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NYC to Provincetown by mass transit?

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NYC to Provincetown by mass transit?

Anyone have any idea what the best way is to get from NYC to Provincetown? Best being fastest, without having to rent a car, and without flying.

Thanks.

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1. Re: NYC to Provincetown by mass transit?

Train to Boston. Fast ferry to Provincetown from Boston. You could take a bus from Boston also instead of the ferry.

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2. Re: NYC to Provincetown by mass transit?

Senior 65 has it! Train from NY to Boston and then the Ferry is the fastest. And more fun! I am quite sure that after sitting for around 5 hours in the train you would like to enjoy the view and fresh air that u can get in the ferry. Also..once the ferry dock in P-Town..you are only a block away from Commercial Street which is the main street.

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3. Re: NYC to Provincetown by mass transit?

If you plan to travel when the ferry from Boston to Ptown is not running, you might be better off, depending upon the actual schedules, taking the train as far as Providence RI and taking a bus from there. Whether you take a bus from Boston (Plymouth & Brockton bus) or Providence (Bonanza bus), you will have to change in Hyannis. If the ferry is running, via Boston is definitely the way to go. Also, the train/bus transfer is a little trickier in Providence.

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4. Re: NYC to Provincetown by mass transit?

Thanks, Train then Ferry sounds like the way to go! This would be for May, so I think the ferry would be running, right? Hmm, I'd better check.

I'm going to post a separate question about a B&B or hotel now...

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5. Re: NYC to Provincetown by mass transit?

Oh, which train station do we want to arrive at in Boston, Boston South Station?

And whichever station it is, is the dock where the ferry leaves from nearby? Walking distance? Cab?

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6. Re: NYC to Provincetown by mass transit?

Ok, I've actually managed to find out the info about the train and getting to the ferry dock. Thanks again.

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7. Re: NYC to Provincetown by mass transit?

jkl2000,

OK so how Do you get from NYC to Provincetown? Can you give us some details or web sites that might help? I bet there are lots of TA readers who could profit from your research!

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8. Re: NYC to Provincetown by mass transit?

You mentioned about posting about getting recommendations for a place to stay...check out the John Randall House. www.johnrandallhouse.com. It is one of the best places I have ever stayed in.

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9. Re: NYC to Provincetown by mass transit?

Yellowbird, here's where I found answers to most of my ferry questions:

http://www.baystatecruisecompany.com/

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10. Re: NYC to Provincetown by mass transit?

Try also www.bostonharborcruises.com. The two companies have the same fares and travel times, but they leave Boston and Ptown at different times. Both have Boston terminals within walking distance of South Station. You can also take a subway one stop to the Bay State terminal. Either is good, but I think Boston Harbor Cruises has a nicer boat.

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