Cape Cod is easy to visit by car
Note: Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket are islands off the south shore of Cape Cod. Ferry service is available from Woods Hole and Hyannis. Some ferries transport cars.
Three routes take travelers directly to Cape Cod:
Within Cape Cod
- From Connecticut and New York, 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 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.
-- Cape Cod is a narrow, curved peninsula; three major roads traverse:
- U.S. Route 6 is an inland highway through the center of the Cape Cod, and the only highway into Eastham, Wellfleet, Provincetown, at the northern tip of the peninsula.
- Route 6A travels along the northern shore of Cape Cod, passing through the towns of Sandwich, Barnstable, Dennis, Brewster, Orleans.
- MA Route 28 winds along the southern shore of Cape Cod, passing through Bourne, East Falmouth, Hyannis, Harwich, Chatham, before connecting to U.S. Route 6 in Orleans.