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Cape Cod Travel
Getting Here By Land, Air or Sea 

Are you the Cape Cod travel planner in the family? 

Here's all the info you need to get here on time, on budget, like a seasoned pro!

Guides to Getting Here


Tips for Budget-Friendly Travel to Cape Cod


Flying: Choose the Best Airport

Your choice of airports can might make a big difference in your airfare costs and how long it'll take you to get here!

Here's my advice for finding the best deals:

  • First, check airfares and flight schedules to the airports on Cape Cod:  Barnstable Municipal Airport in Hyannis and Provincetown Municipal Airport in Provincetown.

  • Then, go one step farther. Compare schedules and fares to the major airports near Cape Cod: Logan International in Boston, MA and T.F. Green in Providence, RI.

More often than not, you'll save both time and money (sometimes significant time and money) if you fly to Boston or Providence, then drive or take a bus, ferry or train the rest of the way here.

Driving: Save Time and Fuel

When you're stuck in traffic, you're burning valuable time and fuel.

What to do? It's simple, really. Avoid the traffic tie-ups! 

"Easier said than done", you might be thinking.

Well, it actually is pretty easy to skirt the predictable traffic jams in the Cape Cod area. All you need is a reliable local traffic report and my suggestions for alternate routes.

And a little bit of luck never hurts! ;-)

Train: Ride Cape Flyer to Cape Cod

For travel between Boston and Cape Cod on summer weekends, CapeFlyer train service has been a huge fan favorite since its inaugural run back in 2013. 

CapeFlyer is a very reasonably priced, scenic, and fun way to make the trip. Even better: pets, bicycles, and kids ride free.

More about CapeFlyer ...

Rental Cars: The Best Deals

I'm often asked: "We're flying to Boston then coming to the Cape. Is it cheaper to rent a car in Boston or Cape Cod?"

In my experience, it's usually cheaper to rent a car on the Cape. Although, lately I've noticed some really nice deals on Priceline for car rentals at the airport in Boston.    

FYI: Here on the Cape, the major rental car companies have airport locations in Hyannis and Provincetown.

Check rates on Priceline for the location that's convenient for you. I have no doubt you'll find a great deal!

Get Your Go Card

Have you heard about the GoBoston discount card?

It's an all-inclusive pass that's good for activities, attractions and ferry tickets in the Boston/Cape Cod region.

*Click here to see everything that's included on the GoBoston pass

Related Pages:

Detailed Street Atlas for Cape Cod & The Islands


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