There are 6 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 from Reagan Washington  •  5 h 9 min

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

$224 - $1,105

Cheapest option

Drive, ferry  •  9 h 42 min

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

$63 - $113

4 alternative options

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  5 h 19 min

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

$187 - $752

Train, ferry  •  10 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the ferry from Hunters Point South / Long Island City to East 35th Street/Midtown Er
  3. Take the ferry from East 35th St., NYC to Nantucket, MA

$392 - $710

Bus, ferry  •  14 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to New York, NY - Allen St
  2. Take the bus from New York 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

$82 - $119

Bus, car ferry  •  15 h 12 min

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

$83 - $338

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Washington to Nantucket is to drive and ferry which costs $60 - $120 and takes 9 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Nantucket is to fly which costs $220 - $1,200 and takes 5 h 9 min.

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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 10 h 51 min and costs $390 - $750.

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It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to get from Washington to Nantucket, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Nantucket Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 7 min and has one stopover.

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American Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Cape Air offer flights from Reagan Washington 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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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min 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: 5 h 9 min

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

JetBlue Airways, Cape Air and American Airlines fly from Washington to Nantucket every 2 hours.

Airlines
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Nantucket via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Nantucket via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Nantucket via Boston, New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Nantucket via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Nantucket via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Train operators
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
Bus operators
Eastern Bus
Phone
+1 212-244-6132
Website
easternbus.com
Bus from Washington DC to New York, NY - Allen St
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22
Book at
easternbus.com
Lucky Star Bus
Phone
(888) 881-0887 / (617) 269-5468
Email
info@luckystarbus.com
Website
luckystarbus.com
Bus from New York to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
luckystarbus.com
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
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
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $120
Ferry operators
NYC Ferry
Phone
1-844-4NY-FERRY
Email
help@ferry.nyc
Website
ferry.nyc
Ferry from Hunters Point South / Long Island City to East 35th Street/Midtown
Ave. Duration
3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
ferry.nyc
Adult
$3
Adult and Bike
$4
Sea Streak
Phone
+1 800-262-8743
Website
seastreak.com
Ferry from East 35th St., NYC to Nantucket, MA
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$260 - $370
Schedules at
seastreak.com
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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