Friday, July 18

Traveling to Provincetown

Updated May 12, 2016

Cape Cod, with Provincetown at the tip
Provincetown is located at curled fingers of the flexed arm of Massachusetts. There are many ways to get to P-town. If you're new to the Conference, these are your travel options:

. 20 minutes via Cape Air from Logan International Airport; rental cars are available at the Provincetown Airport, but you must reserve in advance. If you prefer not to drive, the airport is just a mile or so from the Provincetown Inn, and it's a zip of a taxi ride along Province Lands Road. See picture and info below
. 90 minutes via ferry from Boston harbor
. 2.5 hours
driving from Logan Airport in Boston to the Provincetown Inn

. 2.5 hours driving from T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, R.I. (near Providence), with less traffic than from Boston

Cape Air
Plan on around $294round trip.

.Note 1: Some conferees have found it cheaper to book their flight directly to Provincetown via Jet Blue, which partners with Cape Air. You'll still change planes at Logan, but through-booking should offer a better price.
Note 2: You may find that you can get a better deal via,, or other travel site, depending on when you plan to travel. 

If you wish to rent a car, Enterprise has cars available--but you must reserve as a limited number are typically available. (Do you need a car? See my comments at the very bottom of this post.)

 20 minutes from Logan Airport in Boston to the Provincetown Airport, which is a mile from the Conference
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Fast Ferries to Provincetown

Bay State Cruises
The schedule for this line seems to offer more trips at this time of year
. Travel time: 90-minutes
. Departures from Boston are at 8:00 am, 1:00 and 5:30 pm daily
. From Provincetown: 6:30 and 10:30 am, 3:00 and 7:30 pm

. One way: $59; round trip: 88 (Seniors get a lower price; ask)
. Directions here  

. One caveat: A crossing can be a bit unpleasant if the bay is rough. Come prepared with anti-nausea medication (scopolamine patch or Dramamine) or my favorite, Sea Bands, available at Target, which activate accupressure points without drugs)
. If the company determines that the crossing will be too rough, you will board a bus and be taken directly to McMillar Wharf in Provincetown, where the ferry normally disembarks

Don't want to drive? The fast ferry will get you from Boston to Provincetown 

Boston Harbor Cruises
This company also goes to Provincetown but seems to have a more limited schedule than Bay State
. One way: $58; round trip: $88 (Seniors get a lower price; ask)
. Directions here

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Orienting you to your travel options to the Provincetown Inn

. The Inn is at the very end of Commercial Street, at the left side of the map above. Look for the lighthouse icon with the arrow that says "Wood End." Next to it is "First Pilgrim Park." That's where the Inn is located. You will be staying exactly where the Pilgrims first landed in the New World! (Talk about making a pilgrimmage to Provincetown.)

. By Fast Ferry: McMillan Wharf, where the ferry arrives, is just above the "E" in PROVINCETOWN. There are always taxis and pedicabs at the wharf to meet arriving passengers. It's about a mile from the Inn

. Cape Air: Look for the airplane icon at the top of the map, just under the second "T" in ATLANTIC OCEAN. The Inn is a two-minute taxi ride from the airport

. Thinking of renting a car in P-Town? Enterprise in the franchise, and you have to reserve. You'd pick up the car at the airport. But unless you are planning to drive around the Cape, it's actually cheaper and far more convenient to take a taxi when you need one and walk the rest of the time. Besides, with so much taking place at the Inn, your car will sit in the parking lot. A car will come in handy if you are taking workshops at Castle Hill, but we can work with you for Pre- and Post-Conference to hook up folks with cars to those who need a ride.