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To get to Cape Cod from Boston Logan Airport you can travel by bus to West Barnstable starting at $15 or take a shared ride in a shuttle to Boston Harbor Cruises then take a ferry to Provincetown from $62.
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Cape Cod Key Information
This area it’s a popular summer destination, where you can enjoy the best seafood, beautiful villas, and fantastic beaches! Cape Cod includes 15 cities within Barnstable County. Cape Cod is located about 70 miles from Boston, a conveniente distance for a day trip, weekend gateway or summer vacation. From Boston Logan Airport you can take a bus to West Barnstable or take a shuttle to Boston Harbor Cruises then take a ferry to Provincetown.
Many people find it hard to decide what towns are worth visiting if you don’t have many vacation days. Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown are considered “the soul of the Cape.” Wellfleet has great beaches like Marconi Beach, Mayo Beachand White Crest Beach; the town is also famous for its oysters. Truro is known for being quite a remote town, mostly preferred by adults to have a good old fashioned summer vacation. You can spend your days at the beach, hiking, climbing to the top of Highland Lighthouse, etc. In Provincetown, you have it all! You can enjoy sunny days at Race Point Beach or Herring Cove Beach. You can take long walks to Long Point or Beech Forest. Downtown you can enjoy great restaurant and also visit the Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum.
The tricky part
Like a lot of summer vacation areas, during peak season Cape Cod can get very crowded and expensive due to high demand. Accommodations, goods, food and gas prices increase during peak season, June to September. The best time of the year to visit Cape Cod on a budget is during October.
There not really safety concerns while visiting Cape Cod, it's recommended to be aware of white sharks when swimming. Make sure to follow signs and purple shark flags warning when visiting the beach.
Getting to Cape Cod
Cape Cod, also know as “The Cape”, is a peninsula on the southeast corner of Massachusetts. This area is a popular summer travel destination, where you can enjoy the best seafood, beautiful villas, and fantastic beaches! Cape Cod includes 15 cities within Barnstable County. Cape Cod is located about 70 miles from Boston, a convenient distance for a day trip, weekend gateway or summer vacation. From Boston Logan Airport you can take a bus to West Barnstable or take a shuttle to Boston Harbor Cruises then take a ferry to Provincetown.
The Frugal Option
From Boston Logan Airport you can take a bus to Provincetown with the local company Plymouth & Brocktown. There are bus stops from each terminal:
- Terminal A: Exit at door A105 and the you will find the bus stop to your right.
- Terminal B: Exit at door B101 or B115 and you will find the bus stop right outside the door.
- Terminal C: Exit at door C110 to the right from baggage claim.
- Terminal E: Exit at door E107 and you will find the bus stop right outside the door.
Along the ride there are different destination stops at:
- Hyannis | Transportation Center – 215 Iyannough Rd (Rte 28) | near the Double Tree By Hilton Hotel
- Barnstable | Park & Ride – Exit 6, Rte 6 & Rte 132 | behind Burger King
- Sagamore | (Bourne) Park & Ride – Rte 3 | near the Visitor’s Information Center
- Plymouth | Park & Ride – Rte 3 – Exit 5 (Long Pond Rd) | behind the Information Center
- Rockland | Park & Ride – Exit 14, Rte 3 & Rte 228 | across from The Home Depot
- Outer Cape | Harwich | Orleans | Eastham | Wellfleet | Truro | Provincetown
The bus runs from Logan Airport to Hyannis starting at 5:15AM until 11:15PM on weekdays and 6:15AM to 11:15PM. The bus to Provincetown departs daily from the airport at 8:15AM Monday to Friday and 8:45AM during the weekends.
Bus tickets should be purchased online prior to boarding the bus since drivers do not sell tickets nor accept cash. Bus tickets to Hyannis start at $25 and $35 to Provincetown. From Hyannis to Provincetown start at $15.
Private Transfer Options
From Boston Logan Airport, you can get a private ride to Hyannis on a sedan car for 2 passengers starting at $270, while a private van for up to 6 passengers costs $360. The ride takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes. A ride to Provincetown on a sedan car for 2 passengers starts at $480, the travel time is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes. A ride on a private van for up to 6 passengers can cost $630.
Another option to get to Provincetown is taking the ferry from Long Wharf. The trip takes about 90 minutes with the company Boston Harbor Cruises, the ferry departs daily at 9AM and 6:30PM, ticket cost is $62. From Boston Logan Airport terminals, the shuttle bus number 66 offers free service to the Boston dock. You can take a water taxi to Long Wharf for $15. Passengers holding a same-day ticket for any cruise offered by BHC can get a discounted rate of $12.00 presenting the ferry ticket at the time of boarding.
The Mozio Recommendation
The Mozio recommendation would be to taking the ferry from Long Wharf to Provincetown, then start exploring the area and different places from the extreme tip of Cape Cod.
Moving AROUND Cape Cod
Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) offers public transportation services to all residents and visitors within Cape Cod community. The transportation service is affordable and they provide different transit options, fixed routes and seasonal services. Ticket cost is $2, drivers will not make change so carry exact fare, the buses have bike racks and service animals are allowed on board. You can check the available routes and schedule directly from 's website. To explore Provincetown renting a bike is a good option starting at $10. If you don't feel like riding a bike, you can take the Mayflower Trolley in front of the Town Hall. The ticket cost is $24, the trolley runs from 11AM to 5PM.
The Frugal Option
The less expensive option to explore the different towns is using the public buses, they have affordable prices and a flexible schedule. From Hyannis you can take the ferry to Nantucket with Hy-Line Cruises, the ticket costs $77 for a round trip. The first ferry schedule is 6:10AM to 7PM and from Nantucket departs 7:40AM to 8:20PM. You can also take the ferry to visit Martha's Vineyard, the ticket costs $59 round trip. The ferry service is available from 8AM to 4:50PM and from Martha's Vineyard from 10:20AM to 6:45PM.
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Car Rental Options
There are several companies that offer car rental services from Boston Logan Airport, they operate from the Rental Car Center (RCC) Buses from all airport terminals to RCC run every 5 minutes. Well known companies like Hertz, Avis or Budget offer economy cars starting at $37, SUVs starting at $59 and private vans for $135 per day.
Day Trips Around Cape Cod
Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard
You can take a ferry to Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard from Hyannis Harbour, the first ferry departs early in the morning so can enjoy a full day trip at any of these destinations where you can walk around, enjoy the scenery and relax. You can check schedule and fares directly from .
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