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There are 7 ways to get from Washington 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.

Recommended option

Fly Reagan Washington to Nantucket  •  4h

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Nantucket (ACK) DCA - ACK

$214 - $1,105

Cheapest option

Drive, ferry  •  9h 45m

  1. Drive from Washington to Ocean Street Terminal, Hyannis, MA
  2. Take the ferry from Ocean Street Terminal, Hyannis, MA to Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA Nantucket High-Speed

$85 - $106

5 alternative options

Train to Baltimore, fly to Nantucket  •  6h 1m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Nantucket (ACK) BWI - ACK

$267 - $1,304

Fly Reagan Washington to Martha's Vineyard, ferry  •  5h 55m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Martha's Vineyard (MVY) DCA - MVY
  2. Take the ferry from Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA to Nantucket, Massachusetts

$205 - $651

Train, ferry  •  10h 39m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the ferry from East 35th St., NYC to Nantucket, MA Seastreak

$127 - $402

Bus, ferry  •  13h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC - 715 H St NW. to New York, NY - 7th Ave & W 33rd St.
  2. Take the bus from 236 W 36th St. NYC to Boston, MA - South Station Ny
  3. Take the bus from South Station Transp. Ctr to Hyannis Transportation Center
  4. Take the ferry from Ocean Street Terminal, Hyannis, MA to Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA

$99 - $116

Bus, car ferry  •  15h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Boston, Ma
  2. Take the bus from South Station Transp. Ctr to Hyannis Transportation Center
  3. Take the car ferry from Hyannis, MA to Nantucket

$85 - $292

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Washington to Nantucket is to drive and ferry which costs $85 - $110 and takes 9h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Nantucket is to fly which costs $210 - $1,200 and takes 4h.

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The distance between Washington and Nantucket is 404 miles.

The best way to get from Washington to Nantucket without a car is to train and ferry which takes 10h 39m and costs $120 - $410.

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It takes approximately 4h to get from Washington to Nantucket, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Nantucket Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 27m.

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Delta, American Airlines, Cape Air and JetBlue Airways offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Nantucket Airport.

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There are 44+ hotels available in Nantucket. Prices start at $189 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15m and costs $2 - $4.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Nantucket.
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  • Distance: 404.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Nantucket, MA, USA?

JetBlue Airways, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Washington to Nantucket every 3 hours.

Airlines
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Nantucket via Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Nantucket via Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Martha's Vineyard via Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Nantucket
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Nantucket via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Nantucket via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Reagan Washington to Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $2,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Nantucket via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Nantucket via Detroit, New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
Train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $110
First Class
$75 - $190
Train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$140 - $200
First Class
$190 - $330
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Bus operators
Eastern Bus
Phone
+1 212-244-6132
Website
easternbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - 715 H St NW. to New York, NY - 7th Ave & W 33rd St.
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22
Book at
easternbus.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from 236 W 36th St. NYC to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
boltbus.com
Plymouth & Brockton
Website
p-b.com
Bus from South Station Transp. Ctr to Hyannis Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
p-b.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 Washington, Dc to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110
Ferry operators
Hy-Line Cruises
Website
hylinecruises.com
Ferry from Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA to Nantucket, Massachusetts
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$36 - $41
Schedules at
hylinecruises.com
Ferry from Ocean Street Terminal, Hyannis, MA to Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
hylinecruises.com
Seastreak
Phone
+1 800-262-8743
Website
seastreak.com
Ferry from Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, MA to Nantucket, MA
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$11 - $40
Book at
Seastreak
Passenger
$30 - $40
Newport/Providence
$12
NJ/Martha's Vineyard/Nantucket/
$170 - $210
Ferry from East 35th St., NYC to Nantucket, MA
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $200
Book at
Seastreak
Passenger
$150 - $200
Newport/Providence
$90
NJ/Martha's Vineyard/Nantucket/
$170 - $210
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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