There are just two ways to get to Nantucket Island, by sea and by air. There are a number of airline and ferry services. The Steamship Authority operates a high-speed passenger boat as well as the only vessels that carry cars to Nantucket. Visitors can fly from Hyannis on Cape Cod, or from Providence, Boston and New York. The commuter airlines are: Nantucket Airlines/Cape Air and Island Air.
Nantucket has a network of bicycle paths from one end of the island to the other. Bicycles are readily available for rent. The island also has a shuttle bus system, operated by the Nantucket Regional Transit Authority (NRTA). There are numerous car rental agencies and a good taxi system on island. If you need to bring your car the Steamship Authority vessels carry vehicles and reservations need to be made well in advance as there is limited capacity, especially during the summer months. No reservations are required for passengers.