There are 2 ways to travel to Nantucket, by air or by sea.
The Beachside on Nantucket provides the following Nantucket travel information.
Getting To and From Nantucket
There are 2 passenger only fast ferries which provide convenient, year-round service to Nantucket, the Hy-Line Cruises and the Steamship Authority. Both run high speed passenger service. The travel time is approximately 1 hour. Automobiles are discouraged on Nantucket. However, if you need to bring your auto, you must make a reservation in advance with the Steamship Authority.
Fast Ferry Service to Nantucket
(Passenger Only Ferry)
Automobile Ferry Service
(Car and Passenger Ferry)
- Steamship Authority (from Hyannis, MA)
There are several commercial airlines that have frequently scheduled flights to and from Nantucket. From July to Labor Day there is an Airport Shuttle every 20 minutes to downtown Nantucket. It runs from 10am to 6pm.
Airlines and Destinations
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).
Jet Blue - Main Terminal
Jet Blue provides seasonal service from ACK to Boston, MA (BOS), Washington-National (DCA), and New York City (JFK).
Getting Around Nantucket
The WAVE provides island wide fixed route service during the summer months servicing Madaket, Sconset (along three different routes), Surfside and Jetties beaches, Nantucket Memorial Airport, downtown Nantucket and the Mid Island area. Date and times vary depending on the route.