There are 7 ways to get from New York to Nantucket by train, plane, ferry, bus or car

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

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Train to New York JFK, fly  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Penn Station to Jamaica
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Nantucket (ACK) JFK - ACK

$98 - $661

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Drive, ferry  •  5 h 50 min

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

$41 - $82

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Fly from Teterboro  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Teterboro (TEB) to Nantucket (ACK) TEB - ACK

$58 - $418

Train to White Plains, fly  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Grand Central to White Plains
  2. Fly from White Plains (HPN) to Nantucket (ACK) HPN - ACK

$103 - $823

Ferry  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the ferry from East 35th St., NYC to Nantucket, MA Seastreak

$260 - $370

Train, bus, ferry  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Boston South 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

$164 - $412

Bus, ferry  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from New York 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

$60 - $97

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New York to Nantucket is to drive and ferry which costs $40 - $85 and takes 5 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Nantucket is to fly which costs $55 - $420 and takes 3 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from East 35th St., NYC and arriving at Nantucket, MA. Services depart once a week, and operate Tuesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 6 h 15 min.

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The distance between New York and Nantucket is 208 miles.

The best way to get from New York to Nantucket without a car is to ferry which takes 6 h 15 min and costs $260 - $370.

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from New York to Nantucket, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from New York JFK Airport to Nantucket Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 7 min.

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Cape Air and JetBlue Airways offer flights from New York JFK 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 New York to Teterboro Airport is to bus which takes 19 min and costs $11 - $17.

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Map of how to get from New York to Nantucket.
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  • Distance: 208.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Nantucket, MA, USA?

Tradewind Aviation flies from New York to Nantucket once daily.

Airlines
Tradewind Aviation
Website
flytradewind.com
Flights from Teterboro to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $400
Flights from White Plains to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $800
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from White Plains to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from White Plains to Nantucket via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from New York JFK to Nantucket via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Grand Central to White Plains
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$9 - $10
Off-peak onboard
$15 - $16
Onboard
$13 - $18
At station
$8 - $13
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
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
Lucky Star Bus
Phone
(888) 881-0887 / (617) 269-5468
Email
info@luckystarbus.com
Website
luckystarbus.com
Bus from New York to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
luckystarbus.com
Ferry operators
Sea Streak
Phone
+1 800-262-8743
Website
seastreak.com
Ferry from East 35th St., NYC to Nantucket, MA
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$260 - $370
Schedules at
seastreak.com
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

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