There are 8 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  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Portland, Me to Boston, Ma
  2. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station Transp. Center to Hyannis, MA - Hyannis Transportation Center Bos / ...
  3. Take the ferry from Hyannis, MA to Nantucket, Massachusetts

$52 - $109

Cheapest option

Drive, ferry  •  4 h 19 min

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

$34 - $70

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Train, bus, ferry  •  7 h 17 min

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

$70 - $144

Bus, car ferry  •  8 h 37 min

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

$52 - $251

Fly from Portland  •  7 h 38 min

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

$287 - $1,370

Bus to Boston, fly  •  4 h 38 min

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

$116 - $630

Bus to Augusta, fly  •  5 h 33 min

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

$187 - $539

Bus, bus to New Bedford, fly  •  6 h 17 min

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

$112 - $294

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Portland to Nantucket is to drive and ferry which costs $30 - $75 and takes 4 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portland to Nantucket is to drive and ferry which costs $30 - $75 and takes 4 h 19 min.

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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 6 h 37 min and costs $50 - $110.

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It takes approximately 6 h 37 min to get from Portland to Nantucket, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Portland Airport to Nantucket Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Delta, Cape Air and JetBlue Airways offer flights from Portland Airport to Nantucket Airport.

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There are 33+ hotels available in Nantucket. Prices start at $265 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Portland to Portland Airport is to line 5 bus which takes 16 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Portland to Nantucket.
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  • Distance: 165.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 37 min

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

JetBlue Airways, Cape Air and Delta fly from Portland to Nantucket every 4 hours.

Airlines
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Augusta to Nantucket via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Flights from Augusta to Nantucket via Boston, Hyannis
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Flights from New Bedford to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Portland to Nantucket via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from Portland to Nantucket via New York JFK, Boston
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Augusta to Nantucket via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Portland Transportation Center to Boston North Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Portland, Me to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Concord Coach Lines
Website
concordcoachlines.com
Bus from Portland, ME to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
concordcoachlines.com
Book at
webstore.concordcoachlines.com
Bus from Portland, ME to Logan Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
concordcoachlines.com
Book at
webstore.concordcoachlines.com
Bus from Portland, ME to Augusta, ME
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
concordcoachlines.com
Book at
webstore.concordcoachlines.com
Plymouth & Brockton
Website
p-b.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station Transp. Center to Hyannis, MA - Hyannis Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
p-b.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston / Logan Airport to Hyannis, MA
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
peterpanbus.com
DATTCO
Phone
1-860-229-4878
Website
dattco.com
Bus from Boston, MA to Mt. Pleasant Park n Ride
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
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
1 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $45
Schedules at
hylinecruises.com
Steamship Authority
Website
steamshipauthority.com
Car ferry from Hyannis, MA to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
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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