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There are 8 ways to get from Shelter Island to Nantucket by train, bus, ferry, car ferry 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, ferry  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the train from Old Saybrook Amtrak Station to Boston South Station
  2. Take the bus from Boston South Station to Hyannis, MA
  3. Take the ferry from Hyannis, MA to Nantucket, Massachusetts

$128 - $256

Cheapest option

Travel, ferry  •  4h 40m

  1. Travel from Shelter Island to Hyannis, MA
  2. Take the ferry from Hyannis, MA to Nantucket, Massachusetts High speed ferry

$41

6 alternative options

Bus, ferry  •  9h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Old Saybrook Center to Hartford, CT - City Place Pearl St.
  2. Take the bus from Hartford, Ct to Boston, Ma
  3. Take the bus from Boston South Station to Hyannis, MA
  4. Take the ferry from Hyannis, MA to Nantucket, Massachusetts

$70 - $112

Car ferry, train, bus  •  10h 34m

  1. Take the car ferry from Orient Point to New London
  2. Take the train from New London Union Station to Boston South Station
  3. Take the bus from South Station Transp. Ctr to Hyannis Transportation Center Bos / ...
  4. Take the car ferry from Hyannis, MA to Nantucket

$124 - $459

Car ferry, bus  •  12h 48m

  1. Take the car ferry from Orient Point to New London
  2. Take the bus from New London, Ct to Providence, Ri
  3. Take the bus from Peter Pan Bus Terminal, Providence, RI to Transportation Center, Hyannis, MA
  4. Take the car ferry from Hyannis, MA to Nantucket

$74 - $313

Train, train to New York JFK, fly  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the train from Greenport to Ronkonkoma
  2. Take the train from Ronkonkoma to Jamaica
  3. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Nantucket (ACK) JFK - ACK

$114 - $682

Train, train to New York La Guardia, fly  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the train from Greenport to Ronkonkoma
  2. Take the train from Ronkonkoma to Woodside
  3. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Nantucket (ACK) LGA - ACK

$132 - $736

Travel, train, line 971 bus to White Plains, fly  •  7h 1m

  1. Travel from Shelter Island to Old Saybrook Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Old Saybrook Amtrak Station to Stamford Amtrak Station
  3. Take the line 971 bus from Stamford Transportation Ctr Bay A and N State St to Martine Ave and Court St
  4. Fly from White Plains (HPN) to Nantucket (ACK) HPN - ACK

$104 - $992

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shelter Island to Nantucket is to travel and ferry which costs $41 and takes 4h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Shelter Island to Nantucket is to travel and ferry which costs $41 and takes 4h 40m.

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The distance between Shelter Island and Nantucket is 118 miles.

The best way to get from Shelter Island to Nantucket without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 7h 45m and costs $120 - $260.

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It takes approximately 7h 45m to get from Shelter Island 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 1h 21m.

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JetBlue Airways and Cape Air offer flights from New York JFK Airport to Nantucket Airport.

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There are 34+ hotels available in Nantucket. Prices start at $220 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Shelter Island to Nantucket.
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  • Distance: 118.1 miles
  • Duration: 7h 45m

What companies run services between Shelter Island, NY, USA and Nantucket, MA, USA?

There is no direct connection from Shelter Island to Nantucket. However, you can take the travel to Old Saybrook Amtrak Station, take the train to Boston South Station, take the walk to Boston South Station, take the bus to Hyannis, MA, take the walk to Hyannis, MA, then take the ferry to Nantucket, Massachusetts. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Shelter Island to Nantucket via Old Saybrook Center, Hartford, CT - City Place Pearl St., Hartford, Ct, Boston, Ma, Boston South Station, Hyannis, MA, and Hyannis, MA in around 9h 4m.

Airlines
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Nantucket via Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Nantucket via Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from White Plains to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from New York JFK to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from White Plains to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Tradewind Aviation
Website
flytradewind.com
Flights from White Plains to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
58m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Old Saybrook Amtrak Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
Train from New London Union Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $120
Business Seat
$100 - $190
Train from Old Saybrook Amtrak Station to Stamford Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $120
Business Seat
$100 - $190
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Greenport to Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
LIRR
Train from Ronkonkoma to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
LIRR
Train from Ronkonkoma to Woodside
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
LIRR
Shore Line East
Website
shorelineeast.com
Train from Old Saybrook to Stamford
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
shorelineeast.com
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston South Station to Hyannis, MA
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Peter Pan Bus Terminal, Providence, RI to Transportation Center, Hyannis, MA
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
peterpanbus.com
Plymouth & Brockton
Website
p-b.com
Bus from South Station - Boston to Hyannis, MA
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $26
Schedules at
p-b.com
Bus from South Station Transp. Ctr to Hyannis Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
p-b.com
DATTCO
Phone
1-860-229-4878
Website
dattco.com
Bus from Old Saybrook Center to Hartford, CT - City Place Pearl St.
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
cttransit.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 Hartford, Ct to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from New London, Ct to Providence, Ri
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $30
CT Transit
Phone
+1 860-522-8101
Website
cttransit.com
Bus from Stamford Transportation Ctr Bay A and N State St to Martine Ave and Court St
Ave. Duration
24m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
cttransit.com
Book at
buypasses.storesecured.com
Ferry operators
Hy-Line Cruises
Website
hylinecruises.com
Ferry from Hyannis, MA to Nantucket, Massachusetts
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
hylinecruises.com
Long Island Ferry
Website
longislandferry.com
Car ferry from Orient Point to New London
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Schedules at
longislandferry.com
Book at
longislandferry.com
Passenger
$17
Vehicle
$42
Steamship Authority
Website
steamshipauthority.com
Car ferry from Hyannis, MA to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
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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