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Cape Cod is a peninsula that is approximately 60 miles SE of the City of Boston. It’s a popular place for vacationers to visit, particularly in the Summer. Driving to the Cape is the most conventional way of getting there but it can also be the most unpredictable, particularly if you are trying to get there on a Friday during the Summer. The drive from Boston not only involves braving Boston’s predictably bad traffic but also getting over one of two bridges that cross the Cape Cod Canal and bring you onto the Cape.
There are alternatives to driving:
1 ) Flying. Cape Air is the most frequent airline servicing the Cape. They fly regularly between Boston’s Logan Airport and Barnstable Municipal Airport which is located in the center of Hyannis. They fly less frequently to Provincetown as well. Flights are non-stop. Cape Air flys only 9-seat Cessnas. This is not for those with a fear of small aircraft. The flights are scenic, pleasant and dependable. You should try to board early and sit in the "co-pilot" seat for best views.
2) Bus. Plymouth and Brockton bus lines runs regular buses that leave both from downtown Boston and Logan Airport and stop in several places on the Cape. Their buses also stop in a variety of suburbs on the way to the Cape. Peter Pan also offers bus lines to the Cape.
3) Ferry . In the Summer only there are two high speed ferry services from Boston and to Provincetown (Boston Harbor Cruises and Bay State Cruises). There is limited service from mid May to mid June and from mid September to late October.
The traditional ferry departing from Boston to Provincetown offered by Bay State Cruises (round-trip) is also included with the Go Boston Card, a multi-attraction pass popular with visitors who want to see mutiple attractions in and around the Boston area for one low price.
4 ) Biking. Yes, you can ride your bike from the Boston area to the Cape. The old Rt. 3A parallels Rt.3 and is a scenic, relatively flat way for a biker to get to the Cape. There is also a sort of sidewalk on the Sagamore Bridge you can use to get over the Canal. ONce you cross the Canal Rt. 6A parallels the "Mid Cape Highway" and provides a pleasant, scenic and flat alternative to using your car.
5.) Tour Bus . If you're staying in Boston and want to take aquick day trip to Cape Cod, Gray Line Tours to Cape Cod might suit you. The tour includes a cruise of Hyannisport as well as entry to the John F. Kennedy Memorial.
This tour is also available with purchase of the Go Boston Card, a multi-attraction pass popular with visitors who want to see mutiple attractions in and around the Boston area for one low price.
6.) Car Service. you can book your a private car service door to door to destinations on the Cape. You can get a flat rates for all Cape Cod towns and airports from Boston.
Suggested services : Boston Limousine . Cape Cod to Boston Airport Express Shuttles