleet Aviation: 866-862-9509
Kavoo NextGen Air Charter: 888-IFLY-KAVOO
Nantucket Express: 888-NANTUCK
Ocean Wings Air Charter: 800-253-5039
Reliant Air: 203-743-5100
Robinson Aviation: 203-467-9555
Tradewind Aviation, LLC: 800-376-7922
Desert & Island Air Charter: 800-831-9135

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


By Ferry

Steamship Authority
South Street Dock – Hyannis, MA & Steamboat Wharf – Nantucket, MA
Car ferry information and reservations:
 508-477-8600; TDD 508-540-1394
Nantucket Ticket Office – Day of Sailing Information: 508-228-0262
Hyannis Ticket Office – Day of Sailing Information: 508-771-4000

Traditional Ferry

  • 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 hours and 15 minutes cruise time

High-Speed Ferry: 508-495-FAST (3278)

  • Reservations highly recommended
  • No vehicles; limited bicycle space for a fee
  • Secured parking for a fee in Hyannis with free shuttle service
  • Approximate 1-hour cruise time

Hy-Line Cruises
Ocean Street Dock – Hyannis, MA & Straight Wharf – Nantucket, MA
Hyannis office:
Nantucket office: 508-228-3949
Fast Ferry Line: 800-492-8082

  • Year-round, high-speed catamaran ferry; approx. 1-hour
  • Seasonal ferry service May-October; First-class section available.
  • Carries passengers, pets, and bicycles
  • Approx. 1 hour and 45 minutes cruise time from Hyannis
  • Parking fee at Hyannis location
  • Seasonal inter-island service between Nantucket & Martha’s Vineyard

Freedom Cruise Line
Route 28, Saquatucket Harbor – Harwich Port, MA & Straight Wharf – Nantucket, MA

  • Seasonal high-speed ferry service May-October
  • Additional service upon request
  • Carries passengers, bicycles, and most pets
  • Parking in private lot available; free parking for day trips.
  • Approximate 1 hour and 10 minutes cruise time

By Private Boat

When arriving by private boat, Nantucket offers some of the finest marina and mooring services on the East Coast including:

Town Pier/Harbormaster – 508-228-7261


Directions by Car to Hyannis, MA

From New York City: Approximately 270 miles
Follow Route 95 to Providence, RI; Route 195 to Wareham, MA; Route 25 over the 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, MA

Plymouth & Brockton Bus Line
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/Bonanza Bus Lines
Service from New York (Port Authority Terminal) to Hyannis with stops in Providence, Fall River and New Bedford.

Bus Service on Nantucket

Nantucket Regional Transit Authority“The Wave” Shuttle Bus
Seasonal public shuttle service to various points across the island


Shuttles, taxis, car and bike rentals, limousines.

Bike Rentals

Bike Tours

  • Nantucket Bike Tours
    Enjoy a Nantucket adventure by bike. Town Adventure, To the Brewery, Sunset Tour, Spin to Sconset, or design your own custom tour.

Car Rentals

Transportation Information

  • Wheels, Heels and Pedals
    Help reduce traffic congestion on the island. Learn about Nantucket’s transportation choices.

Transportation Services