Transportation in Boston

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Transportation in Boston

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  • AMK 67
    40 contributions
    The staff of Bay State Cruise Company could not have been more accommodating! I arrived early for my 1 pm Fast Ferry cruise to Cape Cod from Boston and they permitted me to take the earlier ferry! Accommodations were clean and the staff very friendly and helpful! I highly recommend this ferry service!
    Written 22 June 2022
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  • David-Kevin B
    Washington DC, DC404 contributions
    Managed by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation System (MBTA,) Boston's metro is comprised of myriad bus routes and the Blue, Green, Orange and Red rail lines.  Known as The T, the system is a breeze to use.  Depending on the length of your stay, it is more economical and practical to purchase a 7-day pass rather than paying ad-hoc every time you board a bus and / or use the rail lines.  There are a number of options available on the MBTA's website for fare options.

    The Green Line, which starts in the north and then travels east with 2 branches to the south, is one of the easiest way to see the downtown part of Boston.  One could start at the North Station, for example, and conclude at Longwood in a single day, exiting at each stop along the way to explore the significant sites and then re-boarding to continue your journey. Here is a list of those stops and the places worthy of your time.

    North Station :
    ― Citizen M Hotel Boston
    ― Little Italy
    ― Old North Church
    ― Old North Neighbourhood
    ― Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge

    Government Center :
    ― City Hall
    ― City Hall Plaza
    ― Faneuil Hall
    ― Quincy Market

    Park Street :
    ― Boston Athenaeum
    ― Boston Common
    ― Massachusetts State House
    ― Park Street Church

    Copley Square :
    ― John Hancock Tower
    ― Old South Church
    ― Restaurants and shops
    ― Trinity Church

    Prudential :
    ― Observation Deck
    ― Prudential Building
    ― Prudential Mall

    Symphony :
    ― Boston Philharmonic
    ― Boston Symphony Orchestra
    ― Northeastern University

    Museum of Fine Arts
    Northeastern University
    Longwood
    Written 29 April 2023
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  • Robert M
    Rosemont, IL2 contributions
    Excellent service from hotel to airport. Would definitely book again when back in Boston. Driver was prompt and helpful
    Written 30 May 2023
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  • pelbro
    Zaragoza, Spain110 contributions
    We used the Boston Airport shuttle several times during the three weeks we were in Boston. Our driver, Paul was professional and the car was spotless. He drove us from Boston to Maine and back. We were very impressed and appreciative of the excellent and ontime service. We highly recommend this company for your local and long distance travel needs.
    Written 24 May 2023
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  • RobertS
    1 contribution
    The driver followed all of our delays and was waiting for us at the airport when we arrived 8 hours late! Very good service.
    Written 27 May 2023
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  • Leeann C
    1 contribution
    JR Limo Service went above and beyond. I booked them for the Taylor Swift concert at Gillette Night 1 - Jorge got to us early and was so sweet waiting while we finished getting ready. Super communicative after the concert and easy to meet up. The best situation we could have imagined for this epic concert. I will absolutely use JR Limo's services again in the future.
    Written 21 May 2023
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  • Miranda A
    1 contribution
    Was fine at first until my husband and I needed to get to North Station from Salem. Trains were delayed for "police activity" so we were shoved onto a bus that brought us to Swampscott station where we were told a train to North Station would be "arriving shortly". There are no enclosed places to sit at this station and it was 40 degrees with freezing rain and 50mph winds. We sat at Swampscott for TWO HOURS before a train finally came. 4 trains had went by and we asked each of them if they were going to Boston to which most of the time we were treated like we were stupid. My husband and I are not locals and during this time of year they shouldn't expect mostly locals on their trains. We were supposed to get on our train at 6:30 in Salem but didn't get one until 8:30.
    Written 27 October 2021
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  • David V
    Pittsburg, TX74 contributions
    From the ease of making a reservation to the professionalism and timely and polite service would highly recommend using this service. David the driver arrive a few minutes early for a very early flight which provided security for my significant other who was raveling
    Written 26 February 2021
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  • Zacexplores
    Pittsburgh, PA45 contributions
    Overall, getting off and on trains here is relatively painless and extremely easy to navigate. The Amtrak waiting area here wasn’t great. I discovered after my visit there that I could have taken connecting commuter trains to my final destination for which was the north station because Amtrak has no stops at north station. Either way though, I took an Uber there which was only supposed to be 10 mins away and made it into an hour long tour of the city. So make sure if you end up going that route you make sure your Uber has made that trip before, because a couple wrong turns in Boston ends up being a much longer route and headache.

    Anyway, this station had a good array of food options and stores as well for comfort. There was a few homeless around, but a lot less aggressive than at other train stations. Even though I felt safe, there didn’t seem to be much security around unless it was just evading me.
    Written 7 April 2023
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  • Polokildare
    Kildare33 contributions
    Take the Ferry from Hingham Shipyard to Boston. It's a great way to see the harbor and the city from the water. It beats crowded trains and buses. You can even have a drink on board.
    Written 28 March 2012
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  • AbsolutelyDubrovnik
    Seattle, WA906 contributions
    Great little water taxi service from Boston Logan Airport/ Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor. 5-10 mins into downtown ( Long Wharf). Highly recommend.
    Written 1 September 2022
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  • Betty C
    1 contribution
    This was an excellent experience. MD Hasan was the driver. He arrived perfectly on time, helped me with my bags, drove carefully, and was a very nice person. I am glad I discovered this service.
    Written 15 May 2023
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA15,272 contributions
    This is a cheap, fast, and practical way to get around town and around the region. I got to know the subway/trolley car system fairly well and it worked for my visit.
    Written 19 June 2020
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  • Phillip G
    68 contributions
    The Amtrak Cascades train ride was very scenic if you were sitting on the ocean side going north. The ride was fairly smooth and the coach and restroom were clean. The internet was not strong enough to hardly run the Amtrak app. Very long line to the bistro car that many people gave up getting food or beverages. We took the Amtrak bus back to Seattle for a change. The ride was very long almost four hours. No internet on the bus. The view of the Cascade mountains was very nice with snow on top of some.
    Written 30 May 2023
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  • Lisa M
    New Orleans, LA13 contributions
    Our driver, Derek, was great. He was very knowledgeable about the American Revolution, all the neighborhoods of Boston and the restaurants. He had great recommendations on sites to see and places to eat. It was very cold and there was snow on the ground and roads but he was a true professional driver. He was very easy to communicate with and had a great personality. We went to Lexington first, then Concord and ended in Cambridge. I would highly recommend this day trip!
    Written 9 March 2019
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