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Cape Cod was once a seafarers' domain. It's still possible to get there by boat, but the train, bus, plane, and car routes make it easy to get there any way you choose.


Travelers come to Cape Cod by three major transportation hubs: Boston (car, bus, train, plane or ferryboat); Providence RI (car or bus); and New York City (car, bus, train + bus, or plane).

Cape Cod Hub: Hyannis

Hyannis is Cape Cod's transportation hub with its Hyannis Transportation Center for CapeFLYER trains, intercity, regional and local buses; its Barnstable Municipal Airport (HYA) for flights to and from Boston, Nantucket Island, New York City and other points; and its Ocean Street and School Street docks for ferryboats to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. More...

Provincetown, at the northern tip of Cape Cod, is connected to Boston and Plymouth by planes and ferryboats in summer.

Woods Hole, south of Falmouth, is the place to catch ferries to Martha's Vineyard Island. More...


During the summer vacation season, car traffic to and on Cape Cod is often intense, with hour-long delays. Plan your driving strategy carefully, and avoid weekends if possible! More...


Cape Air provides service connecting Boston, Provincetown and Hyannis, and in summer from Providence RI, with flights of 30 minutes or less. More...


Bus service to Cape Cod from New York City, Providence RI and Boston, and from other cities by connecting buses, is convenient, but is the slowest method of transportation. More...


From Boston

Bay State Cruise Company runs daily ferries between Boston and Provincetown (90 minutes) in summer. More...

From Plymouth

From late June through September, Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours operates a fast ferry from the Town Wharf in Plymouth to MacMillan Wharf in Provincetown, Cape Cod (90 minutes). More...

By Train from Boston

On summer weekends, CapeFLYER trains run from Boston's South Station along the Old Colony Commuter Rail line to Lakeville, then via Buzzards Bay to Cape Cod, terminating at Hyannis, taking about 2-1/2 hours for the journey. More...

By Train & Bus from New York City

Amtrak runs about 10 trains daily between New York City (Penn Station) and Providence RI. From Providence you can take a Peter Pan bus to Hyannis, and continue to Provincetown if you wish. More...

There are also direct buses from New York to Cape Cod. More...

Cape Cod Local Transit

Local and regional bus service on Cape Cod is by the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA), operating buses and shuttles within and between the Cape's towns and villages. More...

—by Tom Brosnahan

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About Cape Cod

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Plymouth & Brockton Bus, Provincetown MA

A Plymouth & Brockton Street Railway Company bus in Provincetown on Cape Cod.


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