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Cape Cod Transportation

Jennie Sparrow | 7/19/2021 (updated 8/3/2022)

From planes, to trains, to ferries and buses...there are plenty of ways to travel to/around the Cape and Islands in style! With the summer season here, the traffic can get heavy throughout Cape Cod. By seeking an alternative mode of transportation you are able to avoid the traffic and add to your vacation experience.


Looking to travel by sea? Ferries are a quick and convenient option for those looking to travel to the Islands from Cape Cod. Visitors can also travel from Boston to Provincetown by ferry. Check out the ferry services below for more information!

Hy-Line Cruises

Hy-Line Cruises, operating out of Hyannis Harbor, provides a scenic way of getting to the enchanting islands. Taking the early morning ferry and trying to get some pep in your step before being in your favorite place? The refreshment bar offers freshly brewed coffee, pastries, and so much more!

Freedom Cruise Line

Freedom Cruise line will take you all the way to the idyllic island of Nantucket, all while cruising you by beautiful views along the way. Leaving out of beautiful Saquatucket Harbor in Harwich, you should definitely check out the Freedom Ferry your next trip to the island!

Captain John Boats Provincetown Fast Ferry

Take a day trip to Provincetown aboard Captain John Boats Provincetown Fast Ferry! What better way to arrive to this beautiful, vibrant town than by boat? Avoid the stress of navigating your car through the hustle and bustle of Commercial Street's foot traffic with this helpful service.

Steamship Authority

Hoping to come to the Cape for the weekend but don't want to be stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic over the Bourne and Sagamore Bridges? The Steamship Authority offers easy and enjoyable service from Boston to Provincetown.

The Cape Flyer

The Cape Flyer is a great option for traveling to the Cape on a weekend. In just over two hours, this train takes visitors from South Station in Boston to Hyannis with stops in Braintree, Brockton, Middleborough/Lakeville, Wareham Village, Buzzards Bay, and Bourne along the way. This comfortable train experience offers free Wi-Fi, wheelchair accessibility, and a snack bar on board. Visitors can also bring along their pet or bike for free. The train also offers breathtaking views along the way, such as a unique vantage point over the Cape Cod Canal. Looking to upgrade your experience? Be sure to check out their first class section for only $10 more. Reservations are not required, but be sure to purchase your tickets before the season ends on Labor Day, September 6th.


Photo Courtesy of CapeBus.

Looking for a luxurious travel option? CapeBus, a new premium bus service, brings travelers from the Boston Logan Airport to Cape Cod. Visitors are transported to South Station, Sagamore, and Hyannis. The CapeBus schedule also aligns with the ferries in Hyannis, offering convenient travel to Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard. Some amenities on board include complimentary WiFi, power outlets, chilled water, ADA accessibility, and entertainment like DirecTV. This premium bus service begins July 3rd. You’re sure to have a convenient and stylish journey!

So sit back, relax and leave the driving to someone else. Start your trip by choosing one of the convenient options above!