Getting Here


The Steamship Authority car ferry eagle rounds Brant Point.
The Hy-Line passenger ferry great point
Steamship South St Dock, Hyannis, MA

Car Ferry information and reservations: 508-477-8600; TDD 508-540-1394

  • Operates year round
  • Carries vehicles; reservations required
  • Carries passenger, bicycles (for a fee) and pets; no reservation required
  • Secured parking for a fee in Hyannis
  • Approximately 2.15 hour cruise time

Fast Ferry information and reservations: 508-495-3278

  • Reservations highly recommended
  • No vehicles; limited bicycle space (for a fee)
  • Secured parking for a fee in Hyannis
  • Approximate 1 hour cruise time

Hy-Line Ocean St Dock, Hyannis, MA
Information: 508-778-2600 High Speed: 800-492-8082 or 508-778-0404 Advance Sales: 888-778-1132 or 508-778-2602

  • Year round, high-speed catamaran ferry; approximately 1 hour cruise time
  • Carries passengers, pets and bicycles
  • Parking fee at Hyannis location
  • Seasonal inter-island service between Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard , approximate 2.15 hour cruise time.

Freedom Cruise Route 28, Saquatuck Harbor, Harwich Port, MA

Information/schedules: 508-432-8999

  • Seasonal service May-October
  • Additional service upon request
  • Carries passengers, bicycles and most pets
  • Parking in private lot available
  • Approximate 1.5 hour cruise time


The Nantucket Town Pier

When arriving by private boat, Nantucket offers some of the finest marina and mooring services on the East Coast, including:
Nantucket Boat Basin
Nantucket Moorings—508-228-4472—
Town Pier/Harbormaster—508-228-7261

Boating supplies/services are available at:
Brant Point Marine—508-228-6244—
Grey Lady Marine—508-228-6525
Madaket Marine—508-228-1163—
Nantucket Marine—508-228-5510—
Nantucket Ship Chandlery—508-228-2300


The newly-renovated Nantucket Memorial Airport

Approximate Flight Times From:

Hyannis, MA 15 min.
Martha’s Vineyard, MA 15 min.
New Bedford, MA 25 min.
Providence, RI *** 45 min.
Boston, MA 50 min.
White Plains, NY 70 min.
La Guardia, NY 70 min.
JFK, NY 70 min.
Newark, NJ 75 min.
Washington, DC 90 min.

*** Providence RI’s T.F. Green Airport  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.

Nantucket Memorial— 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.

Major and Local Airlines

Cape Air—800-325-0714—

Service from: Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Boston, MA
New Bedford, MA
Providence, RI
White Plains, NY

Island Airlines—508-228-7575, 800-248-7779—

Service from: Hyannis, MA

Nantucket Airlines—800-635-8787—

Service from: Hyannis, MA

US Airways (seasonal)—800-428-4322—

Service from: LaGuardia, NY
Washington, DC

Jet Blue   Airline (seasonal)—800-538-2583  or  1-800-jet-blue—

Service from: JFK, NY

Delta   Airline (seasonal)—800-221-1212—

Service from: JFK, NY

Continental Express(seasonal)—800-525-0280—

Service from: Newark, NJ


Ocean Wings Air Charter—800-253-5039—
Coastal Air Charter—888-359-2785—
Desert & Island Air Charter—800-835-9135—
Linear Air—877-2-LINEAR—
Million Air Charter—800-882-2333—
Nantucket Express—888-6296-8825 (NANTUCKET)—
Tradewind Aviation, LLC—800-376-7922
USAC Aviation—908-512-9039—


Nantucket Memorial – 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 with overnight parking and tie-downs available.

Airport Operations—508-325-5307

Airport Manager’s Office—508-325-5300


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 to docks. Approximately 4-5 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 sings to airport or docks.  Approximately 1.5 hours, depending on traffic.  Traffic can be heavy.  Allow extra time, particularly in the summer and on weekends.


Service between Hyannis and Boston, including Logan Airport

Plymouth & Brockton Bus Line—508 746-0378—

Peter Pan Bus Line—800-343-9999—


King’s Coach Limousines—800-272-9892—