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How to get from Boston Logan Airport to Cape Cod

Cape Cod is one of America’s most underrated destinations. With its unique natural beauty and miles of beautiful, white-sand beaches and dunes, its charming history dating back to the 17th century, it is a great family destination as well as a beautiful location for couples on a romantic holiday or even friends ready to have a good time.

So if you have booked an airplane ticket to Boston Logan airport and wish to make your way to Cape Cod you have 3 different transportation options; you can take a taxi or private transfer company, a bus or a ferry from Boston Harbor.
Taking a Boston taxi or private shuttle is always a great option as they offer hassle-free 24/7 door-to-door services in the comfort of a private vehicle. Your second option is to take a private bus shuttle, the Peter Pan bus, that operates a direct route from Boston airport to Cape Cod, and your last option is to take a ferry, however you will first need to get to Boston Harbor first.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €210 80min 24/7
Bus €48 125min 07:30–18:00
Ferry €101 95min 08:30–17:30

How to get from Boston Logan Airport to Cape Cod by taxi

Although being a more expensive option, taking a Boston taxi or private shuttle is your best travel option from Boston airport to Cape Cod as they provide fast and efficient transportation services. Moreover, the convenience of having a comfortable private vehicle waiting for you, ready to whisk you off to your Cape Cod hotel is such a pleasure, especially if you are travelling with children and heavy luggage. To travel the 112km (70 miles) to Cape Cod by taxi or private transfer, it will take around 1 hour and 20 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

Taxi fare from Boston airport to Cape Cod

Unfortunately, there is no set price when taking a regular Boston airport taxi cab as they calculate their fares using a taximeter, so based on the time and distance travelled to your exact location. The price of a taxi to Hyannis in Cape Cod will be around $250 USD (€210).

Please note that this price excludes any tip you wish to give to your driver and all taxi cabs leaving Boston airport need to pay an airport surcharge of $2.75 USD (€2.30).

However, if you wish to travel at a flat rate fare, with no hidden fees, it is recommended to pre-book a private transfer service online.

Cost

$250 USD (€210)

Trip Duration

1 H 20 Min.

*Rates do not vary depending on the time of day

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Boston Logan Airport

Where do I get it from?

You can find Boston airport’s official taxi ranks at each terminal on the arrivals level except at terminal C, where taxis are located on the ground level at the central parking garage.

Convenience

Arriving in a new city after a long flight, and having to find your way to another town in public transportation with potential heavy luggage and children can be daunting. That is why taking a Logan airport taxi to Cape Cod is definitely a great, fast and comfortable way to travel. Going further, although the trip can seem quite expensive, if you are travelling in a group, you will be able to divide the end fare.

Editor’s Note

Please note that an airport toll fee of $2.75 USD (€2.30) will need to be paid by the passenger when leaving Boston international airport.

Useful Tips

Tips are customary in Boston; a normal tip should be around 15% of your end taxi fare, and if your taxi driver helped you with your luggage and offered good tips of what to see in Cape Cod, you can always leave a larger tip of around 20% tip.
Make sure that the taximeter has been reset and is running before you start your trip to Cape Cod. However, if you wish to travel at a fixed rate price, it is recommended to book a private shuttle in advance.

How to get from Boston Logan Airport to Cape Cod by bus

If you are looking to travel to Cape Cod on a smaller budget then taking the Peter Pan bus from Boston Logan airport is a great option. Not only does the Peter Pan bus line offer direct routes to several locations across Cape Cod, the buses are very comfortable and run quite frequently from the airport, allowing you to choose the best bus that fits your schedule.

How much is a ticket on the Peter Pan bus?

Peter Pan ticket prices vary depending on your exact location in Cape Cod. However, a one-way ticket from Boston Logan International Airport to Hyannis’ transport centre costs $28 USD (€24). After that, the further you travel the higher your ticket price will be. You can purchase your tickets on the website or on the Peter Pan mobile application.

Cost

$28 USD (€24)

Trip Duration

2 H 05 Min.

*Rates vary depending on your final location.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Peter Pan buses run from 07:30 to 18:00.

Where do I get it from?

The Peter Pan bus stop is located outside the baggage area at each of Logan airport’s terminals, directly outside the main doors.

Convenience

If you wish to travel to Cape Cod from Boston Logan airport on a smaller budget, then taking the Peter Pan bus from the airport is a great option. Not only do the buses operate direct routes, the bus service provides very comfortable vehicles.
Nevertheless, the bus service terminates quite early, and the last two buses take over 4 hours to reach Cape Cod. Moreover, if you arrive early in the morning or late at night, you will have to find another way to get to your Cape Cod hotel.

Editor’s Note

It is important to know that depending on the bus you take and the time of day you travel on, bus travel times vary from 2 hours to 4 hours.

Useful Tips

All coaches at the airport will either have a destination sign: “Providence”, “Woods Hole”, “Hyannis”, “Springfield” or “Hartford”. Depending on your final destination, the city you are heading towards may not be displayed on the destination bus sign.
The Peter Pan buses now have contact free boarding; you will need to show the driver your boarding pass from your mobile device or you can just tell the driver your name.

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How to get from Boston Logan Airport to Cape Cod by ferry

Another fun and original way to get from Boston airport to Cape Cod is to take the ferry. Fast ferries from Boston to Cape Cod depart from Boston Harbor and arrive at Provincetown in Cape Cod in 1 hours 35 minutes. However, in order to reach the ferry, you will need to make your way to Boston Harbor from Boston airport by taxi or by bus.

How much is a ferry ticket from Boston airport to Provincetown, Cape Cod?

A one-way ticket on Boston’s fast ferry costs $60 USD (€50.50) and a return ticket costs $90 USD (€75.70), and a one-way child ticket (3-12 years old) costs $42 USD (€35) and $68 USD (€57). You can purchase your tickets directly on the ferry website.

Cost

$60 USD (€50.50)

Trip Duration

1 H 35 Min.

*Only three fast ferries operate this route per day.

Covenience
Safety
Value for Money

The ferries are available daily from 08:30 to 17:30.

Where do I get it from?

You can easily find the ferry boat at Boston Harbor.

Convenience

Taking the ferry from Boston to Cape Cod is a very scenic and fun experience. Although this option is more expensive than taking the bus, it is an experience in itself. Not only is it nonstop and traffic-free, but you are treated to a beautiful view of Cape Cod Bay as well as the famous Boston skyline. However, taking the ferry is not for everyone; ferries do get cancelled as they are subject to weather conditions, and depending on your final destination within Cape Cod, Provincetown can be quite far.

Editor’s Note

It is important to note, that the ferry does not transport vehicles, so if you are thinking about renting a car at Boston airport and heading to Boston Harbor, this travel option is not possible.

Useful Tips

Fast ferries are available during the high season (mid-May to mid-October), they take 1 hour 35 minutes to reach Provincetown, Cape Cod, however ferry tickets are double the price.
Prices vary for different, ‘Base’ or ‘Peak’, departure times. Prices are higher on peak demand departure times, which are typically Fridays at 17:30, Saturdays at 13:00, and Sundays at 15:00.

Frequently asked questions

How far is Boston to Cape Cod?

Boston Logan airport is located 112km (70 miles) away from Cape Cod, taking around 1 hour and 20 minutes to reach by taxi, and from Boston city centre it takes around 1 hour 10 minutes to reach, depending on traffic conditions.

How to get from Boston airport to Cape Cod?

There are 3 different transportation options to get from Boston airport to Cape Cod; you can either take a taxi or a private transfer company, a bus or a ferry from Boston Harbor.

How much is a taxi from Boston Logan International Airport to Cape Cod?

Boston airport taxi cabs calculate their prices using a taximeter, so based on the time and distance travelled to your exact location. A trip to Hyannis in Cape Cod costs around $250 USD (€210). However, if you wish to travel at a flat rate fare, with no hidden fees, it is recommended to pre-book a private transfer company online.

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