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There are 9 ways to get from Boston to Nantucket by bus, ferry, car ferry, car, plane or train

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Bus, ferry  •  3h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Boston South Buses to Hyannis Transportation Center Hyannis - South Shore to Logan Airport / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Hyannis, MA to Nantucket, Massachusetts to Nantucket / ...

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Bus, car ferry  •  5h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Boston to Transportation Center, Hyannis, MA Peter Pan
  2. Take the car ferry from Hyannis, MA to Nantucket Traditional Ferry to Nantucket

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Drive, ferry  •  2h 27m

  1. Drive from Boston to Hyannis, MA
  2. Take the ferry from Hyannis, MA to Nantucket High-speed Ferry to Nantucket

Fly Boston to Nantucket  •  2h 51m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Nantucket (ACK) BOS - ACK

Bus to Hyannis, fly to Nantucket  •  3h 51m

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

Bus to New Bedford, fly to Nantucket  •  4h

  1. Take the bus from Boston South Buses to Mt. Pleasant St. Park & Ride Lot
  2. Fly from New Bedford (EWB) to Nantucket (ACK) EWB - ACK

Train to Norwood, fly to Nantucket  •  3h 17m

  1. Take the train from South Station to Canton Junction
  2. Fly from Norwood (OWD) to Nantucket (ACK) OWD - ACK

Fly Boston to Martha's Vineyard, ferry  •  4h 38m

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

Train to Providence, fly to Nantucket  •  4h 4m

  1. Take the train from Boston to Providence
  2. Fly from Providence (PVD) to Nantucket (ACK) PVD - ACK

Boston to Nantucket by bus, walk and ferry

The journey time between Boston and Nantucket is around 3h 37m and covers a distance of around 103 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 57 min. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 45m. Operated by Plymouth & Brockton, Peter Pan Bus Lines and Hy-Line Cruises, the Boston to Nantucket service departs from Boston South Buses and arrives in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Typically 58 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2h 39m
Layover time:
57 min
Total time:
3h 37m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2h 45m
Journey distance:
103 miles
Services per week:
58
Cheapest price:
$52
Carbon emissions:
15 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:25
Last service departs at:
23:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Boston to Nantucket bus, walk and ferry schedules

Boston → Nantucket
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Nantucket is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Nantucket is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Nantucket is 2 metres.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Boston to Nantucket is to drive and ferry which costs $47 - $51 and takes 2h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Nantucket is to drive and ferry which costs $47 - $51 and takes 2h 27m.

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The distance between Boston and Nantucket is 90 miles.

The best way to get from Boston to Nantucket without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 3h 52m and costs $50 - $75.

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It takes approximately 3h 52m to get from Boston to Nantucket, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Nantucket Airport is the direct flight which takes 48 min.

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

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There are 29+ hotels available in Nantucket. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 0 min and costs $1 - $13.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Nantucket.
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  • Distance: 89.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 52m

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Nantucket, MA, USA?

Cape Air and JetBlue Airways fly from Boston to Nantucket hourly.

Airlines
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Boston to Nantucket via Hyannis
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Hyannis to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from New Bedford to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $220
Flights from Boston to Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $480
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Hyannis to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Boston to Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $480
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from New Bedford to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Flights from Norwood to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,600
Flights from Providence to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $490
Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from South Station to Canton Junction
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $9
Website
MBTA
children 11 and under
$0
Adult
$5 - $9
Train from South Station to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Website
MBTA
Coach
$14
Business Class
$29 - $60
First Class
$65 - $95
Amtrak Acela Express

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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston to Providence
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach
$14
Business Class
$29 - $60
First Class
$65 - $95
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston to Providence
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach
$14
Business Class
$29 - $60
First Class
$65 - $95
Bus operators
Plymouth & Brockton
Phone
(508) 746-0378
Email
info@p-b.com
Website
p-b.com
Bus from Boston South Buses to Hyannis Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Schedules at
p-b.com
One Way - Child
$17 - $24
One Way - Adult
$21 - $29
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Transportation Center, Hyannis, MA
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston to Transportation Center, Hyannis, MA
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Barnstable Airport, Hyannis, MA
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
peterpanbus.com
DATTCO
Phone
1-860-229-4878
Website
dattco.com
Bus from Boston South Buses to Mt. Pleasant St. Park & Ride Lot
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
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DATTCO
Ferry operators
Hy-Line Cruises
Website
hylinecruises.com
Ferry from Hyannis, MA to Nantucket, Massachusetts
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $45
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
$36 - $38
Schedules at
hylinecruises.com
Steamship Authority
Phone
+1 (508) 477-8600
Website
steamshipauthority.com
Car ferry from Hyannis, MA to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $300
Schedules at
steamshipauthority.com
Passenger - Traditional Service
$10
Automobiles - Traditional Service
$160 - $300

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