The Wave - Nantucket Regional Transit Authority, The Nantucket Shuttle

Wave Quick Reference

System Map

Schedules & Stops

Fares & Passes

How to Ride The Wave

Special Services

Getting to Nantucket

On the Island

About NRTA

Photo Gallery


Public Notices
Avisos Públicos

Performance Measures

Advertising Ops

TransLocReal Time info from your cell phone or computer at



Using a Pass$2.00 LOOPS/ROUTES
Mid-Island Loop
Miacomet Loop
Jetties Beach
$3.00 ROUTES (each way)
Madaket Route
Sconset Routes
Airport Route
Surfside Beach
65 and older,
Individuals with disabilities
Veterans and active military personnel
FREE - Children 6 and under

• THE WAVE buses are equipped with electronic fareboxes. Exact fare is strongly suggested.

• Farebox accepts coins and $1, $5, $10 and $20 bills only.

• Drivers are not allowed to handle fares – please do not ask the driver for change. Drivers do not make change.

• Change is given in the form of change cards for future ride usage ONLY and is not redeemable for cash. NO EXCEPTIONS!  Change cards expire at the end of the current year.

• 1 day ($8), 3 day ($18) and 7 day ($30) passes are available aboard all Buses. These short term passes provide unlimited rides for the duration of the pass. 

• Fares are non-refundable.

• Customers 65 or older, individuals with disabilities, veterans and active military personnel ride for half fare by letting the driver know when you board.

• Children six and under ride FREE and must be accompanied by an adult paying passenger.

The Wave • Nantucket Regional Transit Authority • 20-R S. Water Street • Nantucket, MA 02554 • 508.228.7025