Cheap Flights to Hyannis

Hyannis overview

Roll the windows down as you turn onto the Route 3 dual-lane highway and breathe in the fresh New England air as you make your way to Hyannis. Located just 15 miles over the Sagamore Bridge, Hyannis is easy to get to and one of the more developed towns on Cape Cod. As the commercial and transport hub of the Cape, Hyannis boasts more restaurants, shops, commercial shopping centres and homes than its surrounding villages in Barnstable County. Flights to Hyannis can be booked on charter flights from Boston or via private flights into Hyannis Airport, but most visitors choose to drive from Boston to Hyannis.

Hyannis is made up of two regions - downtown and the bay area. The downtown area is flanked by  commercial shopping centres and green parks lined with bike paths. The bay area, which includes Hyannis pier and ferry terminal, is the central area for commuters looking to visit Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. While Hyannis is mostly modernised and doesn't quite exude the quintessential Cape Cod aura, it is one of the best places to stay when you're staying in Cape Cod because of its proximity to other towns and villages along the Cape. Take time to explore other areas in the Cape including Chatham, Yarmouth and Provincetown. Hop a ferry from Hyannis and spend a day on Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket.

Hyannis climate

July through August are usually warm. September-November and December-February is the off-season on Cape Cod but when most Hyannis hotels and charter flights are discounted. Winter weather brings many storms and snow.

When to fly to Hyannis

Peak Season:

Summer is peak season. If you're planning a Hyannis holiday, book flights and hotels months in advance. Memorial Day (the last Monday of May) and Labor Day (the first Monday in September) weekends are the opening and closing of the Cape season and when the islands are packed with people. July 4th is also a popular time in Hyannis.

Off Season:

For a cheap Cape Cod holiday, book flights and hotels between September and December (avoid  Thanksgiving and Christmas). The weather is cooler, but the area is calmer. Witness the beautiful autumn leaves from September to November or cuddle up by the fire in a Hyannis bed and breakfast during a winter snowstorm.

Getting around Hyannis

You’ll need a car to get around Hyannis and its surrounding areas. Most people fly into Boston and then drive to Cape Cod. If you reserve a car when you book your cheap flight to Hyannis, you may be able to take advantage of a package deal and save some money. When you’re picking up your car from the airport, ask your rental agent for a map of Cape Cod. You can also fly into Hyannis via local charter planes and private planes. If you don’t want to make the drive to the Cape, book a flight from Boston Logan International Airport to Hyannis Airport. You’ll want to reserve a taxi to get you to your Hyannis accommodations.        

Hyannis insider information

  • One of the most famous Hyannis landmarks is the Kennedy compound, located in Hyannis Port. Unless you're an invited guest you won't get close to the compound, but you can take in a bit of the post-Camelot era by walking through Hyannis Port and dining at one of the open-air restaurants on the wharf.
  • Don't pass up a lobster or clam bake in Hyannis. The seafood is always fresh and there is something for everyone to dine on.
  • Only a short drive from Hyannis (a little more than an hour) is Provincetown, one of Cape Cod's most eccentric and beautiful towns. Located at the southern-most tip of Cape Cod, Provincetown has art galleries, restaurants and boutiques that appeal to all types of travellers.
  • Hyannis is the transport hub of the Cape so take advantage of its location and book a ferry ticket to Martha's Island or Nantucket. Watch the schedules -- if you miss the last ferry boat back to Hyannis you'll be stuck on the island.

Cheapest flights to USA

International departures to Hyannis