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There are 4 ways to get from Boston to Provincetown by ferry, bus, car or plane

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Ferry  •  1h 30m

  1. Take the ferry from Boston to Provincetown Ferry Terminal Boston-P Town / ...

$40 - $85

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Bus  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Boston South Buses to Hyannis Transportation Center Hyannis - South Shore to Logan Airport / ...
  2. Take the bus from Transportation Center, Hyannis, MA to Chamber of Commerce & MacMillan Pier. Provincetown, MA Peter Pan

$34 - $48

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2h 27m

  1. Drive from Boston to Provincetown 115.1 miles

$11 - $17

Fly  •  2h 25m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Provincetown (PVC) BOS - PVC

$99 - $205

Boston to Provincetown by ferry

The ferry journey time between Boston and Provincetown is around 1h 35m and covers a distance of around 54 miles. The fastest ferry normally takes 1h 35m. Operated by Boston Harbor Cruises and Bay State Cruise Company, the Boston to Provincetown ferry service departs from Boston and arrives in Provincetown Ferry Terminal. Typically 21 ferries run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Ferry route overview

Average ferry time:
1h 35m
Fastest ferry time:
1h 35m
Ferry distance:
54 miles
Ferries per week:
21
Cheapest price:
$60
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last ferries

First ferry departs at:
08:30
Last ferry departs at:
17:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Boston to Provincetown ferry schedules

Boston → Provincetown
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Provincetown is 800-232-4636.

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

The social distance requirement in Provincetown is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 22 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Boston to Provincetown is to drive, which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Provincetown is to ferry which costs $40 - $85 and takes 1h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston to Provincetown. However, there are services departing from Boston South Buses and arriving at Chamber of Commerce & MacMillan Pier. Provincetown, MA via Transportation Center, Hyannis, MA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Boston and arriving at Provincetown Ferry Terminal. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 30m.

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The distance between Boston and Provincetown is 50 miles. The road distance is 115.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Provincetown without a car is to ferry which takes 1h 30m and costs $40 - $85.

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The ferry from Boston to Provincetown Ferry Terminal takes 1h 30m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Boston to Provincetown bus services, operated by Plymouth & Brockton, depart from Boston South Buses station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Provincetown is to bus which takes 4h 15m and costs $30 - $50. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $95 - $210 and takes 2h 25m.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Provincetown Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Provincetown.
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  • Distance: 49.9 miles
  • Duration: 1h 30m

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

You can take a bus from Boston to Provincetown via Hyannis Transportation Center and Transportation Center, Hyannis, MA in around 4h 15m. Alternatively, Cape Air flies from Boston to Provincetown every 4 hours.

Airlines
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to Provincetown
Ave. Duration
31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $330
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
$19 - $26
Schedules at
p-b.com
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
$18 - $26
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Transportation Center, Hyannis, MA to Chamber of Commerce & MacMillan Pier. Provincetown, MA
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
peterpanbus.com
Ferry operators
Boston Harbor Cruises
Phone
+1-877-733-9425
Website
bostonharborcruises.com
Ferry from Boston to Provincetown Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
bostonharborcruises.com
Adult
$64
Senior
$60
Child
$41
Bay State Cruise Company
Phone
+1 617-748-1428
Website
baystatecruisecompany.com
Ferry from World Trade Center Pier, Boston, MA to MacMillan Pier, Provincetown, MA
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
baystatecruisecompany.com

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Boston to Provincetown bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Chamber of Commerce & MacMillan Pier. Provincetown, MA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Provincetown is 115 miles. It takes approximately 2h 27m to drive from Boston to Provincetown.

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Cape Air offers flights from Boston Airport to Provincetown Airport.

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There are 71+ hotels available in Provincetown. 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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