There are 8 ways to get from Philadelphia to Nantucket by plane, train, ferry, bus, car ferry 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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Fly from Philadelphia  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Nantucket (ACK) PHL - ACK

$248 - $1,209

Cheapest option

Drive, ferry  •  7 h 23 min

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

$50 - $94

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Train to New York JFK, fly  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Nantucket (ACK) JFK - ACK

$176 - $864

Train to Teterboro, fly  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Penn Station
  2. Fly from Teterboro (TEB) to Nantucket (ACK) TEB - ACK

$121 - $599

Train, ferry  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the ferry from Hunters Point South / Long Island City to East 35th Street/Midtown Er
  3. Take the ferry from East 35th St., NYC to Nantucket, MA

$343 - $580

Train, bus, ferry  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street 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

$197 - $500

Bus, ferry  •  10 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, JFK Blvd At 30th St 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

$59 - $118

Bus, car ferry  •  12 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Boston, Ma
  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

$71 - $308

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Nantucket is to drive and ferry which costs $50 - $95 and takes 7 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Nantucket is to train and fly which costs $170 - $900 and takes 4 h 47 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Nantucket is 283 miles.

The best way to get from Philadelphia to Nantucket without a car is to train and ferry which takes 9 h 15 min and costs $340 - $600.

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It takes approximately 5 h 13 min to get from Philadelphia to Nantucket, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Philadelphia Airport to Nantucket Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h and has one stopover.

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Delta, JetBlue Airways, American Airlines and Cape Air offer flights from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $7.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Nantucket.
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  • Distance: 282.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 13 min

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Nantucket, MA, USA?

JetBlue Airways, Cape Air and two other airlines fly from Philadelphia to Nantucket every 2 hours.

Airlines
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Nantucket via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
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
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Nantucket via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
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
Train operators
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $170
First Class Seat
$140 - $200
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$160 - $310
First Class Seat
$260 - $430
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
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Philadelphia, JFK Blvd At 30th St to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $50
Website
boltbus.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $85
Ferry operators
NYC Ferry
Phone
1-844-4NY-FERRY
Email
help@ferry.nyc
Website
ferry.nyc
Ferry from Hunters Point South / Long Island City to East 35th Street/Midtown
Ave. Duration
3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
ferry.nyc
Adult
$3
Adult and Bike
$4
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
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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