Getting to Nantucket

Getting to Nantucket is easy, as there are many modes of transportation to get you there. Fundamentally, you get to Nantucket by either ferries or plane. Depending on your point of origin, and especially during the summer months, multiple airlines have direct flights from such cities as Boston, New York, Washington, DC, and others. American Airlines, Delta and JetBlue all service Nantucket during the summer, with Aerial View of Nantucket by PlaneJetBlue having the most complete schedule of non-Stop flights. In addition, Nantucket is readily accessible from Hyannis by both air and ferries, with hourly flights to Nantucket by multiple airlines, and hourly fast ferries (50 minutes travel time) by both the Steamship Authority and Hy-Line Cruise Line. Prices for the ferries vary from $75 - $94 for adult fares, and $42 - $65 for children aged 5-12. Bicycles are extra, and typically cost $ 7 each way, however, to the delight of pet owners, pets are always free. For the most up to date fares on the Steamship Authority, Click Here. For the most up to date information on the Hy-Line Cruises, Click Here.

Taking your car to Nantucket is a totally different experience. There is only one car ferry that serves the island, and the cost is $450 to $500 round trip during the summer months. Nevertheless, price is not the major problem. Instead, securing a reservation to travel with your car to Nantucket on your desired dates can be difficult.

If you are planning to travel to Nantucket with a car, and desire a reservation with a Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and/or Monday departure to or from the island, then, you better book your reservation in January. Reservations to the general public open the third Tuesday in January for web based reservations, and on the phone the last Tuesday of January. If you will be renting in Nantucket during the summer, my strong recommendation is that you make your car reservation first, and then worry about your rental property. You can do so, by first creating and account at New User? , if you do not already have one, and then jumping in as early as possible on the third Tuesday of January to make your summer reservation. For more information, select one of the following links:

Getting to Nantucket by Ferry:

The Steamship Authority High-Speed and Traditional Car Ferry, departs from Hyannis, MA

Hy-Line Cruises High-Speed Ferry, departs from HYannis, MA

Freedom Cruise Line departs from Harwich Port, MA

Seastreak High-Speed Ferry from New York City, NY and New Bedford, MA

Getting to Nantucket by Air (Commercial Airlines):

Cape Air  - Main Terminal Cape Air/Nantucket Air provides year-round service from ACK to Boston, MA (BOS), Hyannis MA (HYA), New Bedford, MA (EWB) and Martha’s Vineyard (MVY). Seasonal Service is provided to Westchester County, NY (HPN) and New York City's JFK airport

Rectrix Shuttle - Rectrix Aerodrome Center Rectrix provides daily air taxi service between ACK and Hyannis (HYA).Jet Blue - Main Terminal Jet Blue provides seasonal service from ACK to Boston, MA (BOS), Washington-National (DCA), New York City (JFK) and Charlotte, NC (CHA) American Airlines - Main Terminal American provides seasonal service from ACK to Washington - Reagan National (DCA) and New York City (LGA).

Delta Airlines - Main Terminal Delta Airlines provides seasonal service from ACK to New York City (LGA). Tradewind Aviation - General Aviation Building Tradewind Aviation provides seasonal service from ACK to White Plains, NY (HPN) and Teterboro, NJ (TEB). United Airlines - Main Terminal United Airlines provides seasonal service from ACK to Newark, NJ (EWR).