Peter Pan Launches Bus Service from Hyannis to Provincetown

HYANNIS – A new bus service launched Wednesday to carry passengers between Hyannis and Provincetown.

Peter Pan was awarded the state subsidy to run the route from the Mid Cape through the Outer Cape and will include stops in Harwich, Orleans, North Eastham, South Wellfleet, Wellfleet, Truro and North Truro.

Peter Pan Vice President of Operations Frank Doherty said it made perfect sense for the bus line to expand its service after implementing its Hyannis to Logan Airport route a few years ago.

“We got feedback from our passengers that they would like to be able to transition down to Provincetown, and the locations between Hyannis and Provincetown, and not have to change carriers, or change a bus or buy a separate ticket,” Doherty said.

Cape Cod passengers will also be able to connect to Peter Pan’s off Cape destinations, including Providence, Worcester, Logan Airport, Hartford, New York City, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.

Doherty said the company believes the Outer Cape market is ripe for growth.

“We think that service down there just can help that area. It can help our service,” Doherty said. “We anticipate that we are going to have many folks who are now going to use the service to travel outside of the Cape. We think that will help.”

The service will include free Wi-Fi and onboard charging stations, along with a low price guarantee.

It appears Peter Pan will compete with Plymouth & Brockton Street Railway, the longtime operators of the route.

In a Facebook post on January 4, Plymouth & Brockton said it “is the only licensed private carrier under Mass General Law 159A to operate this bus route. P & B has been operating this route since 1988 when the license was purchased & transferred from Cape Cod Bus Lines. It is our intention to continue to service the area.”

Plymouth & Brockton ownership also informed the NewsCenter that the company would continue the route despite losing the state subsidy.

Peter Pan plans to run two trips on the route during the winter season and three trips during the busier summer tourist season.

The bus service had five passengers on its first morning run on Wednesday.

“That’s a nice start for us. That means our message has gotten out and that people are expecting to see the bus,” Doherty said. “We expect that as the days and weeks go by that passenger count will increase.”

Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority Administrator Tom Cahir said his agency has worked with Peter Pan for a long time and have a strong working relationship.

“They are a very good, renowned company that has provided good transportation all over the East Coast as far as I’m concerned,” Cahir said.

Cahir believes Peter Pan will provide good service for Lower and Outer Cape customers.

“My only interest here at the RTA is that all of the transportation provided in the 15 towns on Cape Cod, particularly on the Lower and Outer Cape, is done efficiently and punctually,” he said.

“I was pleased to hear that they are going to be providing that service because I know they will do a good job.”

Peter Pan will also offer time-saving mobile boarding instead of paper tickets.

Tickets can be purchased online at, on the Peter Pan mobile app, or at any Peter Pan ticket counter.


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