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Ferries from Boston to Provincetown

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Boston - Provincetown Ferry Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 daily ferries from Boston to Provincetown. Traveling by ferry from Boston to Provincetown usually takes around one hour and 30 minutes, but some ferries might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance50 mi (80 km)
Shortest duration1h 30m
Cheapest price$57.00
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceBoston Harbor Cruises
Ferry lines1

What ferry companies travel from Boston to Provincetown?

There is one ferry company that operates from Boston to Provincetown. Boston Harbor Cruises is the one ferry line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.

FerryDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Boston Harbor Cruises21h 30m$57.00
  • Boston Harbor Cruises

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    Book Boston Harbor Cruises from Boston to Provincetown from $57. There are 2 trips per day offered by Boston Harbor Cruises from Boston to Provincetown and you can expect on average to pay for a Boston Harbor Cruises ticket to Provincetown. In Boston, Boston Harbor Cruises departs to Provincetown from 1 Long Wharf . In Provincetown, Boston Harbor Cruises arrives at MacMillan Wharf .

    An average trip on Boston Harbor Cruises from Boston to Provincetown takes 1 hours and 30 minutes .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by ferry from Boston to Provincetown 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the ferry or in stations.

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 from Boston to Provincetown?

The ferry usually takes around 1 hour 30 minutes to cover the 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Boston to Provincetown. 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 Boston to Provincetown?

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

When do the earliest ferry and latest ferry leave Boston?

The earliest ferry leaves Boston at 9:00am. The latest ferry leaves Boston at 2:00pm. 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 ferries are there each day?

There are 2 scheduled ferries that travel from Boston to Provincetown every day. Of these, 2 are direct ferries, meaning that you do not have to change ferries at any point during your trip.

City Information


Boston is one of the oldest cities in the country, but it is kept young and fresh with the help of over 150,000 students who flock to the city’s prestigious universities every year. Beantown’s many sights and activities celebrate American history, prolific sports teams, and New England seafood. So let's spill the tea (into the harbor, if you will):

Boston's Freedom Trail is the best way to see the city on foot and visit some of the most iconic landmarks of the American Revolution: from Bunker Hill and the USS Constitution to the Old North Church and Faneuil Hall. The Freedom Trail officially begins in Boston Common, the oldest public park in the U.S. and a beautiful spot for walking, picnicking, or ice skating in the winter. Foodies will love the Italian cuisine in the North End and the modern eateries of South End, while sports fans can tour Fenway Park, and art lovers can explore the expansive Museum of Fine Arts.

From Boston, travelers can easily get to the beachy summer destination of Cape Cod, or surrounding states like New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island. With four main train stations and several bus stops in the city, as well as Boston Logan Airport (which, by the way, has some excellent airport food), Boston is a central hub for travel throughout New England and beyond.

Station Information

Where does the ferry leave from in Boston?

Main departure station: 1 Long Wharf

Most ferries depart from the main station in Boston.

All ferry stations in Boston:

  • 1 Long Wharf

Where does the ferry arrive in Provincetown?

Main arrival station: MacMillan Wharf

All ferries from Boston arrive at one main station in Provincetown.

All ferry stations in Provincetown:

  • MacMillan Wharf

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