Visiting Cape Cod? Best Ways to Avoid Bridge Traffic

Recent construction on the Sagamore Bridge has prompted the age-old question: How do I avoid the bridge traffic?! While for some it will be unavoidable, there are others who may be able to avoid the 83-year old bridges. Here are some other hassle-free options to consider. 

Air TravelVisiting Cape Cod

For those traveling from New York, direct flights to Hyannis are operated seasonally by JetBlue.  With flights as low as $76, you can be on the Cape in just over an hour. This service, launched in 2014, features one flight per day in each direction.

For those flying into Boston’s Logan Airport, consider transferring to a 35-minute Cape Air flight taking you directly into Hyannis.

Ferry ServiceVisiting Cape Cod

Heading to Provincetown? Bay State Cruise Co. offers a fast ferry from Boston that will have you safely nestled on the Outer Cape in just 90 minutes. Enjoy the calm ocean breeze as you prepare for a Cape vacation. If you’re interested in even more time spent on the high-seas, they offer the traditional ferry service which clocks in at three hours.

Boston Harbor Cruises features a 90-minute ferry to Provincetown departing from Long Wharf in Boston. The boat is equipped with a full snack bar serving beer, wine and cocktails.

Those looking to visit Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket need not cross the bridge to catch a ferry. Seastreak offers high-speed catamaran services to both islands from New Bedford.

CapeFLYER TrainVisiting Cape Cod

Running Memorial Day through Labor Day, the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority operates the seasonal CapeFLYER weekend train service from Boston to Cape Cod. Amenities include onboard concessions, free Wi-Fi, wheelchair accessibility and the ability to bring your bikes at no charge.

Bus ServiceVisiting Cape Cod

Yes, you may still hit traffic at the bridge…but how much better is it to have someone else do the driving?! Read a book or take a cat nap as these bus companies transport you to your Cape Cod adventure.

Peter Pan Bus Lines – Offers frequent service from Logan International Airport to Bourne, Falmouth, Hyannis and Woods Hole

Plymouth & Brockton Street Railway Co. – Plymouth & Brockton has a modern fleet of 55 passenger coaches available. Featuring hourly bus service to and from Boston, South Station and Logan Airport to points south: Plymouth, Sagamore, Barnstable, and Hyannis.

Explore the Cape

For those taking a plane, ferry, bus or train to Cape Cod you may wonder how you will get around, once you are here.

Cape Cod has many options for car rentals available. The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority offers bus and trolley service to all 15 Cape Cod towns. Also, Cape Cod offers over 100 miles of bike paths for the cycling enthusiasts among us. Download trail maps for the paths.

Vacation on the Cape

If these super convenient transportation options have got you considering visiting Cape Cod, check out this inventory of vacation rental homes! Contact a vacation rental agent for assistance planning your dream vacation.