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Cape Cod is easy to visit by car

Auto Routes to Cape Cod and the Islands

Getting to cape Cod and the Islands by Car

Please note: Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket are not reachable directly by car. Ferry service is available, and cars can be brought to the islands, but use of automobiles is strongly discouraged.

Cape Cod is a narrow, curved peninsula with three primary roads traversing it:

U.S. Route 6 runs through the center of the lower part of the Cape, and is the sole route into Eastham, Wellfleet, and Provincetown, which sits at the northern end of the peninsula.

Scenic Route 6A travels along the northern shore of the lower cape, passing through the towns of Sandwich, East Sandwich, Barnstable, Dennis and Brewster, before ending outside of Orleans.

MA Route 28 winds along the southern shore of the lower cape, passing through Bourne, East Falmouth, Hyannis, Harwich and Chatham, before running into U.S. Route 6 in Orleans.

Three routes will also take travelers directly to Cape Cod:

From Connecticut, New York and points south and west, Take I-95 north into Providence, RI. Pick up I-195 and follow it onto MA Route 25 and onto Cape Cod.

From Western Massachusetts, inland New Hampshire and Vermont. Pick up I-495, which circumvents Boston. Take it south to MA Route 25 and onto Cape Cod.

From Boston, northern Massachusetts, Coastal New Hampshire and Maine, Take I-95 South. In Boston, take I-93 South, to MA Route 3 south onto Cape Cod.