Provincetown is about 2.5 - 3 hours driving from Boston. You can also get to Provincetown by air, ferry, or bus. Provincetown is a very walking and biking-friendly town. All events are within a roughly two-mile radius. There are lots of options for travel to Provincetown and getting around once you are in town.

Getting There


Provincetown is 2.5 - 3 hours driving from Boston, MA. Or 5 - 5.5 hours from New York. Peak traffic times are Saturday and Sunday after 9 am. If possible, reaching the Bourne or Sagamore Bridges on to Cape Cod before 9 am will help minimize long waits in traffic getting over the bridges.

There are paid parking lots throughout Provincetown. Parking at the Provincetown Inn is free for guests and people using the space for Family Week events or to enjoy the public pool/beach area.


You can take the ferry from Boston to Provincetown. We recommend Boston Harbor Cruises, long-time supporters of Family Week. Boston Harbor Cruises offers a fast ferry (90 minutes) from One Long Wharf in Boston to Provincetown. You have the option of bringing bikes along for an additional fee.


The Plymouth & Brockton Street Railway Co. (P&B Bus) offers bus service between Provincetown and Boston (both South Station and Boston Logan Airport).


Cape Air flights from Boston take only 20 minutes and flights from New York during the summer. The Provincetown Airport is on Race Point Rd, only minutes from the center of town.

In-Town Travel

Bike Rentals

There are many bike rental options in Provincetown for adults, children, and little ones. We recommend Ptown Bikes - they are long-time supporters of Family Week and have lots of bike options for all ages.

Shuttle Bus

The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) has a regional shuttle which runs 7 days a week, every 30 minutes during the summer. Visit the CCRTA website for the full schedule and shuttle route.


There are several taxi options in Provincetown during the summer.


Pedicabs are fun ways to get around town. There are a couple pedicab companies in town. You can call for a ride or find someone around Town Hall all day and night.