Best Airport to Fly Into if Visiting Cape Cod
Question: We will be coming to Cape Cod from Chicago. Which airport is best?
Dee's Reply: It depends on whether you want to fly to an airport here on Cape Cod or fly to a nearby airport and take another mode of transportation the rest of the way here.
Flying to an Airport on Cape Cod
We have two primary airports on the Cape:
- Cape Cod Gateway Airport (a/k/a Barnstable Municipal Airport) in Hyannis; and
- Provincetown Municipal Airport in Provincetown.
Flying Into Hyannis
You can fly into Hyannis on CapeAir
from Boston's Logan International (year round), or on JetBlue
from John F. Kennedy International in New York City (seasonal only).
Many Cape Cod visitors opt to take their favorite major airline from their home airport to Boston, then fly to Hyannis via CapeAir
flies the Boston-Hyannis route multiple times each day, year round.
On the other hand, JetBlue
only flies the JFK-Hyannis route once a day from June to October.
Flying Into Provincetown
If you plan to fly to Provincetown, your only option is CapeAir
flies the Boston-Provincetown route multiple times a day, year round.
(UPDATE: Due to airport reconstruction and ongoing Covid concerns, CapeAir
has temporarily suspended service into Provincetown. Flights are expected to resume on April 1, 2022.)*TIP
are "partner" airlines. If you fly JetBlue
from your home airport, that partner relationship will make your connection and baggage transfer through to Hyannis or Provincetown smooth and easy!
The Best Airport Near Cape Cod
For many travelers (including yours truly!), the best airport near Cape Cod isn't
in Boston. It's T.F. Green International Airport in Providence, Rhode Island.
Whenever I have a choice, I pick T.F. Green over Logan every time!
Why? Because it's a heck of a lot more user-friendly than Logan Airport in Boston! And it's about the same distance from the Cape as is Boston - roughly 60 miles, give or take.
The only real difference is that currently there aren't any flights from Providence to Cape Cod.
To get to the Cape, you'll need to rent a car or take a bus.
It's an easy drive/ride - and a great way to avoid the "big-city airport" hassles on your journey to the Cape.
So if you find a convenient, reasonably priced flight from your home airport to Providence, go for it!
I have no doubt you'll agree that T. F. Green is the best airport to fly into for your visit to Cape Cod!
P.S. Here are the airport codes for your research:
Go to Cape Cod Travel & Transportation - Main Page
- BOS - Logan International in Boston, MA;
- JFK - John F. Kennedy International in New York, NY;
- PVD - T.F. Green International in Providence, Rhode Island;
- HYA - Cape Cod Gateway/Barnstable Municipal in Hyannis, MA; and
- PVC - Provincetown Municipal in Provincetown, MA.