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Nantucket Ferry Information
Ports, Schedules, Fares & Discount Tickets 

Nantucket ferry services make the crossing between Cape Cod and the nearby island of Nantucket, year round, carrying people, pets, and autos.


Ferries Ready for the Trip to Nantucket

Whether you're traveling for a week-long vacation or just enjoying a day trip, the Nantucket ferries are a convenient, comfortable and very affordable way to travel!

Note: Ferry schedules and fares may change from time to time without my knowledge. Please be sure to verify all information directly with the ferry company before making any plans.

Hyannis to Nantucket Ferries


HyLine Cruise Lines
Ocean Street Docks
Hyannis, MA
(800) 492-8082

Route: Hyannis to Nantucket Harbor

Season: High-speed ferry sails year round. 

Auto Transport: No

Crossing Time: About 1 hour, pier to pier.

Schedule: During peak season, the high-speed ferry sails six times a day between 6:30 a.m. and 8:45 p.m.   

Round Trip Fares: $77 adult, $51 kids age 5-12, kids 4 and under Free. 

Parking: HyLine has its own lots near the pier on Ocean Street ($20 per day to park in high season), and there are plenty of private lots in walking distance from the pier (costs vary). We tightwads prefer to park in the Hyannis Transportation Center lot on Main Street ($15 per day in high season), then walk ($0) or take a trolley ($2, seasonal from late June to Labor Day) to the pier.

More Info: Some pets allowed. Visit HyLine's website for current schedules, fares, discount coupons and special deals.

Steamship Authority
South Street Pier
Hyannis, MA
(508) 495-3278

Route: Hyannis to Nantucket Harbor

Season: Year-round service on the traditional ferry. High-speed ferry is seasonal, from mid-April to mid-October

Auto Transport: Yes, on the traditional ferry only.

Crossing Time: High-speed: about 1 hour. Traditional: about 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Schedule: During peak season, multiple sailings daily from 7:15 a.m. to 8 p.m. for traditional Nantucket ferry and 8 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. for high-speed Nantucket ferry.

Round Trip Fares: High speed - $69 adult, $35 kids age 5-12, kids under 5 Free. Traditional - $37 adult, $19 kids age 5-12, kids under 5 Free. Additional charge to bring bicycle, surfboard, etc. aboard.

Same-day, round trip discounted rates may also be available on the high speed ferry originating from Hyannis Monday-Thursday and from Nantucket daily.

Round trip automobile transport on traditional ferry only, from about $400 and up, April to October. Less at other times of year.

Parking: Steamship Authority has a number of off-site lots with free shuttle service to their piers. Peak season parking rates run about $15-$20 per day. Or, park at the Hyannis Transportation Center ($15 per day in season) and walk ($0) or take the trolley (seasonal, $2) from Main Street to the Steamship Authority docks.

More Info: Discounts may be available on passenger fares for active military with proper ID. See Steamship Authority's website for current schedules, fares, and other details. Some pets allowed.

Harwichport to Nantucket Ferry


Freedom Cruise Line
702 Route 28
Harwich Port, MA
(508) 432-8999
Route: Harwich Port to Nantucket Harbor

Season: Seasonal only, early June to late September

Auto Transport: No

Crossing Time: About 80 minutes, pier to pier

Schedule: This Nantucket Island ferry offers three sailings daily from June 30th to late August. Fewer in early June and September.

Round Trip Fares: $74 adults, $51 kids ages 2-10, $6 kids under age 2. Additional charge to bring bicycle, surfboard, etc. onboard.

Parking: No charge for day trippers.

More Info: Some pets allowed. Visit Freedom Cruise Line's website for current schedules, fares, discount coupons and special offers.

"Around the Sound" Ferry

Want to visit both Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard in one day? HyLine Cruises has a seasonal ferry service that'll take you to both islands in the same day.

Leaving from Hyannis Harbor early in the morning and returning to Hyannis a little after 10 p.m., this cruise will give you 5 hours on Martha's Vineyard and 5 hours on Nantucket.

An "Around the Sound" excursion is just enough to give you a taste of each island. It's a very full day trip, to be sure!


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