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Hyannis is the transportation hub of Cape Cod, with its major bus terminal, ferry docks and airport.

by Tom Brosnahan
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From Hyannis to...

Sandwich: 16 miles (26 km, 30 minutes) NW
Falmouth: 23 miles (37 km, 45 minutes) SW
Provincetown: 50 miles (81 km, 1.25 hours) NE

By Car

Follow US 6 to Exit 7 (Willow Street). At the end of the ramp, go south on Willow Street toward the airport and Hyannis.

By Bus

The Hyannis Transportation Center (215 Iyannough Road, corner of Main and Center Streets, Hyannis MA 02601, tel 508-775-8504, info@capecodtransit.org) of the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority is the transportation heart of Cape Cod, the terminus for Greyhound/Bonanza buses to Providence and New York City, Plymouth & Brockton buses to Plymouth and Boston, RTA buses to other towns on Cape Cod, taxis, rental car companies, and shuttle buses to Barnstable County Airport (see above) and the Nantucket ferry docks (see below).

Here's information on how to travel between Hyannis and New York City by bus, and by train and bus (faster).

The Transportation Center is only a block (200 yards/meters) from Hyannis's Main Street, and a half mile (800 meters, a 10-minute walk with light luggage) from Hy-Line Cruises' Ocean Street ferry docks.

By Train

The Cape Flyer, inaugurated in 2013, provides a rail connection between South Station in Boston and Hyannis from late May to Labor Day weekend early September). The rail journey, stopping at Braintree, Middleborough and Buzzards Bay, takes about 2-1/2 hours. More...

Amtrak train service to Providence RI connects with Bonanza buses to Hyannis, making this a good way to reach Cape Cod from New York City. More...

By Plane

Hyannis's Barnstable County Airport is the busiest airport on Cape Cod, with regular flights to Boston, Nantucket, and Martha's Vineyard, and connecting flights via Boston.

The airport is on the northern outskirts of Hyannis at the traffic-circle ("rotary") intersection of MA 28 & 132, 6/10 mile (1 km) NW of the Hyannis Transportation Center, which is only 200 yards/meters from the town center.

Several companies based here offer small planes for charter.

By Boat

Hyannis has two main docks, at the foot of Ocean Street for Hy-Line Cruises passenger ferries to Nantucket, and Martha's Vineyard islands, and at the foot of Pleasant Street for the passenger and car ferries operated by the Steamship Authority (tel 508-477-8600).

Shuttle buses connect the Hyannis Transportation Center to the ferry docks, but you can walk there in about 10 minutes if your luggage is not heavy.

In summer, Adventure Northeast Transportation Service runs special non-stop buses from New York City to Hyannis MA to connect with the ferryboats to Nantucket. More...



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Hyannis Transportation Center, Hyannis MA

Above, the modern Hyannis Transportation Center: beautiful facility, but signage to it is poor.

Below, fast Hy-Line catamaran ferry to Nantucket.

Hy-Line Ferry, Hyannis MA