We are so honored that you’re willing to make the trip to celebrate with us! We know Nantucket isn’t the easiest place to get to, but we hope you’ll leave here with the same belief that we have - she is totally worth it!
Below we have described a few ways to get to the island and hope this helps you navigate your travel plans.
With that being said, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have - we are happy to help!
Direct flights are available to Nantucket (ACK) from Boston (BOS), Charlotte (CLT), Chicago (ORD), Newark (EWR), New York City (JFK and LGA), Philadelphia (PHL), and Washington DC (DCA and IAD). It is also rumored that Minneapolis (MSP) may be adding a direct flight to ACK in 2023. Flying will be the most efficient way for most to get to the island if you are coming from outside Massachusetts.
Please keep in mind that if you are changing airlines for your flight to Nantucket in the Boston airport, you will likely need to switch terminals and go through security again. So, please leave plenty of time in between flights to do so.
For this reason, we recommend flying the same airline all the way through, if possible. Or we recommend flying Jet Blue and then Cape Air, as they are also located in the same terminal. This will make for a more seamless travel experience.
With that being said, if your travel plans include a Cape Air flight, it feels wrong not to mention that these planes are very small - think 10 seater. But, don’t worry! We’ve flown this way many, many times over the years and have lived to tell the tale. These flights are a memorable experience and offer incredible views as you approach the island.
Once you land on the island, there are plenty of taxis waiting at the airport to take you to your accommodations. Rideshare services, like Uber and Lyft, are also very present on the island if you prefer that method of transportation.
One last note on flying - due to the small airport and ever changing weather on Nantucket, it is not unheard of for flights to be delayed or even canceled. While we hope that everyone arrives and departs as scheduled, we wanted to prepare you in advance.
The “fast ferry” is about an hour long passenger-only boat ride from the mainland to Nantucket.
To take the fast ferry, you can either drive to Hyannis, Massachusetts and park your car at lots near the ferry terminals for an additional fee while you’re on Nantucket.
Or you can fly to the Boston Logan Airport and take a bus or car service from the airport to Hyannis. The bus ride is about two hours, and the Hyannis bus station is about a 10-minute walk or 5 minute taxi to the ferry terminals. The car ride is about an hour and a half, and we recommend using Kon Car Service (508-428-5025).
The “slow ferry” is about a two hour boat ride from the mainland to Nantucket. This boat allows both passengers and vehicles. You do not need to bring a vehicle on the ferry in order to buy a passenger ticket. Passengers can travel with or without their vehicle on the slow ferry.
To take the slow ferry, you can drive to Hyannis, Massachusetts and park your car at a nearby lot or take it on the boat with you! If you decide to take your car to the island with you, we recommend making a ferry reservation in early 2023, as they tend to book up quickly. Reservations open January 17, 2023.
You can book a “slow ferry” ride through the Steamship Authority.