The directions to the Brass Lantern Inn in downtown Nantucket are easy – whether you are traveling by boat or flying. Our bed and breakfast is just a short walk from the Nantucket ferry service or a short ride from the airport.


Fly to Nantucket

Fly to the Nantucket Memorial Airport (ACK)
Island Air (Hyannis) – 508-228-7575
American Airlines – 800-433-7300 (Boston, Hyannis)
Nantucket Air / Cape Air – 800-352-0714 (Boston, New Bedford, Provincetown, Martha’s Vineyard)
Jet Blue – 800-538-2583
Delta Airlines – 800-221-1212

Travel from the Airport: You can easily travel to the Brass Lantern by taxi or NRTA, the Wave, from the Nantucket Memorial Airport. The Wave shuttle departs from the Airport regularly in the summer and will drop you at the Washington Street stop, about a ten-minute walk from the Brass Lantern.


Ferry from Hyannis

The Steamship Authority
A traditional ferry service year round (passengers and cars) which takes about 2 ¼ hours; and the Iyannough,  a ‘fast boat’ for passengers only in season. For reservations and information, call 508-477-8600.

Travel from Steamboat Wharf (Steamship Authority): Steamboat Wharf is just a five minute walk to the Brass Lantern. If you brought your car on the ferry, just go straight when getting off the boat and take your second right on North Water Street; the Brass Lantern is on the second block. Taxis are also available.

Hy-Line Cruises
Offers the Grey Lady, their traditional ferry for passengers only, which operates seasonally, and year-round fast boats. Call 800-492-8082. The ‘fast boats’ will take you from Hyannis to Nantucket in just one hour.

Freedom Cruises
Offers a (seasonal) passenger only ferry from Harwich.

Travel from Straight Wharf (Hy-Line and Freedom Cruises dock): The Brass Lantern is just a ten minute walk from Straight Wharf and taxi service is also available.


Getting Around on Nantucket

Nantucket is just over 14 miles from east to west and 3 1/2 miles north to south at the widest point. There are a myriad of ways to explore the Island in its entirety and without a car.

The Wave Shuttle – From June – September, the Wave, Nantucket Island’s shuttle bus provides public transportation around the Island, including beach shuttles from Town.  The shuttle to Jetties Beach and Madaket leaves every half hour from the stop just down the street from the Brass Lantern.

Taxis – For trips to or from the Airport, if you have more luggage than you want to pull along the cobbled streets or for point to point transportation, Nantucket has comprehensive taxi services.

Bikes – There are over 65 miles of bike paths all over Nantucket;  bikes may be rented for an hour or a week – or bring your own.

Walk – From our ‘perfect’ location in the Old Historic District, you can walk to both ferry terminals, all of the shops  and galleries of Town, over 50 restaurants from fine dining to casual to take-out, two beaches, two parks,