Many visitors like to bring their cars to Nantucket, and thus take the Ferry Service from Hyannis or Harwich Port, MA. Some visitors prefer to fly to Nantucket, which is serviced by a host of regional airlines flying out of Boston, New York and other East Coast cities.
South Street Dock Hyannis, MA.
Ocean Street Dock Hyannis, MA.
Route 28, Saquatucket Harbor, Harwich Port, MA.
When arriving by private boat, Nantucket offers some of the finest marina and mooring services on the East Coast, including:
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.
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.
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.
Service from New York (Port Authority Terminal) to Hyannis with stops in Providence, Fall River and New Bedford.
Visitors are strongly discouraged from bringing automobiles to the island, especially from June through August when traffic is at its heaviest and clogs Nantucket’s narrow streets. Island-wide, public transportation is available seasonally, from mid-May through Columbus Day, via the Nantucket Regional Transportation Authority’s shuttle buses, known as the NRTA. Visit their website for more information, www.shuttlenantucket.com.
Bicycle and car rentals are also available at the wharves and car rentals are available at the airport. Guided bus tours and walking tours, in season, are also good ways to acquaint yourself with Nantucket.
Taxis are plentiful year-round with stands near both boat lines, the airport and in-town.
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