In the Peak Season, traffic and parking can be a hassle on Cape Cod. Provincetown’s unique small size and pedestrian-town atmosphere make it easy to get around on foot or bicycle. It’s very easy to explore and stay in Ptown without use of a car. Eliminate the driving, travel here by ferryboat, bus or plane!
Boston-Provincetown by water: Traveling to Provincetown by boat is highly recommended, very easy, and eliminates the driving! From mid-May to mid-October, a number of ferry boats from Boston and Plymouth to Provincetown are available and make 2-3 trips per day.
Boston – Provincetown High-Speed Ferryboats:
Bay State Cruises – (617-457-1428)
Boston Harbor Cruises – (617-227-4321)
Plymouth – Provincetown:
Plymouth to Provincetown Express Ferry – (508 747-2400)
Cape Air – Fly direct from Boston to Provincetown Airport (1-800-352-0714)
Boston & NYC – Provincetown:
Commonwealth Aviation – (617 307-4080) or 855-2FLYCWA (235-9292).
Provincetown – Anywhere:
BNA Air Travel – Provincetown to anywhere (508-487-7147)
Bus services are available between Provincetown (MacMillan Pier), Hyannis (Transportation Center) & Boston (South Station) & Logan Airport.
Regular service from Boston, New York, Providence and Hyannis.
The bus drivers will gladly drop you off on the route in through Town. The bus enters Provincetown’s East End, travels along Bradford Street to Standish Street, and on to the bus stop at the foot of MacMillan Pier, near the Chamber of Commerce office. Tickets are purchased on the bus off season and in the Whale Watch Store at 309 Commercial Street in Provincetown in summer.
Via Boston or Providence from Hyannis to Provincetown:
Plymouth & Brockton Street Railway Co. – (508 746-0378)
NYC & Providence to Provincetown:
Peter Pan Bus Co. – (800 343-9999)
Provincetown Express –(866-668-7876)weekend departures & return.
From the North (Boston, etc.) – follow I-95 South which
becomes Rte. 3 South to the Sagamore Bridge. Cross bridge and continue down the
highway which becomes Rte. 6 to Provincetown for 70 miles.
From the South (Providence, NYC, etc.) – Take I-95
North to I-195 East to Rte. 25 East to the Bourne Bridge. From I-90 East, take
I-495 South which becomes Rte. 25. At the Bourne Bridge Rotary, follow the
signs to Rte. 6 (Provincetown is about 70 miles away from this
Once on Rte 6 near Provincetown: You’ll pass a sign which
reads, “Welcome to Provincetown”. Continue passing through a set of traffic
lights and take next left at a blinking yellow light onto Shank Painter
Road. Follow this road to the end, then make a right at the stop sign onto
Bradford St. After driving on Bradford for 1/4 mile, make a left onto
West Vine. Follow West Vine to end and make a right onto Commercial
St. Follow for about 1/4 mile and we are located on the left at 31-41