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Ferries from Nantucket to Barnstable

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Nantucket - Barnstable Ferry Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 8 daily ferries from Nantucket to Barnstable. Traveling by ferry from Nantucket to Barnstable usually takes around one hour, but some ferries might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance31 mi (49 km)
Shortest duration1h 0m
Cheapest price$51.29
Trips per day8
Most frequent serviceHyline Cruises
Ferry lines1

What ferry companies travel from Nantucket to Barnstable?

There is one ferry company that operates from Nantucket to Barnstable. Hyline Cruises is the only company that connects the two cities by ferry. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled ferries per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

FerryDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Hyline Cruises81h 0m$51.29
  • Hyline Cruises

    Hyline Cruises

    Book Hyline Cruises from Nantucket to Barnstable from $51. There are 8 Hyline Cruises schedules from Nantucket to Barnstable and you can expect on average to pay for a Hyline Cruises ticket to Barnstable. In Nantucket, Hyline Cruises departs to Barnstable from Straight Wharf and no other station. In Barnstable, Hyline Cruises arrives at Ocean St Terminal and no other station.

    An average trip on Hyline Cruises from Nantucket to Barnstable takes 1 hours and 0 minutes .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by ferry from Nantucket to Barnstable during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our ferry partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, ferry carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all ferry passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the ferry.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the ferry ride?

The ferry usually takes around 1 hour to cover the 31 miles (49 kilometers) from Nantucket to Barnstable. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short trip.

What is the busiest day to travel by ferry from Nantucket to Barnstable?

The busiest day of the week to travel by ferry from Nantucket to Barnstable is on Saturday. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out. On the other hand, Saturday is typically when ferries are least crowded. If you’re looking for a little extra space, taking a ferry on Saturday is the way to go.

When do the earliest ferry and latest ferry leave Nantucket?

The earliest ferry leaves Nantucket at 7:00am. The latest ferry leaves Nantucket at 9:00pm. To see the times for all ferries between the first and last ones, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many ferry departures serve Barnstable each day?

There are 8 scheduled ferries that travel from Nantucket to Barnstable every day. Of these, 8 are direct ferries, meaning that you do not have to change ferries at any point during your trip.

Station Information

Where does the ferry leave from in Nantucket?

Departure stations

Most ferries depart from the main station in Nantucket.

All ferry stations in Nantucket:

  • Straight Wharf

Where does the ferry arrive in Barnstable?

Arrival stations

All ferries from Nantucket arrive at one main station in Barnstable.

Ferry stations in Barnstable:

  • Ocean St Terminal

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