Nantucket Airport (ACK) is serviced by most major carriers seasonally, including Jet Blue, American, Delta and United. Local airlines, including Cape Air and Rectrix, operate year-round from Hyannis, with limited service from Boston. Visit Nantucket Airport for more information. For those planning to fly into Boston and then ferry from Hyannis, there is bus service from the airport to Hyannis. Once on island, taxi or Uber service from the airport to Sherburne Inn is approximately 15 minutes, depending on traffic.
Nantucket is accessible via ferry, from Hyannis (Cape Cod) year-round, and through seasonal service from New Bedford, Manhattan, New Jersey and Martha’s Vineyard. While most operators offer the popular “fast” ferry, there is also a traditional “slow” boat from Hyannis. Always make your fast ferry reservations in advance as boats sell out. Traditional (slow) boat passenger tickets are purchased the day of travel. All boats arrive downtown at the Steamship dock (closest at .3 miles to the inn) or Hy-Line Straight Warf (.8 miles to the inn). While many guests are comfortable walking, taxis are generally available at both ports, as well as Uber service.
The Steamship Authority (508-771-4000)
The Iyanough fast ferry takes 1 hour from Hyannis to Nantucket and is available seasonally from April 2 – January 2. The traditional ferry takes 2 hours from Hyannis to Nantucket and is available year-round. There is onsite parking available in Hyannis.
Hy-Line Cruises (800-492-8082)
Hy-Line offers two high speed ferries, which take 1 hour from Hyannis to Nantucket. Service is available year-round. You may reserve parking in advance (recommended).
SeaStreak offers seasonal only fast ferry service from New Bedford MA, Highland NJ and Manhattan. Service from New Bedford is offered from May 24 – September 4 and takes 2 hours. Service originating in Highland, NJ (8-hour trip) or East 35th St in Manhattan (6-hour trip), via Martha’s Vineyard, is offered from May 26 – September 10, weekends only. Parking can be arranged at the point of departure and boats arrive at the Steamship dock downtown in Nantucket.
Inter-Island Ferry Service
Hy-Line offers seasonal daily service between Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, from late May to early October.
Automobile Ferry Travel
Should you bring your car? The answer is simple – no! We are located downtown, within walking distance to most attractions. If you want to travel outside town there are ample bike paths, public shuttles, courtesy vans, taxis, Ubers, as well as scooter and car rental options to get you there. If you absolutely must bring a car, the only ferry option is Steamship’s traditional ferry from Hyannis. Reservations are required far in advance, the cost is upwards of $400 round-trip, and the inn offers no designated parking spaces.