Getting to Nantucket :: Ferry Services to Nantucket Island

Getting Here

Map of Century House and getting to Nantucket

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding getting to Nantucket and your travels to Century House.

“The welcoming of Nantucket appeared to be as beautiful as we had heard…  Behind the charming porch was our home for a few days, one of the oldest inns on Nantucket”

The island has two ferry docks/Wharves:

  • Steamboat Wharf, servicing the Steamship Authority slow ferry and its fast ferry from Hyannis – 508-477-8600.  
    Steamboat Wharf  also services the Seastreak Ferry from New Bedford MA (avoiding the traffic of the Cape to Hyannis . It has a limited schedule but well worth reserving).  Operates from May 17, 2018 – October 8, 2018. Please check their website for details on schedule, fares and parking availability. Telephone 800-262-8743.
  • Straight Wharf, servicing Hy-Line Cruises from Hyannis and Martha’s Vineyard (800-492-8082) and Freedom Cruise Line from Harwichport MA (508-432-8999) – Website
  • 2018 TRAFFIC WATCH NEWSFLASH. The  roads on the two bridges entering the Cape are under re-construction.  The Anticipated Date of Completion for the road over the  Sagamore Bridge is late May 2018; the Anticipated Date of Completion for the road over the Bourne Bridge is August 2018.  You are encouraged to investigate the Seastreak Ferry Option from New Bedford MA.

Our local airport is the Nantucket Memorial Airport located at 14 Airport Road, Nantucket, MA. Seasonal flights include Delta Airlines,  Jet Blue Airlines, US Airways Express and United Airlines. To get here by plane anytime of year you can fly Cape Air, Island Airline or Nantucket Airlines. Auto rental is available at the airport as are taxis and shuttle services (high season only).

An easy and inexpensive way to get to Hyannis, MA from Boston or surrounding areas is by public bus. Plymouth-Brockton bus line provides daily departures and arrivals between Boston Logan Airport, or South Station in Boston, MA and Hyannis Trasportation Center in Hyannis, Massachusetts.  Hyannis Transportation Center is located at 215 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, MA. From the Hyannis Transportation Center  take a taxi the the ferries which provide service to Nantucket; Note: week-day and week-end schedules may differ. Plymouth-Brockton Bus Line508.746.0378

You can get to Hyannis MA from Boston, MA by train in the summertime. CapeFLYER train service from Buzzards Bay, Middleborough, Braintree, and South Station in Boston, Ma to Hyannis, MA. The Cape Cod train station is located at Hyannis Transportation Center 215 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, MA 02601. From the train you can taxi to the ferries. The train runs through Columbus Day Weekend. CapeFLYER 508.775.8504

If travelling to Nantucket by car, you can drive to New Bedford MA or Hyannis MA, park the car for a daily fee, and secure a reservation on the ferry (see information above). If you need to bring your car to Nantucket, only the Steamship Authority slow ferry carries vehicles. Car reservations can be hard to secure and are costly; and, for short stays you do not need a car.

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