Trains depart from Boston’s South Station on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and they even make a few stops along the way—places like Braintree and Middleborough. The whole trip takes less than three hours, so on a Friday afternoon you can leave the city around 5pm and arrive in Hyannis—on Cape Cod—just before 8pm. Round-trip fares will set you back $35 per person if you’re riding from the very beginning, and we think that’s more than fair considering the lack of traffic.
If Cape Cod isn’t your final destination that’s not a problem. CapeFlyer has teamed up with the folks over at the Steamship Authority, and they’re offering free shuttle service to get you to the ferry terminals for both Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.
We’re not sure what you’re up to during the Labor Day weekend, but we have to suggest this is a pretty solid option. Just note that the CapeFlyer is running a Saturday and Sunday service this upcoming Monday—that’s Labor Day. They want to ensure that you’re able to make it back to work and school after a weekend of fun and sun away from home.