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).
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...
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...
State Cruise Company runs daily ferries between Boston and Provincetown (90 minutes) in
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...
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...
Amtrak runs about 10 trains daily between New
York City (Penn
Station) and Providence RI.
From Providence you
can take a Peter Pan bus
if you wish. More...
There are also direct buses from New York to Cape Cod. More...
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