|Hyannis MA Transportation|
|Hyannis is the transportation hub of Cape Cod, with its major bus terminal, ferry docks and airport.|
Here's a map of Hyannis landmarks and transportation airports, stations and docks.
From Hyannis to...
Boston MA: 71 miles (114 km, 2 hours) NW
Follow US 6, the Mid-Cape Highway, to Exit 7 (Willow Street). At the end of the ramp, go south on Willow Street toward the airport and Hyannis.
The Transportation Center, right next to the station for the Cape Cod Central Railroad, is also the station for the weekend CapeFLYER trains between Hyannis and Boston (see below). It offers free Wifi, taxis, rental car companies, and shuttle buses to Barnstable County Airport (HYA; see below) and the Nantucket ferry docks (see below).
Follow signs to the bus station. It's only a block (200 yards/meters) from Hyannis's Main Street, and a half mile (800 meters, a 15-minute walk with light luggage) from Hy-Line Cruises' Ocean Street ferry docks.
Here's information on how to travel between Hyannis and New York City by bus, and by train and bus (faster).
Plymouth & Brockton Buses
Adventure Northeast Buses
The CapeFLYER, inaugurated in 2013, provides one train in each direction between South Station in Boston and Hyannis on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day (late May) to Labor Day (early September). The rail journey, stopping at Braintree, Brockton, Middleborough/Lakeville, Wareham Village and Buzzards Bay, takes about 2-1/2 hours and costs $22 per adult one-way, $40 round-trip. Kids 12 and under ride free with an adult; Seniors with a Senior Charliecard pay half fare. More...
The airport is on the northern outskirts of Hyannis at the traffic-circle ("rotary") intersection of MA 28 & 132, 6/10 mile (1 km) NW of the Hyannis Transportation Center, which is only 200 yards/meters from the town center (map).
Several companies based here offer small planes for charter.
Hyannis has two main ferry docks (map), at the foot of Ocean Street for Hy-Line Cruises passenger ferries to Nantucket, and Martha's Vineyard islands, and at the foot of Pleasant Street for the passenger and car ferries operated by the Steamship Authority (tel 508-477-8600).
Shuttle buses connect the Hyannis Transportation Center to the ferry docks, but you can walk there in about 15 minutes if your luggage is not heavy.
—by Tom Brosnahan