Getting Around Boston

It may be "America's Walking City," but Boston also features an extensive transportation system to help you navigate smoothly from Harvard to the Harbor. 

Take The "T"  |  Taxis  |  Bus  |  Parking  |  BlueBikes  |  Transportation Services


Take the "T" 

Boston's public transportation system is operated by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), but locals know it simply as the "T". It offers subway, bus, trolley car, and boat service to just about everywhere in the Greater Boston area and beyond. Subway stops are color-coded - Red Line, Green Line, Blue Line, Orange Line, or Silver Line.

Take the T from the Airport Boston Logan Airport Wayfinder
Boston Wayfinder

To ride the T, you'll need a CharlieCard or CharlieTicket, which can be purchased at most subway station vending machines and select convenience stores. The basic fare for a one-way ride is $2.40, and kids 11 years and younger ride free. Plus, your Charlie Card will provide you with more than 75 discounts on attractions during your visit! 

The "T's" LinkPass gives visitors unlimited travel on Subway, Local Bus, Inner Harbor Ferry, and Commuter Rail Zone 1A for one day ($11.00) or seven days ($22.50). More than 500 fare-vending machines are located throughout all subway stations.

Local buses feature expanded late-night service; fares are $1.70.

Commuter Rail

Operated by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston's Commuter Rail services the outlying Boston suburbs. Service is available from several T stations, but most departures take place at South Station, North Station, or Back Bay Station.

For specific information on routes and schedules, call the MBTA at 617-222-3200 or visit

Taxi Information

Taxi service is available throughout the city. From Logan International Airport to most hotels in Boston and Cambridge, current fares are approximately $25-$35.00 one way. You may also book online or call 617-410-7500.


Service is widely available throughout Massachusetts. All intercity/interstate buses depart from South Station. Ticket counters are located on the third level of the Transportation Center.  For information, call the South Station Bus Terminal at 617-737-8040.

Logan Express to Back Bay

Logan Express stops at all terminals. Bus route time is approximately 20 minutes, starting every half hour. The cost to ride is only $3 (credit or debit card - cash not accepted). Be sure to allow extra time during rush hour periods.

Bus Route Stops 

To Airport  (5:00 am - 9:00 pm) - Every 30 minutes
Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street (opposite Gloucester Street)
Back Bay T Station, Dartmouth Street 
Terminal A, B, C, E (Departures Level drop-off)

From Airport (6:00 am - 10:00 pm) - Every 30 minutes
Terminal A, B, C, E (Arrivals Level pick-up at Logan Express stops)
Copley Square, St. James Avenue
Hynes Convention Center


Boston has a variety of lot and garage parking options

pdf icon Parking Facilities near the Hynes Convention Center
pdf icon Parking Facilities near the BCEC Convention Center

Many apps and websites offer tips and price comparisons for parking garages in the city. We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation's leading parking reservations app.

To reserve your parking spot, visit the SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

Bicycle - BLUEbikes

BLUEbikes is your bike-sharing system, providing over 100 stations and 1,000 bikes available in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville. Grab a bike near your hotel and pedal your way to your next attraction, shopping trip, or visit with friends and family.

Using BLUEbikes is easy and tailored to fit your needs. Choose between an Annual Membership, Monthly Membership, or 24-hour Pass and access the fleet when you want it, four seasons per year.  The cost includes unlimited trip(s). Please review the pricing page for additional information.

Transportation Services

Whether you require a private car or bus for your large group, see our list to find the perfect ground transportation partner to meet your needs.