Getting to Provincetown by Air, Ferry, Bus, or Car
You can fly into Provincetown via Cape Air through Boston’s Logan International Airport. The flight is a spectacular, short, 20 minute hop to Provincetown.
You can reach Cape Air directly by calling (800) 352-0714 or locally at (508) 487-0241 or by logging on to their Web site at www.capeair.com.
Cab fare from the Provincetown Airport is approximately $7.00.
Two high speed ferries and one excursion ferry are available from Boston to Provincetown.
Bay State Cruise Lines offers two ferries from the wharf at the World Trade Center in Boston to MacMillan Wharf in Provincetown. Their high speed ferry sails from late May to mid-October. Departure times vary depending on the day of travel. The trip is ninety minutes and costs approximately $86 round trip.
Bay State’s Excursion Service runs on weekends from the end of May to Labor Day weekend. The excursion ferry departs Boston at 9:30 am and arrives in Provincetown at 12:30. It makes a return trip to Boston at 3:30 pm and arrives there at 6:30 pm.
You can reach Bay State Cruise Lines in Boston at (617) 748-1428 and locally during the summer at (508) 487-9284, or visit their web site at www.baystatecruisecompany.com.
Boston Harbor Cruises fast ferry service as well. This ferry sails from Memorial Day to mid-October and departs from Long Wharf in Boston and MacMillan Wharf in in the center of Provincetown – again, a short walk or cab ride to town. Departure times vary depending on the day of travel and the fare is $86 round trip.
You can reach Boston Harbor Cruises at (617) 227-4321 or visit their web site at www.bostonharborcruises.com.
If you prefer to travel by bus, Plymouth and Brockton Bus Lines provide service to Provincetown. Travel time is approximately four hours from Boston.
The Provincetown Bus Station is on MacMillan Wharf in the center of town.
You can reach them at (508) 746-0378 or by visiting their web site at www.p-b.com.
Provincetown is approximately a 2 hour drive from Boston or Providence. Travel times vary with season and time of day.
From Points South:
95 North to 195 East (Exit 20 in Providence)
Take 195 East to the end – (195 ends at 495)
Take 495 South and go over the Bourne Bridge. (The signs will say Buzzards Bay/Falmouth) Be careful not to take 495 North or you will end up in Boston!
Go 3/4 of the way around the rotary to Rt. 6A
Go 3 miles on north Rt. 6A to the ramp for Rt. 6 East. Turn right.
Take 6 East to Provincetown (approximately 70 minutes)
From Points North:
93 South to 3 South/Cape Cod (Be careful to take 3 South and not to stay on 93 at the split. Route 3 is accessed from the left hand lane.)
Take 3 South to the Sagamore/Route 6 Rotary (It takes approximately 1 hour fro Boston to the rotary.)
Go half way around the Sagamore/Route 6 Rotary.
Take Rt. 6 East over the Sagamore Bridge and follow all the way to the end of the Cape to Provincetown. (It takes approximately 70 minutes from the rotary to Provincetown.)
All major rental car companies are available at Logan Airport in Boston and at T.F. Green Airport in Providence, Rhode Island. An Enterprise Rental Car office is located at the Provincetown Airport.