Air Travel/Transportation     

Getting to and around Cape Cod

Cape Cod is accessible from virtually anywhere in the world through Boston, Massachusetts’s Logan International Airport. The Hyannis Transportation Center in downtown Hyannis is Cape Cod's transportation hub - find Cape Cod rail/ground transportation/bus lines. Here are some helpful travel tips for driving to and around Cape Cod!


Air Travel

It's quick and easy to get to the Cape & Islands by air, with frequent flights offered to and from the region. Hyannis is 90 minutes away from either Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts or TF Green Airport in Providence, Rhode Island. The recently renovated Barnstable Municipal Airport on Cape Cod offers scheduled service between New York, Providence and Boston. In June 2014, JetBlue begin operating daily seasonal flights between Barnstable Municipal Airport in Cape Cod and JFK Airport in New York City!


Visa Information

It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to take care of his/her visa requirements. Attendees who require an entry visa must allow sufficient time for the application procedure. Attendees should contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate to determine the appropriate timing of their visa applications. All visa applications should be submitted to the authorities 90 days before travelling to the U.S.; no later than mid-April for workshop attendees.


Most countries will require visa applicants to provide supplementary information explaining the purpose of their travel. In this regard, providing a letter of invitation to the symposium may be useful. A link to generate a customized letter of invitation can be found in your registration confirmation. The conference secretariat will not directly contact embassies and consulates on behalf of visa applicants.


Passport Requirements

A foreign national or alien entering the U.S. is generally required to present a valid passport and visa issued by a U.S. Consular Official, unless they are a citizen of a country eligible for the Visa Waiver Program, or are a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. or a citizen of Canada. Click here for more information.


What makes a passport valid?

  • Does not expire within the date parameters established by the country of issue or travel. Some countries require the passport remain valid for 6 months after date of departure.
  • Has blank pages for immigration stamps, not including the final page of the visa section.
  • Is in good condition, is not damaged or torn.


Bus / Shuttle

Bus transportation is a comfortable and affordable travel option from Logan Airport in Boston. Buses operate regularly throughout the day. The Cape Cod chamber of commerce convention and visitors’ bureau recommends the following bus companies for transfer from Logan airport to Hyannis:


Once on Cape Cod, you can travel around safely on the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority buses and shuttles. The RTA offers year-round and seasonal routes around Cape Cod. From any point along the route, you can wave to a bus driver to pick you up. All vehicles have bicycle racks and are accessible to people with disabilities. Click here for further information.


Auto Rentals

If you have traveled to Cape Cod by plane, train or bus, a great way to explore the region upon your arrival is to rent a car. Auto rentals are easily accessible once arriving in the cape, and give you the freedom to set your own itinerary! Visit the diverse museums, art galleries and studios that line Route 6A. Or travel the whole distance of the Cape along our scenic byways, from Woods Hole to the Provincetown tip. Click here for a list of auto rental companies in the Cape Cod area or click here for car rental information at Logan International Airport.



Taxi services on Cape Cod are another option to quickly get you to where you want to go. Click here for a list of taxi companies in Cape Cod.