The Best Way to Get to Cape Cod from Boston, New York & Providence

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Going on a trip to Cape Cod can be a lot of fun, but high prices can put a damper on anyone’s mood. The good news is that prices don’t have to be high if you book through Wanderu!

Enjoy Cape Cod on a budget: there are many ways to get there and lots of free activities to enjoy while out on the Cape!

Things to Look Forward to on the Cape

The beach is always fun, whether you’re by yourself, with a group, or on a family holiday. At the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, there are walking tours of the exhibits during the week. Another great tour can be found at no cost at the Cape Cod Chips Factory in Hyannis. If you want something more active, there is the Cape Cod Rail Trail, a bike trail along the beautiful shores of Cape Cod.

Want to see Provincetown and mainland Massachusetts at the same time? On a clear day, head out to the tallest point on the Cape, Scargo Tower, in Dennis, MA where both are visible! If you take a bus to Cape Cod Winery in East Falmouth, they offer cheap wine tastings. Just make sure to check their schedule before heading out. If you want to go for a leisurely stroll, there are 12 secluded acres of lavenders in Harwich. Just take a bus to Cape Cod Lavender Farm.

In Hyannis, there are tours and samplings at Cape Cod Beer, Cape Cod’s only Brewery. Race Point in Provincetown is a great place to spot whales if you don’t want to pay for the charter boat. While at the Cape, the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority provides bus service to various cities within the region.

You can reach many destinations on the Cape by bus or ferry from Boston. Let’s check out the routes and the highlights you can expect when you arrive.

Boston to Hyannis by Bus

Hyannis has fabulous beaches, beautiful views, and even a historic presidential beach house that belonged to the Kennedys. From there, you can expand your horizons with a ferry to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. It’s perfect for a summer holiday.

Cheapest Average Price $19
Fastest Travel Time 2h 0m
Number of Trips per Day 15

Book your bus trip from Boston to Hyannis

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Hyannis to Nantucket by Ferry

If you find yourself in Hyannis, you might as well take a short ferry ride to the island of Nantucket. You’re seriously not going to want to miss out on this opportunity, so here’s what you need to know about the ferry service between Hyannis and Nantucket:

Cheapest Average Price $51.50
Fastest Travel Time 1h
Number of Trips per Day 5

Book your ferry trip from Hyannis to Nantucket on Wanderu!

Hyannis to Oak Bluffs (Martha’s Vineyard) by Ferry

Whether you’re based in Hyannis and don’t want to miss out on Martha’s Vineyard or have chosen it as your real holiday destination, the ferry from Hyannis to Oak Bluffs is the way to get there.

Cheapest Average Price $32.50
Fastest Travel Time 1h
Number of Trips per Day 2

Book your ferry trip from Hyannis to Martha’s Vineyard on Wanderu!


Boston to Falmouth by Bus

For fishing, cycling, hiking or just enjoying sandy beaches, there’s little to beat Falmouth, Cape Cod. Go and see the famous lighthouse or enjoy nature in South Cape Beach State Park.

Cheapest Average Price $31
Fastest Travel Time 1h 00m
Number of Trips per Day 14

Book your bus trip from Boston to Falmouth.


Boston to Bourne by Bus

Bourne has something for every lover of the outdoors to enjoy. The state forest is wonderful for getting your fix of greenery and birdlife, and of course, there are tons of opportunities for biking and fishing along the Cape Cod Canal.

Cheapest Average Price $17
Fastest Travel Time 1h
Number of Trips per Day 27

Book your bus trip from Boston to Bourne.


Boston to Barnstable by Bus

Barnstable really consists of seven villages, one of which is Hyannis – so do take note of the ferry options we mentioned earlier when talking about travel from Boston to Hyannis and beyond.

History buffs will love the well-preserved historic buildings in Barnstable, and Barnstable harbor is well worth a visit too!

Cheapest Average Price $17
Fastest Travel Time 1h 00m
Number of Trips per Day 32

Book your bus trip from Boston to Barnstable.


Boston to Provincetown by Bus

If you’re traveling from Boston to Cape Cod, a ferry trip has to be the most exciting way to travel, and Provincetown must be high among your must-see destinations. After all, the eclectic mix of people that flock to this little-but-so-pretty town at the tip of the Cape is sure to set your imagination on fire, and the wide vistas of Herring Cove Beach will be balm for your soul.

Cheapest Average Price $61
Fastest Travel Time 1h 30m
Number of Trips per Day 1

Book your ferry trip from Boston to Provincetown on Wanderu!

Get from New York to Cape Cod

The easiest way to get to Cape Cod from New York is by hopping on a bus or train to Boston, and then heading to one of the destinations we have listed above. Lucky for you, Wanderu offers a very wide variety of travel options that will help you make the trip north for your summer vacation:

Bus Bus tickets from New York to Boston
Train Train tickets from New York to Boston

 

Get from Providence to Cape Cod

As with New York, the best and easiest way to get to Cape Cod is to make a pit stop in Boston and then hop on a bus to one of the destinations we’ve listed above. Located just 40 minutes away from Boston, Providence offers various ways to travel to Beantown for really cheap:

Bus Bus tickets from Providence to Boston
Train Train tickets from Providence to Boston

Headed from Boston to Cape Cod? Get There with Wanderu

No matter where you may wander, Wanderu offers you a single platform where you can book bus, train, or ferry tickets. Remember, we don’t add any commission to your ticket price – and you can compare all the options available in one place.

If you’re headed from Boston to Cape Cod by bus or ferry, just book your tickets right here. Then, all you need to do is pack your bags and get ready to go. Don’t forget the sunblock and, though we needn’t remind you to!

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Jill Schwartz

Jill Schwartz

Jillian has lived in Massachusetts her whole life, but that doesn’t stop her from traveling to other parts of the world. While her most exciting memories have been in France and Belize, her favorite place to go is anywhere with a beach!
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