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There are 5 ways to get from Portsmouth to Nantucket by 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

Amtrak Thruway, bus, ferry  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Portsmouth, NH to Boston Sth, 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

$76 - $88

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Portsmouth, NH to Boston, MA - Logan Airport
  2. Take the bus from Boston / Logan Airport to Hyannis, MA
  3. Take the car ferry from Hyannis, MA to Nantucket

$46 - $242

3 alternative options

Drive, ferry  •  3 h 30 min

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

$54 - $59

Bus to Boston, fly  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Portsmouth, NH to Boston, MA - Logan Airport
  2. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Nantucket (ACK) BOS - ACK

$110 - $622

Amtrak Thruway, bus to New Bedford, fly  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Portsmouth, NH to Boston Sth, MA
  2. Take the bus from Boston, MA to Mt. Pleasant Park n Ride
  3. Fly from New Bedford (EWB) to Nantucket (ACK) EWB - ACK

$110 - $278

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Nantucket is to drive and ferry which costs $50 - $60 and takes 3 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portsmouth to Nantucket is to drive and ferry which costs $50 - $60 and takes 3 h 30 min.

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The distance between Portsmouth and Nantucket is 129 miles.

The best way to get from Portsmouth to Nantucket without a car is to Amtrak Thruway and bus and ferry which takes 6 h 4 min and costs $75 - $90.

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It takes approximately 6 h 4 min to get from Portsmouth 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 $259 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Portsmouth to Nantucket.
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  • Distance: 128.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 4 min

What companies run services between Portsmouth, NH, USA and Nantucket, MA, USA?

There is no direct connection from Portsmouth to Nantucket. However, you can take the line 40 bus to Portsmouth, NH, take the Amtrak Thruway to Boston Sth, MA, 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 Portsmouth to Nantucket via Portsmouth, NH, Boston, MA - Logan Airport, Boston / Logan Airport, Hyannis, MA, and Hyannis, MA in around 9 h 22 min.

Airlines
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
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
Flights from New Bedford to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
28 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Bus operators
Amtrak

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
Bus from Portsmouth, NH to Boston Sth, MA
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
amtrak.com
C&J Bus
Phone
+1 603-430-1100
Website
ridecj.com
Bus from Portsmouth, NH to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Book at
ridecj.com/tickets
Bus from Portsmouth, NH to Boston, MA - Logan Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Book at
ridecj.com/tickets
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
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston / Logan Airport to Hyannis, MA
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
peterpanbus.com
DATTCO
Phone
1-860-229-4878
Website
dattco.com
Bus from Boston, MA to Mt. Pleasant Park n Ride
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Schedules at
dattco.com
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
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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