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Getting To Nantucket By Air, Land and Sea

Located 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the beautiful island of Nantucket is legendary for its picturesque beaches, lighthouses, historic architecture and homes, scenic coastal trails, charming historic town, and vibrant shopping and dining culture. The island of Nantucket is easily accessible year-round by air and sea, and once here it's easy to get around with public transportation, bikes, mopeds, and on foot. Many major cities, including Boston, Providence, Charlotte and New York City, offer seasonal air travel to the island. View our interactive map and discover seasonal and year-round travel routes to Nantucket. 

Nearby Nantucket Attractions

  • Children's Beach
  • Brant Point Lighthouse
  • Nantucket Whaling Museum
  • Old South Wharf
  • Straight Wharf
  • Cisco Brewery
  • Nantucket Vineyards
  • Seal Cruise
  • Great Point Lighthouse
  • Whale Watch Cruise
  • Nantucket Boat Basin
  • Maria Mitchell Association
  • Jetties Beach
  • Coskata Coatue Wildlife Refuge
  • Bartlett's Farm
  • Surfside Beach
  • Great Point Lighthouse
  • Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum
  • Sconset Bluff Walk
  • Sankaty Lighthouse

By Air

Nantucket is easily accessible by air and sea and many cities offer seasonal air travel to the island. Direct flights to Nantucket Airport are available from Boston, Hyannis, New York, Washington D.C. and Charlotte, NC. Several airlines serve Nantucket including: Cape Air, Continental, Rectrix, Nantucket Airlines, US Air, JetBlue, and Delta.

Boston, Massachusetts

  • JetBlue - Starting direct flights Saturday, May 1st

  • Cape Air - Currently running on limited schedule, but seems to amp up in early April

Hyannis, Massachusetts

  • Cape Air

  • Nantucket Airlines

  • Rectrix

New York, New York (JFK)

  • JetBlue - starting direct flights Saturday, May 1st

  • Delta

New York, New York (La Guardia)

  • JetBlue - starting direct flights Saturday, May 1st

  • American Airlines - starting direct flights Saturday, June 26th

  • Delta Business Express

Washington, D.C.

  • United - Starting direct flights Saturday, May 8th

  • JetBlue - Starting direct flights Saturday, May 1st

Westchester County (HPN)

  • JetBlue - starting direct flights Saturday May 1st

  • Cape Air

  • Fly Louie

Charlotte, North Carolina

  • American Airlines - Starting direct flights Saturday, June 26th

Newark, New Jersey

  • United - starting direct flights Saturday, June 5th

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • American Airlines - Starting direct flights Saturday, June 5th

White Elephant Resorts Getting Here

Direct Flights from New York to Hyannis, MA

Weekend flights are available between LaGuardia Airport in New York and Hyannis, Massachusetts by Rectrix Aviation.
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Direct Flights from New York to Hyannis, MA

By Water

Ferry Service

Get to the island by ferry from Hyannis, Massachusetts on the Hy-Line Ferry and Steamship Authority. The Steamship Authority carries passengers, bikes, cars, and trucks year-round and the Hy-Line carries passengers and bikes. Enjoy one-hour, high-speed ferry service, with travel time of about 2.5 hours. Ferry service is also offered with SeaStreak ferries, traveling to Nantucket from New Bedford, New Jersey, and New York City. For reservations, call the Steamship Authority at 508-228-3274 or Hy-Line at 800-492-8082.

We discourage guests from bringing their cars on island. Let us know if you are arriving by ferry, and we can arrange a complimentary van pick up.


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Ferry Service

By Train

CapeFlyer Train from Boston to Hyannis

The CapeFlyer train service runs from South Station in Boston to the Hyannis Transportation Center, just a short walk to the ferry docks, Memorial Day through Columbus Day. Trains depart from the South Station on Friday evenings and Saturday and Sunday mornings, and from Hyannis on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Travel time is two hours.
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CapeFlyer Train from Boston to Hyannis


Bike, Moped, Wave

No need to bring a car to Nantucket. Bicycles and mopeds are the most popular way to explore and there are paved bike paths leading to all ends of the island. The Nantucket Regional Transit Authority provides island shuttle service, and taxis and ride shares are easy to come by. The best way to get around is on foot and by bike.
Nantucket also offers many rental car companies and the The Wave (island transit). The White Elephant Harborside Hotel, White Elephant Residences & Inn, The Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin, and the Nantucket Boat Basin are all within a short walk from downtown Nantucket. Jared Coffin House is located on Broad Street right in town. Complimentary shuttle service to town is provided for guests of The Wauwinet. 
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Getting Around Nantucket

Make Memories on Nantucket. Pristine Beaches. Local Cuisine. Evenings Overlooking the Harbor. 

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