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There are 11 ways to get from Portland to Nantucket by bus, ferry, train, car ferry, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, ferry  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Portland, ME to Boston, MA - South Station
  2. Take the bus from Boston South Station to Hyannis, MA
  3. Take the ferry from Hyannis, MA to Nantucket, Massachusetts

$77 - $98

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  9h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Portland, ME to Logan Airport
  2. Take the bus from Boston to Transportation Center, Hyannis, MA
  3. Take the car ferry from Hyannis, MA to Nantucket

$55 - $253

9 alternative options

Bus, ferry via Logan International Airport  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Portland, ME to Logan Airport
  2. Take the bus from Logan International Airport to Hyannis Transportation Center
  3. Take the ferry from Hyannis, MA to Nantucket, Massachusetts

$84 - $98

Train, bus, ferry  •  7h

  1. Take the train from Portland Amtrak Station to Boston North Station
  2. Take the bus from South Station Transp. Ctr to Hyannis Transportation Center Bos / ...
  3. Take the ferry from Hyannis, MA to Nantucket, Massachusetts

$95 - $140

Drive, ferry  •  4h 19m

  1. Drive from Portland to Hyannis, MA
  2. Take the ferry from Hyannis, MA to Nantucket, Massachusetts High speed ferry

$59 - $66

Bus to Boston, fly to Nantucket  •  4h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Portland, ME to Logan Airport
  2. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Nantucket (ACK) BOS - ACK

$119 - $632

Bus to Augusta, fly to Nantucket  •  5h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Portland, ME to Augusta, ME
  2. Fly from Augusta (AUG) to Nantucket (ACK) AUG - ACK

$186 - $536

Fly Portland to Nantucket  •  6h 15m

  1. Fly from Portland (PWM) to Nantucket (ACK) PWM - ACK

$282 - $1,405

Bus, bus to New Bedford, fly to Nantucket  •  6h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Portland, ME to Boston, MA - South Station
  2. Take the bus from Boston, MA to Mt. Pleasant Park n Ride
  3. Fly from New Bedford (EWB) to Nantucket (ACK) EWB - ACK

$120 - $288

Bus, bus to Hyannis, fly to Nantucket  •  6h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Portland, ME to Boston, MA - South Station
  2. Take the bus from Boston South Station to Barnstable Municipal Airport
  3. Fly from Hyannis (HYA) to Nantucket (ACK) HYA - ACK

$115 - $545

Bus to Boston, fly to Martha's Vineyard, ferry  •  7h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Portland, ME to Logan Airport
  2. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Martha's Vineyard (MVY) BOS - MVY
  3. Take the ferry from Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA to Nantucket, Massachusetts

$160 - $404

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Portland to Nantucket is to drive and ferry which costs $55 - $70 and takes 4h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Portland to Nantucket is to drive and ferry which costs $55 - $70 and takes 4h 19m.

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The distance between Portland and Nantucket is 165 miles.

The best way to get from Portland to Nantucket without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 6h 23m and costs $75 - $100.

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It takes approximately 6h 23m to get from Portland to Nantucket, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Nantucket Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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JetBlue Airways and Cape Air offer flights from Boston Airport to Nantucket Airport.

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There are 35+ hotels available in Nantucket. Prices start at $220 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Portland to Portland Airport is to line 5 bus which takes 16m and costs $1 - $3.

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Map of how to get from Portland to Nantucket.
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  • Distance: 165.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 23m

What companies run services between Portland, ME, USA and Nantucket, MA, USA?

JetBlue Airways, Delta and two other airlines fly from Portland to Nantucket twice daily.

Airlines
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Augusta to Nantucket via Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Flights from New Bedford to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Hyannis to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $490
Flights from Boston to Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Augusta to Nantucket via Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Flights from Portland to Nantucket via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Portland to Nantucket via New York JFK, Boston
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Portland to Nantucket via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from Hyannis to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $490
Flights from Boston to Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Portland to Nantucket via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
Flights from Portland to Nantucket via Detroit, New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,900
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Portland Amtrak Station to Boston North Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Bus operators
Concord Coach Lines
Website
concordcoachlines.com
Bus from Portland, ME to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
concordcoachlines.com
Book at
webstore.concordcoachlines.com
Bus from Portland, ME to Logan Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
concordcoachlines.com
Book at
webstore.concordcoachlines.com
Bus from Portland, ME to Augusta, ME
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
concordcoachlines.com
Book at
webstore.concordcoachlines.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston South Station to Hyannis, MA
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston to Transportation Center, Hyannis, MA
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston South Station to Barnstable Municipal Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
peterpanbus.com
Plymouth & Brockton
Website
p-b.com
Bus from South Station - Boston to Hyannis, MA
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $26
Schedules at
p-b.com
Bus from Logan International Airport to Hyannis Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Schedules at
p-b.com
Bus from South Station Transp. Ctr to Hyannis Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
p-b.com
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Portland, ME to Augusta, ME
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
DATTCO
Phone
1-860-229-4878
Website
dattco.com
Bus from Boston, MA to Mt. Pleasant Park n Ride
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Schedules at
dattco.com
Ferry operators
Hy-Line Cruises
Website
hylinecruises.com
Ferry from Hyannis, MA to Nantucket, Massachusetts
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
hylinecruises.com
Ferry from Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA to Nantucket, Massachusetts
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
hylinecruises.com
Steamship Authority
Website
steamshipauthority.com
Car ferry from Hyannis, MA to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $200
Schedules at
steamshipauthority.com
Passenger - Traditional Service
$19
Automobiles - Traditional Service
$140 - $200
Passenger - High Speed
$37

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