What is the best way to get into Provincetown? First-time visitors often ask this question. At the Provincetown Hotel at Gabriel’s, we have you covered with a guide for every season. A stress-free trip to Provincetown is guaranteed!
Fast – Fly In From Boston and New York
The fastest way into town is with Cape Air. The airline offers frequent year-round flights between Provincetown and Boston Logan Airport and seasonal flights between Provincetown and White Plains, NY starting late June. Late spring through mid-October is the safest time to fly in since the airplanes are small and the weather change can interfere with your plans in the shoulder season. However, shoulder season rates go down, and flying in might be a great alternative to a long drive.
Independent – Be Your Own Driver
Provincetown is at the end of Route 6. If you are coming from New York through/or Providence, take Route 195. Take Route 495 from the north or west of Massachusetts or Route 3 if you are traveling from Boston. All these routes connect with Route 6.
It takes about two and a half hours from Boston or Providence and about seven hours from New York City. Stop in Orleans for a quick snack at the Rock Harbor and enjoy the stunning views.
Off-season, driving is a convenient way to get into town. In the summer, be ready for a traffic jam around the Borne and Sagamore Bridges. If you are planning your trip around a big holiday, come a day earlier or take a ferry. You can rely also rely on sigalert.com – it has up to the minute news with the average speeds along the route.
Traffic-Free – Boston Ferry
The best way to get into town during the summer! Traffic and stress-free (unless you are seasick), two ferry services are available from Boston. Provincetown Fast Ferry runs three times a day. The ferry takes off from 200 Seaport Blvd. If you are coming from Logan Airport, take the Silver Line and get off at World Trade Center stop – one block away from the dock. Boston Harbor Cruises leaves from One Long Wharf . Both ferries start running mid-May and stop in mid or late October. The trip usually takes 100 minutes and the boat arrives at MacMillan Pier in the very center of town.
Long But Sure – By Bus
In case all of your plans fall through, getting in/out of Provincetown by bus is a solid alternative. Plymouth & Brockton buses run between Provincetown MacMillan Pier, Hyannis Transportation Center, Boston South Station, and Logan Airport. Regular service from Boston, New York, Providence, and Hyannis takes a little longer than driving. The bus goes through the East End of town, along Bradford St. to Standish St., and stops at the MacMillan Pier in the town center. The driver will drop you off anywhere along the route upon request.
The tickets from Hyannis to Provincetown can be purchased on the bus in cash. Boston, New York, and Providence connection tickets can be purchased on Peter Pan Bus website. The rates are great for a traveler on a budget.
Getting To The Provincetown Hotel
The Provincetown Hotel at Gabriel’s is located at 102 Bradford St. in the very heart of Provincetown. If you are arriving by sea, from the pier take a left on Commercial St. and walk one block until you see the Town Hall. Make a right to Bradford St. – you will see Gabriel’s on the left.
If you are driving, turn to Conwell St. off Route 6 and turn right on the Bradford St. intersection. The Pilgrim Monument will be on your right side. Pull into the cobblestone drive by the office sign at 102 Bradford. We will provide you with parking directions once you check-in.
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