ACK Transportation Tips

ACK Transportation Tips


We are 30 miles south of Cape Cod, so it is important to plan accordingly when coming to Nantucket. There are many options for air and ferry service, but planning ahead and making a reservation is imperative.

As the saying goes, “Fog Happens” on Nantucket. In foggy conditions, ferries are usually the only way to get here. Nantucket has its own weather (do not rely on mainland forecasts since we are so far offshore), so we recommend using one of the following sites for better prediction of the conditions:

Weather Underground


For the marine forecast try the NOAA site at


Nantucket has car and moped rental services, bike rentals, taxis, and public transportation. Coming to the island without a car is much easier with all of these options. Downtown Nantucket is pedestrian-friendly, and it can be faster to get around on foot due to car congestion in the summer. The island has an extensive network of bike paths which makes traveling by bike quite efficient. Walking and biking are also great ways to experience the many historic sites and natural beauty on Nantucket. For detailed information, please visit  More Nantucket!


Nantucket Island Rent-a-Car Nantucket Memorial Airport 800-508-9972

Nantucket Windmill Auto Rental Nantucket Memorial Airport 800-228-1227

Hertz Rent-A-Car Nantucket Memorial Airport 800-654-3131

Affordable Rentals 6 South Beach Street 877-235-3500

Young’s 4X4 Rentals Steamboat Wharf 508-228-1151


Young’s Bike Shop Steamboat Wharf 508-228-1151

Nantucket Bike Shop Steamboat Wharf 800-770-3088

Island Bike Shop 25 Old South Road 508-228-4070

Easy Rider Bicycle Rentals 65 Surfside Road 508-325-2722

Cook’s Cycle Shop 6 South Beach Street 508-228-0800