Boston’s extensive system of subways and buses are operated by the MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority). The system is inexpensive, provides a fun way to extend sightseeing, and gets you where you need to go – fast.
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 or visit the MBTA website.
Getting a CharlieCard or CharlieTicket is your first step to navigating the city by subway or bus. A CharlieCard or CharlieTicket is required to enter the subway system. You can purchase a CharlieCard or CharlieTicket at any subway station from multilingual machines (which accept cash, credit and debit cards). For additional information on Charlie cards, fares, schedules, and maps click here.
Back Bay Logan Express allows you to travel to and from the Boylston Street entrance to the Hynes for only $7.50*. The Back Bay Express bus is on a 20 minute schedule to the Hynes from 6 AM to 10PM, and to Logan from 5 AM to 9 PM. (* Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and debit card ONLY)
Avoid the traffic and sail to Boston by the Boston Harbor Cruise water taxi or MBTA ferries. Boston’s water taxis service all the major destinations and points of interest along the waterfront. From Logan International Airport and East Boston to the Charlestown Navy Yard, North End and the Seaport District. Visit the Boston Harbor Cruises website or MBTA Boats for additional details.
There are many major cab companies in Boston. Taxis are easily accessible and run in abundance throughout the city. Let one of our transportation agents hail you a cab, or use any of the following services to schedule a pick-up:
- Boston Cab: (617)536-5010
- City Cab: (617)536-5100
- Independent Taxi (ITOA): (617)825-4000
- Metro Cab: (617)782-5500
- Top Cab: (617)266-4800
- Town Taxi: (617)536-5000
Ride-sharing services are abundant in Boston, including Uber, UberPOOL, Lyft, Sidecar, and Zipcar.
Hubway is Boston’s public bike share system. There are over 1,600 bikes at over 160 stations throughout Boston, Bookline, Cambridge, and Somerville. Hubway is perfect for visitors and regular commuters! For more information, visit Hubway website.
GO Boston Shuttle
GO Boston Shuttle offers shared-ride and private airport shuttles, Boston town car, limousine services, or even a group bus charter or motor coach rental. GO Boston provides transportation to all of New England’s most popular travel hubs, including Logan Airport, Manchester Regional Airport, Black Falcon Cruise Terminal, all major Northeast airports, and anywhere else in New England you may need to go. Click here for more information.