Fast Ferry – Boston to Ptown

Fast Ferry from Boston to Ptown: Mid-May to mid-October

While there are many ways to get to Ptown, we think taking one of the fast ferries is one of the best ways because the trip is 90 minutes. And you have two options.

Why take the Fast Ferry to Provincetown?

Save Time … and no traffic! In 90 minutes you’ll be in Ptown versus 2-plus hours by car, and that’s if there’s no traffic!

Eat and Drink! Both ferry services include a snack bar and full service bar.

No Hassles with Parking. You won’t need a car in Ptown, and there are plenty of alternatives: Taxis, pedicabs, bike rentals.

Enjoy a beautiful view of the Cape coast. Take in Cape Cod coastline from the open air deck or the comfort of the cabin. You may even see some whales!

Bay State Cruises

This ferry is our top pick because of it’s consistent schedule, and the always-friendly and attentive crew.

2018 Seasonal Schedule

Friday, May 18 – Monday, October 15. View Schedule

  • Boston to Ptown: 8:30am, 1:00pm, 5:30pm
  • Ptown to Boston: 10:30am, 3:00pm, 7:30pm

During their regular seasonal service, Bay State Cruises has some additional advantages!

Consistent, convenient schedule

Bay State offers 3 round trips a day. This year their ferry service runs from May 18 through October 15.

  • Boston to Ptown: 8:30am, 1:00pm, 5:30pm
  • Ptown to Boston: 10:30am, 3:00pm, 7:30pm

Monday Morning 6:30 am Departures

For those of you who want to enjoy a Sunday night in Ptown, Bay State offers a Monday morning departure from Ptown at 6:30am. The boat arrives in Boston at 8:00am.

Service Dates

  • Mondays: 6/18 – 8/27; Tues, 9/4
  • No service Labor day Monday, 9/3.

Website  |  View Schedule  |  Buy Tickets | Email  |  877-PT-FERRY

Possible Extended Fall Service …

In 2017, Bay State Cruises extended their service on weekend from mid-October through the first weekend of December, which is Holly Folly. No word yet on whether Bay State Cruises will extend their service again, but we’ll let you know as soon as we do!


Boston Harbor Cruises

2018 Seasonal Schedule

Schedule varies during their season. View BHC’s schedule.

Website  |  Schedule  |  Email   |  877-733-9425

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