There are 6 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  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Old Saybrook Amtrak 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

$136 - $257

Cheapest option

Travel, ferry  •  4 h 40 min

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

$41

4 alternative options

Bus, ferry  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Old Saybrook Center to Hartford, CT - City Place Pearl St. 921
  2. Take the bus from Hartford, Ct to Boston, Ma
  3. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station Transp. Center to Hyannis, MA - Hyannis Transportation Center Bos / ...
  4. Take the ferry from Hyannis, MA to Nantucket, Massachusetts

$78 - $113

Car ferry, train, bus, ferry  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Orient Point to New London
  2. Take the train from New London Union Station to Providence Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Providence, RI to New Bedford
  4. Take the ferry from New Bedford, MA to Nantucket, MA

$159 - $339

Car ferry, bus, ferry  •  10 h 3 min

  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 Providence, RI to New Bedford
  4. Take the ferry from New Bedford, MA to Nantucket, MA

$106 - $186

Train, fly  •  6 h 10 min

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

$112 - $680

Questions & Answers

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 7 h 43 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 43 min 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 1 h 42 min.

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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 $229 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: 7 h 43 min

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, take the train to Boston South Station, 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 Shelter Island to Nantucket via Old Saybrook Center, Hartford, CT - City Place Pearl St., Hartford, Ct, Boston, Ma, Boston, MA - South Station Transp. Center, Hyannis, MA - Hyannis Transportation Center, and Hyannis, MA in around 8 h 11 min.

Airlines
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Nantucket via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from New York JFK to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Old Saybrook Amtrak to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
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 Providence Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Seat
$100 - $190
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Greenport to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
mta.info
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
DATTCO
Phone
1-860-229-4878
Website
dattco.com
Bus from Old Saybrook Center to Hartford, CT - City Place Pearl St.
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
cttransit.com
CT Transit
Phone
+1 860-522-8101
Website
cttransit.com
Bus from Elm St and Main St to Pearl St and Trumbull St
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
cttransit.com
Book at
buypasses.storesecured.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
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from New London, Ct to Providence, Ri
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $30
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Providence, RI to New Bedford
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
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
$41
Schedules at
hylinecruises.com
Long Island Ferry
Website
longislandferry.com
Car ferry from Orient Point to New London
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Schedules at
longislandferry.com
Book at
longislandferry.com
Passenger
$17
Vehicle
$42
Seastreak
Phone
+1 800-262-8743
Website
seastreak.com
Ferry from New Bedford, MA to Nantucket, MA
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Book at
Seastreak

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