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Destination(s) 🇺🇸 USA
Distance 115 miles, 190 km
Duration 1h 30 mins.
Operated by Boston Harbor Cruises
Sailings Up to 3 times per day

Take your Boston to Provincetown planning to the next level. Read about connections, times, operators and other interesting facts about this ferry.

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Everything about the ferry from Boston to Provincetown

The fast ferry from Boston Long Wharf all the way to Provincetown on Cape Cod takes only 90 minutes, you get there that fast because of the 44m long Salacia, which is the fastest passenger catamaran of its kind in the USA. Check out the route and exact address of departure and arrival:

Ferry to Ptown: What you need to know

The 115-mile crossing in 90 minutes is fast and smooth. The reviews tend to ver very positive. The only thing that could be a problem is that this ferry doesn't run all year round, Check the schedule:

The Schedule

This ferry from Boston Harbor Cruises runs until October 15th. On other days in the off-season, it serves as a ‘whale watching' vessel (also quite a nice experience). If you want to reach Cape Cod off-season you have to travel by the Bay State Cruise company:

Until the 14th the schedule of the ferry can be seen here. The ferry however departs from Boston every day until October 9th at 9:00 AM. And ferries about 12 times per week.

Parking before taking the ferry

If you want to park your car near the ferry the best place to drop your car is the Rowes Wharf Garage (30 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA), literally a few meters away from the ferry to Provincetown. Parking your car there is not cheap, about $42 per day. Nearby there aren't much cheaper options. At Provincetown there are two possible parking lots available, the MacMillan Pier Lot and Grace Hall. Both are open 24/7 and are about $30 to $40 max per day.

Ticket price for the ferry

The price for one person, one way is $70, however, during the process of buying the tickets you do have to pay an additional $7 for fuel surcharge and administration fees. Also, you get the option to go for ticket assurance for another $7.


Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferry between Boston and Provincetown is currently operated by: Boston Harbor Cruises.

How long does the Boston-Provincetown crossing take?

The travel time of the Boston-Provincetown ferry is around: 1h 30 minutes. Please arrive early at the harbor and calculate extra time for check-in and boarding if necessary. How long in advance you need to be present is usually communicated on your ticket or on the website of the ferry operator you sail with.

How often does the Boston-Provincetown ferry sail?

You can usually take the ferry from Boston to Provincetown (or the ferry from Provincetown to Boston) Up to 3 times p/day. Depending on the season, the amount of people on the ferry and the weather forecast, the ferry company can deviate from the timetable/ferry schedule.

What is the distance between Boston and Provincetown?

The distance between Boston and Provincetown is approximately 118 miles or 190 km.