The majority of the Northeast associates the summer with Cape Cod and the islands but at the same time you immediately feel a sense of dread thinking about the traffic. In order to reach the Cape you have to pass over one of the bridges which is constantly backed up making both your trip to and from Cape Cod just a little miserable. Enter the CapeFlyer.
The Cape Flyer offers weekend trips between Hyannis on Cape Cod and South Station in downtown Boston. From Hyannis you can also grab ferries to Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket. The inaugural trip took place this past Memorial Day weekend and was a huge success.
Cape Flyer tickets
Roundtrip tickets are $35 and one-way are only $20. The train also stops in Braintree, Middleborough and Buzzards Bay with lower fares for the shorter trips. The train only leaves once per day, departing Boston at 5:12 PM on Friday and at 8:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday. Departs from Hyannis at 8:30 PM on Friday and 6:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday.
On the train
Finally the Mass transit system is lightening up a bit and has installed a bar on this train so that you can legitimately relax and get your weekend started the minute you leave the station. The train also has free WiFi for your trip.