How Do I Get to Cape Cod?

How Do I Get to My Housing?

Many J-1 students come to Cape Cod by flying into JFK Airport in New York City. Since the airfare is cheaper than flying into Logan Airport in Boston. it seems like JFK would be a better option. However, there are hidden costs. You will need money for the tram ride, money for the subway, and money for a bus. The buses either run north to the Mass. Pike, to Boston, and then to Cape Cod or they run through Connecticut and Rhode Island to Cape Cod. In the north route, you may run into rush hour traffic in Boston. In the south route, the buses will pass through several cities in Connecticut and Rhode Island that may be experiencing congested traffic. The LAST bus to leave the Hyannis Transportation Center for other towns on Cape Cod is 6:30 PM. If you are not staying in Hyannis and you miss the last bus, you will need to find a hotel.


The best way to get to Cape Cod is to fly into Logan Airport. You can get a Peter Pan or Plymouth and Brockton bus right outside of Terminal E. The buses do take cash for a ticket, but they do not make change. Please make sure you have exact change to buy your ticket.  Try to schedule your arrival time at Logan Airport so that you will reach the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority bus station (CCRTA) before 6:30 PM. For more information on the CCRTA bus schedules, please visit the “Buses” page under this section.


Peter Pan    Plymouth & Brockton

Please make sure:

  • Your flight gets you to Logan Airport before 4:00 PM.
  • You have exact change for the bus.
  • You arrive at the CCRTA bus station before 6:30 PM.
  • You contact your host family or landlord when you arrive in Boston.

Please visit the other pages under this section to learn about the CCTRA bus routes, how to obtain bicycles, and bicycle safety.