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Nantucket, MA

Nantucket Transportation

Just 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the small and beautiful island of Nantucket is famous for its picturesque beaches, ferries, lighthouses, and historic homes. View our interactive travel map below to discover seasonal and year-round travel routes to Nantucket.

Nantucket Attractions

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


For guests arriving by air and by sea, Nantucket is quite accessible. Many cities offer seasonal air travel to the island, including Boston, Providence, Charlotte & New York.

Direct Flights Hyannis, MA to New York

Weekend service is available between LaGuardia, New York and Hyannis, Massachusetts by Rectrix Aviation.

Ferry Service

Regular ferry service is available from Hyannis, Massachusetts on the Hy-Line Ferry and the Steamship Authority. Both offer one-hour, high speed ferry service and the Steamship Authority offers the car ferry. (We discourage our guests from bringing automobiles on island.) Please let us know if you are arriving via ferry, as we can arrange free van pick up. New ferry service is available with SeaStreak ferries, traveling to Nantucket from New Bedford, New Jersey, and New York City.

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, from Memorial Day through Columbus Day. Trains depart from South Station on Friday evenings as well as Saturday and Sunday mornings, trains depart from Hyannis on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Travel time is two hours. 

On-Island Transportation

Rental car companies, The Wave (island transit) and taxis are available. The White Elephant Harborside Hotel, White Elephant Residences & Inn, The Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin, and the Nantucket Boat Basin are all a short walk to to town. Jared Coffin House is located on Broad Street--right in town. Free shuttle service to town provided for The Wauwinet guests.