Cape Cod Transportation: Cape Cod Travel Tips and Transportation Providers

Cape Cod Travel
Courtesy of Steamship Authority

Cape Cod is accessible from virtually anywhere in the world, whether you’re traveling by air, bus, train, ferry or car.

The Cape is just 75 miles from Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts and T.F. Green Airport in Providence, Rhode Island.  For current updates on Boston tunnel closings and detours, click here. Car rental agencies and bus service to Cape Cod is available at both airports. The new CapeFLYER seasonal train offers weekend passenger train service from Boston to Cape Cod starting Memorial Day Weekend! There is also season ferry service available from Boston to Provincetown.

Barnstable Municipal Airport in Hyannis on Cape Cod readily accommodates corporate aircraft and offers scheduled service between New York, Providence, Boston and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Car rentals and bus service are available at either airport, and ferry service from Boston to Provincetown is also a popular option for getting here. Starting June 26, 2014, JetBlue will be offering seasonal air service between Barnstable Municipal Airport and JFK Airport in NY!

Once you cross one of the two bridges spanning the Cape Cod Canal, a range of transportation options are available. Ferries to the islands run daily.  In-town bus and shuttle services are a great way to travel around Cape Cod, and new in summer 2006 is the Lower/Outer Cape Flex Bus Route servings.  Scenic bike trails are in abundance, and bike rentals are available at many locations.

Find transportation providers to & around Cape Cod.

Get helpful travel tips, including the best time to drive to and from Cape Cod!

Click here to find route information, telephone numbers, websites and an online Travel Planner.  

Find live traffic web cams on the 511 Website and on the MassDOT Website.

Information about new passport requirements and how to get a passport now

Information about the new Electronic System for Travel Authorization 

Information on the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), a U.S. government program that establishes new travel document requirements for crossing the border to enter or re-enter the US from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean by land and sea beginning June 1

For the U.S. travel & tourism website, visit

Cape Cod Chambers of Commerce:
Brewster Chamber of Commerce
Canal Region Chamber of Commerce
Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce
Chatham Chamber of Commerce
Dennis Chamber of Commerce
Eastham Chamber of Commerce
Falmouth Chamber of Commerce
Harwich Chamber of Commerce
Hyannis Chamber of Commerce
Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce
Mashpee Chamber of Commerce
Nantucket Chamber of Commerce
Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce
Orleans Chamber of Commerce
Provincetown Chamber of Commerce
Sandwich Chamber of Commerce
Truro Chamber of Commerce
Wellfleet Chamber of Commerce
Woods Hole Business Association
Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce