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Car ferry from Boston to Cape Cod

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Car ferry from Boston to Cape Cod

Hi, we are going to be in Boston in June for 10 days and as well as driving up to Main, we plan to visit Cape Cod. Any thoughts on taking the car ferry from Boston to Cape Cod? Is it busy mid week, will we need to book?

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1. Re: Car ferry from Boston to Cape Cod

As far as I know, car ferries do not run between Boston and Cape Cod (Provincetown). Here's the website for the company that runs a high speed Catamaran for people and bikes.


You can get a ferry from Hyannis/Woods Hole/Falmouth for the Islands. They take cars. You have to have a reservation well in advance. Call or email the Woods Hole Steamship Authority for info.

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2. Re: Car ferry from Boston to Cape Cod

Well if you plan to take a car ferry then this must mean you have a "car" so... why not drive?

Having been to the cape many times since childhood, we've always driven it and we stayed at the tip of the cape in north truro and province town.

The drive from boston to cape cod is not so bad. We're talking maybe 2 hours max from Boston all the way up to the tip of the cape.

The only issue is if there is traffic getting on the cape is a bit ugh! BUT well worth it... and you get to see all the different parts of the cape.

Yes definately call and reserve your place to stay in advance... summer is pretty busy on the cape! and don't miss out on their clam chowder... its delicious.

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3. Re: Car ferry from Boston to Cape Cod

If you decide to drive to the Cape, I would add the advice - don't plan to travel TO the Cape on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning, or plan a return FROM the Cape on Sunday afternoon. The traffic at the bridges and rotary will be unbelievable, and are likely to take a lot of the pleasure out of your day.

The Cape is quite beautiful, and a lot of fun, but if the weather is warm/hot, you may be sharing those beaches with a LOT of other people.