• Arrive

  • Airlines

    Despite its remote location 30 miles at sea, Nantucket has the second-busiest commercial airport in Massachusetts and is easily accessible by major and local airlines and aircraft charters. Convenient flights are available year-round from airports in Boston, Hyannis, Martha’s Vineyard and Westchester/White Plains. Jet Blue, Delta, American and United Airlines operate seasonally from JFK, LaGuardia, Newark and Washington, DC.


  • Ferry Services

    Two ferry lines--Hy-Line Cruises and the Steamship Authority-- provide convenient, year-round service from Hyannis to Nantucket. Both run high-speed passenger catamarans with a travel time of one hour.  The Steamship Authority also runs a traditional car-and-passenger ferry, with a 2 ¼ hour cruise time. Secure, on-site parking  is available at both terminals for a nominal fee.  Freedom Cruise Line in Harwich Port and Seastreak in New Bedford provide seasonal high-speed ferry service to the island. A seasonal inter-island ferry operated by Hy-Line Cruises runs between Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard from late May to early October.


  • Public Transit Shuttle

    Nantucket Regional Transit Authority operates “The Wave”, a seasonal shuttle bus servicing multiple routes throughout the island, including transit to Jetties and Surfside Beaches, and a Fast Ferry Connector from Fairgrounds Road and the airport. Shuttles depart from Nantucket Town and travel to mid-island and outlying areas, looping back to Town.  All buses are handicap-accessible and accommodate 2 bikes on a first-come, first-served basis. Passes may be purchased aboard all buses or at the Greenhound Building on Washington Street.


  • Bus & Train

    Getting to Nantucket from New York City and Boston is a breeze, thanks to commuter bus and train service to the Hyannis Transportation Center, two blocks from the harbor.  Plymouth & Brockton Bus Line provides convenient service from Boston’s South Station and Logan Airport.  Peter Pan/Bonanza Bus Lines departs from New York (Port Authority), with an approximate 6 hour travel time.  A seasonal train, the CapeFLYER, operated by Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority, offers convenient weekend passenger service from Boston to Hyannis.


  • Taxis & Auto Rentals

    Both taxi and car rental services are available on island year-round, with convenient locations in Town and at the Airport.  Nantucket is small and extremely walkable, so please consider leaving your car in Hyannis, where both ferry lines operate secure lots. Parking can be difficult on island, particularly in high season, and it is rather expensive to ferry your car back and forth.



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