Boston Highways (150)

Getting To Boston

Boston is a great place to visit, but how do you get here? It's quite simple and convenient because there are many airlines, bus companies, trains, and interstate highways which connect Boston to the rest of the world.

By Car

There are three main routes into Boston:

  • I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) from the West

  • I-95 from the North and South

  • I-93 from the North and South

By Subway and Bus (Local)

The MBTA offers an online trip planner that is useful for figuring out how to get here by subway, local bus, and train.

By Bus (Regional)

Nationwide bus companies including Greyhound and Peter Pan stop downtown at South Station. Several regional bus companies offer scheduled service from Boston to New Hampshire, Cape Cod, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York City.

By Train

Amtrak has scheduled train service to Boston from New York and other points in the Northeast Corridor. The trip from New York City takes three and a half hours on Acela Express trains, and about four hours on other trains.

Amtrak has three Boston stops:

  • Rte. 128 is about 12 miles from downtown and is a good place to get off if you are visiting the western or southern suburbs.

  • Back Bay Station is in the Back Bay, convenient to hotels in the Back Bay, South End, and the Orange Line subway.

  • The third terminal is South Station, near the Financial District and on the Red Line subway. It is convenient if you are staying at the hotels along the waterfront, seaport, and the theater district.

By Air

Logan Airport is located in East Boston. Massport gives options getting to and from the airport.