The cheapest times to fly from JFK to ACK are

  • January 8th to March 18th (except the week of February 26th)
  • June 18th to October 21st (except the week of June 25th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from JFK to ACK is early to mid August. Prices can be as high as $901 for Sunday flights during late April, or as low as $140 for Tuesday flights around early to mid August.


When to Fly to Nantucket

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to Nantucket, MA (ACK) will usually cost between $205 to $768 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid August with an average ticket price of $214. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late April, with an average price of $815. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $601 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $523 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to ACK flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the JFK to ACK route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

JFK to ACK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to ACK flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.63, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $59 (11%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $482. Return trip prices are from the ACK to JFK flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from JFK to ACK can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 20 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from JFK to ACK while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston, MA

  • 91 miles (146 km) away from ACK
  • Usually 71.41% less expensive than ACK
  • Nonstop flights available

See JFK to BOS flights

Destination alternative #2: Worcester Regional Airport (ORH) in Worcester, MA

  • 117 miles (188 km) away from ACK
  • Usually 70.75% less expensive than ACK
  • Nonstop flights available

See JFK to ORH flights

Destination alternative #3: Theodore Francis Green State Airport (PVD) in Providence, RI

  • 78 miles (126 km) away from ACK
  • Usually 36.71% less expensive than ACK
  • 1-layover flights available

See JFK to PVD flights

Destination alternative #4: Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Hartford, CT

  • 144 miles (232 km) away from ACK
  • Usually 29.45% less expensive than ACK
  • 1-layover flights available

See JFK to BDL flights

Destination alternative #5: Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) in Manchester, NH

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from ACK
  • Usually 28.30% less expensive than ACK
  • 1-layover flights available

See JFK to MHT flights

Destination alternative #6: Provincetown Municipal Airport (PVC) in Provincetown, MA

  • 57 miles (92 km) away from ACK
  • Usually 3.25% less expensive than ACK
  • 1-layover flights available

See JFK to PVC flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from JFK to ACK? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Cape Air, Delta, JetBlue, Qatar Airways, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Nantucket Memorial Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 199 miles or 320 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from JFK to ACK?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JFK to ACK flight is about 1 hour 20 minutes.

How many flights go between New York, NY and Nantucket, MA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 90 available flights from JFK to ACK.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code JFK
Origination airport name John F. Kennedy International Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.6
Longitude -73.8

Return Airport

Destination code ACK
Destination airport name Nantucket Memorial Airport
City Nantucket, MA
Country the United States
Latitude 41.3
Longitude -70.1


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from JFK to ACK tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 30% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 39% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ACK heading for JFK about 47 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Nantucket, MA is about 41 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • JetBlue: 47 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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