A: Yes, the Mid Island Loop, Miacomet Loop, and Sconset via Old South Road Route operate year round. Please note that the Sconset via Old South Road. Specific operating hours can be found in the “Schedules and Stops” section of this website.
A: The Wave provides year round bus service. Summer service provides many routes and services popular destinations with extended hours of service so a vehicle is not necessary. If you do bring your car Ride the Wave for your trips to town.
A: Mid-May thru Columbus Day
A: Service is provided on the Mid Island Loop, Miacomet Loop, Sconset via Old South Road Route, Madaket Route, Airport Route, Sconset via Milestone Road Route, Jetties Beach Route, Surfside Beach Route and Sconset via Polpis Road Route. Specific dates and hours of service can be found in the “Schedules and Stops” section of this website.
A: Fares are $2.00 on the Mid Island Loop, Miacomet Loop and Jetties Beach Route (each way). Fare are $3.00 each way on the Sconset via Old South Road Route, Madaket Route, Airport Route, Sconset via Milestone Road Route, Surfside Beach Route and Sconset via Polpis Road Route. Fare information can be found in the “Fares and Passes” section of this website.
A: The NRTA offers short term passes that are purchased on any bus: 1-day $8.00, 3-day $18, 7-day $30. The NRTA offers a 31 day pass $75. The NRTA offers a variety of annual and summer passes.
Annual Passes – valid 2021
Annual Commuter $150 (employer purchased)
Annual Nantucket Student $120
Annual Other Student $150
Annual Reduced $100 (65 & Older, persons with disabilities, veteran and active-duty military personnel)
Summer Passes – valid 4/24 thru 10/11/2021
Summer Season $135
Summer Commuter $120 (business purchased)
Summer Nantucket Student $70
Summer Other Student $120
Summer Reduced $70 (65 & Older, persons with disabilities, veteran and active-duty military personnel)
Pass information can be found in the “Fares and Passes” section of this website.
Summer and Annual passes can only be purchased at the NRTA’s Administrative office located at 20 R South Water Street, rear entrance of the Sheriff’s Department on East Chestnut Street. Office hours are Monday thru Friday 8 am to 4 pm.
A: Exact fare is strongly encouraged. No cash is returned from the farebox and drivers do not make change. Change is given in the form of credit ticket voucher called a change card and is for future rides only and is NOT redeemable for cash. NO EXCEPTIONS! Farebox accepts US currency only: coins, $1, $5, $10 $20 bill are accepted. There is a bill breaker in the Greenhound Building that will break $5, $10 and $20 bills into $1 and $5 bills.
A: Yes! At nrta.transloc.com from your computer or internet enabled cell phone.
A: All Wave vehicles are equipped with an automated stop announcement system.
A: All Wave vehicles are accessible to persons with disabilities and are equipped with lifts. If you require ADA Paratransit service call 508-325-7516. To speak with a trip scheduler call during office hours Monday thru Friday from 8 am to 4 pm.
A: All WAVE vehicles are equipped with an automated stop announcement system.
A: All AVE vehicles are accessible to persons with disabilities and are equipped with lifts. If you require ADA paratransit service call 508-325-7516. To speak with a dispatcher call during office hours Monday thru Friday from 8 am to 4 pm.
A: Yes, All Wave vehicles are equipped with bike racks that accommodate two standard bicycles on a first come first serve basis. Stationery bike racks are provided at the Greenhound stop on Washington Street. Bikes are not permitted inside the vehicles.
A: Not all vehicles have seat belts. Babies and small children can sit next to a parent, be in a car seat or held on the lap at the parent’s discretion. Stroller are not permitted on the lift and must be folded while on the bus for the safety of other passengers.
A: The best and quickest way to retrieve an item left on the bus is to try to catch the same vehicle you were on. You can also check an information aide at the Greenhound Building. You can also call 508-325-9571 or email email@example.com
A: Yes, we have several Park and Ride Lots where you can park for free and RIDE THE WAVE.
A: Yes. From mid-June through early September service is provided to/from Town and to/from Nantucket Memorial Airport every 20 minutes from 10 am to 6 pm. In addition to those dates and times the Sconset via Old South Road Route can be used and operates year round. Use the Old South Road/Airport stop (outbound) or Old South Road/Macy Lane stop (inbound). These stops are approximately 3/10’s of a mile from the terminal. Route and stop information can be found in the Stops and Routesof this website.
A: Service is not provided directly to the ferry docks. But all routes stop downtown and the Greenhound stop and are within close proximity and a short walk to the ferry docks.
A: Yes. During the summer months you can Ride the Wave to Madaket Beach, Sconset Beach, Surfside Beach and Jetties Beach. Year round you can Ride the Wave to Sconset Beach and Surfside Beach. Surfside Beach can be accessed on the Miacomet Loop using the Fairgrounds Road/Surfside Road stop, it is approximately 8/10’s of a mile to the beach along a bike path..
A: The Greenhound Building at the downtown bus stop on Washington Street, Visitor Services is located at 25 Federal Street and The Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce is located at Zero Main Street.
A: The NRTA is providing frequent daily cleanings of the buses. Buses are sanitized each night. The Wave is a safe, convenient and affordable way to get around. The Greenhound Building is staffed with information aides that are able to assist you. Our website offers comprehensive information about the system. If you are unable to find what you need or have any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-325-9571.