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.

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Amtrak Thruway, bus, ferry  •  6 h 25 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

$50 - $92

Cheapest option

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

$29 - $63

3 alternative options

Bus, car ferry via Logan International Airport  •  8 h 25 min

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

$52 - $248

Bus, car ferry  •  8 h 52 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

Bus, fly  •  4 h 53 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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Nantucket is to drive and ferry which costs $28 - $65 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 $28 - $65 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 25 min and costs $50 - $95.

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It takes approximately 6 h 25 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 48 min.

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Cape Air offers flights from Boston 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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Map of how to get from Portsmouth to Nantucket.
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  • Distance: 128.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 25 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 Transportation Center, take the walk 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 Transportation Center, Portsmouth, NH, Boston, MA - Logan Airport, Logan Airport Terminal A, Logan Airport Terminal E, Logan International Airport, Hyannis, MA - Hyannis Transportation Center, and Hyannis, MA in around 8 h 25 min.

Airlines
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
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 1-800-872-7245
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 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
Bus from Logan International Airport to Hyannis, MA - Hyannis Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $28
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 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
peterpanbus.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
$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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