There are 6 ways to get from Gloucester to Nantucket by train, bus, ferry, 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

Train, bus Plymouth & Brockton, ferry  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Gloucester to 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

$69 - $81

Cheapest option

Train, bus, car ferry  •  7 h 11 min

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

$46 - $240

4 alternative options

Train, bus, ferry via New Bedford, MA  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Gloucester to North Station
  2. Take the bus from Boston, MA to New Bedford, MA
  3. Take the ferry from New Bedford, MA to Nantucket, MA

$74 - $118

Bus, line 436 bus, line 459 bus, ferry  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Main & Pleasant Streets to Liberty Tree Mall
  2. Take the line 436 bus from Liberty Tree Mall @ Best Buy to Silsbee St @ Union St 436 / ...
  3. Take the line 459 bus from Silsbee St @ Union St to Summer St @ Dorchester Ave 459
  4. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station Transp. Center to Hyannis, MA - Hyannis Transportation Center Bos / ...
  5. Take the ferry from Hyannis, MA to Nantucket, Massachusetts

$63 - $75

Drive, ferry  •  3 h 11 min

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

$51 - $56

Train, fly  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Gloucester to North Station
  2. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Nantucket (ACK) BOS - ACK

$113 - $623

Questions & Answers

The distance between Gloucester and Nantucket is 97 miles.

The best way to get from Gloucester to Nantucket without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 5 h 54 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 54 min to get from Gloucester to Nantucket, including transfers.

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

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Cape Air offers flights from Boston Airport to Nantucket Airport.

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There are 34+ hotels available in Nantucket. Prices start at $229 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Gloucester to Nantucket.
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  • Distance: 97 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 54 min

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

There is no direct connection from Gloucester to Nantucket. However, you can take the train to North Station, take the subway to Chinatown, take the walk to Boston, MA - South Station Transp. Center, take the bus to Hyannis, MA - Hyannis Transportation Center, take the walk to Hyannis, MA, then take the ferry to Nantucket, Massachusetts. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Gloucester to Nantucket via North Station, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, New Bedford, MA, and New Bedford, MA in around 6 h 45 min.

Airlines
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to Nantucket via Hyannis
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to Nantucket via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Train operators
Bus operators
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
DATTCO
Phone
1-860-229-4878
Website
dattco.com
Bus from Boston, MA to New Bedford, MA
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Schedules at
dattco.com
Cape Ann Transportation
Phone
+1 978 283 7916
Email
KerrJ@canntran.com
Website
canntran.com
Bus from Main & Pleasant Streets to Liberty Tree Mall
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
canntran.com
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Bus from Liberty Tree Mall @ Best Buy to Silsbee St @ Union St
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Website
MBTA
Bus from Silsbee St @ Union St to Summer St @ Dorchester Ave
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$0
Website
MBTA
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
$41
Schedules at
hylinecruises.com
Seastreak
Phone
+1 800-262-8743
Website
seastreak.com
Ferry from New Bedford, MA to Nantucket, MA
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
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Seastreak
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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