Here Are the Answers To All Your Nantucket Ferry Questions

Nantucket is accessible by plane, but ask anyone familiar with the island and they’ll tell you: If you have time to spare and love a good view, the Nantucket ferry is the way to go. 

NANTUCKET FERRY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If you’re planning a getaway to Nantucket, the most scenic way to get to this nautical paradise is a ride on a Nantucket ferry. Whether you’re boarding the iconic Hyline Ferry in Hyannis or departing on a high-speed Seastreak vessel from New York, here’s everything you’ll need to know about booking a ferry to Nantucket. Bon voyage! 

WHAT COMPANIES OFFER FERRIES TO NANTUCKET?

When it comes to booking your scenic voyage to the island, there are multiple high-speed passenger ferry lines to choose from: 

  • The Steamship Authority High-Speed and Traditional Car Ferry
  • Hyline Cruises High-Speed Ferry
  • Freedom Cruise Line
  • Seastreak High-Speed Ferry

WHAT CITIES DO FERRIES DEPART FROM?

You can catch a ferry to Nantucket from a variety of cities, making this mode of transportation convenient if you’re located in or around these ports of call: 

  • Hyannis, MA
  • Harwich Port, MA
  • New Bedford, MA
  • New York City, NY
  • Highlands, NJ

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO RIDE A NANTUCKET FERRY? 

Depending on where you’re located and your travel needs, taking the ferry to Nantucket can be an affordable way to access the island. Ticket pricing may vary, but here’s a rundown of normal costs to help you choose which company best fits in your budget. 

Hyline Ferry
Departing from Hyannis, MA (1 hour)

  • Adult: $77 round trip, $41 one way
  • Child (5-12 years old): $51 round trip, $29 one way
  • Child (under 5 years old): Free

Steamship Authority Ferry
Departing from Hyannis, MA (1 hour)

  • Adult: $69 round trip, $36.50 one way
  • Child (5-12 years old): $35 round trip, $18.75 one way
  • Child (under 5 years old): Free

Seastreak Ferry
Departing from New Bedford, MA (2 hours and 15 minutes)

  • Adult: $90 round trip, $50 one way
  • Child (12 years and under): $50 round trip, $30 one way
  • Island Resident and Military: $80 round trip, $40 one way

Departing from New York City (6 hours and 15 minutes)

  • Adult: $260 round trip, $175 one way
  • Child (3-12 years): $155 round trip, $85 one way

Departing from Highlands, NJ (7 hours and 45 minutes)

  • Adult: $260 round trip, $175 one way
  • Child (3-12 years): $155 round trip, $85 one way

Freedom Cruises
Departing from Harwich Port, MA (1 hour and 30 minutes)

  • Adult: $79 round trip, $43 one way
  • Child (2-12 years old): $53 round trip, $32 one way
  • Infant (Under 2 years): $10 round trip, $6 one way

Nantucket ferries run a handful of times each day, depending on the company. To find a date and time that works best, make sure to check the Nantucket ferry schedules.

INTER-ISLAND FERRIES 

Nantucket has everything you need for the ultimate island vacation, but should you feel like doubling dipping on classic New England retreats, Martha’s Vineyard is just a ferry ride away. Hyline Cruises offers hour-long rides to the neighboring island, arriving at Oaks Bluff, throughout the year. Check the website for more information. 

WHERE TO STAY IN NANTUCKET

After disembarking from your journey on the high seas, check into Greydon House, your modern, well-appointed home-away-from-home on Nantucket. Our beautiful boutique hotel features 20 gorgeous guest rooms in the heart of downtown Nantucket. When you stay with us, you get the best of both worlds: The warmth and comfort of an historic inn alongside luxurious, worldly touches outfitted for today’s sophisticated travelers.

Experience it for yourself: Book a stay at Greydon House and start building out your dream Nantucket getaway today.

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